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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update -Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Mar 3, 2016) - Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) (CGI.L) (CGI-PC.TO) (TSX:CGI.PR.D) (CGI.L) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at February 29, 2016 was $22.29, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -7.9% and -18.6%, respectively. These compare with the -0.7% and -12.9% returns of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same periods.

The closing price for CGI's common shares at February 29, 2016 was $16.40, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of -11.7% and -11.8%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2016 were as follows:

Financials

20.6

%

Consumer Discretionary

18.9

%

Materials

12.5

%

Industrials

12.3

%

Energy

11.3

%

Cash & Cash Equivalents

10.4

%

Information Technology

6.4

%

Telecommunication Services

3.4

%

Consumer Staples

2.4

%

Health Care

1.5

%

Utilities

1.1

%

The top ten investments which comprised 40.6% of the investment portfolio at market as of February 29, 2016 were as follows:

Cash

10.4

%

Dollarama Inc.

5.2

%

Franco-Nevada Corporation

4.1

%

Bank of Montreal

3.3

%

CCL Industries Inc.

3.2

%

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited

3.1

%

Open Text Corporation

3.0

%

AutoZone, Inc.

2.9

%

Royal Bank of Canada

2.7

%

Brookfield Canada Office Properties

2.7

%