January 04, 2013 at 16:21 PM EST
Canadian General Investments: Investment Update-Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/04/13 -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (TSX: CGI)(TSX: CGI.PR.B)(TSX: CGI.PR.C)(LSE: CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at December 31, 2012 was $21.87, resulting in a one-year NAV return, with dividends reinvested, of 10.8%. This compares with the 7.2% return of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same period.

The closing price for CGI's common shares at December 31, 2012 was $15.75, resulting in an annual market return, with dividends reinvested, of 3.4%.

The sector weightings of CGI's investment portfolio at market as of December 31, 2012 were as follows:

    Materials                                         22.3%
    Financials                                        21.3%
    Energy                                            21.1%
    Consumer Discretionary                             9.0%
    Industrials                                        8.7%
    Information Technology                             4.8%
    Health Care                                        4.2%
    Telecommunication Services                         3.9%
    Utilities                                          3.1%
    Cash & Cash Equivalents                            0.9%
    Consumer Staples                                   0.7%

The top ten investments which comprised 33.8% of the investment portfolio at
market as of December 31, 2012 were as follows:

    Franco-Nevada Corporation                               4.3%
    Catamaran Corporation                                   4.2%
    Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation                   3.8%
    Enbridge Inc.                                           3.8%
    Brookfield Canada Office Properties                     3.7%
    Dollarama Inc.                                          3.6%
    Bank of Montreal                                        2.8%
    Rogers Communications Inc.                              2.7%
    Apple Inc.                                              2.5%
    Royal Bank of Canada                                    2.4%

Canadian General Investments, Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
(416) 366-2931
(416) 366-2729 (FAX)

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