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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update - Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA, Oct. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at September 30, 2018 was $36.89, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of 13.1% and 23.6%, respectively.  These compare with the 1.4% and 5.9% 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 September 30, 2018 was $25.60, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of 10.4% and 21.1%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI’s investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2018 were as follows:

  Information Technology 20.4 %  
  Consumer Discretionary 18.1 %  
  Materials 17.6 %  
  Industrials 13.9 %  
  Financials 10.3 %  
  Energy 9.8 %  
  Health Care 4.7 %  
  Communication Services 2.9 %  
  Real Estate 1.2 %  
  Utilities 0.7 %  
  Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.4 %  

The top ten investments which comprised 38.2% of the investment portfolio at market as of September 30, 2018 were as follows:

  NVIDIA Corporation  5.3 %  
  Amazon.com, Inc. 4.9 %  
  Shopify Inc. 4.3 %  
  Canada Goose Holdings Inc. 3.7 %  
  Air Canada 3.5 %  
  Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 3.4 %  
  Canopy Growth Corporation 3.4 %  
  MasterCard Incorporated, class A 3.3 %  
  Bank of Montreal 3.2 %  
  Dollarama Inc. 3.2 %  

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Canadian General Investments, Limited
Jonathan A. Morgan
President and CEO
Phone: (416) 366-2931
Fax: (416) 366-2729
e-mail: cgifund@mmainvestments.com
website: www.canadiangeneralinvestments.ca                                                                                                                

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