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Canadian General Investments: Investment Update – Unaudited

TORONTO, CANADA, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canadian General Investments, Limited (CGI) reports on an unaudited basis that its net asset value per share (NAV) at June 30, 2022 was $45.12, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month NAV returns, with dividends reinvested, of -25.8% and -19.2%, respectively. These compare with the -9.9% and -3.9% returns of the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index on a total return basis for the same periods.

The Company employs a leveraging strategy, by way of preference shares and bank borrowing, in an effort to enhance returns to common shareholders. As at June 30, 2022, the combined leverage afforded by both forms of leverage represented 15.4% of CGI’s net assets, up from 13.7% at the end of 2021 and 14.8% at June 30, 2021.

The closing price for CGI’s common shares at June 30, 2022 was $32.03, resulting in year-to-date and 12-month share price returns, with dividends reinvested, of -26.4% and -15.2%, respectively.

The sector weightings of CGI’s investment portfolio at market as of June 30, 2022 were as follows:

  Industrials 20.0 %  
  Materials 18.5 %  
  Information Technology 17.5 %  
  Consumer Discretionary 12.0 %  
  Financials 11.6 %  
  Energy 10.9 %  
  Real Estate 5.3 %  
  Communication Services 2.6 %  
  Health Care 1.3 %  
  Cash & Cash Equivalents 0.3 %  

The top ten investments which comprised 36.9% of the investment portfolio at market as of June 30, 2022 were as follows:

  Canadian Pacific Railway Limited 4.8 %  
  West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. 4.6 %  
  Franco-Nevada Corporation 4.5 %  
  First Quantum Minerals Ltd. 4.1 %  
  Apple Inc. 3.4 %  
  TFI International Inc. 3.3 %  
  WSP Global Inc. 3.2 %  
  Bank of Montreal 3.1 %  
  NVIDIA Corporation 3.0 %  
  The Descartes Systems Group Inc. 2.9 %  

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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