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REGINA, May 19 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc., (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB),
a leading provider of information technology (IT) and business process
services, has been selected by Evraz Inc. NA, one of the most
diversified steel manufacturers in North America, to provide IT
services support to its North American operations through 2016.
CGI has had a long-standing relationship with the Canadian operations of
Evraz dating back to 1999 when CGI first started providing managed
services to the company.
Under this agreement, awarded through a competitive process, CGI will
continue to provide call center IT support services to Evraz's
employees across Canada on a 24/7/365 basis, and will see that service
extended to the Portland, Oregon and Claymont, Delaware locations this
year. CGI will also continue providing the Canadian group with service
desk, managed IT support services including Mainframe Operations and
Support, Server Management, technical and database support, security
administration and hardware and software management.
"Ensuring the appropriate IT applications and servers that support our
processes is crucial to our business," said Patrick Melanson, Vice
President and Chief Information Officer for Evraz in North America.
"This business relationship with CGI is a good fit given their track
record with our Canadian team."
"CGI is very proud to extend our long-term relationship with Evraz,"
said Jim Dundas, Vice-President, CGI Saskatchewan. "With our commitment
to provide 24/7/365 service, Evraz can be assured cost-effective,
accountable, flexible service for each of its employees."
About Evraz Inc NA
Evraz Inc. NA is a leading North American steel manufacturer built on
the pedigree of successful steel companies—Oregon Steel, Claymont Steel
and IPSCO. In North America, Evraz produces more than 5 million tons
annually of flat, long, and tubular steel products for major markets
including infrastructure, defense, energy and rail. Its manufacturing
facilities are located in Portland, Ore.; Regina, Saskatchewan; Pueblo,
Colo.; Claymont, Del.; Calgary, Camrose and Red Deer, Alberta; and
Surrey, British Columbia. Evraz in North America, is the No. 1 producer
of large diameter pipe, the second largest producer of steel plate and
the largest producer of rail. Evraz Inc. NA is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Evraz Group S.A., one of the largest vertically
integrated steel and mining businesses in the world. For more
information, visit www.EvrazIncNA.com.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent
information technology and business process services firms in the
world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000
professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services
to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada,
the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.As at March
31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its
order backlog was approximately C$12.6 billion. CGI shares are listed
on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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