CGI and Oakland Housing Authority Renew Contract



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Sept. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:  
GIB) and The Oakland (Calif.) Housing Authority (OHA) today announced a
one-year contract renewal estimated at US$8.5 million for business process
outsourcing to serve the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
(HUD) in Northern California.
    The award is a renewal of a partnership between OHA and CGI that began in
2004. Under the initial contract with OHA, CGI provided start-up, contract
administration and payment services for site-based multi-family housing
assistance payments.
    CGI is responsible for more than 25 percent of the housing portfolio
across the U.S. administered under HUD's multi-family housing program. In
addition to its contract with OHA to serve Northern California, CGI
administers contracts in the states of Ohio, Florida, New York, and in
Washington D.C. Housing assistance payments processed total more than        
US$1.5 billion annually, making CGI the largest HUD processor of its kind in
the U.S.
    "In our initial contract, we selected CGI because of its track record in
helping other housing authorities reach their goals," said Jon Gresley,
Executive Director, OHA. "We are renewing our contract with CGI because they
have demonstrated their ability to help us effectively and efficiently serve
our mission to provide safe and decent housing."
    "Success requires a strong and trusting partnership," said Marybeth
Carragher, Vice-President, Consulting Services, CGI. "We are pleased that OHA
continues to look to us to provide them with state-of-the-art solutions and
services and we appreciate the opportunity to help them reach their goals."

    About Oakland Housing Authority

    Created in 1938, the Oakland Housing Authority, with 3,308 units of
public housing and nearly 11,000 units of Section 8, is the third largest
housing authority in the State of California. The Authority has a long and
successful record of administering leased housing and housing subsidy programs
since the inception of Section 23 programs in 1968. The Authority collaborated
with other Bay Area public housing authorities (PHAs) to create one of the
most "mobile and portable" Section 8 programs, exchanging thousands of
participants with a large number of surrounding and distant jurisdictions, and
leading the movement to absorb clients rather than bill other PHAs. The
Authority has also pioneered in applying for and successfully operating
service enhanced programs for special needs populations. Website:
www.oakha.org.

    About CGI

    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 25,500 professionals. CGI
provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from
offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from
centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue
run rate stands at $3.7 billion (US$3.5 billion) and at June 30th, 2007, CGI's
order backlog was $12.4 billion (US$11.6 billion). CGI shares are listed on
the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite
Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices.
Website: www.cgi.com.




For further information:

For further information: Bronwyn Hogan, Communications Manager, Oakland
Housing Authority, (510) 874-1500; Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, CGI, (514) 841-3355


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