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MONTREAL, Dec. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business processing services, announced today that it has signed new contracts and renewals with North American financial institutions totaling $1.1 billion during its fiscal 2010 first quarter (October-December). Services provided under these new deals include systems integration, application maintenance, IP-based solutions as well as long term, multi-year managed services contracts.
"We are pleased that financial services leaders continue to rely on CGI to provide them with increased competitive advantage by leveraging our comprehensive services and solutions," said Michael E. Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer, CGI. "Financial Services continues to be a key growth vertical for CGI and these bookings further build on the strength experienced during fiscal 2009."
For over 30 years, CGI has provided IT and business process services to financial institutions around the world including 24 of the top 25 banks in the Americas and 17 of the top 25 European banks. CGI banking-focused solutions include core banking, wealth management, trade finance, business intelligence/data warehousing and customer relationship management.
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 have approximately 26,000 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. As at September 30, 2009, CGI's fiscal 2009 revenue was $3.8 billion and our order backlog was $10.9 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.
All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of sections 138.3 and following of the Ontario Securities Act, as amended. These statements and this information represent CGI Group Inc.'s ("CGI") intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, of which many are beyond the control of the Company. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. These factors include and are not restricted to the timing and size of new contracts, acquisitions and other corporate developments; the ability to attract and retain qualified members; market competition in the rapidly-evolving information technology industry; general economic and business conditions, foreign exchange and other risks identified in the Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") in CGI's Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov), and in CGI's annual and quarterly MD&A and Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com), as well as assumptions regarding the foregoing. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "foresee," "plan," and similar expressions and variations thereof, identify certain of such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. In particular, statements relating to future performance are forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. CGI disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements or on this forward-looking information.
SOURCE CGI Group Inc.
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