European Bank for Financial Services GmbH (ebase) extends outsourcing partnership with CGI

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CGI renews and expands its relationship from managing ebase's IT infrastructure in addition to delivering new technologies  

SULZBACH, Germany, Sept. 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) and ebase, a leading B2B direct bank in Germany, announced today that they have extended and expanded their successful partnership. During the next year, CGI will implement new technologies to improve the existing virtual desktop infrastructure, telephony, and network systems. The five-year project, currently ebase's largest IT undertaking, is valued at 15 million euros.

Since 2010, CGI has led the deployment and operation of the infrastructure and data center services for ebase. This includes the management of networks, servers, databases and virtual clients, ensuring high availability to comply with the requirements of Germany's BaFin legislation while providing an emergency work site for bank employees in Munich in the event of any major operational issues.

"When a bank wants to draw customers with innovative solutions, it needs powerful and flexible IT systems," shared Marc Schäfer, Managing Director of ebase. "With CGI, we have a partner that has the right intuition for IT innovation and demonstrates high reliability in day-to-day business. A state-of-the-art infrastructure is fundamental prerequisite for the strategic development of ebase, and CGI is able to deliver what we need."

"The extension and expansion of our partnership with ebase demonstrates the value our teams have brought in delivering reliable, high-performance capabilities," said Tobias Jänich, CGI'S Vice-President, outsourcing, Germany. "We look forward to building an even stronger partnership with ebase over the next five years and driving innovation."

A B2B direct bank headquartered in Aschheim near Munich, ebase provides innovative money depots and account solutions and is a full service partner for financial service providers, insurance companies, banks, asset managers and capital management companies.

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management, as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB).Website: www.cgi.com.

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SOURCE CGI Group Inc.

For further information: Investors and media : Lorne Gorber, Executive Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations, lorne.gorber@cgi.com, +1 514-841-3355; German media: Sabine Ernst, PR and Communications, sabine.ernst@cgi.com, +49-6196.7742-463

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