North Carolina selects CGI to transform state tax system



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Oct. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE:   GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, today announced it has been selected by the North Carolina
Department of Revenue (DOR) to help improve state tax administration by
building a second-generation integrated tax management solution that employs
commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products configured specifically for DOR's
needs. The three-year contract is valued at US$55.3 million.
    "This award is an important step on North Carolina's path towards
achieving our e-business vision of using technology to improve services to our
citizens and enable taxpayers to access all DOR services online at any time,"
said Reginald S. Hinton, Secretary of the North Carolina Department of
Revenue. "We selected CGI as our partner for this mission-critical project
because of the company's substantial tax practice and track record of
implementing large, complex systems for revenue agency modernization."
    "We look forward to applying more than 20 years of experience in
delivering innovative tax and revenue management solutions and services across
the United States and around the world," said Bob Hannum, Senior
Vice-President, CGI. "As state revenue agencies like North Carolina's DOR
replace their aging systems, the best fit today is a commercial off-the-shelf
solution with a service-oriented architecture. COTS solutions allow rapid
implementation and a lower total cost of ownership for the state and its
taxpayers."

    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 27,000 professionals in over
100 offices across 16 countries. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business
process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United
States, Europe, and Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in
North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at
$3.8 billion and at June 30th, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.03 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.

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Uncertainties section.




For further information:

For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, lorne.gorber@cgi.com;
Media: Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 267-8118,
linda.odorisio@cgi.com


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