Quebec's Ministère de la Justice awards CGI a contract valued at $16.5 million



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    MONTREAL, Feb. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:   GIB; TSX: GIB.A),
a leading provider of information technology and business process services,
today announced it has signed a three-year, $16.5 million agreement with
Quebec's department of justice. Under the terms of the agreement, CGI will be
responsible for the operation, development, upgrading, back-up, recovery and
management support of the technological infrastructures and systems of the
Direction des registres et de la certification (DRC). Over the life of the
contract, some 50 CGI professionals will work with the DRC.
    CGI will be entrusted with a number of development and optimization
projects for the DRC's four public registers. It will also handle upgrading
and operating the public key infrastructure (infrastructure à clés publiques
gouvernementale or ICPG) used by many government departments and agencies to
assure the security of their electronic transactions. The ICPG offers
government departments and agencies as well as users of online services secure
transactions through an electronic signature and the encryption of documents.
This solution ensures that data is both complete and confidential.
    CGI will also be responsible for the technical support of the DRC's IT
infrastructures and their back-up and recovery at specialized facilities. And
finally, the DRC will draw on CGI's management consulting expertise.
    By contributing to the development of DRC services, this agreement with
CGI will allow the Direction to pursue the deployment of its strategic plan.
Businesses and citizens who use its services will thus benefit from the
leading-edge technologies that will be implemented. "We are proud to continue
our collaboration with the Ministère de la Justice and in doing so contribute
to providing excellent services to citizens in Quebec and beyond," affirmed
Claude Marcoux, CGI's Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Quebec.

    About the DRC

    The primary mission of the Direction des registres et de la certification
(DRC) of the Ministère de la Justice is to contribute to the security of
transactions relating to personal and moveable real rights as well as a number
of property rights and to participate in providing greater transparency of
government institutions by maintaining registers that include the Register of
personal and moveable real rights (RDPRM) (www.rdprm.gouv.qc.ca), Registry of
lobbyists (www.lobby.gouv.qc.ca), Register of Commissioners for Oaths
(www.assermentation.justice.gouv.qc.ca) and the Registre des lettres patentes
foncières. The DRC also administers the certification service of the public
key infrastructure (www.infocles.justice.gouv.qc.ca) and is responsible for
the electronic delivery of some 20 services in approximately 30 government
departments and agencies.

    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 25,000 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. CGI's annual revenue
run rate stands at $4.0 billion and at December 31, 2008, CGI's order backlog
was $11.4 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.

    Forward-Looking Statements

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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. These
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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
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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 IT industry; general economic and
business conditions, foreign exchange and other risks identified in the 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), the Company's Annual
Information Form filed with the Canadian securities authorities (filed on
SEDAR at www.sedar.com), as well as assumptions regarding the foregoing. The
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to future performance are forward-looking statements and forward-looking
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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. You will
find more information about the risks that could cause our actual results to
significantly differ from our current expectations in the Risks and
Uncertainties section.




For further information:

For further information: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Communications
and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, lorne.gorber@cgi.com


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