Societe Generale chooses Montreal as the site for an IT solutions centre

MONTREAL, Feb. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Societe Generale announces its choice of Montreal as the site for a new IT solutions centre. Housed in its Canadian headquarters in Montreal, this new centre has created more than 50, highly-specialized jobs in the IT sector. Societe Generale chose Montreal for its highly-qualified, bilingual IT workforce.

These employees currently working at the new IT solutions centre integrate, support and develop over a hundred financial applications, covering all services offered by Societe Generale's corporate and investment bank in New York.

Societe Generale created this centre in collaboration with CGI Group Inc. (CGI), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, which will serve as its preferential partner. This will further strengthen the long-standing business relationship between Societe Generale and CGI.   By choosing Montreal and CGI, Societe Generale fortifies its position in Quebec and Canada. With the creation of this centre, the bank now boasts over 145 employees across Canada and continues to play an active role in many of the country's significant transactions.

Societe Generale
Societe Generale is one of the largest financial services groups in the euro-zone. The Group employs 157,000 people worldwide. www.societegenerale.com

Headquartered in Montreal since 1974, and with offices in Toronto and Calgary, Societe Generale's ambition in Canada is to be the go-to international bank for its chosen clients in its selected areas of expertise:  financial institutions, multinationals and governments, infrastructure, power and utilities, oil and gas, mining and soft commodities.
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Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
At the core of Societe Generale's universal banking business model, the Corporate & Investment Bank is a well diversified and leading player with nearly 11, 000 professionals present in 33 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Standing by its clients across sectors, it tailors solutions for them by capitalizing on its worldwide expertise in investment banking, global finance, and global markets.
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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 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at December 31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$13.1 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com

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SOURCE Societe Generale

For further information:

Fabrice Bouchet
Vice-Président, Communications
Phone: 514 841 6086
E-mail: fabrice.bouchet@sgcib.com

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