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FAIRFAX, VA, Jan. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX:
GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business
process services, today announced that during the first quarter of its
2011 fiscal year, it has closed and renewed contracts in the U.S. for
insurance and processing services totaling US$30 million.
Contracts include major property and casualty, and health insurers.
Clients use a variety of CGI services and solutions and have
long-standing business relationships with the company. CGI will
continue to work with these clients to help improve processes to better
deliver their products and services.
"Leading insurance companies count on CGI and our team of experienced
professionals to deliver solutions and services that meet their IT and
business needs," said Bob Hannum, Senior Vice-President, CGI. "A
company that outsources its non-core business processes to CGI will be
able to free up time and resources to refocus on their core business,
improve their competitive position in the market, while maintaining and
improving the levels of service they provide to their customers."
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
the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at September 30,
2010, CGI's revenue was C$3.7 billion and its order backlog was C$13.3
billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A)
and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the
FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
Forward- Looking Statements
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 Canadian securities
laws. These statements and this information represent CGI's 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 but 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 IT industry; general
economic and business conditions; foreign exchange and other risks
identified in the press release, 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 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. You
will find more information about the risks that could cause our actual
results to differ significantly from our current expectations in the
Risks and Uncertainties section.
SOURCE CGI GROUP INC.
For further information:
Vice-President, Global Communications and
Vice-President, US Communications