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MONTREAL, Jan. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB),
a leading provider of information technology (IT) and business process
services, announced today that it has signed a three-year agreement
with Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) as a
preferred global vendor for IT application services. Under this new
agreement, CGI will provide application development and support
services using its global delivery centres to SG CIB locations in
Paris, London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong.
"We are looking forward to further developing our partnership," said Ian
Buchanan, SG CIB's Global Chief Information Officer. "We chose CGI
because of its proven record in delivering quality services and its
experience with applications outsourcing and global delivery
methodologies needed to streamline and enhance our IT environments
while reducing our costs."
"We are very pleased to become a global partner with Societe Generale
Corporate & Investment Banking," said CGI's Donna Morea, President,
U.S., Europe and Asia, CGI. "Working with SG CIB allows us to to expand
our presence in Europe and in Asia, while utilizing our global delivery
capabilities including our unique nearshore bilingual centers in
Canada. Together, we can drive its continued growth around the world."
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 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 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.
Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking
At the core of Societe Generale's universal banking business model, the
Corporate & Investment Bank is a welldiversified 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,
the Corporate & Investment Bank tailors solutions for them by
capitalising on its worldwide expertise in investment banking, global
finance, and global markets.
- For Corporates, Financial Institutions and public sector: providing a
global advisory approach (M&A, debt, equity transaction, capital
structure, and asset & liability management), as well as quality
capital raising solutions across the debt and equity spectrum,
optimised financing and expert risk management responses notably in the
realm of foreign exchange and rates derivatives.
- For investors: offering reliable and sound investment opportunities
and risk management solutions through its integrated global markets
platform delivering seamless access to markets (equity, rates, credit,
currencies, commodities and derivatives), as well as advice and solid
financial engineering, quality of execution and forward-looking
research across asset classes. Website: www.sgcib.com.
SOURCE CGI GROUP INC.
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