CGI awarded contract to modernize Vermont's tax operations

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    FAIRFAX, VA, Jan. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group, Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:  
GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, today announced that it has been selected by the State of Vermont
for a project to dramatically improve state tax operations. The two-year
contract is valued at US$6.3M.
    To enhance Vermont's revenue collection and improve overall efficiency of
its tax department, CGI will convert many of Vermont's remaining mainframe
legacy tax accounting applications onto a modernized web-based architecture
based on Oracle's Enterprise Taxation Management (ETM) software suite. The
State's Corporate Income Tax, Business Income Tax, Fuel Gross Receipts Tax,
Property Transfer Tax, and Individual Use Tax will be converted and processed
in the new system. "We are eager to begin this project to continue our
transformation of the way taxes are processed and administered in the State of
Vermont," declared Tom Pelham, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of
Taxes. "We anticipate that the ETM platform will allow the Department the
flexibility to add other taxes over time."
    "We are very pleased to work with the State of Vermont on this important
project," said Paul Raymond, Senior Vice-President, CGI. "We look forward to
delivering additional capabilities to the State and helping to enhance its
operations and ability to serve its citizens."
    "CGI will combine its significant tax management expertise with Oracle's
ETM product to provide tremendous value to the government tax and revenue
marketplace," said Philip Brand, Vice-President, CGI. "With a 20-year proven
track record of implementing transformation projects, our Tax and Revenue
practice provides federal, state and local governments with the opportunity to
dramatically improve their operations. This project will provide a dynamic
service-oriented architecture (SOA) to process Vermont's mission critical tax
return and financial information," added Brand. "CGI has the ability to
deliver high-end applications combined with a deep experience in tax
administration and management - which delivers significant value to our

    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 26,000 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 $3.7 billion and at September 30th, 2007, CGI's order
backlog was $12.0 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:

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Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355,;
Media: Linda Odorisio, Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 227-6161,

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