CGI dedicates new southwest Virginia Technology Center of Excellence

    Governors Kaine and Warner praise growth of technology jobs in region

    Virginia Tech scholarship fund also announced

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    FAIRFAX, VA, Dec. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A;
NYSE:   GIB) announced today that its new Technology Center of Excellence
facility in Lebanon, Virginia is open for business. Governor Tim Kaine
delivered the keynote address, calling the center an anchor of new economic
development in the region.
    Established in January 2006, the Center has been housed in temporary
space provided by the Russell County Industrial Development Authority. The
new, permanent facility opened with 42,000 square feet of space, with
expansion capability as the Center grows. This week, 235 CGI software
developers, analysts and consultants moved into the new building, located at
295 Technology Park Drive in Lebanon.
    "This Center is our first in rural America and allows us to offer
high-quality, more cost-effective services onshore in the US - a key element
of our Global Delivery Model for US Government, State and Local, as well as
commercial clients," said Michael E. Roach, President and CEO, CGI. "We are
very pleased that so many of our elected officials from the Commonwealth and
Russell County could join us for this celebration in a community CGI now calls
    As a part of the dedication, CGI US President Donna Morea presented a
$100,000 check to Virginia Tech to establish two endowment scholarships: one
in the College of Engineering and one in the Paplin College of Business. Jay
Poole, Director of the Office of Recovery and Support at Virginia Tech,
accepted the donation on behalf of the university.
    CGI selected Southwest Virginia for its geographic proximity to its
clients; its access to a large talent pool of qualified resources from local
universities, colleges, and technical institutes; and the strong business
incentives and tremendous collaboration among the Commonwealth, local
government, industrial and economic development agencies, academia, and local
businesses. Staffing at the Center is ahead of CGI's plan to add 300 jobs by
the end of 2008.

    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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For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355; Media: Linda Odorisio,
Vice-President, US Communications, (703) 227-6161

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