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MONTREAL, Dec. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced that Mr. Dominic D'Alessandro and Mr. Gilles Labbé will be proposed as new members of the CGI's Board of Directors at the annual general meeting of the shareholders to be held on January 27, 2010.
"We are very pleased to propose Mr. D'Alessandro and Mr. Labbé to the CGI Board of Directors," said Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman. "Their vast experience in the global market place will contribute to the execution of our strategy. All CGI Board members are looking forward to work closely with them towards the realization of CGI goals."
Mr. D'Alessandro was President and Chief Executive Officer of Manulife Financial Corporation from 1994 until 2009. During his tenure, Manulife has undergone a dramatic expansion of its operations and has emerged as one of the world's leading life insurers. In recognition of his achievements, Mr. D'Alessandro was named Canada's Most Respected CEO for 2004 and was named Canada's Outstanding CEO for 2002 by his peers. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2006, Mr. D'Alessandro was named to the Advisory Committee on the Public Service of Canada and appointed to the North American Free Trade Agreement's North American Competitiveness Council.
Mr. Labbé is President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director, of Héroux Devtek Inc., an aerospace and industrial products manufacturer, a position he has held since June 2000. A Fellow Chartered Accountant, Mr. Labbé is the recipient of numerous business awards and is also a director of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, and Aéro Montreal.
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 have 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. As at September 30, 2009, CGI's fiscal 2009 revenue was $3.8 billion and its order backlog was $10.9 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: www.cgi.com.
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