CGI launches rapid response Credit Diagnostic service to help banks in today's credit market

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    MONTREAL, March 3 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:   GIB),
a leader in information technology and business process services, today
announced the launch of its new rapid response Credit Diagnostic service,
designed to help financial institutions stay nimble in today's credit market
while positioning for the future.
    The Credit Diagnostic is delivered by CGI credit management and bank
operations experts. The service is designed to quickly pinpoint potential
issues and devise an actionable plan to help banks improve their financial
position by staving off loan losses, minimizing DSO, controlling future credit
risk and enhancing the value of their current best customers. The Credit
Diagnostic begins with a detailed assessment of the bank's credit processes
and structures, evaluated against best practices, competitive performance and
current industry standards, enabling the bank to identify a realistic
benchmark for controlling losses while positioning the institution for revenue
expansion. Next, CGI delivers a set of immediately actionable, tactical
recommendations to address strategic issues and help the organization meet its
targeted goals.
    "In this multidimensional environment, it is imperative to confirm a
bank's business processes are as efficient as possible, and that credit policy
and risk management strategies are positioned for maximum effectiveness," said
Jame Cofran, Senior Vice-President, Banking and Investments, CGI. "CGI credit
specialists bring a detailed understanding of the linkage between operational
levers and financial performance, and how best to affect those levers for
rapid impact."
    CGI has helped banks and financial institutions win and grow through good
times and bad for more than 30 years. We provide services to financial
institutions around the world including 21 of the top 25 U.S. banks and 45 of
50 top banks in the Americas and Europe. CGI banking-focused solutions include
core banking, credit management, end-to-end wealth management, trade finance,
business intelligence/data warehousing and customer relationship management.
CGI solutions process one-third of all U.S. credit bureau requests and more
than $130 billion are moved every day over the fund transfer systems that it
supports. CGI provides retail banking, transaction processing and payroll
services to more than 2,300 banking institutions worldwide.

    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 26,500 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 December 31st, 2007, CGI's order
backlog was $12.04 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:

For further information:

For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355,;
Business Development: Patrick Knowles, Executive Consultant, Banking &
Investments, (703) 227-4380,; Media: Lee Lopriore,
Executive Consultant, Banking & Investments, (843) 881-2441,

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