CGI renews contract to serve U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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    CLEVELAND, OH, Sept. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:  
GIB) and The Columbus (Ohio) Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) announced
today the signing of a two-year contract renewal estimated at US$ 27 million
to administer multi-family housing payments in the state of Ohio for the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The contract renewal
continues a relationship between CMHA and CGI that began in 2000.
    CGI is responsible for more than 25 percent of the housing portfolio
across the U.S. administered under HUD's multi-family housing program. In
addition to Ohio and Washington, D.C., CGI administers contracts in Northern
California, and the states of Florida and New York. CGI is the largest HUD
processor of its kind in the U.S and processes more than US$1.5 billion
    "CMHA and CGI have made a great team since 2000," said Dennis Guest,
executive director of CMHA. "Over the years, CGI has maintained its commitment
to business processing excellence. This has allowed us to fulfill our mission
to serve low-income individuals and families."
    "CMHA was our first HUD partner, and we are honored to have earned their
trust over the years," said Marybeth Carragher, Vice-President, Consulting
Services, CGI. "Both organizations are stronger because of the relationship."

    About Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

    The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority was established in 1934 by
the Ohio General Assembly to serve low-income persons and families in the city
of Columbus and throughout Franklin county. It currently manages more than
3,600 units in 24 public housing developments, two moderate income
developments and is involved in one joint venture with a non-profit
development. CMHA also successfully manages more than 10,000 units of
Tenant-Based Section 8 Vouchers. CMHA is recognized for its innovations in the
management and development of additional housing. Recently CMHA has
implemented project-based vouchers by partnering with supportive service
providers and private owners. The program has resulted in 200 new units for
the homeless, 48 family units and 30 units for seniors. Website:

    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 25,500 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 (US$3.5 billion) and at June 30th, 2007, CGI's
order backlog was $12.4 billion (US$11.6 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.

For further information:

For further information: Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority:
Suzanne L. Cochran, General Manager of Contract Administration, (614)
880-2214,; CGI: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355,

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