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OTTAWA, April 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Following recent allegations made by TPG
Technology Consulting (TPG) and subsequent press reports concerning CGI's
response to a recent Government of Canada Request for Proposal (RFP),
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) wishes to set the record straight: The
allegations made by TPG are false, unfounded and inappropriate.
In responding to the RFP for Engineering and Technical Services (ETS),
CGI, as it always does, followed the competitive and formal process set out by
Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC).
"There are very clear and strict rules for awarding government contracts
and CGI followed them to the letter," declared Michael E. Roach, President and
CEO, CGI. "TPG should refrain from making false, unsubstantiated and unfounded
claims against its competitors or unjustified personal attacks."
CGI is currently reviewing all of its legal options.
"CGI will not tolerate the defamation of its impeccable reputation of
integrity in the marketplace, earned over its 31 years of existence,"
As for its presence in the Ottawa region, CGI is proud to be a premier
supplier of IT services to the Government of Canada since 1981. CGI and its
affiliated companies employ approximately 2,000 professionals in Ottawa who
are dedicated to both the public and private sectors.
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 25,000 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 annualized
revenue run rate stands at $3.6 billion (US$3.1 billion) and at December 31st,
2006, CGI's order backlog was $12.6 billion (US$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.
For further information:
For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Media: Philippe Beauregard, Director, Corporate Communications and Public
Affairs, (514) 841-3218, email@example.com