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MONTREAL, Oct. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB)
has expanded its partnership with Océ North America, signing a 10-year managed
services contract valued at US$110 million. Under the agreement, CGI will
deliver infrastructure services, including end-user computing, service desk,
enterprise operations and data center hosting. As part of the partnership, CGI
will, when practical, offer its customers Océ's copier, printer and document
process management solutions.
"CGI and Océ have built a strong relationship over the past six years,"
said Joseph D. Skrzypczak, President and CEO of Océ North America. "Not only
are we customers of CGI, but we're also very proud to count CGI as one of our
valued clients. CGI's commitment to providing quality services, and their well
established delivery process, will continue to enhance Océ's infrastructure
management, while providing increased stability and control of costs. CGI has
proven that they can not only provide quality services, but that they are a
true strategic partner, helping us win and grow."
"This win and the addition of talented new professionals to CGI, will
further strengthen our presence in the US commercial sector," said Michael E.
Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer of CGI. "We look forward to
supporting Océ's expanding IT needs with our state-of-the-art solutions and
About Océ North America
Océ N.V. is a leading international provider of digital document
management technology and services. The company's solutions are based on Océ's
advanced software applications that deliver documents and data over internal
networks and the Internet to printing devices and archives - locally and
around the world. Supporting the workflow solutions are Océ digital printers
and scanners, considered the most reliable and productive in the world. Océ
also offers a wide range of display graphics, consulting and outsourcing
Océ employs around 24,000 people, with 2006 annual revenues of
$4 billion, operates in approximately one hundred countries and maintains
research and manufacturing centers in the Netherlands, the United States,
Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the Czech Republic, and Romania. Océ North
America is headquartered in Trumbull, CT, with additional business units in
Chicago, IL; New York City; Boca Raton, FL; Salt Lake City, UT; Coventry, RI;
and Vancouver, BC. For more information about Océ, visit www.oceusa.com.
Outside the U.S., consult www.oce.com.
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. Website: www.cgi.com.
CGI Forward- Looking Statements
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relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the
meaning of that term in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of
1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, as amended, and are "forward-looking information" within the meaning
of sections 138.3 and following of the Ontario Securities Act, as amended.
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intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks,
uncertainties and other factors, of which many are beyond the control of the
Company. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from
such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. These factors
include and are not restricted to the timing and size of new contracts,
acquisitions and other corporate developments; the ability to attract and
retain qualified members; market competition in the rapidly-evolving
information technology industry; general economic and business conditions,
foreign exchange and other risks identified in the Management's Discussion and
Analysis ("MD&A") in CGI's Annual Report or Form 40-F filed with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov ), and in
CGI's annual and quarterly MD&A and Annual Information Form filed with the
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For further information:
For further information: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355