Co-operators General Insurance Company Renews IT Contract with CGI for Seven Years

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    GIB.A (TSX)
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    MONTREAL, Oct. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:   GIB), a
leading provider of information technology services, announced today that
Co-operators General Insurance Company, part of The Co-operators group of
financial services companies, has extended its contract with CGI until 2015.
The seven-year contract is valued at approximately $110 million.
    CGI will continue to provide data center services which include help desk
support and application hosting services for applications critical to The
Co-operators. CGI has served Co-operators General since 1997 and provides a
multitude of services and solutions to several companies within The
Co-operators group, including The Sovereign General, l'Union Canadienne, and
HB Group Insurance Management Ltd.
    "CGI has worked closely with The Co-operators for more than a decade to
develop a responsive and flexible relationship to meet our evolving needs,"
said Vivien Fong, Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer, The
Co-operators Group. "The renewal of this relationship represents a commitment
by both organizations to work collaboratively in the spirit of partnership to
achieve our mutual objectives."
    "The Co-operators group of companies has built a strong reputation of
offering home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as
well as investment products," said Doug McCuaig, Senior Vice-President and
General Manager, Ontario, Atlantic & Western Canada, CGI. "They are an
industry leader that prides itself on its strong technology base, and
state-of-the-art solutions and services. We are pleased that they continue to
look to CGI to meet their ever expanding technology needs."

    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 27,000 professionals in over
100 offices across 16 countries. 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
$3.8 billion and at June 30th, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $12.03 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
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For further information: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations,, (514) 841-3355

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