Fifth Third Bank Selects CGI's Web Promises(TM) Solution for Web-based Collections

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    FAIRFAX, VA, Sept. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:  
GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process
services, announced today that Fifth Third Bank, a large financial institution
in the Midwest with over $111 billion in assets, has chosen CGI's Web Promises
solution to integrate collections self-service to its enterprise collections
systems, including to CGI's CACS(R) Enterprise Collections and Recovery
    CGI's Web Promises enables organizations to put their collections
activities on the Web quickly and cost effectively, and to start collecting
more money now-without adding additional staff or overhead. Timelier,
proactive treatment and resolution of customer delinquency via new channels
with minimal collector involvement allows Fifth Third staff to focus on
customers requiring collector assistance. Additionally, the solution allows
Fifth Third to easily integrate internal and external systems with CACS and
other collections systems, leveraging a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA),
enabling new solutions to be brought on-line with minimal time to market.
    "Fifth Third Bank is pleased to be the premier client working with CGI's
Web Promises solution," said Mike Moore, Vice-President IT Consumer Finance at
Fifth Third. "We chose Web Promises because it is a critical component in the
evolution of our collections business and technology strategies."
    "CGI's Web Promises is a valuable, reusable and scalable element of any
organization's collections business," said Peter Ihrig, Senior Vice-President,
CGI. "Utilizing this next generation technology opens the door for total
transformation of the Bank's collections function, and provides a new level of
personalization and transparency required by today's consumers."

    About Web Promises

    Web Promises serves as a Web agent that organizations can easily
integrate into existing collections systems to facilitate 24 x 7 agent-less
collection activity, including most aspects of debt negotiations, commitments,
payments and settlements. This new tools gives consumers a comfortable avenue
to make promises in a self-service mode, on their schedule-leading to
increased collections effectiveness.

    About Fifth Third

    Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company
headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $111 billion in assets,
operates 18 affiliates with 1,305 full-service Banking Centers, including 96
Bank Mart(R) locations open seven days a week inside select grocery stores and
2,329 ATMs in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee,
West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Georgia and North Carolina. Fifth Third
operates five main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer
Lending, Investment Advisors and Fifth Third Processing Solutions. Fifth Third
is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of December 31,
2007, has $223 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $33 billion
for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Investor
information and press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third's
common stock is traded through the NASDAQ(R) National Global Select Market
System under the symbol "FITB."

    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
Technology and MidCap Indices. Website:

For further information:

For further information: Media: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, (514) 841-3355,;
Business Development: Paul Gallucci, Director, Consulting, Collections
Offering Manager, (416) 428-1127,

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