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CGI signs application management services contract with BC Ministries of Education and Advanced Education
Dec 12, 2007 (08:12 AM EST)


VICTORIA, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CGI Group Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a 5-year, $11 million software application management contract by the Government of British Columbia's Ministries of Education and Advanced Education.

CGI will provide application maintenance services for 40 software applications and provide help desk services for these applications. Additionally, CGI will provide database administrator functions, software configuration and data repository management, and perform all operational activities in support of the data warehouse.

"The BC Ministries of Education and Advanced Education are an important partner as we continue to expand in British Columbia," said Ingrid Raypold, Vice-President, BC Region, CGI. "Under this agreement, we will demonstrate the broad scope of application maintenance and development expertise that comes from more than 30 years serving Canadian governments."

With over 5,000 professionals dedicated to the public sector and more than $1 billion in revenue from this sector, CGI is one of the largest IT and business process services providers to government in Canada and the United States. The company serves Canadian governments from coast-to-coast and over 250 U.S. state and federal agencies. This deep expertise enables public sector clients to modernize and transform with services and solutions that improve the citizen experience, increase efficiency and improve accountability.

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 26,000 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 annual revenue run rate stands at $3.7 billion and at September 30th, 2007, CGI's order backlog was $12.0 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 .

CONTACT: Yvonne Gibson, Director of Communications, Canada, (905) yvonne.gibson@cgi.com695-6421,