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CGI selected to build U.S.-wide competitive health insurance exchange

US$93.7 million contract will serve as marketplace for individuals and businesses to shop for private health plans

Fairfax, Virginia, December 1, 2011 -  

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a contract to build the U.S. government’s federally-facilitated health insurance exchange, Federal Exchange (FX). The contract has an estimated total contract value of US$93.7 million over a two-year base with three, one-year option periods. The US$55.7 million base contract has been awarded.

Under the contract, CGI will work with CCIIO to develop and implement the Federal Exchange in line with the provision in the Affordable Care Act that requires the creation of a competitive health insurance marketplace for States and territories to help bring insurance coverage to 34 million additional Americans.   

“We are proud to partner with CCIIO to help more Americans shop for and obtain quality health care coverage through this critical component of the Administration’s national healthcare agenda,” said Cheryl Campbell, Senior Vice-President, CGI.

“We have a unique, cross-sector perspective on health IT that makes us well suited to partner with CMS for success on one of the most visible efforts in CMS history,” added Rich Martin, Vice-President, CGI.

About CGI Federal Inc.
CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, and intelligence missions. 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 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at September 30, 2011, CGI's revenue was $4.3 billion and its order backlog was $13.5 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSEXGood Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal.

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For more information:

Investors
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
514-841-3355

Media
Linda Odorisio
Vice-President, US Communications
linda.odorisio@cgi.com
703-267-8118