CGI Announces that David L. Johnston Will Resign from its Board of Directors
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, announced today that effective September 30, 2010, Mr. David L. Johnston will resign from the CGI Board of Directors as a result of his being appointed Canada’s Governor General Designate.
“On behalf of CGI and our Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate David on being designated as the next Governor General in Canada and thank him very much for his precious counsel as a Board member and friend over the past 15 years," commented Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman. “His broad and extensive knowledge of technology and education, his kindness and his sense of fairness and respect in all matters have greatly contributed to CGI's continued global growth. When David joined our Board of Directors in 1995, CGI’s revenue was $97 million with 1,200 professionals. Today, CGI employs 26,000 professionals and its revenue is approximately $3.8 billion."
Mr. Johnston has served on the CGI Board of Directors since 1995, acting as its Lead Director from 1998 to 2003. He also served as Chair of the Human Resources Committee from 1998 to 2009, and is currently the Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee.
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 and Asia Pacific, as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. As of March 31, 2010, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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