SAGUENAY, QC, Oct. 19, 2017 - CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) is pleased to announce the renewal and expansion of its 30+ year partnership with Rio Tinto Aluminium. The companies have renewed their technology and application management outsourcing contracts, while also expanding their strategic partnership to include the delivery of digital services for Rio Tinto's Aluminium Operational Center. The estimated value of the contract renewals and expansion is approximately $30 million.

CGI will work to optimize and improve the agility of Rio Tinto Aluminium's operations, enabling the company to better respond to clients' evolving expectations and deliver personalized products. CGI will work with the aluminium group to drive strategic projects designed to deliver the benefits of Industry 4.0.

Based on the findings of in-depth interviews with 1,300 business and technology leaders as part of the 2017 CGI Client Global Insights, 92% of manufacturing executives cite digitalization of business processes as their number one technology priority to drive performance and enhance the customer experience. The challenge in today's digital world is to find a partner with the skills, knowledge and capabilities to drive innovation and transformation in critical business areas.

"We are pleased to expand this long-term partnership and contribute to the technological development of Rio Tinto Aluminium," said Michael Godin, Senior Vice-President at CGI. "We look forward to developing and implementing a strategy that integrates Industry 4.0 concepts to help the group achieve its business objectives. As a global leader in supply chain optimization, CGI will work closely with the aluminium division to adapt its operational processes through innovative digital technologies."

"CGI has a team of more than 600 professionals in Saguenay who work each day to support organizations like Rio Tinto Aluminum, through the delivery of innovative services", said Vice-President Guylaine Tremblay, who leads CGI's operation in Saguenay. "Our local and global network of experts delivers the capabilities and service excellence our clients require."

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Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 70,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services, including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, and infrastructure management, as well as 150 IP-based services and solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website:

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