PARIS, March 20, 2018 - CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announces the signing of two major contracts with SNCF, France’s public railway group and a global leader in passenger transportation, to help manage its human resources information system (HRIS), as well as a broad portfolio of applications critical for railway network maintenance over the next five years. The deployment of the HRIS contract is planned for the first half of 2018, and the execution of the contract related to SNCF Réseau will take place in 2018.

SNCF is one of France’s largest employers. Its HRIS consists of some 80 interconnected applications and provides day-to-day support for all the company’s critical HR processes, including administration, payroll and payroll tax remittances, training and recruitment. The company’s HR business operates in an environment subject to major regulatory and technical developments, changing commercial and employee needs, and significant economic constraints.

To help SNCF meet these challenges, CGI will set up a dedicated HR application management service center employing close to 80 engineers and consultants. SNCF also will benefit from the expertise of CGI’s HR center of excellence in France, which employs 200 professionals specializing in HR management software solutions.

SNCF Réseau, a division of SNCF that operates France’s national railway network, faces a number of other challenges, including securing its network and optimizing its industrial maintenance processes. SNCF Réseau has initiated several major programs to upgrade its information system to ensure operational excellence. CGI will set up a service center to manage and evolve some of those new systems, as well as develop and implement productivity solutions to serve the different business units (e.g., mobility, Internet of things and big data solutions).

“These two service centers will play a key role in our overall strategy, helping us to drive the security, performance and evolution of mission-critical business systems,” said Benoit Tiers, Chief Executive at e.SNCF. “CGI brings the application management, security and emerging technologies expertise we need.”

“Our new contracts with SNCF demonstrate the strength of our 25-year partnership,” said Jean-Michel Baticle, President of CGI’s operations in France, Luxembourg and Morocco. “I’m convinced that CGI’s expertise will enable SNCF to improve its performance and meet its strategic objectives. Our teams already are fully engaged and their sole objective is our client’s satisfaction.”

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is the fifth largest independent end-to-end IT and business consulting services firm in the world. With approximately 72,500 professionals worldwide, CGI offers comprehensive end-to-end IT and busi-ness consulting services, systems integration as well as IT and business process outsourcing services. These services are complemented by CGI's intellectual property solutions that help clients accelerate value creation and leverage digitalization. With annual revenue of C$10.8 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website:

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