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CGI renews US$40.3 million in contracts supporting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Section 8 PBCA Program

Fairfax, Virginia, January 11, 2011 -  

CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), has signed contract renewals with state and local housing agency partners worth US$40.3 million through September 30, 2011. The contracts are in support of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Section 8 Performance Based Contract Administration (PBCA) program.

In conjunction with state and local housing agencies, CGI administers HUD’s multi-family housing programs in California, Florida, New York, Ohio, and Washington, DC. CGI’s contract is performance-based and, since its award 10 years ago, the company has demonstrated a strong track record of performance on behalf of its partner housing agencies. CGI’s operational excellence has resulted in meeting more than 99 percent of its metrics while generating crucial revenue for its partner housing agencies, enabling them to fulfill their mission of providing housing to those in need.

“We are pleased to continue our decade-long partnership with our housing agency clients,” said Marybeth Carragher, Vice-President, CGI. “Our team delivers the support and expertise needed to help our clients ensure safe, decent, and affordable housing for low-income families and individuals.”

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 and civilian 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 the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at September 30, 2010, CGI's revenue was C$3.7 billion and its order backlog was C$13.3 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.

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For more information:

Investors
Colin Brown
Manager, Investor Relations
colin.brown@cgi.com
514-841-3634

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