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CGI to open a fifth world-class Centre of Excellence in Quebec

The Centre will create 300 high quality technology jobs 

Montréal, Quebec, October 17, 2014 -  

CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) is pleased to announce that it will establish a Centre of Excellence in Quebec’s Mauricie region. Scheduled to open its doors in the coming months, the new centre is expected to create 300 value-added jobs over the next three years. The announcement was made in the presence of the Premier of Quebec, Mr. Philippe Couillard, the Minister of the Economy, Innovation and Exports, Mr. Jacques Daoust, the Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Mauricie Region, Mr. Jean-Denis Girard, and the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, Mr. François Blais.

The addition of this Centre represents CGI’s capacity to continue to provide high quality services to meet the growing needs of its clients worldwide. Currently, CGI’s talented pool of professionals serve clients around the globe from some 30 Centres of Excellence: in Canada (including four in Quebec: Saguenay, Sherbrooke, Québec and Montréal), the United States, Europe and Asia. 

“This new Centre will enable CGI to continue offering superior services to our international clientele, while ensuring close proximity to our clients in Quebec,” underlined Claude Marcoux, CGI’s Chief Operating Officer for Canada. “We look forward to extending a warm welcome to our new professionals, as we continue CGI’s long history of contributing to the economic development of Quebec and its regions.”

The centre will be specialized in the development, implementation and integration of IT systems as well as in application maintenance within CGI’s principal activity sectors.

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 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, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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For more information

Investors
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
+1 514-841-3355

Media
Sébastien Barangé
Director, Communications
sebastien.barange@cgi.com
+1 514-841-3354