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CGI wins a five-year contract with natural gas leader Encana to manage and develop custom applications

Calgary, Alberta, July 22, 2011 -  

CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced the signing of a five-year agreement for the provision of custom application development and maintenance for Encana Corporation, a high-growth, low-cost leader in natural gas production.

CGI will manage over 370 custom applications Encana requires to run its business. CGI is leveraging its near-shore delivery capabilities and predictive cost model to minimize risk and reduce cost.

“Over the last decade, CGI has worked hard to consistently deliver cost savings through innovative custom services that support our client’s IT operations so that they can focus on strategic initiatives that fuel growth,” said Debbie Gillis, Vice-President, CGI.

About CGI
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 Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at March 31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$12.6 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.

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

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Carolyn Rouse
Director, Media Relations
carolyn.rouse@cgi.com 
416 304-7323