Fairfax, Virginia, February 8, 2011

CGI Group, Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services announced today the hiring of former Kentucky Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Public Official of the Year, Aldona Valicenti, as CGI Vice-President for State and Local markets.

At CGI, Ms. Valicenti will work directly with Governors, State CIOs and other officials to help them address critical IT needs as states struggle to balance delivery of citizen services with ongoing budget challenges. Her unprecedented knowledge of state government operations, coupled with the CGI team’s deep domain knowledge, will accelerate CGI’s approach to identifying and deploying built-for-government solutions for state and local entities. 

Ms. Valicenti has previously served as the President of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO). Most recently, she worked as a Vice-President of Business Development and Strategy for Oracle, where she led a team of business development executives and program managers to identify and nationally deploy solutions to state and local government customers.

Prior to her tenure at Oracle, Ms. Valicenti served as Kentucky’s Chief Information Officer under Gov. Paul E. Patton. Ms. Valicenti was the first appointed CIO for the state—a position which Gov. Patton established through legislation as part of the Executive Cabinet. As state CIO, Ms. Valicenti managed information technology for the Executive Branch of the government and had oversight for the statewide information technology investments.

“As an experienced leader, Aldona brings insight and innovation to the use of technology as today’s state and local governments contend with record deficits and growing services needs in this economy,” said Donna Morea, President, U.S., Europe and Asia, CGI. “Now, CGI’s clients and prospects will be able to benefit from her proven approach, outstanding leadership, and commitment to serving the public. We welcome Aldona to the CGI team.”

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 the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at December 31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$13.1 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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