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Westoba Credit Union selects CGI’s RFS™ Banking solution to manage core operations

Brandon, Manitoba, November 4, 2014 -  

CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) and Westoba Credit Union, Ltd. have entered into a seven-year contract for the implementation and management of CGI’s RFS™ Banking solution. RFS, a managed service core CGI banking offering, delivers multi-channel, integrated functionality to streamline and automate clients' end-to-end banking processes.

RFS will service Westoba’s primary banking activities with its members, as well as support its partners by providing electronic and mobile access to their accounts. The solution is currently used by more than 60 other credit unions, banks and trusts across Canada.

“RFS is a robust core banking platform proven to streamline operations, drive efficiencies and enhance member service,” said Jim Rediger, CEO of Westoba. “RFS combined with CGI’s core banking expertise will help evolve and position our business for long-term growth.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with such a recognized leader among Canadian credit unions,” noted Paul Mackley, vice president, services to credit unions, CGI. “CGI has a long track record of successful core banking implementation projects and a clear product evolution strategy for RFS. We are confident that our collaboration with Westoba will lead to significant improvements in its core banking operations.”

“We welcome Westoba as a CGI client as we continue to grow our credit union business in the Prairies.” says Jay MacIsaac, senior vice president, CGI.

A partner to more than 110 credit unions, banks and trusts, CGI supports approximately 3 million end customers. CGI's two core banking offerings, RFS™ and HORIZON™ Financial Suite, manage and improve all front- and back-office banking activities to drive performance and growth.

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:

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