Calgary, Alberta, March 8, 2006

CGI Group Inc. (CGI) today announced that the transaction for the acquisition of
Pangaea Systems Inc. (Pangaea) has been completed. This transaction was
previously announced on February 2, 2006. Further to this acquisition, CGI has
broadened its breadth and depth of services in Western Canada, particularly in
British Columbia. Over 1,200 professionals are now employed by CGI in Western
Canada.

With offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Victoria,
Pangaea is a privately-held company. Founded in 1993, Pangaea employs over a 100
professionals, with over half located in British Columbia, serving clients
mostly in the public sector, both provincial and federal, as well as in the
sectors of energy and financial services. The company specializes in systems
development particularly the development of Internet-based solutions and related
services.

About CGI
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. (“CGI”) is
the 8th largest independent information technology and business process services
firm in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000
professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to
clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States of America (“US”),
Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in Canada, the US,
Europe and India. CGI's annualized revenue run rate is currently CDN$3.6 billion
(US$3.1 billion) and at December 31, 2005, CGI's order backlog was CDN$12.9
billion (US$11.1 billion), or $14.0 billion (US$12 billion) including the BCE
contract extensions signed in January 2006. CGI’s shares are listed on the TSX
(GIB.SV.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite
Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap
Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.

CGI Forward- Looking Statements
All statements in this press
release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts
constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of that term in
Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section
21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These
statements represent CGI Group Inc.’s intentions, plans, expectations, and
beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, of which
many are beyond the control of the Company. These factors could cause actual
results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements.

These
factors include and are not restricted to the timing and size of contracts,
acquisitions and other corporate developments; the ability to attract and retain
qualified employees; market competition in the rapidly-evolving information
technology industry; general economic and business conditions, foreign exchange
and other risks identified in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis
(MD&A) in CGI Group Inc.’s 2005 Annual Report or 2005 Form 40-F filed with
the SEC, the Company’s 2005 Annual Information Form and in the Company’s
MD&A for the fourth quarter of 2005 filed with the Canadian securities
authorities, as well as assumptions regarding the foregoing. The words
“believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “foresee”, “plan”, and
similar expressions and variations thereof, identify certain of such
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are
made. In particular, statements relating to future performance are
forward-looking statements. CGI disclaims any intention or obligation to
publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place
undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

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CGI:
Investor relations
Lorne Gorber

Vice-president, investor relations
Lorne.gorber@cgi.com
(514)
841-3355

Media relations
Eileen Murphy
Director, media
relations
Eileen.murphy@cgi.com
(514) 841-3430