Media announcements


Calgary, Alberta, March 9, 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:

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.


Investor relations
Lorne Gorber
Vice-president, investor relations
(514) 841-3355

Media relations
Eileen Murphy
Director, media relations
(514) 841-3430