London, United Kingdom, April 3, 2017

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) today announced the successful launch of the central market operating system (CMOS) that underpins the world’s largest competitive water market.

The launch marks the delivery of the systems at the heart of one of the largest and most complicated industry-wide change programmes ever undertaken by the water sector in England.

Through CGI’s delivery of the core operating system, Market Operator Services Limited (MOSL) has become the operator of the new competitive market, less than two years after it assumed responsibility for preparing the market for launch.

The market established by the ‘Open Water’ programme means that more than 1.2 million businesses, charities and public sector customers in England, from micro businesses and SMEs to large corporates and the public sector, can now choose their water retailer for the first time.