Fairfax, Virginia, December 16, 2009

CGI Group, Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) today announced the hiring of CGI Federal Board Member Dr. James Peake as the Senior Vice-President for the Health Industry. In his expanded leadership role, Dr. Peake will be responsible for the overarching U.S. and European strategy in CGI’s evolving Health and Health Insurance industries. Dr. Peake will remain a member of the CGI Federal Board.

Prior to joining CGI, Dr. Peake served as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from December 2007 to January 2009. After retiring as a Lieutenant General from the U.S. Army, Dr. Peake served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Project HOPE, a non-profit international health foundation operating in more than 30 countries.

“Throughout his distinguished career, Jim has proven himself as a global leader with both passion and vision,” said Donna Morea, President, CGI, U.S., Europe and Asia. “His wealth of experience combined with his health care expertise will be invaluable to our clients, which span all levels of government as well as commercial payers and providers.”

Prior to his nomination as Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Peake served as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors for QTC, one of the largest private providers of government-outsourced occupational health and disability examination services in the nation.

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 have approximately 26,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. As at September 30, 2009, CGI's fiscal 2009 revenue was $3.8 billion and its order backlog was $10.9 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) 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.


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Lorne Gorber
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Linda Odorisio
Vice-President, US Communications