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CGI deepens its SAP expertise by launching its Panaya Practice

Montreal, Quebec, May 14, 2012 -  

CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business processing services, announced today the launch of a new Panaya Practice, made up a global team of experts focused on leveraging Panaya technology to analyze, test, implement and upgrade SAP solutions.

Panaya Inc. offers cloud-based tools designed to reduce the costs and risks involved in testing and upgrading enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. CGI’s success with these tools over the past three years has led it to integrate and formalize its know-how and best practices into a global center of expertise capable of serving SAP clients worldwide.

“The features and capabilities of Panaya solutions combined with the knowledge of our team has translated into dramatic savings for our clients, as well as improved risk mitigation,” said Asif Poonja, Vice-President of SAP Delivery for CGI. “CGI seeks out and adopts a wide range of innovative tools and best practices to drive competitive advantage for our clients, and Panaya’s cloud-based solutions are among the best-in-class technologies we’re using to move our clients forward.”

 “CGI’s ERP expertise and ongoing investment in new technologies has consistently delivered value for us, particularly in our recent Upgrade” said Susan Van Iderstine, Sr. Manager Business and Technology Solutions, Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. “We believe this new center will enable additional efficiencies and savings for partnership on future ERP enhancements.”

 CGI offers enterprise resource planning (ERP) transformation and support services, such as Oracle and SAP, which help clients get the most from their ERP investments and provide support and guidance evolving it as new business requirements emerge.

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 provides end-to-end services with approximately 31,000 professionals located in offices and centres of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at March 31, 2012, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately $4.3 billion and its order backlog was approximately $13.1 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com

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For more information:
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and
Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com

514-841-3355