Oct. 5, 2010 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
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MONTREAL, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology (IT) and business process services, and Bombardier Aerospace, today announced the signing of a renewed and expanded IT outsourcing contract. The five-year contract is valued at approximately US$160 million.
CGI will be responsible for delivering various types of IT infrastructure services to Bombardier Aerospace, including end-user device support, service desk, telephony and local area network. CGI is also responsible for Canadian legacy application support.
"Our global delivery model will enable us to deliver uniform and optimized services in Bombardier's offices in several countries and help them achieve their specific business objectives," said Doug McCuaig, President, Canada, CGI. We look forward to continuing to provide Bombardier with the solutions and services that enable them to thrive in the global marketplace."
"CGI and Bombardier are longstanding partners," said Jean Pierre Bourbonnais, Vice President Information Technologies and Chief Information Officer, Bombardier Aerospace. "CGI's focus on quality, reliability and flexibility will allow us to rapidly adjust our IT capability to serve our clients worldwide."
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 employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. CGI's order backlog is approximately C$13.6 billion and its annualized revenue is approximately C$4.5 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.
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, and are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. These statements and this information represent CGI'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 or forward-looking information. These factors include but are not restricted to: the timing and size of new contracts; acquisitions and other corporate developments; the ability to attract and retain qualified members; market competition in the rapidly evolving IT industry; general economic and business conditions; foreign exchange and other risks identified in the press release, in CGI's Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov), the Company's Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com), 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 or forward-looking information, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. In particular, statements relating to future performance are forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. CGI disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements or on this forward-looking information. You will find more information about the risks that could cause our actual results to differ significantly from our current expectations in the Risks and Uncertainties section.
Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global Communications and Investor Relations, 514 841-3355, email@example.com