MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 3, 2011) - CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB), a leading provider of information technology (IT) and business process services has been selected by Metro Inc., a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and Ontario, to host and manage its IT processing centre for the next six years.
CGI has a long-standing relationship and has been providing operations management services to Metro dating back to 2000. Under this agreement, CGI will host and manage the mainframe environments that operate Metro's enterprise resource planning and warehouse management systems, in addition to providing IT service desk support.
"Availability, performance and continuity of our systems is critical to our business," said Jacques Couture, Vice-President, Information Systems for Metro. "Metro has been doing business with CGI for more than 10 years and they have delivered the value required in an IT managed services provider and partner."
"We are proud to continue this relationship and to extend the agreement between CGI and Metro," said Réjean Bernard, Senior Vice-President Global Infrastructure Services, CGI. "With our commitment to quality processes and service we believe we can continue to deliver the expected results to help Metro continue to win and grow."
With annual sales of over $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, Metro Inc. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Québec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drugstores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners.
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 centres of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at June 30, 2011, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.2 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$12.7 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.