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CGI Selected for US$7 Billion Multiple-Award ID/IQ to Deliver Software and Systems Engineering to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

CGI Selected for US$7 Billion Multiple-Award ID/IQ to Deliver Software and Systems Engineering to the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command08:36 EST Tuesday, January 08, 2013FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 8, 2013) - The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM LCMC) Software Engineering Center (SEC) has awarded CGI Federal Inc. (CGI), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a prime position on the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ), multiple-award contract for the Software and Systems Engineering Services Next Generation (SSES NexGen) contract. The five-year ID/IQ has a total vehicle ceiling of US$7 billion.Under the vehicle, CGI will deliver life cycle systems, software engineering, and business and information technology support services to the SEC, which supports the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) mission in the Army and across the Department of Defense. "Through SSES NexGen, we look forward to delivering a range of technology and business-focused services and solutions, including supporting the implementation of the Army's Common Operating Environment," said Barb Fast, Major General, U.S. Army (Retired) and CGI Vice-President for Army & Defense Intelligence Programs. "With more than 30 years of partnership with CECOM, our professionals understand the mission and how technology can help enhance operations and improve the Army's ability to support the C4ISR community."About CGI Federal Inc.CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 72,000 members located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI offers a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. Further to the recent completion of the Logica acquisition, CGI's annualized revenue is approximately C$10.4 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$17.6 billion; CGI's shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com/usfederal. CGI Forward-Looking StatementsAll 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 and quarterly Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A"), in CGI's Annual Report, 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), and in 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. www.cgi.com/newsroom FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: InvestorsLorne GorberSenior Vice-President,Global Communications and Investor Relationslorne.gorber@cgi.com514-841-3355MediaLinda OdorisioVice-President, US Communicationslinda.odorisio@cgi.com703-267-8118