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July 05, 2011 08:30 ET

Alberta Health and Wellness Expands Long Standing Relationship with CGI with an Agreement Spanning the Next 4-10 Years

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 5, 2011) - Alberta's ministry of Health and Wellness and CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB) today announced the signing of a contract that would see CGI continue to provide them with application maintenance services and also includes the provision for additional application development and business intelligence services. The initial contract term runs through to March 31, 2015 and includes an option for extension of up to six additional years. Won through a competitive tender, this new agreement builds on an existing contract for application management and managed services, first won by CGI in 2001.

As part of its five-year Health Action Plan, Alberta Health and Wellness is committed to continuously improving its electronic information management systems with ongoing measurement of its processes, procedures, tools and people. As its trusted IT services partner, CGI will deliver day-to-day application management support on over 100 applications, application development services and business intelligence services.

Leveraging its local delivery model, CGI will deliver this work from its Edmonton office, maintaining 120 highly IT skilled jobs in Alberta.

"Technology is a leading driver of innovation in healthcare, and Alberta Health and Wellness is at the forefront in Canada," said Dean Bosch, Vice-President at CGI. "For innovation to flourish, the business and technology fundamentals that support Alberta Health and Wellness need to be reliable, cost-effective and flexible. With a keen eye on measurement and continuous improvement, CGI is proud to continue to work with Alberta Health and Wellness."

CGI provides a full suite of health IT solutions that reduce operating costs, advance the quality of care, and promote health with an emphasis on electronic health record initiatives, health information exchange, quality initiatives and operational efficiency improvements. As a trusted health IT services partner, governments, provincial ministries, hospitals, health systems, health information exchange organizations and health insurers rely on CGI's healthcare solutions and services to achieve success. Website: www.cgi.com/healthcare

About Alberta Health and Wellness

As the Ministry of Health for the province of Alberta, AHW's mission is to "set policy and direction to lead, achieve and sustain a responsive, integrated and accountable health system". AHW's vision is "Healthy Albertans in a healthy Alberta". AHW's goals are: Effective health system accountability; Strengthened public health and healthy living; Appropriate health workforce utilization; and Excellence in health care. Alberta Health and Wellness provides leadership and encourages innovation for the purpose of encouraging and supporting healthy living; ensuring quality health services; leading the health system; and working collaboratively with partners.

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 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. As at March 31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$12.6 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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