CGI Group Inc.

CGI Group Inc.

September 15, 2014 08:23 ET

CGI announces US$855 million equivalent debt private placement

Four tranches with a weighted average maturity of 8 years and coupon of 3.62%

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 15, 2014) - CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB) today announced that it has entered into a US$745 million and EUR85 million debt private placement.

The private placement is comprised of four tranches of senior unsecured notes, with a weighted average maturity of 8 years and a weighted average fixed coupon of 3.62%. The proceeds will be used to pay the Company's credit facility and its existing term loan tranche maturing in May 2015.

"This private placement diversifies our capital structure by replacing short-term debt with long-term debt at favourable market conditions. This transaction increases flexibility to continue executing our Build and Buy profitable growth strategy" said Michael E. Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer.

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging 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. With annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog of approximately C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website:

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 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, and in the Company's Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at, 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.

Contact Information

  • Lorne Gorber
    Senior Vice-President
    Global Communications and Investor Relations
    +1 514-841-3355


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