CGI is pleased to welcome another global leader to our capital markets practice
New York, New York (Vocus) March 18, 2009
CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced the signing of an agreement with a global investment bank to supply the information technology services associated with supporting various components of its capital markets platforms around the globe. The initial two years of the contract are valued at between US$75M and US$100M.
CGI will establish a new center of excellence (COE) in New York City to service new and existing capital markets clients, which will initially be staffed with approximately 200 professionals, a majority of whom were former bank employees.
The launch of the Capital Markets COE in New York augments CGI's existing wealth management and capital markets practices in Toronto and London. The combined capabilities provide the foundation for the continued growth of CGI's capital markets practice across North America while enhancing CGI's ability to provide the best client-prescribed mix of local and global delivery sourcing.
"CGI is pleased to welcome another global leader to our capital markets practice," said Donna Morea, President, CGI US. "Our new center of excellence will leverage our combined technology and subject matter expertise to deliver true value to clients in the capital markets arena."
For over 30 years, CGI has provided IT and business process services to financial institutions around the world including 24 of the top 25 banks in the Americas and 17 of the top 25 European banks. By leveraging CGI's robust products and comprehensive portfolio of services, CGI is able to provide increased value through improved productivity and reduced IT costs. CGI's wealth management and capital markets practice consist of a team with over 25 years experience and more than 500 members delivering a comprehensive suite of solutions as well as the operation of mission critical processes and infrastructure for banks, brokerages, investment advisors and insurers.
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 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $4.0 billion and at December 31, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: http://www.cgi.com.
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