John Hancock Selects CGI for Data Center Consolidation and

John Hancock Selects CGI for Data Center Consolidation and the
Provision of Highly Secure On-Demand Cloud Services 
TORONTO, ONTARIO and BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- (Marketwire) --
11/21/12 -- CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB) a leading global
provider of IT services today announced the signing of a new $142
million, seven-year agreement that will see CGI provide
infrastructure services for long-standing client John Hancock
Financial Services. John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial
Corporation, a leading Canada-based financial services group with
principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. 
This agreement will see CGI consolidate John Hancock's five data
centers down to two efficient, green and cost effective data centers
located in US northeast. In addition, CGI will provide Infrastructure
as a service (IaaS) on which the applications used to manage
day-to-day operations will be delivered in the cloud, including core
systems that support products and business processes for John
Hancock's clients and distribution partners. 
"CGI's team listened closely and crafted a solution that was
carefully tailored to our specific needs," said Allan Hackney, SVP
and Chief Information Officer, John Hancock Financial Services.
"Their innovative private cloud solution will provide significant
efficiency improvements for our application teams. Additionally, the
low-risk service transition plan was a clear differentiator for us." 
"For an industry leading Insurance provider like John Hancock
protecting the privacy and personal data of its millions of clients
is paramount, said Doug McCuaig, President, Canada. "CGI's IaaS Cloud
services provide John Hancock access to scalable computing power as
needed, while providing the peace of mind that client information and
its core applications are being run in a highly secure, robust and
flexible environment." 
"Our prior experience with CGI gave us comfort that they would
deliver on their commitments", added Hackney. 
About CGI  
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the sixth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. With approximately 72,000 professionals located in offices and
global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI
offers a co
mprehensive portfolio of services including high-end
business and IT consulting, systems integration, application
development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as
more than 100 proprietary solutions. Further to the recent completion
of the Logica acquisition, CGI's annualized revenue is approximately
$10.4 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately $17.7
billion. CGI's shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE
(GIB) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com. 
About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial Corporation  
John Hancock Financial is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a
leading Canada-based financial services group with principal
operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. In 2012, John
Hancock celebrates 150 years of serving clients across the United
States, while Manulife celebrates its 125th anniversary. Operating as
Manulife Financial in Canada and in most of Asia, and primarily as
John Hancock in the United States, Manulife Financial Corporation
offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and
wealth management services through its extensive network of
employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management
by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$514 billion (US$504
billion) as at June 30, 2012. Manulife Financial Corporation trades
as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK.
Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at www.manulife.com.  
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Contacts:
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications and
Investor Relations, CGI
514-841-3355
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
 
 
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