Alecta Renews Outsourcing Agreement With CGI

Alecta Renews Outsourcing Agreement With CGI 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/13 -- Logica, now part of
CGI, (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a leading provider of information
technology and business process services, is pleased to announce that
Alecta has chosen to renew its outsourcing contract. The agreement
will provide Alecta with cost efficient infrastructure services and,
at the same time, support Alecta's ongoing IT development. The
agreement is for five years with an option for a two-year extension,
amounting to a value of 400 million SEK (approx. C$60.6 million). 
For over ten years, CGI has been responsible for the operations and
development of Alecta's IT environment within the area in which the
company's insurance services and products are managed. The new
agreement is for a complete outsourcing solution, including
mainframe, server operations, application management, service desk,
communication, and management of workplaces. Also included in the
agreement are application management services and a number of
logistic services such as print, scanning, archiving and electronic
identification. 
Alecta manages occupational pensions, handling approximately 509
billion SEK on behalf of 2 million private and 33,000 pension
clients.  
"To stay competitive in our business, we want to make sure our IT
partner offers flexibility to support our development, and be cost
effective," said Mikael K. Larsson, CIO at Alecta. "After a careful
evaluation and based on close cooperation, we feel safe continuing to
work with CGI as our IT partner. Together, we have developed a
flexible and modern outsourcing agreement that plays a key role in
our effort to be the world's most effective occupational pension
company." 
"We are extremely pleased that Alecta has placed their trust in us as
their close IT partner," added Bjorn Ivroth, Business Unit Leader of
CGI in Sweden. "Alecta is at the forefront when it comes to letting
IT support their business, and we look forward to continuing to
develop services that support their business goals, as well as
continuing to deliver competitive operational services." 
About CGI 
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 m
embers 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. 
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Contacts:
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President,
Global Communications and Investor Relations
lorne.gorber@cgi.com
+1 514-841-3355 
Swedish media:
Anna Carlson
PR- and Communications Manager
+ 46 8 6719272
anna.carlson@cgi.com 
Business development:
Harald Alpsten, Client Director, Sweden
+46 8 57917873
harald.alpsten@cgi.com 
Ulrik Moberg, Business Executive Outsourcing, Sweden
+46 480 444072
ulrik.moberg@cgi.com
 
 
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