Insurance company LahiTapiola and CGI to establish a new

Insurance company LahiTapiola and CGI to establish a new company in
The new company, LTC-Otso Ltd, will provide information and
communication technology (ITC) services to LahiTapiola Group and its
HELSINKI, FINLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 01/15/13 -- Tapiola Data, a
subsidiary of Finnish insurance company LahiTapiola Group one of the
largest insurance companies in Finland, and Logica Suomi Oy, now part
of CGI (NYSE:GIB)(TSX:GIB.A), a leading provider of information
technology and business process services, have signed an agreement to
establish a new company LTC-Otso Ltd. The anticipated revenue for LTC
Otso will be 150 million euros over the next 5 years. 
The purpose of the new company is to develop and provide technology
services supporting the banking and insurance business of LahiTapiola
Group, with the goal of delivering increased efficiencies and
innovation in an increasingly competitive market. The Managing
Director of LTC-Otso is Jukka Tarkiainen. 
"We are confident that the new company meets the current market need
for high quality technology services required by and designed
specifically for the banking and insurance sector", says CIO Esa
Viitamaki from LahiTapiola. 
The new company will deliver development, consulting and application
management services of information systems. The services will be
focused on addressing the business needs of property, casualty, life
and pension insurance business, banking, asset management, and real
estate investment. 
"Information systems and technology are at the very core of the
banking and insurance sectors. By combining the deep domain
expertise, track record and international footprint of the founding
companies, we can offer unparalleled competitive, innovative and
efficient services", said Heikki Nikku, Senior Vice-President, CGI in
Tapiola Data's personnel of 240 and approximately 40 people from
Logica, now part of CGI, will join the new company. LTC-Otso will
start operating on the 1st of February 2013.  
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 members 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: 
About LahiTapiola 
Tapiola and Local Insurance announced their merger in February 2012.
The merger will take place in the beginning of 2013. LocalTapiola (in
Finnish Lahitapiola) financial group is based on the mutual company
form offering comprehensive insurance, banking and investment
services for private, entrepreneur, corporate and organisational
customers. LocalTapiola will become Finland's leading non-life
insurer. The market share in non-life insurance is 30 per cent. The
premiums written in non-life insurance are approximately EUR 1
billion. The number of owner-customers is approximately 1.5 million. 
CGI Forward-Looking Statements 
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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
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Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President,
Global Communications and Investor Relations
Finnish media
Heikki Nikku
Senior Vice-President, CGI in Finland
+ 358 400 500 782 
Elisa Tikka
Communications Manager, CGI in Finland
+358 40 839 4280
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