CGI's acquisition of Logica earns two 2012 Canadian Dealmakers Awards
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/13 -- CGI Group Inc.
(TSX:GIB.A) (NYSE:GIB), a leading provider of information technology
and business process services, was recognized with both the
Information Technology Industry Award as well as the Foreign Outbound
- Global Award for the company's acquisition of Logica plc. The award
was presented by the Canadian Dealmakers during its gala last evening
The Information Technology Industry Award recognizes the most
outstanding transaction that has benefited its industry by promoting
innovation and growth, establishing M&A best practices, enhancing
customer service and/or product delivery or creating value that
extends beyond a return on investment. The Foreign Outbound - Global
Award is presented to the company whose transformational deal further
enhances a Canadian champion on the world stage.
"We are honoured to be recognized for the transformational
combination of CGI and Logica, one which spanned more than 40
countries, adding critical mass and key client relationships around
the world," said R. David Anderson, Executive Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer. "CGI now has the scale and scope to bring
efficiencies and effectiveness to global companies and governments.
We are also better positioned to provide our 71,000 members with an
array of opportunities to build rewarding careers as owners,
contributing to a track record of superior results and
industry-leading returns for the long-term."
About the Canadian Dealmakers program
As the only program of its kind in Canada, the Canadian Dealmakers
program recognizes participants who have made a significant
contribution to the M&A market. The awards honor Canadian companies
and individuals whose transactions have significantly impacted their
industry through innovation and growth; establishment of best
practices; enhancement of customer needs and products; and creation
The Canadian Dealmakers awards are jointly run by Deloitte, The Globe
and Mail, Lexpert and Thomson Reuters and draw on a panel of eminent
judges. The event marks the highlight of calendar for the business
community, where we are able to bring together all the leading
decision makers and strategist
s involved in M&A and raising money, in
one place at one time, to celebrate the art of the deal.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent
information technology and business process services firm in the
world. With approximately 71,000 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
acquisition of Logica, CGI's annualized revenue is in excess of C$10
billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$18.3
billion; its shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB)
and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
Senior Vice-President, Global Communications
and Investor Relations
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