Pohjola Pankki Oyj: OP-Pohjola Signs Application Development and Maintenance Agreements with Accenture and CGI

 Pohjola Pankki Oyj: OP-Pohjola Signs Application Development and Maintenance
                      Agreements with Accenture and CGI

Press release
30 September 2013

OP-Pohjola has signed application development and maintenance agreements with
Accenture and CGI. OP-Pohjola's information and communications technology
(ICT) services transformation plan and related letters of intent signed with
Accenture and CGI were announced on 2 September 2013. This ICT services
transformation plan is a continuation of the efficiency-enhancement programme
launched within OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative Consolidated last autumn
and form an important part of the efforts to improve the Group's future

Approximately 275 application development and maintenance employees from OP
Services Ltd, which provides services to the Group, will transfer to a joint
venture formed between OP-Pohjola and Accenture under comparable employment
terms and conditions. Correspondingly, 221 application development and
maintenance employees from OP Services Ltd will transfer to a joint venture
formed between OP-Pohjola and CGI under comparable employment terms and
conditions. Accenture and CGI will have operating responsibility for the joint
ventures starting on 1 November 2013.

For more information, please contact:
Petri Imberg, Senior Vice President, ICT Services, tel. +358 (0)10 252 8944
Hetta Huittinen, Communications Lead, Accenture Finland, tel. +358 (0)40 137
Heikki Nikku, Senior Vice President, CGI Finland, tel. +358 (0)400 500 782

OP-Pohjola Group in brief
OP-Pohjola Group is Finland's leading financial services group providing a
unique range of banking, investment and insurance services. The Group's
mission is to promote the sustainable prosperity, well-being and security of
its owner-members, customers and operating regions through its local presence.
Its objective is to offer the best and most versatile package of loyal
customer benefits on the market. OP-Pohjola Group consists of some 200 member
cooperative banks and the Group's central institution, OP-Pohjola Group
Central Cooperative, with its subsidiaries and closely-related companies, the
largest of which is the listed company Pohjola Bank plc. The Group has a staff
of 13,000. OP-Pohjola Group posted earnings before tax of EUR 601 million in
2012 and had total assets of EUR 99.8 billion on 31 December 2012. The Group
has over four million customers.
Website www.op.fi

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 people serving clients in more
than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive
capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive
research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with
clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The
company generated net revenues of US$28.6billion for the fiscal year ended
Aug. 31, 2013. Website is www.accenture.com

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information
technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately
69,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and
delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging 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.
With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog
exceeding C$18 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE
(GIB).Website: www.cgi.com


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