|By Marketwired .||
|February 19, 2014 08:30 AM EST||
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/14 -- CGI (TSX: GIB.A)(NYSE: GIB) announced today that its IT services agreement with National Bank of Canada has been extended to 2020. The value of the extension is $100 million. CGI also signed a new five-year agreement to manage part of National Bank's security infrastructure.
"We are pleased to extend the agreement which continues the long-term relationship that National Bank has had with CGI for close to 13 years," said Dominique Fagnoule, executive vice-president, information technology, at National Bank. "We value the expertise and commitment of CGI's professionals who oversee the maintenance and development of our key IT applications. CGI is a world-leading partner that supports us with the cutting-edge technology that drives forward our business strategies."
"This contract renewal and new agreement are proof of CGI's unwavering commitment to helping our clients win and grow," said Claude Marcoux, chief operating officer for CGI in Canada. "We value our partnership and are pleased to offer National Bank a range of world-class IT services."
CGI has 16,000 financial services experts working across five continents and serves 25 of the top 30 largest banks in the world.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 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$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.
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