Toronto, Ontario � February 7, 2005 � Aviva Canada, a leading property and casualty insurance group, has extended its current information technology contract with CGI Group Inc. (CGI) (NYSE: GIB, TSX: GIB.SV.A.) The contract is valued at CDN$19 million and has been extended until the year 2011.
As part of this contract, CGI will continue to provide data center services, applications maintenance and support services for Aviva Canada�s insurance policy system – RTM 2000. The contract also includes additional support for the recently installed Ratabase solution. Aviva Canada will process in excess of CDN$700 million in insurance premiums per year through these solutions.
Ratabase, CGI�s rate and rules management tool suite, is the industry�s leading insurance rating solution, being used in more than 100 carriers worldwide since 1983. Ratabase provides a comprehensive, cost-effective solution that allows insurance experts within a carrier to rapidly develop and deploy insurance products in any application on any platform. Aviva Canada has successfully deployed Ratabase in support of both personal and commercial lines of insurance.
�Our relationship with CGI has spanned over 15 years and has been based on achieving real business results. We look forward to continued partnership and equipping our professionals with effective tools that help them become more efficient like the recently installed Ratabase solution,� said Javier De la Cuba, executive vice-president with Aviva Canada.
Michael Roach, CGI�s president and COO said, �We are pleased to continue our strong relationship with Aviva. Broadening our existing relationship with our clients of long standing is key to helping them win and grow through intelligent uses of technology.�
About Aviva Canada
Aviva Canada (www.avivacanada.com) is one of the country’s largest property & casualty insurance groups, with more than 3,000 employees and more than 3,000 independent broker partners from coast to coast. Aviva Canada is proud to provide home, auto and business insurance and premier claims service to more than 2.2 million policyholders.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in North America. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in Canada, the US, Europe and India. CGI�s annualized revenue run-rate is currently CDN$3.8 billion (US$3.1 billion) and at September 30, 2004, CGI�s order backlog was CDN$13.0 billion (US$10.8 billion). CGI�s shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.SV.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.