Toronto, Ontario, January 31, 2006 – Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, one of Canada’s leading home, auto and business insurers, selected CGI Group Inc. (CGI), one of the largest information technology and business process services firms in the world, for a seven-year information technology (IT) services contract valued at $90 million. The contract is expected to be signed later this week.
CGI will be responsible for infrastructure management services including mainframe and mid-range equipment, and data storage and recovery. Royal & SunAlliance will continue to maintain and develop all of its broker and customer programs and services. The deal will reduce Royal & SunAlliance�s Canadian infrastructure management costs.
�We chose CGI for their proven service record and experience within the P&C insurance market. By transferring our infrastructure management services to CGI, we are streamlining our operating platform so that we can focus on growing our business by providing innovative products and services to our brokers and customers,� said Rowan Saunders, President and CEO of Royal & SunAlliance. Michael Roach, president and chief executive officer from CGI added: �We are excited about expanding our scope of services with Royal & SunAlliance and pleased to be collaborating with such a leading insurer. We look forward to building a long-term partnership as we find ways of helping our client further focus on their core business.�
About Royal & SunAlliance Canada
The Royal & SunAlliance Canada group includes Roins Financial Services Limited, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, Quebec Assurance Company, Johnson Inc., Western Assurance Company, Ascentus Insurance Ltd. and is part of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc. The Royal & SunAlliance Canada group employs more than 2,400 people and is represented by a large network of independent brokers across the country. In 2004, the Canadian Group wrote $1.4 billion in direct premiums with assets exceeding $4 billion. Internationally, Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc employs about 29,000 people and transacts business in more than 130 countries with assets of approximately $55 billion. For more information, visit : www. royalsunalliance.ca
Founded in 1976, CGI is the 8th largest independent IT services company in the world. 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 United States, Europe, India and Canada. CGI�s annual revenue is currently CDN$3.7 billion (US$3.0 billion) and at September 30, 2005, CGI�s order backlog was CDN$12.9 billion (US$11.1 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.