Montreal, Quebec, August 22, 2007 – The Groupement des assureurs automobiles (GAA) and CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) have signed a five-year contract renewal agreement covering the operational aspects of the Fichier central des sinistres automobiles in Quebec (FCSA).
Under the terms of the partnership, the GAA has entrusted CGI with the processing and distribution of motor vehicle claims records in Quebec. CGI provides the hosting, support and upgrading of the FCSA application and assures online access to the service for subscribers, who include insurers issuing automobile insurance policies in Quebec and automobile insurance brokers.
With the FCSA providing online access to claims data, subscribers can learn about their clients� previous claims history and establish fair premiums for all policyholders.
�We are extremely satisfied with the quality of service provided by the CGI team,� stated Daniel Demers, Vice-President and General Manager of the GAA. �Over time, CGI has acquired in-depth knowledge of our business needs, and this makes them an ideal partner.�
�We are committed to the continued success of our clients and to the evolution of the insurance sector,� affirmed Paul Biron, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Technologies & Infrastructure for CGI. �Our extensive experience with the FCSA has allowed us to continuously improve the solution and offer the GAA the tools it requires to better respond to the needs of its subscribers.�
CGI is a major partner of insurance carriers seeking to capitalize on market opportunities, from consolidation to specialization. CGI�s comprehensive insurance sector capabilities encompass proven solutions and processes that allow insurers to increase their competitiveness. CGI helps its clients focus on those functions that achieve market differentiation, such as product management and distribution channel development, and it delivers structured platforms that transform functions such as underwriting, policy administration, premium accounting, and claims. CGI also handles non-core yet critical functions in order to propel its clients in their drive to achieve optimal business performance.
About the Groupement des assureurs automobiles
The GAA performs a wide range of activities related to the automobile insurance industry, both on behalf of its members and as an authorized agent of the Autorit� des march�s financiers (AMF). These activities include the management of: the Automobile Statistical Plan; the Fichier central des sinistres automobiles (Automobile Claims Database), a register of all automobile related claims; the Insurance Information Centre; and information and awareness campaigns.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,500 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 North America, Europe and India. CGI’s annual revenue run rate stands at $3.7 billion (US$3.5 billion) and at June 30th, 2007, CGI’s order backlog was $12.4 billion (US$11.6 billion). CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.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.