HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 30, 2013) - CGI (TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB) and League Data announce the extension of a 10-year outsourcing agreement to 2021. The contract was originally signed in 2002 and extended in 2008 until 2016. The value of the new five-year extension is CDN$30 million.
CGI will continue to manage League Data's banking technology infrastructure, software applications and client service desk, which it has done since 2002. CGI also will continue to develop the Horizon(TM) Financial Suite application -a SaaS core banking solution with integrated loan origination, delinquency management and CRM components.
"CGI has demonstrated that it is a key strategic partner," said Steve Mills, Chief Executive Officer of League Data. "We will continue to rely on the company's information technology expertise and banking industry expertise to provide services and solutions to our clients for many years to come."
"We are very pleased to further extend our long term relationship with League Data," said Paul Mackley, Vice-President, Services to credit unions, CGI. "League Data has a long history of servicing credit unions in Atlantic Canada, and we are very pleased to be chosen as its strategic IT partner."
CGI serves more than 120 Canadian credit unions, banks and trusts in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Atlantic Canada, representing approximately three million end-customers. CGI provides application development and maintenance and full managed services of proprietary and partner solutions, including core banking, loan origination, CRM and delinquency management solutions.
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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