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CGI posts 148% revenue growth in Q1

Records diluted EPS of 44 cents before Logica integration costs

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwire) -- 01/30/13 -- CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB)

Q1-F2013 year-over-year highlights

--  Revenue of $2.53 billion, up 147.5% on a constant currency basis; 
--  Bookings of $2.85 billion, or 112.3% of revenue; 
--  Backlog of $18.3 billion, up 34.8%; 
--  Adjusted EBIT of $209.5 million, up 49.7%; 
--  Adjusted EBIT margin of 8.3%; 
--  Net earnings of $137.8 million or diluted EPS of 44 cents excluding
    integration costs; 
--  Net earnings of $22.4 million, or diluted EPS of 7 cents including
    integration costs; 
--  Cash provided by operating activities of $224.5 million, or 71 cents per
    diluted share; 
--  Debt reduced by $107.1 million during the quarter; 
--  Return on invested capital of 10.9%. 

Note: All figures in Canadian dollars. Q1-F2013 MD&A, condensed financial statements and accompanying notes can be found at www.cgi.com/investors and have been filed with both SEDAR in Canada and EDGAR in the U.S.

CGI Group Inc. (TSX:GIB.A)(NYSE:GIB) reported fiscal 2013 first quarter revenue of $2.53 billion, up 147.5% on a constant currency basis compared with the year ago period and up 55.4% sequentially. Q1-F2013 marks the first full quarter impact of the August 20, 2012 Logica plc acquisition.

Adjusted EBIT was $209.5 million, representing a margin of 8.3%. This compares with $139.9 million in the year ago period.

Excluding integration costs, net earnings were $137.8 million, or 44 cents per diluted share, compared with $106.5 million or 40 cents per diluted share in Q1-F2012. Including the $153.4 million integration costs, net earnings were $22.4 million and diluted earnings per share were 7 cents.

The Company generated $224.5 million in cash from operating activities during the quarter, representing an increase of $75.8 million compared with Q1-F2012. Over the last twelve months, CGI generated $689.1 million of cash from operating activities or $2.42 per diluted share.

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In millions of Canadian dollars except                                      
 earnings per share and where noted                                         
                                                 Q1-F2013          Q1-F2012 
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Revenue                                           2,532.9           1,032.1 
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Adjusted EBIT                                       209.5             139.9 
Margin                                                8.3%             13.6%
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Net earnings, excluding integration                                         
 costs                                              137.8             106.5 
Earnings per share (diluted), excluding                                     
 integration costs                                   0.44              0.40 
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Integration costs                                   153.4                -- 
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Net earnings                                         22.4             106.5 
Earnings per share (diluted)                         0.07              0.40 
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Weighted average number of outstanding                                      
 shares (diluted)                             315,061,479       268,913,505 
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Net finance costs                                    25.5               4.8 
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Net debt                                            2,965               880 
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Net debt to capitalization ratio                     44.7%             26.6%
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Cash provided by operating activities               224.5             148.7 
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Days of sales outstanding (DSO)                        49                51 
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Return on invested capital                           10.9%             12.8%
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Bookings                                            2,845             1,392 
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Backlog                                            18,281            13,558 
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During the quarter, the Company booked $2.8 billion in new contract wins, extensions and renewals, bringing the last twelve months total bookings to $6.6 billion, or 106% of revenue. At the end of December 2012, the Company's backlog of signed orders stood at $18.3 billion, up $4.7 billion compared with the same period last year.

"I am very pleased with our overall performance and with the progress we made with respect to executing our Logica integration plan, which is designed to create incremental and long-term value for all stakeholders," said Michael E. Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our clients continue to respond in a positive manner to the expanded scale and scope of our offerings and operations following our merger."

During the quarter, net debt was reduced by $140.6 million for a net debt of $2.96 billion, representing a net debt to capitalization of 44.7% at the end of December 2012. At the end of Q1-2013, the Company had approximately $1.1 billion in available cash and unused credit facilities.

Normal Course Issuer Bid

Over the last twelve months, 1.1 million shares were purchased at an average price of $20.68 for a total investment of $21.7 million. On January 30, 2013 the Company's Board of Directors authorized the renewal of the Normal Course Issuer Bid and the purchase of up to an additional 10% of the Company's public float of shares, or approximately 20.7 million shares during the next year, subject to acceptance by the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Q1-F2013 results conference call

Management will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss results. Participants may access the call by dialing (866) 226-1792 or via cgi.com/investors. For those unable to participate on the live call, a podcast and copy of the slides will be archived for download at cgi.com/investors.

F2012 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

This morning at 11:00 a.m., the Company will hold its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders at the Omni Mount-Royal Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal. The meeting, being presided over by Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman, will be broadcast live via cgi.com/investors. Michael E. Roach, President and Chief Executive Officer will also address the meeting and a question and answer session will follow with the Executive team.

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. With approximately 71,000 members located in offices and global delivery centers in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, CGI offers 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. Further to the recent acquisition of Logica, CGI's annualized revenue is in excess of C$10 billion, with an estimated order backlog of approximately C$18.3 billion; its shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.

Non-GAAP financial metrics used in this release: Constant currency growth, adjusted EBIT, net debt to capitalization, DSO and ROIC

CGI reports its financial results in accordance with IFRS. However, management believes that these non-GAAP measures provide useful information to investors regarding the Company's financial condition and results of operations as they provide additional measures of its performance. Additional details for these non-GAAP measures can be found on page 2 of our MD&A which is posted on CGI's website, and filed with SEDAR and EDGAR.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this press release that do not directly and exclusively relate to historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities laws. These statements and this information represent CGI's intentions, plans, expectations and beliefs, and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, of which many are beyond the control of the Company. These factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. These factors include but are not restricted to: the timing and size of new contracts; acquisitions and other corporate developments; the ability to attract and retain qualified members; market competition in the rapidly evolving IT industry; general economic and business conditions; foreign exchange and other risks identified in the press release, in CGI's annual and quarterly Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A"), in CGI's Annual Report, in CGI's Annual Report on Form 40-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at www.sec.gov), and in the Company's Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com), as well as assumptions regarding the foregoing. The words "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "foresee," "plan," and similar expressions and variations thereof, identify certain of such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. In particular, statements relating to future performance are forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. CGI disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements or on this forward-looking information.

www.cgi.com/newsroom

Contacts:
Lorne Gorber
Senior Vice-President,
Global Communications and Investor Relations
[email protected]
514-841-3355

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