Sponsorship extends across Team England, Team Wales and Team Scotland

London, United Kingdom, 28 April 2015

CGI (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB) is proud to announce that it is the official Systems Integration, BPS and IT Outsourcing partner of Team England, Team Wales and Team Scotland for the next four years, culminating in the 2018 Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Australia.

The Commonwealth Games is the only time when elite athletes represent their home nation when competing at a major multi-sport, global event. The teams who travel to the Gold Coast, Australia in 2018 will be a unique blend of emerging talent and established stars, able-bodied and para-sport athletes. In addition, the Home Nations teams competing at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa in 2015 and St Lucia in 2017 will include many stars of the future.

Tim Gregory, President of CGI UK said, “We are delighted to partner with Team England, Team Wales and Team Scotland during this exciting period. The Glasgow Games in 2014 were a huge success for all three teams and we are very excited to work with them as they begin their four year journey to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

“When we started talking to the teams, we found that their values and commitment to developing talent were very closely aligned with those of CGI. We look forward to ‘travelling’ with them on their journey to the Gold Coast and bringing the games to life for our clients and members. In the UK, CGI employs approximately 6000 professionals across England, Scotland and Wales and our members, which is how we refer to our employees, are really excited about getting involved with their ‘national’ team.”

In the build up to the Games in 2018, CGI is developing a comprehensive programme of activities where members can not only get involved by winning tickets to sporting events, but are also being encouraged and supported to adopt healthier lifestyles. Activities such as blogs, webcasts and visits by athletes, coaches and nutritionists will help CGI’s members develop awareness of the benefits of exercise and wellbeing. These activities will tie into CGI’s existing global health and wellness programme - Oxygen, which provides a range of health-related services and resources to CGI members worldwide.

Members will also have the opportunity to win a trip to the Commonwealth Games in 2018 through being nominated by their peers for demonstrating and embodying CGI’s core values of:

  • Partnership and quality
  • Objectivity and integrity
  • Intrapreneurship and sharing
  • Respect
  • Financial integrity; and
  • Corporate social responsibility

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 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 annual revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$20 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com.

For more information

Janine Bailey
Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Janine.bailey@cgi.com
+44 7766 420850