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08/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/13/2019 06:43

CGI wins multiple-award Blanket Purchase Agreement to modernize Ginnie Mae's suite of mortgage securitization applications

FAIRFAX, VA, Aug. 13, 2019- CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced it has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Government National Mortgage Association ('Ginnie Mae') to modernize its suite of software applications that help lenders secure mortgages for home buyers. Under the multiple award BPA, CGI will provide comprehensive software development services and actively incorporate Agile, DevSecOps and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) services to help Ginnie Maeserve its clients more interactively and efficiently.

Ginnie Maeestablished the software development services contract as part of its overall effort to modernize its securitization platform technology, processes and related policies. The goal is to help improve user experience in response to the growing need for increased transparency and improved service delivery to its issuers and investors. The multiple-award BPA has an estimated program value of $127 million across all BPA holders over five years (one base year plus four option years) if all options are exercised.

'This win draws upon our deep experience in the banking industry and extends our footprint into the government's hallmark housing program,' said CGI Federal President Tim Hurlebaus. 'We fully expect that our comprehensive approach and global presence and experience in the banking and securitization markets-coupled with our strong record of on-time, on-budget delivery and high customer satisfaction scores-will help Ginnie Maesuccessfully bring its mortgage securitization application offerings into the future.'

Established in 1968 as a wholly-owned government corporation within HUD, Ginnie Mae'smission is to bring global capital into the housing finance system while minimizing risk to the taxpayer. With more than $2 trillionof assets under management, the organization has provided liquidity and stability, serving as the principal financing arm for government mortgage loans and ensuring that mortgage lenders have the necessary funds to provide loans to customers.

Under this software development services BPA, Ginnie Maeintends to build a comprehensive platform that integrates functional and technological capabilities into a common infrastructure, updating its applications as new technologies become available. By modernizing the applications that support the securitization business the organization can not only work more efficiently with banks, non-depository institutions, and investors but also better manage risk and deliver capital to housing markets servicing first time homebuyers, veterans and those in rural America.

About CGI Federal
CGI Federal Inc. is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Inc., dedicated to partnering with federal agencies to provide solutions for defense, civilian, healthcare and intelligence missions. Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world. With approximately 77,500 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. With Fiscal 2018 reported revenue of C$11.5 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Learn more at cgi.com.

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SOURCE CGI Inc.

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