Fireman’s Fund Insurance Selects CGI for 10-Year IT Outsourcing

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Allianz AG of Munich, has selected CGI Group Inc. for a 10-year, information technology outsourcing contract. The major terms and conditions of the contract have been agreed upon and the contract is expected to be finalized by October 2001. The contract is currently valued at a range of $350 to 400 million.

As part of the agreement, CGI will provide Fireman’s Fund with IT support services to some 80 locations across the United States. Also, CGI will take over the client’s Phoenix-based, 40,000 square foot, state-of-the art, stand-alone data center. The data center, which includes a print operation, will become CGI’s premier technology center in the U.S. Over 300 Fireman’s Fund employees will become CGI members (employees).

CGI will offer services through its near-shore delivery model in providing support from its Canadian data centers for some 500 NT servers and large Unix platforms for all e-business applications. CGI will provide constant 24-hour support, serving over 11,000 desktops, laptops and printers. CGI already provides services to Allianz.