Dividends

CGI pays two types of dividends to common shareholders: regular (taxable) dividends and capital gains dividends. CGI designates all taxable dividends as “eligible dividends” for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada). Qualifying as an investment corporation for tax purposes, payment of capital gains dividends allows CGI to recover taxes paid, or payable, on realized capital gains. The type of dividend paid is indicated at the time of the announcement.

For many years, CGI had followed the practice of paying quarterly regular dividends, with the Board of Directors of the Company considering the payment of a year-end special capital gains dividend. From the fourth quarter of 1999 to the third quarter of 2013, the quarterly dividend amount remained static at $0.06 per common share, with the year-end special capital gains dividend having extreme variability and generally representing a very large portion of common share dividends paid in a given year.  In early 2014 the Board advanced a change in its approach to common share dividend payments. Henceforth, it is the Board’s intention, when prudent, for CGI to provide its common shareholders with steady to rising quarterly dividends.  The payment of capital gains dividends would continue, but the year-end special dividend would be de-emphasized and more of the annual distributions would be paid to common shareholders in the form of the four quarterly dividends.  The Board believes this change should provide common shareholders with greater reliability as to their expected dividend income and potentially greater scope for share price appreciation.

                                   Common Shares Dividends - Cash

Ex-Date

Record Date

Payable Date

Amount

Type

2017-02-24

2017-02-28

2017-03-15

0.180

Regular

2016-12-20

2016-12-22

2016-12-28

0.120

Capital Gains

2016-11-28

2016-11-30

2016-12-15

0.160

Capital Gains

2016-08-29

2016-08-31

2016-09-15

0.160

Regular

2016-05-27

2016-05-31

2016-06-15

0.160

Regular

2016-02-25

2016-02-29

2016-03-15

0.160

Regular

2015-12-21

2015-12-23

2015-12-29

0.200

Capital Gains

2015-11-26

2015-11-30

2015-12-15

0.140

Capital Gains

2015-08-27

2015-08-31

2015-09-15

0.140

Capital Gains

2015-05-27

2015-05-29

2015-06-15

0.140

Regular

2015-02-25

2015-02-27

2015-03-15

0.140

Regular

2014-12-19

2014-12-23

2014-12-29

0.280

Capital Gains

2014-11-26

2014-11-28

2014-12-15

0.120

Capital Gains

2014-08-27

2014-08-27

2014-09-15

0.120

Capital Gains

2014-05-28

2014-05-30

2014-06-15

0.120

Regular

2014-02-26

2014-02-28

2014-03-15

0.120

Regular

2013-12-19

2013-12-23

2013-12-27

0.500

Capital Gains

2013-11-27

2013-11-29

2013-12-15

0.080

Regular

2013-08-28

2013-08-30

2013-09-15

0.060

Regular

2013-05-29

2013-05-31

2013-06-15

0.060

Regular

2013-02-26

2013-02-28

2013-03-15

0.060

Regular

2012-12-20

2012-12-24

2012-12-28

0.520

Capital Gains

2012-12-10

2012-12-12

2012-12-15

0.060

Regular

2012-09-10

2012-09-12

2012-09-15

0.060

Regular

2012-06-08

2012-06-12

2012-06-15

0.060

Regular

2012-03-08

2012-03-12

2012-03-15

0.060

Regular

2011-12-20

2011-12-22

2011-12-28

0.560

Capital Gains

2011-12-08

2011-12-12

2011-12-15

0.060

Regular

2011-09-08

2011-09-12

2011-09-15

0.060

Regular

2011-06-08

2011-06-10

2011-06-15

0.060

Regular

2011-03-08

2011-03-10

2011-03-15

0.060

Regular

2010-12-20

2010-12-22

2010-12-24

0.760

Capital Gains

2010-12-08

2010-12-10

2010-12-15

0.060

Regular

2010-09-08

2010-09-10

2010-09-15

0.060

Regular

2010-06-08

2010-06-10

2010-06-15

0.060

Regular

2010-03-08

2010-03-10

2010-03-15

0.060

Regular

2009-12-22

2009-12-24

2009-12-30

0.500

Capital Gains

2009-12-08

2009-12-10

2009-12-15

0.060

Regular

2009-12-08

2009-12-10

2009-12-15

0.060

Regular

2009-09-08

2009-09-10

2009-09-15

0.060

Regular

2009-06-08

2009-06-10

2009-06-15

0.060

Regular

2009-03-09

2009-03-11

2009-03-15

0.060

Regular

2008-11-26

2008-11-28

2008-12-15

0.060

Regular

2008-08-27

2008-08-29

2008-09-15

0.060

Regular

2008-05-28

2008-05-30

2008-06-15

0.060

Regular

2008-02-27

2008-02-29

2008-03-15

0.060

Regular