Gilles Létourneau finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Montreal (Quebec), July 6, 2010 – GFI Solutions Group Inc. (“GFI Group”), a leader in the Canadian IT solutions industry, is proud to announce that its president and chief executive officer, Mr. Gilles Létourneau, has been named one of the three Quebec finalists in the Technology category of the 2010 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The names of the Quebec winners will be announced at a gala banquet in Montreal on October 27, and the recipient of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be representing Quebec at a national banquet to be held in Toronto on November 17.

“I’m honoured to be one of the Quebec nominees for such a prestigious award. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish the best of luck to my fellow entrepreneurs, who, like me, want to leave their mark on the community as suppliers of high-quality products and services and as responsible employers. I also want to salute the efforts being made to cultivate the success of our local entrepreneurial talent beyond our boundaries and in all business sectors,” said Gilles Létourneau when the names of the finalists were announced.

This is Mr. Létourneau’s second nomination in three years. In 2007, he was named one of the three finalists in the Technology and Communications category of the Awards.

About GFI Solutions Group Inc.

A leader in the Canadian IT industry, GFI Solutions Group specializes in the design, implementation, integration and support of business software solutions, in the development of e-business solutions, and in electronic payment, professional, and technical IT services. In operation for over 20 years, GFI Group has pursued an active growth strategy, and its most recent acquisitions include Fortsum Business Solutions Inc., Bell Business Solutions Inc., and Accovia Inc. These acquisitions have enabled the company to expand its client base internationally, conquer vertical markets, and extend its product and service offering to SMBs. Over a five-year period, they have enabled the firm to increase its annualized revenues and employee base fivefold.

Today, GFI Group offers an unparalleled selection of software products and IT development and consulting services. Its clientele comprises a wide range of SMBs, large businesses, financial institutions, and public and parapublic organizations. Although most of its clients are located in Quebec, GFI Group has customers throughout the rest of Canada and has established a foothold in both Europe and the United States. For more information, please visit our Website at

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