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Thursday 03 August, 2000

Capita Group PLC

Ten year contract signed

Capita Group PLC
3 August 2000


        10 year contract signed with Criminal Records Bureau

The Capita Group Plc ('Capita'), is pleased to announce that it has
today signed a contract with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) for
the development of its Information Systems infrastructure and ten-
year operation.  The contract will be worth around £400 million over
10 years.

This follows the announcement made on 20th July 2000 that Capita had
been selected by the CRB as preferred bidder for this contract.

The CRB is being established by the Home Office to improve access to
criminal record checks for employment related purposes. In particular
it will support safer recruitment to protect children and vulnerable
adults against those who might wish to harm them.

Capita will be responsible for developing IT systems, processing
applications and issuing certificates.  The CRB will be based on
Merseyside and will create up to 1000 new jobs.  It will start
issuing the highest level of certificates next Summer.

For further information please contact:

The Capita Group Plc                        Tel:  020 7799 1525
Rod Aldridge, Executive Chairman

Hogarth Partnership Limited (for Capita):   Tel:  020 7357 9477
James Longfield
John Olsen

Criminal Records Bureau                     Tel:  020 7273 4610
Home Office Press Office


Notes To Editors

The  Capita  Group  Plc  is one of the largest  and  fastest  growing
professional  support services organisations in the  UK.   The  Group
delivers  a  range  of  integrated  solutions  encompassing  customer
services,  human  resource services, software services,  systems  and
strategic  support  and property services to both public  sector  and
private organisations.  With over 7,500 people at over 100 UK  sites,
Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange with a turnover of £327
million  and  a  market capitalisation of over £3.5 billion.   Capita
became a FTSE 100 company in March 2000.  For more information, visit
our website: www.capita.co.uk