Capita Group PLC
25 August 2000
LETTER TO CAPITA GROUP PLC - Dated 24 August, 2000
Re: Outstanding Share Ownership
This letter is filed on behalf of Janus Capital Corporation ('JCC') pursuant to
the Disclosure of Interests in Shares (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (SI 1993 No.
1919) for the purpose of reporting a decrease in ownership of shares of Capita
Group PLC (the 'Company'). JCC is an investment adviser registered under the
U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940 that provides investment advice to various
mutual funds and other accounts ('JCC Clients'). The shares of the Company were
acquired by JCC on behalf of various JCC Clients only for investment purposes
and not to exercise control over the Company.
Pursuant to the regulations, the following information is provided with respect
to JCC and its share ownership of the Company:
Address: 100 Fillmore Street
Denver, Colorado 80206-4928
Type of Entity: Corporation
State and Country
of Organization: Colorado, USA
Nature of Interest: JCC is acting solely in its capacity as investment
adviser to JCC Clients. JCC has no economic
interest (e.g. the right to dividends or proceeds
from sale) in the Company's shares. JCC generally
has the right to vote shares of portfolio companies
held on behalf of JCC Clients.
Ownership: As of the close of business (New York time) on
Tuesday, August 22, 2000, JCC had voting and/or
dispositive power with respect to an aggregate of
31,872,780 Ordinary Shares of the Company on behalf
of various JCC Clients. Such shares include
23,561,595 shares which are held by JCC on behalf of
Janus Investment Fund ('JIF'), a Massachusetts
business trust registered as an open-end investment
company under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940.
Our records indicate that JCC currently holds 4.90% of
the outstanding Ordinary Shares of the Company on
behalf of JCC Clients (3.62% on behalf of JIF).
The above percentage was calculated based on our
understanding that the Company has 651,029,496
Ordinary Shares outstanding.
LETTER FROM RICK GROVE, JANUS