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Capita Group PLC (CPI)

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Friday 25 August, 2000

Capita Group PLC

Holding in Company

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.

  Percentage
  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