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Thursday 29 September, 2005

Capita Group PLC

Re Signing of contract

Capita Group PLC
29 September 2005



29 September 2005





    Capita Symonds signs £30m contract to support new rail system for Dubai



The Capita Group Plc's property and infrastructure consultancy, Capita Symonds,
has signed a contract to provide a range of design and engineering services to
the Dubai Rapid Link consortium appointed to build the new Dubai £1.86 billion
rail system.



The Dubai Rapid Link consortium is comprised of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries who
will lead the contract, with construction being undertaken by JT Metro, a joint
venture of Japan's Obayashi Corporation and Kajima Corporation, and Turkey's
Yapi Merkezi.



Capita Symonds will be responsible for providing all civil, structural,
architectural and mechanical and electrical design to JT Metro. The services
will be undertaken and co-ordinated in the UK with direction from a small
project team based in Dubai. Work has commenced on the project and will generate
revenues to Capita of approximately £30 million over the next four years.



The 69.7km (43.5 mile) metro will be a state-of-the-art driverless system
consisting of two lines crossing Dubai, travelling through a bored tunnel
beneath the central business district and on elevated viaducts through other
parts of the city.



Rod Aldridge, Executive Chairman of Capita commented,



'This is an exciting contract for Capita Symonds, recognising our breadth of
property consultancy expertise and our growing involvement in transport
infrastructure. With cities across the UK and abroad seeking solutions to tackle
traffic congestion and to update and improve traffic infrastructures, we see
this as a key growth market for Capita Symonds and the Capita Group.'





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For further information please contact:

The Capita Group Plc          +44 (0)20 7799 1525

Rod Aldridge, Executive Chairman

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive

Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director

Press Office +44 (0)870 2400 488

Notes to Editors:

Capita Symonds, part of The Capita Group Plc, provides a broad range of
professional services covering the design, engineering, construction,
infrastructure and property markets. With 3,300 staff in 45 UK offices and a
projected turnover in 2005 of £200m Capita Symonds is one of the UK's largest
multidisciplinary consultancies with a comprehensive and diverse project
portfolio.

Further information on Capita Symonds can be found at:  www.capitasymonds.co.uk

The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of integrated professional
support service solutions. The Group's service capabilities encompass customer
services, financial services, human resource services, software services,
systems and strategic support and property services delivered to both public
sector and private organisations. With over 23,000 employees at more than 230
offices across the UK and Ireland, Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange
(CPI.L), and is a constituent of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2004 of £1,285
million.

Capita has secured a number of awards including Best BPO Services Provider 2004.

Further information on The Capita Group Plc can be found at:  www.capita.co.uk


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