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Thursday 09 February, 2006

Capita Group PLC

Shared services contract

Capita Group PLC
09 February 2006



9 February 2006

Capita awarded contract to provide shared services for neighbouring Oxfordshire
                                    Councils

The Capita Group Plc announces that it has been selected by South Oxfordshire
and Vale of White Horse District Councils as preferred partner to administer and
collect the Councils' revenues and benefits through a shared services offering.
The contract, which is expected to be worth more than £20 million over a minimum
of 7 years, is due to begin on 1 August 2006.

Under the contract, Capita will also implement and manage a number of IT systems
for the Councils, including financial services and payroll. Both Councils will
be replacing their existing systems with Capita's Academy Council Tax & Housing
Benefits applications. A number of Council staff will transfer under TUPE to
work alongside Capita employees. Capita was awarded the contract following a
rigorous procurement process.

Rod Aldridge, Chairman of The Capita Group Plc, said: 'We are delighted that
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have selected Capita
to deliver a range of shared services. Shared services will play a crucial role
in delivering new efficiencies to local government and we believe that this
ground-breaking contract is a great example of this approach in action. Capita
is committed to developing new models of partnership that deliver widespread
cost savings and substantial performance improvements to local authorities. We
expect that our shared services offering will increasingly be adopted by
Councils as a key solution to helping them meet Government efficiency and
service quality targets.'

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For further information please contact:
Rod Aldridge, Executive Chairman
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director

The Capita press office 0870 2400 488

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 23,500 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.

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



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