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Friday 17 February, 2006

Capita Group PLC

Preferred supplier DTI

Capita Group PLC
17 February 2006

17 February 2006

   Capita named as preferred supplier to administer miners' liability claims

The Capita Group Plc ('Capita') announces that it has been named as preferred
supplier in the final stage of the re-tender process for the contract to
administer miners' personal injury liability claims on behalf of the Department
of Trade and Industry ('DTI'). Subject to contract, the deal is expected to be
worth £120 million over a three year period to 31 July 2009, with an option to

The claims are with respect to disability caused by working underground in
British Coal mines. The contract primarily concerns the processing of claims in
regard to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and VWF (Vibration White
Finger). This is one of the Government's largest uncapped liabilities, estimated
at around £7 billion, with nearly £3 billion having been paid out to date.

Rod Aldridge, Executive Chairman, the Capita Group Plc commented:

'We are extremely pleased to have been named preferred supplier in the DTI's
contract re-tender process. This is testament to the successful delivery of the
existing contract over the past two years and recognises our ability to handle
claims effectively and sensitively, whilst maintaining rigorous eligibility
procedures. It is also further confirmation of the expertise of our team at
Capita Insurance Services, which is the largest employer of technical liability
claims handlers in the UK outsourcing market.'

Capita assumed management of the initial contract in February 2004.


For more information:

The Capita Group Plc:                                     Tel: 020 7799 1525
Rod Aldridge, Executive Chairman
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director
Capita Press Office                                       Tel: 0870 2400 488

Notes to Editors:
Following the high-profile court rulings of 1997 and 1998, the liabilities of
British Coal were transferred to the DTI on 1 January 1998 under the terms of
the Coal Industry Act. The DTI is responsible for running these two major
personal injury compensation schemes, representing the largest personal injury
schemes in British legal history. More than 582,000 claims have been made by
former miners relating to respiratory disease resulting in £1.7 billion being
paid in compensation. 170,000 vibration white finger claims have been made with
£1.2 billion paid in compensation.

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

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

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