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Monday 03 April, 2006

Capita Group PLC

Birmingham contract signed

Capita Group PLC
03 April 2006



          Capita signs contract with Birmingham City Council to create

                        'Service Birmingham' partnership


The Capita Group Plc announces that it has signed a contract with Birmingham
City Council creating a joint venture to be officially known as 'Service
Birmingham'.


Service Birmingham has been created to deliver a wide range of services to
support the Council's business transformation strategy which intends to
significantly improve services to the people of Birmingham. The joint venture
will support the Council's transformation programme for which Capita has signed
an initial ICT contract worth £475 million, (originally valued at £424 million)
to the joint venture over a 10 year partnership.


Around 500 employees will be seconded to the joint venture and Capita will
provide the specialist and flexible resources to accelerate the successful
delivery of the Council's transformation plan. The initial ICT programme is
designed to deliver a world class ICT framework for the future delivery of
services and to provide a robust framework for major service transformation.
Further work is likely to be commissioned through the partnership to support the
Council's services. This will increase the value of the contract as the
partnership incrementally grows and delivers measurable benefits to the Council
and the people of Birmingham.

                                     -Ends-

For further information please contact:


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

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive

Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director


Press Office +44 (0)870 2400 488


Notes to Editors

Capita announced that it had been selected as preferred strategic partner on 1 December
2005.

About Capita

The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of business process
outsourcing and professional support services.  The Group's service capabilities
encompass administration and customer services, financial services, human
resource  services, ICT and software services, property services, advisory
services, change management and business process  re-engineering delivered to
both public sector and private organisations. With over 25,000 employees at more
than 240  offices across the UK, Ireland and India, Capita is quoted on the
London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent  of the FTSE100 with
revenues for 2005 of £1,436 million.


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