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Wednesday 14 June, 2006

Xansa PLC

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Xansa PLC
14 June 2006

14 June 2006: embargoed for immediate release


      Office for National Statistics extends IT transformation partnership

          Helping improve the timeliness and efficiency of statistics

Xansa, the outsourcing and technology company, is pleased to announce that the
Office for National Statistics (ONS) has extended Xansa's contract as their
strategic IT transformation partner to help deliver the modernisation of
statistical systems in ONS.  This initial two year extension has a minimum
commitment of £6 million and includes an option to extend for a further year.
The scope of the contract includes the potential to expand into supporting the
ONS in modernisation of the General Register Office (GRO).

Xansa became the strategic partner of the ONS in April 2004 and has been
supporting them in their strategic Modernisation Programme ever since.  The
partnership with Xansa has assisted the ONS in developing software for the
modernisation of their statistical processes.  ONS has also used established
skills within Xansa to assist them in transforming their IT skills, methods and
processes, enabling them to progress with reductions to their cost base and
improvements to their operational performance.

Working closely in joint delivery teams, the ONS and Xansa have adopted key
elements of Xansa's proven methodology, Method abc, to create the ONS' own
methods framework.  Through our IT and process expertise Xansa is providing the
ONS with resources to meet current challenges and we are working together to put
in place the framework and capacity to enable them to meet the challenges of the

Commenting on the announcement, Dayantha Joshua, Chief Information Officer, ONS,

"Xansa's flexibility and pragmatism are key to the relationship established over
the last two years.  This relationship is helping us deal with the multifaceted
challenges of modernisation."

Commenting on the announcement, Alistair Cox, Chief Executive Xansa, said:

"When the ONS selected Xansa they were looking for a partner to help them drive
forward key areas of their modernisation programme.  This extension is a great
testament to the success of the partnership and is further evidence of our
ability to support large transformation programmes and deliver tangible benefits
to our clients."


Gordon Stuart                            Giles Sanderson, James Melville-Ross
Finance Director, Xansa                  Financial Dynamics
Tel : + 44 (0)8702 416181                Tel : + 44 (0)20 7831 3113

About Xansa

Xansa is an outsourcing and technology company. Committed to delivering
guaranteed business outcomes through a combination of technology and process
expertise, Xansa gives its clients the freedom to do more with their business.
Strong relationships, commercial innovation and an integrated Indian delivery
capability ensure that Xansa drives real and long-term cost reductions,
performance improvements and new ways of working tailored to each client. The
services Xansa provides are Business and Technology Consulting, IT
Implementation, IT Outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing. Head-quartered
in Reading, Berkshire, Xansa is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: XAN)
and has over 6,800 people in the UK and India.

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