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Wednesday 06 September, 2006

Capita Group PLC

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Capita Group PLC
06 September 2006




              CAPITA SECURES AGREEMENTS WITH TRANSPORT FOR LONDON


   •Contract extension to administer the London Congestion Charging scheme
   •Supplemental agreement to help develop new low emission zone scheme


The Capita Group Plc 'Capita' has signed an agreement with Transport for London
(TfL) to extend the administration of the Congestion Charging scheme from the
end of the initial contract in February 2008 until November 2009. Valued at £90m
over 21.5 months, Capita will continue to administer the core IT services,
business operations and enforcement operations of the Scheme on behalf of TfL.
In addition, the Low Emissions Zone Supplemental Agreement (LSA), valued at £14m
over 3 years to November 2009, has been signed. Capita will administer TfL's new
Low Emission Zone (LEZ) scheme to cover the Greater London area, subject to
public consultation and subsequent decision by the Mayor. Designed to improve
air quality in London, the Low Emission Zone initiative will aim to reduce air
pollution by discouraging the most polluting vehicles from driving in Greater
London.


'We're proud to be involved in such a ground-breaking initiative and to have
been awarded the extension to our contract,' commented Paul Pindar Chief
Executive of Capita. 'We look forward to further developing our relationship
with TfL and continuing to deliver a high quality service to TfL and its
customers.'


Originally awarded the Congestion Charge contract in December 2001, Capita
designed and implemented the technology behind Transport for London's (TfL)
Congestion Charging Scheme. This involved over 450 man years of development
activity, leading to the introduction of the scheme on 17 February 2003 on time
and on budget. In 2005, Capita was then appointed to set-up and deliver the
western extension of the Congestion Charge scheme with an expected go-live of
February 2007.


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For further information please contact:


The Capita Group Plc +44 (0) 207 799 1525

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive

Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director

Press Office +44 (0) 870 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 26,000 employees at more than 250
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 2005 of £1,436
million.


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




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