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Thursday 19 October, 2006

Capita Group PLC

Preferred Bidder Swindon BC

Capita Group PLC
19 October 2006


                   Capita selected by Swindon Borough Council

                 as Preferred Bidder for Strategic Partnership

The Capita Group Plc ('Capita') announces that it has been selected as preferred
bidder by Swindon Borough Council to develop a ten-year incremental strategic
partnership worth approximately £140 million.


Capita will deliver a wide range of services including customer services, IT,
property and the administration of HR, payroll and finance, with revenues and
benefits from April 2008. Final negotiations are currently in progress with the
contract expected to commence in early December 2006.


The strategic partnership will involve the TUPE transfer of approximately 350
staff from the Council to Capita. Residents and businesses will benefit from the
development of a new contact centre and a 'one stop shop', which will become the
first point of contact for all services the council offers.


Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of Capita, said: 'We are very pleased to have been
selected as preferred bidder by the Council. We will draw on our extensive
experience of transforming public services across local government to ensure
that the Council and the local community truly benefit from this partnership.
Local government remains an important and active market for Capita.'

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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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