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Wednesday 05 March, 2008

Capita Group PLC

Capita selected as preferred bidder by Sefton MBC


5 March 2008

Capita selected by Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council for property and highway 
                                   services  
                                   

Council, employees and residents to benefit from improved property and highway 
                                   services                                    

The Capita Group Plc (`Capita') has been chosen as preferred bidder by Sefton
Metropolitan Borough Council to develop a 10 year strategic partnership to
deliver a wide range of property and highway services. The agreement, valued at
approximately £70 million, will include:

  * architecture and quantity surveying
   
  * building maintenance and mechanical/electrical design
   
  * engineering design
   
  * estate management
   
  * highways management and street lighting; and
   
  * drainage.
   
The contract will be delivered by Capita's property and infrastructure
consultancy, Capita Symonds.

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of the The Capita Group Plc, said: "This
partnership will support the Council's corporate objectives around performance,
prosperity and regeneration. We look forward to working with Sefton
Metropolitan Borough Council and its employees to ensure that the local
community benefits from first class public services."

To support the delivery of the property and highway services, approximately 150
Council employees are expected to transfer to Capita Symonds under TUPE on 1
October 2008.

Further negotiations are taking place. The contract is expected to be for a 10
year period with an option to extend for a further five years.

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Notes to editors:

The Capita Group Plc
Tel: 020 7799 1525
Paul Pindar, Chief Executive
Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director

Media enquiries
Capita press office: 0870 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 29,000 employees at more than 300
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 2007 of
£2,073 million. Further information on The Capita Group Plc can be found at: 
http://www.capita.co.uk

Capita Symonds is one of the UK's largest and most diverse multidisciplinary
consultancies operating in the building design, civil engineering, environment,
management and transport sectors. With over 3,700 staff in 47 UK offices we
offer an unrivalled scope of services and a unique blend of professional and
technical skills to schemes of all types and complexities. Further information
on Capita Symonds can be found at: www.capitasymonds.co.uk