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Tuesday 13 May, 2008

Capita Group PLC

Re Joint Venture

13 May 2008

                  Capita selected by three Welsh Councils as                   
                  successful bidder for a 15 year partnership                  

     Council, employees and residents to benefit from highway engineering      
                          and transportation services                          

The Capita Group Plc (`Capita') has been selected by Bridgend County Borough
Council, Merthyr County Borough Council and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough
Council as successful bidder to develop a 15 year strategic partnership to
deliver a wide range of highways, transportation, associated environmental
management, and other related services.

Under the agreement, a ground breaking joint venture owned by Capita's property
and infrastructure consultancy, Capita Symonds, and the three local authorities
will be created. The agreement will generate revenues of approximately £75m to
Capita over the 15 year period.

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of The Capita Group Plc, said: "This is a major
achievement and really reinforces our position as the leading property and
infrastructure consultancy in Wales. We have a strong track record of improving
services and job creation in Wales and this partnership will add real value to
the local economies. This unique shared services model represents a major step
forward. It will bring together the best of the public and private sector for a
range of services, delivered jointly by local resources in Wales. We look
forward to working with the three authorities and their employees to ensure
that the local community benefits from first class public services and welcome
all those employees transferring to Capita."

The partnership will replace Glamorgan Engineering Consultancy (GEC), a joint
venture formed by the three authorities to design and manage local engineering
projects. Approximately 76 employees from GEC will transfer under TUPE to the
joint venture. The new joint venture will be based in new offices in the Taffs
Well area.

In a joint statement, Bridgend County Borough Council, Merthyr County Borough
Council and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council said: "The new joint
venture will deliver significant savings to the local authorities and create
more than 100 new jobs over the next five years. It will provide investment in
the local communities such as training and the development of the local
workforce. Through the combination of the Council's and Capita Symonds' highly
skilled and experienced employees, we aim to continually improve public
services while maximising the positive impact on the local communities."

Capita Symonds has had a similar joint venture in place with four authorities
in South East Wales, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Torfaen
council, for the last five years. This successful partnership, based in Capita
Symonds' Cwmbran office, has delivered similar benefits through high quality
service delivery.

The two joint ventures will create a substantial platform for long-term
sustainable growth in the area and across Wales through job creation and the
development and implementation of regeneration and investment funding.

Final negotiations are taking place with the contract due to be signed later
this summer.

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For further information

The Capita Group Plc

Tel: 020 7799 1525

Paul Pindar, Chief Executive

Shona Nichols, Corporate Communications Director

Media enquiries

Joanna Morgan

Capita press office

Tel: 0207 654 2345 or 0870 2400 488 out of hours

Steve Twigg

Capita Symonds press office

Tel: 02920 333777 or 07799-408166

Notes to editors:

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://

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 4,000 staff in over 50 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: