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Thursday 19 February, 2009

Capita Group PLC


19 February 2009


The Capita Group Plc ("Capita"), announced today that it has acquired CHKS
Limited from Healthcare Knowledge International for a consideration of £11.6
million. CHKS provides healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services
to healthcare professionals.

The acquisition adds depth and breadth of expertise to Capita's existing
services for the health market, which includes running the NHS Choices

CHKS pioneered the UK healthcare intelligence market with hospital benchmarking
in 1989. Since then, it has  developed a range of solutions and has over 90 NHS
trusts as clients. Its services range from coding, data and performance
management to benchmarking, accreditation, quality assurance, standards
development, health economics and predictive modelling.

CHKS made an operating profit, on a pro forma basis, for its financial year to
31 December 2008 of £1.6 million on turnover of £8 million.

Commenting on the deal, Paul Pindar, Chief Executive of The Capita Group Plc
said: "This acquisition will add important new expertise to Capita's range of
health services and effectively complements the work we are doing for NHS
Choices, in developing the way the NHS connects with the public. The deal also
further demonstrates Capita's commitment to, and investment in, the health

"As one of the largest providers of health informatics and benchmarking in the
UK, CHKS will allow us not only to provide more and better services to existing
clients but will also provide a strong platform to gain further business across
the market."

CHKS employs around 80 staff based mainly in Alcester, Cardiff and London.


For further information:

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

Media enquiries
Capita press office
Caroline Mooney
Tel: 0207 654 2152 or 0870 2400 488 (out of hours)

Note to editors

The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of BPO and 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 more than
32,000 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
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