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Monday 06 April, 2009

Capita Group PLC

National Strategies contract extension

6 April 2009

Extension of the National Strategies contract

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has announced that its
contract with The Capita Group Plc (Capita) for the management of the National
Strategies is to be extended by one year from the end of March 2010, when the
current five-year contract is due to end, to 31 March 2011. The Department has
indicated that the minimum value of the one year contract extension will be 
£64 million.

The National Strategies are professional development programmes for early
years, primary and secondary school teachers, practitioners and managers. They
are one of the Government's principal vehicles for improving the quality of
learning and teaching in schools and early years settings and raising standards
of attainment. The Strategies at a national and regional level are delivered by
Capita Strategic Children's Services on behalf of the DCSF.

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
Eleanor Pinkerton
Tel: 0207 654 2386 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. With 36,000 people at more than 300
sites, including 62 business centres across the UK, Ireland, the Channel
Islands and India, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale
benefits to transform its client's services, driving down costs and adding
value. Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a
constituent of the FTSE100 with revenues for 2008 of £2,441 million.
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