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Tuesday 01 June, 2010

Capita Group PLC

Capita acquires Premier Medical Group


1 June 2010

CAPITA ACQUIRES PREMIER MEDICAL GROUP

The Capita Group Plc (`Capita') announced today that it has acquired Premier
Medical Group Ltd (`PMG') for a cash consideration of £60 million on a
cash-free, debt-free basis. PMG is a leading provider of medical reporting and
screening services across the UK.

The acquisition adds depth and breadth of expertise to Capita's existing
services for the health market, which includes running the NHS Choices
programme, health informatics firm, CHKS, and the administration of the both
the Information Standard for healthcare information and the payment of national
health patient fees to dentists on behalf of NHS BSA.

PMG is forecasting an operating profit for its financial year to 31 December
2010 of £8 million on turnover of £51.2 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, enabling us to provide of a full suite of medical reporting
and screening services. The deal also further demonstrates Capita's commitment
to, and investment in, the health sector."

PMG has around 285 staff in offices in Ludlow, Lincoln, Pangbourne and London.

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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
Capita press office
Caroline Mooney
Tel: 0207 654 2152 or 020 7654 2399 (out of hours)

Notes to editors

Capita in healthcare

Capita's experience in healthcare has grown significantly over the last two
years since a decision in 2008 to focus on this sector. The growth has been
forged on two fronts:

  * Securing large outsourcing contracts including NHS Choices (www.nhs.uk),
    NHS Business Services Authority and operating the new Information Standard.
   
  * Acquiring and developing businesses such as CHKS (health informatics), CRC
    (health economics), Membership Services (governance services to Foundation
    Trusts), HSP (staff and patient surveys for the NHS), Inventures (health
    property advisory firm) and Health Solutions (occupational health
    services).
   
With over 600 staff in its health operation, Capita brings a range of business
process, informatics, research and governance skills to deliver services which
either support front-line health care delivery (e.g. dental payments) or
provide information to improve both effectiveness and efficiency (e.g. NHS
Choices).

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 59 business centres across the UK, Ireland, the Channel
Islands and India, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale
benefits to transform its clients' 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 2009 of £2,687 million.  Further
information on The Capita Group Plc can be found at: http://www.capita.co.uk