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Friday 23 September, 2011

Capita Group PLC

Capita acquires police HR specialists Cedar


23 September 2011

                  Capita acquires police HR specialists Cedar                  

The Capita Group Plc announces today that it has acquired Cedar HR Software
Limited (`Cedar') for £15m on a debt free, cash free basis. Cedar, part of the
Advanced Computer Software Group, is a leading provider of human resource
management software to UK policing.

Alongside Capita's acquisition of SunGard Public Sector last year and Beat
Systems Ltd earlier this year, the acquisition brings new market opportunities
to Capita, particularly in the area of outsourced services to police
authorities. Cedar already provides software to 30 of the UK's 53 forces and
its largest clients include Greater Manchester, North Yorkshire and Thames
Valley police.

The company made a pro forma operating profit for its financial year to 28
February 2011 of £2.0m on turnover of £6.2m.

Commenting on the deal, Andy Parker, joint chief operating officer of the
Capita Group said: "This acquisition adds both innovation and breadth to our
solutions for police forces. It will allow us to offer a full, end to end, back
office solution integrating payroll, rostering and scheduling, finance and
procurement; in essence a platform for transformation in what is an important
new market for Capita. Given the challenges the sector faces, we believe our
offering will provide police forces with real opportunities to drive down
costs, improve services to citizens and accelerate their transformational

Cedar, which will become part of Capita's secure information services business,
has around 45 employees, mainly based in Cambridgeshire.


For further information:

The Capita Group Plc

Tel: 020 7799 1525

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

The Capita Group Plc is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated
professional support service solutions.  With around 45,000 employees at more
than 350 sites, including 64 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 2010 of £2,744 million.  Further
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