Interserve PLC

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Interserve Consortium wins Newcastle NHS Trust PFI

Interserve Plc and its partners, Equion Ltd and the Commonwealth Bank of
Australia, have secured the PFI contract for the Royal Victoria Infirmary and
Freeman Hospital awarded by the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust.
Construction, refurbishment and facilities management (FM) services in the
contract, which will provide a total of 926 beds, are valued at £430 million.

Interserve will deliver FM services estimated at £130 million in the new
buildings created in the scheme over a period of 38 years. There will be a
phased ramp-up of services beginning immediately with full service provision
anticipated for 2013 when the final elements of the Royal Victoria Infirmary
are in place. Work will include mechanical and electrical maintenance, building
and civil engineering, grounds maintenance and the provision and operation of a
helpdesk.

Interserve will employ around 60 people on the contract working in conjunction
with the Trust's staff who will provide other operational services. Interserve
Investments will invest £4.9 million in the contract, representing 20% of the
sub-debt and equity.

Adrian Ringrose, Chief Executive of Interserve commenting on the contract said,

'We are proud to be associated with this prestigeous development which will
provide vital health services to the people of the north-east of England.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust is one of best healthcare providers in
the country and we are delighted to be in partnership with them.'

Interserve currently works with a number of hospital trusts in England
including North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, University College of London
Hospitals NHS Trust, Dudley Hospitals NHS Trust and Oxfordshire Mental
Healthcare NHS Trust.