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Serco signs Prison Contract in New Zealand valued at NZ$300m

Date: 01 Feb 2011

Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, announces today that it has signed the prison management contract with the New Zealand Department of Corrections to manage Mt Eden Corrections Facility in Auckland.

The contract signature follows the announcement in December 2010 that Serco had been selected as preferred bidder for the ten-year contract which is valued at around NZ$300m, approximately £140m. The full contract will commence in August 2011 and include: prison custodial management; security; prisoner welfare, rehabilitation and reintegration programmes and activities; infrastructure management; and logistics.

The prison is a multi-building facility that accommodates 966 male prisoners, including both remand and sentenced prisoners, delivering a critical central hub for the Northern Region of the New Zealand Department of Corrections. The prison represents an essential facility for New Zealand's largest city, Auckland.As well as experience in managing prisons in the United Kingdom, Serco has managed Acacia Prison in Western Australia since 2006 and Queensland's Borallon Correctional Centre since 2008.

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For further information, please contact Serco:
Jill Sherratt, Interim Head of Investor Relations T:  +44 (0) 208 334 4122       
Dominic Cheetham, Director of Corporate Communications T: + 44 (0) 208 334 4334       
Marcus De Ville, Head of Media Relations T:  + 44 (0) 208 334 4388      

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Last Updated: 01 Feb 2011