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Friday 24 August, 2012

Sage Group PLC

Transaction in Own Shares

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Sage Group PLC
24 August 2012

24 August 2012


Transaction in own shares


The Sage Group plc ("Sage") announces that on 23 August 2012 it purchased 500,000 of its ordinary shares of 1p each through Citi Group Global Markets at an average price of 301.98 pence per share. The highest and lowest prices paid for these shares were 304.00 pence per share and 299.50 pence per share respectively. The purchased shares will all be held as treasury shares.


Following the above purchase, Sage holds 88,717,853 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 1,239,911,783

The total number of voting rights in Sage, excluding treasury shares, as at 23 August 2012 is 1,239,911,783.  This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Sage under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.



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About the Sage Group plc

The Sage Group plc is the leading global supplier of business management solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 12,600 employees worldwide. We operate in over 24 countries covering the UK, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and India. For further information please visit

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