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Transaction in own shares
The Sage Group plc ("Sage") announces that on 20 April 2012 it purchased 750,000 of its ordinary shares of 1p each through Deutsche Bank AG at an average price of 284.74 pence per share. The highest and lowest prices paid for these shares were 286.90 pence per share and 283.70pence per share respectively. The purchased shares will all be held as treasury shares.
Following the above purchase, Sage holds 40,757,288 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 1,286,746,700.
The total number of voting rights in Sage, excluding treasury shares, as at 23 April 2012 is 1,286,746,700. 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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Murdo Montgomery, Investor Relations
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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 12,300 employees worldwide. We operate in over 23 countries covering the UK, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and India. For further information please visit www.sage.com