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22 January 2013
Transaction in own shares
The Sage Group plc ("Sage") announces that on 21 January 2013 it purchased 500,000 of its ordinary shares of 1p each through Citigroup Global Markets at an average price of 317.24 pence per share. The highest and lowest prices paid for these shares were 319.90 pence per share and 314.20 pence per share respectively. The purchased shares will all be held as treasury shares.
Following the above purchase, Sage holds 3,500,000 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 1,202,402,791.
The total number of voting rights in Sage, excluding treasury shares, as at 21 January 2013 is 1,202,402,791. 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.
The Sage Group plc +44(0) 191 294 3068
Murdo Montgomery, Investor Relations
Tulchan Communications +44(0) 20 7353 4200
About the Sage Group plc
The Sage Group plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,500 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil. For further information please visit www.sage.com
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