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Appointment of Chief Marketing Officer

The Sage Group plc (”Sage”) today announces the appointment of Amanda Jobbins as Chief Marketing Officer.

Amanda joins Sage on 5th November 2012 from Cisco where, after leading European Marketing for all Cisco’s technologies, she was promoted to Global Vice President of Partner Marketing, based in San Francisco. Amanda was responsible for driving the global channel and strategic partner business across the enterprise, commercial and small business markets. Before Cisco she worked in senior marketing leadership roles for major technology companies in both the USA and Europe, including IBM and Symantec.

In this new role Amanda will be responsible for managing Sage’s global brand, strategic product marketing, pricing strategy, corporate communications and global alliance relationships. She will be a member of Sage Group’s Executive Committee and will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Guy Berruyer.

Guy Berruyer said: “I am delighted to welcome Amanda to Sage as our first Group Chief Marketing Officer. Her appointment further strengthens our executive team, bringing global expertise in strategic marketing and experience from market leading technology companies. Amanda will play a key role in driving forward our strategy to capture the commercial benefits presented by changing technology and customer requirements and to achieve our growth ambition.”

Enquiries

The Sage Group plc
+44 (0) 191 294 3000
Ralph Charlton

Tulchan Communications
+44 (0) 20 7353 4200
David Shriver
Lucy Legh

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 13,600 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