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Non-Executive change

The Sage Group plc (”Sage”) announces that Jo Harlow will stand down from the Board of Directors of Sage with immediate effect.

Donald Brydon, Chairman, said: “This decision follows the announcement by Microsoft of its proposed purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services business, where Jo is Executive Vice President of Smart Devices. Jo and the Board have agreed that, given the potential conflicts of interest which may arise, such a decision is appropriate in the interests of both Sage and Microsoft. Jo leaves with our best wishes for the future.”

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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 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,380 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