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Sage is the global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people - whether they're a start-up, scale-up or enterprise.

Sage - Investor Centre

Sage is the global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people - whether they're a start-up, scale-up or enterprise.

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View the latest shareholder information and explore other details, such as notes on our Annual General Meeting ("AGM"), below.

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Substantial Shareholdings

At 30 September 2016, the Company had been notified, in accordance with the DTRs, of the following interests in its ordinary share capital: 

Name

Ordinary shares

% of capital

Nature of holding

Aviva Investors

62,996,904

5.83%

Direct and Indirect

BlackRock Inc

58,605,472

5.42%

Indirect

Standard Life

56,480,398

5.23%

Direct and Indirect

                               

As at 12 December 2016 (being the last practicable date prior to the publication of the Annual Report & Accounts on 14 December 2016) the Company’s issued share capital consists of 1,119,573,788 ordinary shares, carrying one vote each, of which 39,522,431 were held in treasury. Therefore, the total exercisable voting rights in the company as at 30 November 2015 are 1,079,378,391.

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At the Annual General Meeting of The Sage Group plc held on 28th February 2017 all of the resolutions were passed by way of a poll. The votes cast were as follows:-


Resolution

For

Against

Withheld

No of Votes Cast

% of Issued Share Capital

1.

Receive Annual Report & Accounts

810,511,110

760,522

724,895

812,058,836

75.17%

2.

Approve dividend

811,541,351

177,974

281,049

812,058,836

75.17%

3.

Re-elect Mr D H Brydon

783,121,916

23,864,096

5,009,102

812,058,835

75.17%

4.

Re-elect Mr N Berkett

802,765,070

8,947,357

285,861

812,058,836

75.17%

5.

Re-elect Mr J W D Hall

803,351,664

8,356,660

285,956

812,058,836

75.17%

6.

Re-elect Mr S Hare

801,147,807

10,565,210

281,622

812,058,836

75.17%

7.

Re-elect Mr J Howell

792,799,242

12,376,897

6,824,875

812,058,834

75.17%

8.

Re-elect Mr S Kelly

802,262,142

9,451,187

286,861

812,058,836

75.17%

9.

Re-appoint auditors

811,594,271

116,833

282,212

812,058,836

75.17%

10.

Power to determine auditor remuneration

811,535,678

111,803

346,527

812,058,836

75.17%

11.

Approve Directors’ remuneration report

737,686,181

73,884,744

419,256

812,058,835

75.17%

12.

Power to allot shares

780,959,379

26,539,831

4,498,464

812,058,836

75.17%

13.

Power to allot equity securities for cash

809,531,813

2,166,289

289,217

812,058,836

75.17%

14.

Power to make market purchases of own shares

802,654,361

9,003,767

332,082

812,058,835

75.17%

15.

General meetings to be held on not less than 14 days' notice

769,212,322

42,507,323

277,707

812,058,836

75.17%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Note: A vote ‘withheld’ is not counted in the votes cast ‘for’ or ‘against’ the resolution

To read View the Notice of Meeting

 

At the Annual General Meeting of The Sage Group plc held on 1st March 2016 all of the resolutions were passed by way of a poll. The votes cast were as follows:-


Resolution

For

Against

Withheld

No of Votes Cast

% of Issued Share Capital

1.

Receive Annual Report & Accounts

786,783,328

3,200,659

809,090

789,983,987

73.19%

2.

Approve dividend

790,042,542

22,859

727,676

790,065,401

73.20%

3.

Re-elect Mr D H Brydon

774,221,712

15,351,958

1,219,407

789,573,670

73.16%

4.

Re-elect Mr N Berkett

784,551,191

5,510,744

731,142

790,061,935

73.20%

5.

Re-elect Mr J W D Hall

783,408,708

6,653,322

731,047

790,062,030

73.20%

6.

Re-elect Mr S Hare

783,563,436

6,495,234

734,407

790,058,670

73.20%

7.

Re-elect Mr J Howell

776,509,917

6,153,272

8,129,888

782,663,189

72.52%

8.

Re-elect Mr S Kelly

784,317,440

5,744,662

730,975

790,062,102

73.20%

9.

Re-elect Ms I Kuznetsova

784,540,061

5,522,860

730,156

790,062,921

73.20%

10 .

Re-elect Ms R Markland

775,890,909

13,088,207

1,813,961

788,979,116

73.10%

11.

Re-appoint auditors

790,011,968

49,594

731,515

790,061,562

73.20%

12.

Power to determine auditor remuneration

789,811,951

252,787

728,339

790,064,738

73.20%

13.

Approve Remuneration Report

772,197,384

15,684,604

2,911,089

787,881,988

73.00%

14.

Approve Remuneration Policy

767,613,442

20,268,897

2,910,738

787,882,339

73.00%

15.

Power to allot shares

766,747,206

20,842,395

3,203,476

787,589,601

72.97%

16.

Approve the Sage Save and Share Plan

782,897,589

7,017,318

878,170

789,914,907

73.19%

17.

Power to allot equity securities for cash

788,593,965

1,072,668

1,126,444

789,666,633

73.16%

18.

Power to make market purchases

789,921,249

141,854

729,974

790,063,103

73.20%

19.

General meetings to be held on not less than 14 days’ notice

735,081,105

54,981,259

730,712

790,062,364

73.20%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Note: A vote ‘withheld’ is not counted in the votes cast ‘for’ or ‘against’ the resolution

To read View the Notice of Meeting

 

At the Annual General Meeting of The Sage Group plc held on 3rd March 2015 all of the resolutions were passed by way of a poll. The votes cast were as follows:-

 

Resolution

For

Against

Withheld

No of Votes Cast

% of Issued Share Capital

1.

Receive Annual Report & Accounts

809,594,969

 

3,244,287

 

900,254

 

812,839,256

 

75.45%

 

2.

Approve dividend

813,414,182

 

1,145

 

324,183

 

813,415,327

 

75.51%

 

3.

Re-elect Mr D H Brydon

794,695,319

17,916,119

 

1,128,072

 

812,611,438

 

75.43%

 

4.

Re-elect Mr N Berkett

809,304,062

 

4,109,816

 

325,632

 

813,413,878

 

75.51%

 

5.

Re-elect Mr J W D Hall

809,309,881

 

4,103,997

 

325,632

 

813,413,878

 

75.51%

 

6.

Re-elect Mr S Hare

809,332,889

 

4,077,154

 

329,467

 

813,410,043

 

75.51%

 

7.

Re-elect Mr J Howell

809,049,105

 

4,103,954

 

586,451

 

813,153,059

 

75.48%

 

8.

Elect Mr S Kelly

809,333,126

 

4,079,019

 

327,365

 

813,412,145

 

75.51%

 

9.

Elect Ms I Kuznetsova

813,095,520

 

316,957

 

327,033

 

813,412,477

 

75.51%

 

10.

Re-elect Ms R Markland

809,312,851

 

4,100,742

 

325,917

 

813,413,593

 

75.51%

 

11.

Appoint auditors

809,310,280

 

4,100,312

 

328,918

 

813,410,592

 

75.51%

 

12.

Power to determine auditor remuneration

809,390,374

 

4,021,475

 

327,661

 

813,411,849

 

75.51%

 

13.

Approve Remuneration Report

723,023,906

 

33,853,496

 

56,862,108

 

756,877,402

 

70.26%

 

14.

Power to allot shares

788,334,438

 

21,625,457

 

3,779,615

 

809,959,895

 

75.19%

 

15.

Power to allot equity securities for cash

813,353,329

 

52,625

 

333,556

 

813,405,954

 

75.51%

 

16.

Power to make market purchases

813,248,483

 

33,694

 

328,849

 

813,282,177

 

75.50%

 

17.

General meetings to be held on not less than 14 days' notice

764,431,234

 

48,973,231

 

335,045

 

813,404,465

 

75.51%

 

18.

Adopt 2015 Performance Share Plan

763,336,800

 

50,041,186

 

361,524

 

813,377,986

 

75.50%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Note: A vote ‘withheld‘ is not counted in the votes cast ‘for’ or ‘against’ the resolution

To read View the Notice of Meeting

 

At the Annual General Meeting of The Sage Group plc held on 6th March 2014 all of the resolutions were passed by way of a poll. The votes cast were as follows:-

Resolution

For

Against

Withheld

No. of Votes cast

% of issued share capital

1. Receive Annual Report & Accounts 825,476,429 2,876,501 1,037,539 828,352,930 74%
2. Approve dividend 825,110,298 3,797,916 482,255 828,908,214 74%
3. Re-elect Mr D H Brydon 802,677,397 23,489,586 3,223,486 826,166,983 74%
4. Re-elect Mr G S Berruyer 820,894,886 8,009,760 485,823 828,904,646 74%
5. Elect Mr N Berkett 820,261,225 8,641,768 487,476 828,902,993 74%
6. Elect Mr J W D Hall 820,915,364 7,984,190 490,915 828,899,554 74%
7. Elect Mr S Hare 820,832,939 8,065,950 491,580 828,898,889 74%
8. Elect Mr J Howell 820,649,714 8,251,379 489,376 828,901,093 74%
9. Re-elect Ms R Markland 820,822,308 8,079,953 488,208 828,902,261 74%
10. Re-appoint auditors 797,261,635 26,011,582 6,117,252 823,273,217 74%
11. Power to determine auditor remuneration 800,621,142 28,277,713 491,614 828,898,855 74%
12. Approve Remuneration Report 795,851,111 31,404,471 2,134,887 827,255,582 74%
13. Approve Directors’ remuneration policy 778,225,813 41,157,395 10,007,261 819,383,208 73%
14. Power to allot shares 799,655,690 26,522,390 3,212,389 826,178,080 74%
15. Power to allot equity securities for cash 828,647,656 251,782 491,031 828,899,438 74%
16. Power to make market purchases 826,163,747 2,734,664 492,058 828,898,411 74%
17. General meetings to be held on not less than 14 days’ notice 777,961,801 50,946,547 482,120 828,908,348 7

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Note: A vote ‘withheld‘ is not counted in the votes cast ‘for’ or ‘against’ the resolution

To read View the Notice of Meeting

At the Annual General Meeting of The Sage Group plc held on 1 March 2013 all of the resolutions were passed by way of a poll. The votes cast were as follows

Resolution

For

Against

Withheld

No. of votes cast

% of issued share capital

1. Receive Accounts 856,665,316 265,876 543,110 856,931,192 71%
2. Approve Dividend 856,932,211 3,022 539,069 856,935,233 71%
3. Elect Mr D H Brydon 830,860,369 22,001,412 4,612,520 852,861,781 71%
4. Re-elect
Mr G S Berruyer
846,526,856 10,398,566 548,880 856,925,422 71%
5. Re-elect
Mr P S Harrison
846,473,306 10,451,789 549,207 856,925,095 71%
6. Re-elect
Ms T Ingram
836,013,140 14,303,379 7,157,782 850,316,519 70%
7. Re-elect
Ms R Markland
837,229,906 13,085,028 7,159,367 850,314,934 70%
8. Re-elect
Mr I Mason
844,165,409 12,755,091 553,802 856,920,500 71%
9. Re-elect
Mr M E Rolfe
844,141,849 12,779,401 553,052 856,921,250 71%
10. Re-appoint Auditors 839,593,911 16,919,976 960,413 856,513,887 71%
11. Power to determine auditor remuneration 841,956,660 14,547,040 970,601 856,503,700 71%
12. Approve Remuneration Report 781,616,580 48,521,017 27,336,704 830,137,597 69%
13. Allotment of Securities 878,373,402 52,260,861 33,478,206 930,634,263 71%
14. Power to allot equity securities for cash 855,363,130 76,364 2,034,808 855,439,494 71%
15. Power to make market purchases of shares 841,918,328 8,401,190 7,154,783 850,319,518 70%
16. General meeting to be held at not less than 14 days notice 790,599,011 66,333,618 541,673 856,932,629 71%
17. Allow payment of non-executives fees up to £1 million 843,624,261 6,376,547 7,473,494 850,000,808 70%

                                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Note: A vote ‘withheld‘ is not counted in the votes cast ‘for’ or ‘against’ the resolution

To read View the Notice of Meeting

At the Extraordinary General Meeting of The Sage Group plc held on 3 June 2013 all of the resolutions were passed by way of a poll. The votes cast were as follows:

Resolution

For

Against

Withheld

No. of votes cast

% of issued share capital

1. Approve share consolidation 848,254,627 9,780,297 509,571 858,034,924 71%
2. Power to make market purchases of shares 849,197,013 2,275,193 7,072,289 851,472,206 70%
3. Allotment of Securities 831,511,085 24,900,227 2,133,183 856,411,312 71%
4. Power to allot equity securities for cash 857,908,855 104,824 530,186 858,013,679 71%

                                               

Note: A vote ‘withheld‘ is not counted in the votes cast ‘for’ or ‘against’ the resolution