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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.

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%

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%

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

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%

 

 

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%

Stock data

 Listing  London Stock Exchange
 Ticker  SGE.L
 Sector  IT Software and Computer Services

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
 Aviva Investors  62,996,904  5.83%
 BlackRock Inc  58,605,472  5.42%
 Standard Life  56,480,398  5.23%

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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