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RNS Number : 1715M

Sage Group PLC

19 May 2022

DIRECTOR/ PDMR SHAREHOLDING

19 May 2022

The Sage Group plc. ("Sage")

Notification of Transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMRs") and Persons Closely Associated with them

This notification relates to transactions notified in accordance with Article 19 of the UK Market Abuse Regulation.

On 18 May 2022, the PDMRs noted below, who are members of the Executive Leadership Team of Sage, were granted awards over ordinary shares of 1(4/77) pence each in Sage under The Sage Group plc 2015 Performance Share Plan ("PSP") and The Sage Group plc 2019 Restricted Share Plan ("RSP 2019"), together the ("Awards").

No price is payable by the PDMRs on either the grant or vesting of the Awards.

The PSP awards will vest on 2 December 2024. The RSP 2019 award will vest on 18 May 2025. All Awards are subject to continued employment, vesting conditions and Malus and Clawback.

 
      PDMRs         Number of ordinary shares of 1(4/77) pence 
                     each in Sage that may be acquired on vesting 
                     of the Awards 
                         PSP            RSP 2019            Total 
                   --------------  ------------------  -------------- 
 Aaron Harris             -              53,486            53,486 
                   --------------  ------------------  -------------- 
 Amy Lawson            19,876               -              19,876 
                   --------------  ------------------  -------------- 
 Derk Bleeker          20,252               -              20,252 
                   --------------  ------------------  -------------- 
 Walid Abu-Hadba       60,097               -              60,097 
                   --------------  ------------------  -------------- 
 
 
       Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
  1     / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                           Aaron Harris 
      ---------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
       Reason for the notification 
  2 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                                Chief Technology Officer 
      ---------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification                           Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
      ---------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
       Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
  3     auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                           The Sage Group plc. 
      ---------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 b)    LEI                                            2138005RN5XYLTF8G138 
      ---------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
       Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
  4     for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
        have been conducted 
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Description of the                             Ordinary shares 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                            ISIN: GB00B8C3BL03 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                      Grant of share awards under The Sage 
                                                       Group plc 2019 Restricted Share Plan 
      ---------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                                      --------------------  ------------------- 
                                                       Price                 Volume 
                                                      --------------------  ------------------- 
    Nil                                                                      53,486 
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------  ------------------- 
 
 d)    Aggregated information                         N/A - single transaction 
 
  - Aggregated volume 
 
  - Price 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction                        18 May 2022 
      ---------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction                       Outside a trading venue 
      ---------------------------------------------  -------------------------------------------- 
 
 
       Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
  1     / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                           Amy Lawson 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
       Reason for the notification 
  2 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                                Chief Corporate Affairs Officer 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification                           Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
       Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
  3     auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                           The Sage Group plc. 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 b)    LEI                                            2138005RN5XYLTF8G138 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
       Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
  4     for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
        have been conducted 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Description of the                             Ordinary shares 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                            ISIN: GB00B8C3BL03 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                      Grant of share awards under The Sage 
                                                       Group plc 2015 Performance Share Plan 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                                      --------------------  -------------------- 
                                                       Price                 Volume 
                                                      --------------------  -------------------- 
    Nil                                                                      19,876 
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------  -------------------- 
 
 d)    Aggregated information                         N/A - single transaction 
 
  - Aggregated volume 
 
  - Price 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction                        18 May 2022 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction                       Outside a trading venue 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 
 
       Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
  1     / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                           Derk Bleeker 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
       Reason for the notification 
  2 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                                President - EMEA 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification                           Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
       Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
  3     auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                           The Sage Group plc. 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 b)    LEI                                            2138005RN5XYLTF8G138 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
       Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
  4     for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
        have been conducted 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Description of the                             Ordinary shares 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                            ISIN: GB00B8C3BL03 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                      Grant of share awards under The Sage 
                                                       Group plc 2015 Performance Share Plan 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                                      --------------------  -------------------- 
                                                       Price                 Volume 
                                                      --------------------  -------------------- 
    Nil                                                                      20,252 
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------  -------------------- 
 
 d)    Aggregated information                         N/A - single transaction 
 
  - Aggregated volume 
 
  - Price 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction                        18 May 2022 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction                       Outside a trading venue 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 
 
       Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
  1     / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                           Walid Abu-Hadba 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
       Reason for the notification 
  2 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Position/status                                Chief Product Officer 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 b)    Initial notification                           Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
       Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
  3     auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Name                                           The Sage Group plc. 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 b)    LEI                                            2138005RN5XYLTF8G138 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
       Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
  4     for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
        have been conducted 
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 a)    Description of the                             Ordinary shares 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                            ISIN: GB00B8C3BL03 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction                      Grant of share awards under The Sage 
                                                       Group plc 2015 Performance Share Plan 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                                      --------------------  -------------------- 
                                                       Price                 Volume 
                                                      --------------------  -------------------- 
    Nil                                                                      60,097 
   -----------------------------------------------------------------------  -------------------- 
 
 d)    Aggregated information                         N/A - single transaction 
 
  - Aggregated volume 
 
  - Price 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction                        18 May 2022 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 f)    Place of the transaction                       Outside a trading venue 
      ---------------------------------------------  --------------------------------------------- 
 
 
 Name of contact:                Mohor Roy, Deputy Company Secretary 
 Telephone number of contact:    + 44(0) 203 810 7200 
                                ------------------------------------ 
 

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