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RNS Number : 0853A

Sage Group PLC

19 May 2023

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

1. Issuer Details

ISIN

GB00B8C3BL03

Issuer Name

THE SAGE GROUP PLC.

UK or Non-UK Issuer

UK

2. Reason for Notification

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

Name

FIL Limited

City of registered office (if applicable)

Hamilton

Country of registered office (if applicable)

Bermuda

4. Details of the shareholder

Full name of shareholder(s) if different from the person(s) subject to the notification obligation, above

City of registered office (if applicable)

Country of registered office (if applicable)

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

18-May-2023

6. Date on which Issuer notified

19-May-2023

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation

 
                          % of voting rights      % of voting rights      Total of both in %      Total number of 
                          attached to shares      through financial       (8.A + 8.B)             voting rights held 
                          (total of 8.A)          instruments (total                              in issuer 
                                                  of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2) 
   Resulting situation 
    on the date on 
    which threshold 
    was crossed or 
    reached                4.860000                0.060000                4.920000                50373561 
                        ======================  ======================  ======================  ====================== 
   Position of 
    previous 
    notification (if 
    applicable)            5.090000                0.018000                5.108000 
                        ======================  ======================  ======================  ====================== 
 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached

8A. Voting rights attached to shares

 
Class/Type of shares    Number of direct        Number of indirect      % of direct voting      % of indirect voting 
ISIN code(if possible)  voting rights (DTR5.1)  voting rights           rights (DTR5.1)         rights (DTR5.2.1) 
                                                (DTR5.2.1) 
GB00B8C3BL03               0                       49773091                0.000000                4.860000 
                        ======================  ======================  ======================  ====================== 
Sub Total 8.A              49773091                                        4.860000% 
                        ==============================================  ============================================== 
 

8B1. Financial Instruments according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (a))

 
Type of financial           Expiration date  Exercise/conversion period  Number of voting rights    % of voting rights 
instrument                                                               that may be acquired if 
                                                                         the instrument is 
                                                                         exercised/converted 
 
Sub Total 8.B1 
                            ===========================================  =========================  ================== 
 

8B2. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (b))

 
Type of financial   Expiration date   Exercise/conversion   Physical or cash    Number of voting    % of voting rights 
instrument                            period                settlement          rights 
 CFD                                                           Cash              600470              0.060000 
                                                              ================  ==================  ================== 
Sub Total 8.B2                                                                   600470              0.060000% 
                                                                                ==================  ================== 
 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation

2. Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entities (please add additional rows as necessary)

 
Ultimate controlling     Name of controlled       % of voting rights if  % of voting rights     Total of both if it 
person                   undertaking              it equals or is        through financial      equals or is higher 
                                                  higher than the        instruments if it      than the notifiable 
                                                  notifiable threshold   equals or is higher    threshold 
                                                                         than the notifiable 
                                                                         threshold 
   FIL Limited              FIL Limited              4.850000               0.060000               4.910000% 
                         =======================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
                            FIL Financial 
                             Services Holdings 
   FIL Limited               Limited                 4.850000               0.060000               4.910000% 
                         =======================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
                            FIL Holdings (UK) 
   FIL Limited               Limited                 4.850000               0.060000               4.910000% 
                         =======================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
                            FIL Investments 
   FIL Limited               International           4.850000               0.060000               4.910000% 
                         =======================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
   FIL Limited              FIL Limited              0.010000               0.000000               0.010000% 
                         =======================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
                            FIL Financial 
                             Services Holdings 
   FIL Limited               Limited                 0.010000               0.000000               0.010000% 
                         =======================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
                            FIL Holdings (UK) 
   FIL Limited               Limited                 0.010000               0.000000               0.010000% 
                         =======================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
                            FIL Investment 
                             Advisors (UK) 
   FIL Limited               Limited                 0.010000               0.000000               0.010000% 
                         =======================  =====================  =====================  ====================== 
 

10. In case of proxy voting

Name of the proxy holder

The number and % of voting rights held

The date until which the voting rights will be held

11. Additional Information

12. Date of Completion

19-May-2023

13. Place Of Completion

Dublin, Ireland

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