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Sage Group PLC 27 June 2001 Sage Group plc (the 'Company') DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN SHARES The Company was informed on 26 June 2001 that Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies have a notifiable interest in 140,922,304 Ordinary shares of 1p each, representing 11.07% of the total shares in issue. Deutsche Bank AG is a corporation domiciled in Frankfurt, Germany. Further details are as follows:- Registered Holders No. of Shares Held as Principal Morgan Grenfell & Co Ltd 158,743 Deutsche Bank AG London 3,091,723 Other Holdings 2,548,254 Held in Customer Portfolios Morgan Nominees 56,343,061 Morgan Nominees BIPF 629,196 Morgan Nominees CHY 592,960 Morgan Nominees CSL 176,741 Morgan Nominees DGR 742,392 Morgan Nominees ENF 460,608 Morgan Nominees LAM 581,289 Morgan Nominees MER 201,169 Morgan Nominees NG 191,115 Morgan Nominees PGP 111,313 Morgan Nominees SAM 108,519 Morgan Nominees SL 2,317,265 Bank of New York Nominees 162,289 Bank of New York Nominees VC 12,528 Bank of New York Nominees 588251 6,610 Bank of Tokyo London 3,260 British Overseas Bank 6951 852,234 British Overseas Bank 7020 227,568 BT Globenet Nominees Ltd 1,012,523 Channel Nominees 284,432 Chase Nominees 3,611,751 Chase Nominees 14186 285,034 Citicorp Nominees 29,300 Clydesdale Bank Custodian Nominees 872,721 Deutsche Bank International Ltd 1,157,813 HSBC Global Custody Nominees 25,800 Lloyds Bank Nominees 380,973 Lothian Regional Council 1,901,880 Mirglip Nominees 83,300 MSS Nominees 18,322,159 National & Provincial 129,566 Nortrust Nominees Ltd 15,607,262 Perry Nominees 317,288 Railways Pension Trustee Company Ltd 8,687,498 Raiffeisen Zentralbank Nominees 10,350 RBSTB Nominees 9,564,953 RBSTB Nominees RTLDN 225,775 State Street Nominees 6,870,794 State Street Nominees SD12 508,952 Sutrin Nominees 24,430 Tokyo Trust 178,920 Vidacos Nominees 1,307,713 To be advised 2,280 TOTAL 140,922,304 NOTE: The shares comprised under this notification may, from time to time, be the subject of a stock lending agreement resulting in a change in registration but not in DBAG's interest in the shares.


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