Regulatory Approval

Sage Group PLC 19 April 2001 Thursday 19 April 2001: for immediate release The Sage Group plc SAGE TENDER OFFER FOR INTERACT COMMERCE CLEARS ANTITRUST APPROVALS The Sage Group plc and Interact Commerce Corporation (Nasdaq: IACT) announced today that Sage's tender offer for the shares of Interact has received clearance under the Hart-Scott Rodino Act in the United States, and has also received clearance from the Federal Cartel Office of Germany. There are no remaining outstanding regulatory approvals. The tender offer is currently scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, Eastern Standard Time, on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, unless the offer is extended. Enquiries: The Sage Group plc 0191 255 3000 Paul Harrison, Finance Director Phil Branston, Investor Relations Web-site address: Financial Dynamics 020 7831 3113 Giles Sanderson/Harriet Keen


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