Tender Offer

Sage Group PLC 3 May 2001 THE SAGE GROUP PLC COMPLETES TENDER OFFER FOR INTERACT COMMERCE CORPORATION ('INTERACT') The Sage Group plc ('Sage') announces that as at midnight New York Time on Wednesday 2nd May 2001, Sage had received acceptances for its tender offer accounting for approximately 93% of Interact's share capital. The tender offer has therefore now become unconditional. Sage will complete the acquisition through a merger in which the 7% of the shares not tendered will be converted into the right to receive $12.00 per share in cash. Press enquiries: The Sage Group plc 0191 255 3000 Paul Walker, Chief Executive Paul Harrison, Finance Director Phil Branston, Investor Relations Web-site address http://www/sage.com Financial Dynamics 020 7831 3113 Giles Sanderson Emma Rutherford


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