Trading Statement

Sage Group PLC 10 October 2001 Embargoed for release, Tuesday 10 October 2001 - 07.00am (BST) The Sage Group plc Trading update - Results for year ended 30 September 2001 broadly in line with expectations Following completion of the year ended 30 September 2001, The Sage Group plc ('Sage') is providing an update on trading. The tragic events of 11 September 2001 have inevitably had some impact on the Group's US revenues in the last few weeks. However, the strong recurring revenues that underpin the Sage business model mean that we still expect to report full year figures for the year ended 30 September 2001 broadly in line with consensus market forecasts. The new financial year is only a few days old and it is too early to predict how the aftermath of the events of 11 September may affect the outcome for the full year. However, we continue to believe that the strength of our brands and our channel and, in particular, the resilience of our customer base revenues provide us with a sound platform for continued long-term growth. Further details will be provided in the preliminary results announcement on 5 December 2001. Ends Contacts: Giles Sanderson/Harriet Keen Tel: 020 7831 3113 Financial Dynamics


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