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Wednesday 28 November, 2007

Sage Group PLC

Directorate Change

28 November 2007

Sage appoints non-executive director

The Sage Group plc ("Sage") announces that it has appointed Mark Rolfe to the
Sage Board as non-executive director from 1 December 2007. Mr Rolfe will serve
on the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees and, from 1 April 2008,
will chair the Audit Committee.

Mr Rolfe was Finance Director of Gallaher Group Plc, until the group was
acquired by Japan Tobacco Inc in April 2007. He spent over 20 years with
Gallaher in various finance and executive roles, which included responsibility
for Business Development. Mr Rolfe qualified as a chartered accountant with
Coopers & Lybrand, after obtaining a BCom in Accounting from Birmingham

Commenting on the appointment, Tony Hobson, Chairman, said, "Mark Rolfe has a
tremendous track record as the Finance Director of a major international
business. This experience will enable him to provide strong leadership of the
Audit Committee and will be of enormous value to the Board. We welcome Mark to
the Board and look forward to his contribution".

Mr Rolfe will also join the Board of Hornby Plc as a non-executive director
from 1 January 2008. There are no other details requiring disclosure under
Listing Rule 9.6.13, relating to further information on this appointment,
including other public company directorships.

Enquiries: The Sage Group plc
Michael Robinson, Company Secretary

Cynthia Alers, Investor Relations Director

Tel: +44 (0) 0191 294 3068

Notes to editors:

The Sage Group plc is a leading global supplier of business management software
solutions and related products and services to 5.5 million small to
medium-sized enterprises. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock
Exchange in 1989 and now employs over 13,000 people worldwide.


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