– UK – The Sage Group plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Drummond Hall to its Board as a Non-executive Director with effect from 1 January 2014.  Drummond will join the Remuneration, Audit and Nomination Committees.

Drummond was Chief Executive of Dairy Crest Group plc from 2002 to 2006, prior to which his career was spent with Procter and Gamble, Mars and PepsiCo.  He is currently the Senior Independent Non-executive Director of WH Smith plc.  Drummond was a Non-executive Director of Mitchells & Butlers plc from July 2004 to January 2010, and Chairman from June 2008 to November 2009.

Commenting on the appointment, Donald Brydon, Chairman, said: “I am delighted that Drummond is joining the Sage Board at a time of forward momentum for The Sage Group.  His extensive experience, particularly his broad-based marketing and corporate strategy expertise, will help drive the continued development of Sage.”

About Sage

We provide small and medium sized organisations with a range of easy-to-use, secure and efficient business management software and services – from accounting and payroll, to enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and payments.  Our customers receive continuous advice and support through our global network of local experts to help them solve their business problems, giving them the confidence to achieve their business ambitions.  Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 12,700 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil.

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