BRIEF-Sage Q1 trading in line with expectations

LONDON Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:08am EST

LONDON Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Sage Group PLC : * Trading across all Regions remains in-line with expectations at the time of

the full year 2012 * The UK and Ireland business demonstrated good growth in the first quarter * Conditions in mainland Europe remain challenging * In North America, the stronger trading performance reported for H2 2012 has

continued in Q1