March 31 (Reuters) -
* The sage group plc - has appointed citigroup global markets limited to manage an irrevocable buyback programme during its close period within certain pre-set parameters
* The sage group plc - close period will commence on 1 april 2014 and will run up to announcement of half year results on 8 may 2014.
* The sage group plc - maximum price to be paid is limited to no more than higher of 105 per cent
* -the sage group - maximum price to be paid is limited to no more than higher of 105 per cent. Of average middle market closing price of company's shares for 5 dealing days preceding date of purchase Source text for Eikon: