STJ: St. James's Place: Holding(s) in Company

  STJ: St. James's Place: Holding(s) in Company

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

For filings with the FSA include the annex  
For filings with issuer exclude the annex

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES^i
                                                            
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer            St. James’s
of existing shares to which voting rights are                 Place plc
attached: ^ ii
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                             
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments
which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to          
which voting rights are attached
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic          
effect to qualifying financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                         
Other (please           Disclosure of revised position following
specify):              change in Total Voting Rights, announced by      X
                        St. James’s Place plc on 1 February 2013.
3. Full name of person(s)
subject to the                      Lloyds Banking Group plc
notification obligation: ^
iii
4. Full name of
shareholder(s)                       See section 9
(if different from 3.):^iv
5. Date of the transaction
and date on
which the threshold is               1 February 2013
crossed or
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer              4 February 2013
notified:
7. Threshold(s) that is/are          Direct/indirect holdings decreased to
crossed or                           below 57% (direct holdings remain above
reached: ^vi, vii                    56%)

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares ^viii, ix
Class/type   Situation previous
of           to the triggering                 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares       transaction

if possible  Number            Number          Number       Number of voting         % of voting rights
using        of                 of              of shares     rights                    ^x
the ISIN     Shares             Voting          Direct        Direct ^xi   Indirect    Direct    Indirect
CODE                            Rights                                      ^xii
Ord 15p
Shares       289,256,127        289,256,127     287,257,332   287,257,332   1,678,486   56.564%    0.331%
GB0007669376

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
                                                                       Number of voting
Type of financial      Expiration       Exercise/                      rights that may be       % of voting
instrument            date ^xiii      Conversion Period ^xiv        acquired if the         rights
                                                                       instrument is
                                                                       exercised/ converted.
                                                                                            

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments ^xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of         Exercise        Expiration   Exercise/        Number of voting rights       % of voting
financial      price           date ^xvii  Conversion       instrument refers to         rights ^xix, xx
instrument                                   period ^xviii
                                                                                       Nominal  Delta
                                                                                                     

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                                 Percentage of voting rights
288,935,818                                              56.894%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: ^xxi
287,257,329 shares (56.564%) are under the control of HBOS Insurance and
Investment Group Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of HBOS plc, a wholly
owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds
Banking Group plc (direct interests).

Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                  N/A
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease             N/A
to hold:
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold               N/A
voting rights:

13. Additional                      Notification using the Total Voting
information:                         Rights figure of 507,849,262
14. Contact name:                    Andrew Kellett (LBG) / Jayne Meacham
                                     (St. James’s Place plc)
15. Contact telephone                0113 235 7729 / 01285 878762
number:

Contact:

St. James's Place
 
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