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

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

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of    St James's Place Plc
existing shares to which voting rights are attached:

2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                              Yes
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 specify):                                                 

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification    Baillie Gifford & Co
obligation:
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):    
5. Date of the transaction and date on which the          25 Mar 2013
threshold is crossed or reached:
6. Date on which issuer notified:                         26 Mar 2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:           5%

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type     Situation
of             previous          Resulting situation after the triggering
shares        to the           transaction
               triggering
if possible    transaction
using          Number   Number   Number     Number of voting    % of voting
the ISIN       of      of       of        rights             rights
CODE           Shares   Voting   shares
                        Rights   Direct     Direct  Indirect   Direct  Indirect
Ordinary
                                                                     
Share                                                          
               Below    Below    25657365            25657365            5.05%
GB0007669376   5%       5%


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

C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
                                                  Number of
Type of      Exercise   Expiration   Exercise/    voting       % of voting
financial   price     date        Conversion  rights      rights
instrument                           period       instrument
                                                  refers to
N/A                                                        Nominal  Delta
                                                                        

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights  Percentage of voting rights
25,657,365                5.05%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:
In the narrative below, the figures in [ ] indicate the amount of voting
rights and the percentage held by each controlled undertaking where relevant.

Baillie Gifford & Co, a discretionary investment manager, is the parent
undertaking of an investment management group.

Its wholly-owned subsidiary undertaking Baillie Gifford Overseas Limited
[6825057; 1.34%] is also a discretionary investment manager.

Its wholly-owned subsidiary undertaking Baillie Gifford & Co Limited [1422157;
0.28%] is an OEIC Authorised Corporate Director and Unit Trust Manager which
has delegated its discretionary investment management role to Baillie Gifford
& Co.

Its wholly-owned subsidiary undertaking Baillie Gifford Life Limited [6734741;
1.33%] is a life assurance company which procures discretionary investment
management services from Baillie Gifford & Co in respect of its own account
shareholdings.

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

13. Additional information:    
14. Contact name:               Susie McBay (Baillie Gifford) / Jayne Meacham
                                (St. James’s Place plc)
15. Contact telephone number:   0131 275 3032 / 01285 878762

Contact:

St. James's Place
 
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