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^i
                                                           
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer           St James’s Place
of existing shares to which voting rights are                Plc
attached: ^ ii
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                            X
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             Prudential plc group of
notification obligation: ^ iii                        companies
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                        See attached schedule
(if different from 3.):^iv
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or                     28 March 2013
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                     02 April 2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                See item 13
reached: ^vi, vii

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
GB0007669376   17,850,085         17,850,085      17,150,085   17,150,085             3.37%     

B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
                                                                       Number of voting
                                                                       rights that may be
Type of financial       Expiration      Exercise/                   acquired if the       % of voting
instrument               date ^xiii       Conversion Period ^xiv       instrument is          rights
                                                                       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
17,150,085                                                3.37%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: ^xxi
Prudential plc (parent Company)

The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of
Prudential plc)

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                 As per 5.1.2, the non-exempt holdings for
information:                  Prudential plc has moved to a below 5%
                               threshold triggering this notification.
                               Poonam Mulji / Mark Thomas

14. Contact name:              M&G Investment Management Limited

                               Jayne Meacham (St. James’s Place plc)
15. Contact telephone          020 3480 6135 / 020 7548 3266
number:
                               01285 878762

Contact:

St. James's Place