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 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                          Yes
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments
which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to       No
which voting rights are attached
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic       No
effect to qualifying financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                      No
Other (please specify):                                             No
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the        Kames Capital
notification obligation: ^ iii
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                   
(if different from 3.):^iv
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or                23/07/2013
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                25/07/2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or           3%
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     15,271,151       15,271,151   12,215,553   12,215,553   3,020,598   2.37%     0.59%

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     % of voting
financial      price             date ^xvii   Conversion         rights instrument   rights ^xix, xx
instrument                                     period ^xviii       refers to
CFD                                                             185,000              Nominal  Delta
                                                                                        0.04%     1

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                               Percentage of voting rights
15,421,151                                             3.00%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: ^xxi
Kames Capital:-

Kames Capital Plc

Kames Capital Management Ltd

Kames Capital ICVC

Kames Capital VCIC

Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                            Kames Capital
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:           
                                       IMS Supervisor / Manager (Kames
14. Contact name:                      Capital)

                                       Jayne Meacham (St. James’s Place plc)
                                       0131 549 3706
15. Contact telephone number:
                                       01285 878762

Contact:

St. James's Place
 
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