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 FCA 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                            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                       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 crossed        28 August 2013
or
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer               29 August 2013
notified:
7. Threshold(s) that is/are           Direct / Indirect holdings increased to
crossed or                            above 22%
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
ORD GBP0.15    110,232,476           110,232,476     108,554,261   108,554,261   4,900,882   21.124%    0.954%
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
113,455,143                                                 22.078%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: ^xxi
108,554,259 shares (21.124%) are under the control of HBOS Insurance &
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 513,882,696
                                     Andrew Kellett (Llloyds Banking Group)
14. Contact name:
                                     Jayne Meacham (St. James’s Place plc)
15. Contact telephone                0113 235 7729
number:
                                     01285 878762

Contact:

St. James's Place