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
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 change in chain of control      X
specify):                  of holding
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                                  14 November 2013
which the threshold is crossed or
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:        15 November 2013
7. Threshold(s) that is/are              Direct / Indirect holdings remain
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    113,455,143           113,455,143     108,554,265   108,554,265   5,951,577   21.080%    1.156%
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
114,505,842                                                 22.236%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: ^xxi
Following an intra-group transfer of the holding, 108,554,259 shares
(21.080%) are now under the control of HBOS Insurance & Investment Group
Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds Bank Plc, which is itself 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 514,967,449
                                     Andrew Kellett
14. Contact name:
                                     Kay Fraser
15. Contact telephone                0113 235 7729
number:
                                     01285 87 87 62

Contact:

St. James's Place