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          Baillie Gifford & Co
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                  4 April 2014
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                  7 April 2014
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or             5%
reached: ^vi, vii

8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares ^viii, ix
Class/type     Situation previous                 Resulting situation after the triggering
of            to the triggering                 transaction
shares         transaction
                                  Number          Number     Number of voting    % of voting rights
if possible    Number            of              of        rights             ^x
using          of                 Voting          shares
the ISIN       Shares             Rights          Direct     Direct  Indirect   Direct   Indirect
CODE                                                         ^xi      ^xii
Ordinary
Shares
               Below 5%           Below 5%        25931511           25931511            5.01%
GB0007669376


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

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

Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                                 Percentage of voting rights
25,931,511                                               5.01%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: ^xxi
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
[7,909,189:1.53%] is also a discretionary investment manager.



Its wholly-owned subsidiary undertaking Baillie Gifford & Co Limited
[1,406,157:0.27%] 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
[6,212,090:1.20%] 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                      Notification using the Total Voting
information:                         Rights figure of 517,656,254
                                     Gillian Wright
14. Contact name:
                                     Kay Fraser
15. Contact telephone                0131 275 3041
number:
                                     01285 87 87 62

Contact:

St. James's Place
 
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