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                  9 April 2014 reached: ^v 6. Date on which issuer notified:                  10 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                25931511           25931511         5%               Below 5%            Below 5% 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 Below 5%                                                Below 5%  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 [Below 5%] is also a discretionary investment manager.    Its wholly-owned subsidiary undertaking Baillie Gifford & Co Limited [Below 5%] 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 [Below 5%] 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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