Prudential plc Announces Director Shareholding

London, UNITED KINGDOM


LONDON, UK, Nov. 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- PRUDENTIAL PLC ANNOUNCEMENT

Schedule 11 - Notification of Interests of Directors and Connected Persons

No of Reports in announcement: 1



  1. Name of director:

     G Mark Wood

  2. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect
     of holding of the director named in 1 above or holding of that
     person's spouse or children under the age of 18 or in respect of
     a non-beneficial interest:

     Director named above

  3. Name of registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
     number of shares held by each of them (if notified):

     G Mark Wood

  4. Please state whether notification relates to a person(s)
     connected with the director named in 1 above and identify the
     connected person(s):

     N/A

  5. Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
     please indicate whether general/single/Company on PEP and if
     discretionary/non-discretionary:

     N/A

  6. Number of shares/amount of stock acquired:

     N/A

  7. Percentage of issued class:

     N/A

  8. Number of shares/amount of stock disposed:

     See additional information

  9. Percentage of issued class:

     N/A

 10. Class of security:

     Prudential plc ordinary 5p

 11. Price per share:

     See additional information

 12. Date of transaction:

     3 November 2004

 13. Date company informed:

     3 November 2004

 14. Total holding following this transaction:

     572,424 ordinary Prudential plc shares

 15. Total percentage holding of issued class following this
     notification:

     Less than 0.029%

     If a director has been granted options by the company, please
     complete the following fields:


 16. Date of grant:

     N/A

 17. Period during which or date on which exercisable:

     N/A

 18. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option:

     N/A

 19. Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number:

     N/A

 20. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that
     price is to be fixed at time of exercise:

     N/A

 21. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held
     following this notification:

     N/A

Additional information:

Sale of 14,857 nil paid rights, at 106.5p, on 119,850 shares held variously in his own name. All the proceeds of the sale of these nil paid rights will be used to subscribe for new shares in the Rights Issue.



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Contact name for Enquiries

Jennie Webb
020 7548 6027

Company official responsible for making notification

John Price, Deputy Group Secretary
020 7548 3805


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