SOURCE: Prudential plc

March 16, 2006 10:48 ET

Prudential PLC announces - Director/PDMR Shareholding - 1

LONDON, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2006 --

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required
by DR 3.1.4R(1).


(1)        An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating 
           to the shares or debentures of the issuer should complete boxes 
           1 to 16, 23 and 24.

(2)        An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating 
           the shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8,13, 14, 
           16, 23 and 24.

(3)        An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a 
           director/person discharging managerial responsibilities should 
           complete boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.

(4)        An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument 
           relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a debenture) should
           complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.



Please complete all relevant boxes should in block capital letters.

1. Name of the issuer

Prudential plc

2. State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in
accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or

(ii) DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(b) a disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as
extended by section 328) of the Companies Act 1985; or

(iii) both (i) and (ii)

iii

3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director

Nick Prettejohn

4. State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person
discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3 and identify the
connected person

N/A

5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person
referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest

Director named above

6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or
financial instruments relating to shares

Prudential plc ordinary shares of 5p each

7. Name of registered shareholders(s) and, if more than one, the number of
shares held by each of them

BWCI Trust Company Limited

8 State the nature of the transaction

Award of shares under the Prudential Employee Share Trust - see additional
information

9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
acquired

Prudential plc: 71,500

10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

Less than 0.003%

11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
disposed

N/a

12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

N/a

13. Price per share or value of transaction

N/a

14. Date and place of transaction

London, 16 March 2006

15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following
notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when
calculating percentage)

Prudential plc: 74,070, less than 0.004%

16. Date issuer informed of transaction

16 March 2006

If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted options by
the issuer complete the following boxes

17 Date of grant

N/A

18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised

N/A

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

N/A

20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)

N/A

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

N/A

22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following
notification

N/A

23. Any additional information

10,000 ordinary shares capable of being released to Mr N Prettejohn on 31 March
2006

40,000 ordinary shares capable of being released to Mr N Prettejohn on 31
October 2006

16,000 ordinary shares capable of being released to Mr N Prettejohn on 31October
2007

5,500 ordinary shares capable of being released to Mr N Prettejohn on 31 October
2008

24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Jennie Webb, 020 7548 2027

25.Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for
making notification

Susan Henderson, Deputy Group Secretary, 020 7548 3805

Date of notification

16 March 2006

Prudential plc is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential Financial, Inc, a
company whose principal place of business is in the United States of America





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