3i Group PLC 21 January 2008 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES On 21 January 2008 3i Group plc ("the Issuer") was notified of the following details relating to a major interest in its shares. 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: 3i Group plc 2. Reason for the notification: 1) An acquisition or disposal of voting rights 2) Change in issued share capital 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: Lloyds TSB Group Plc 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3): Nominees (Jersey) Ltd Perry Nominees Ltd Boltro Nominees Ltd Ward Nominees Ltd Lloyds Bank (PEP) Nominees Ltd State Street Nominees Ltd 5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different): 17/01/2008 6. Date on which issuer notified: 21/01/2008 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: Reached 3% 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering transaction of shares triggering transaction if possible Number of Shares Number of Voting Number of Number of voting rights % of voting rights using the Rights shares ISIN CODE Direct Direct Indirect Direct Indirect GB00B1YW4409 7,175,802 7,175,802 14,176,052 14,176,052 3.695 Ord GBP 0.738636 B: Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financial Expiration date Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting rights instrument Conversion Period rights that may be / Date acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted. Total (A+B) Number of voting rights % of voting rights 14,176,052 3.695 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: 54,207 Shares are held by Nominees (Jersey) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 119,230 Shares are held by Perry Nominees Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 53,744 Shares are held by Boltro Nominees Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 12,793 Shares are held by Ward Nominees Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 115,971 Shares are held by Lloyds Bank (Pep) Nominees Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. 13,820,107 Shares are held by State Street Nominees Ltd. Shares are under the control of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Widows Group Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Group Plc. Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: 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 information: Issuer contact details: Sofia Bernsand, Group Secretariat Telephone: 020 7975 3228 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange