3i Group PLC 04 March 2008 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES On 4 March 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): 29/02/2008 6. Date on which issuer notified: 04/03/2008 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: Reached 4% 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 Indirect Direct Indirect GB00B1YW4409 14,736,250 14,736,250 15,745,619 15,745,619 4.114 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 15,745,619 4.114 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: 52,155 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. 114,508 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. 53,307 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. 12,988 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. 115,244 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. 15,397,417 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: Jackie Harper, Group Secretariat Telephone: 020 7975 3530 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange