RNS Number : 5405V
3i Group PLC
29 May 2008



3i Group plc

29 May 2008


THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION ORDISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITEDSTATES,CANADA,JAPANORAUSTRALIA



3i Group plc (the 'Company')


Publication of Offering Circularfor £430,000,000 Convertible Bonds due 2011 issued by 3i Group plc (the "Bonds")and commencement of trading




Following the RNS announcement (6041U)on 15 May 2008 givingthe final terms of the Bonds, the following Offering Circular has been approved by the UK Listing Authorityand is available for viewing:


Offering Circular dated23May 2008, relatingto the£430,000,000 Convertible Bonds due 2011 issued by 3i Group plc.


To view the full document, please paste the following URL into the address barof your browser:


http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/5405V_-2008-5-29.pdf


It is expected that dealings in the Bonds will commence on30 May 2008on the Professional Securities Market of the London Stock Exchange. The Bonds havebeen accepted for clearing byEuroclear andClearstream,Luxembourg. The Common Code for the Bonds is 036471042. The InternationalSecurities Identification Number for the Bonds is XS0364710425.


For further information please contact:

3i Group plc

Maureen Rawlins (Group Treasurer)

Tel:020 7975 3115

Dresdner Kleinwort

Jonathan Roe / Ken Robins

Tel: 020 7623 8000

Lehman Brothers

Stephen Pull / Arshad Ghafur

Tel:0207102 1000


DISCLAIMER

Dresdner Bank AG London Branch, which is authorised by BAFin and by the Financial Services Authority and which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of designated investment business in the United Kingdom, is acting for 3i Group plc and for no-one else in connection with the contents of this document and will not be responsible to anyone other than 3i Group plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Dresdner Bank AG London Branch, or for affording advice in relation to the contents of this document or any other matters referred to herein.



Lehman Brothers International (Europe), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of designated investment business in the United Kingdom, is acting for 3i Group plc and for no-one else in connection with the contents of this document and will not be responsible to anyone other than 3i Group plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Lehman Brothers International (Europe), or for affording advice in relation to the contents of this document or any other matters referred to herein.


This announcement does not constitute or form part of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or otherwise acquire any securities.


The Bonds and the Ordinary Shares have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 and are subject toUStax law requirements. Accordingly, these securities may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States or to US persons and this notice is not an offer of the securities.

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