RNS Number : 7330Z
3i Group PLC
23 July 2008



NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


On23July2008 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:


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights


3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:


AXAS.A, 25 Avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris and its group of companies

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3):

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different):


21/07/2008

6. Date on which issuer notified:


23/07/2008

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:


10%

8. Notified details:


A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares

Situation previous to the triggering transaction

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

if possible using the ISIN CODE

Number of Shares

Number of Voting Rights

Number of shares

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Direct

Direct

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

GB00B1YW4409


37,773,593

37,773,593

6,488,889

6,488,889

33,622,345

1.69

8.78



B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ Conversion Period/ Date

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted.

% of voting rights







Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

40,111,234

10.47%



9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:


Name of Company/Fund

Number of Shares

% of issued share capital

AXASun Life plc

(fmly Axa Equity & Law Life Assurance Society plc)

237,000

0.06187

AXA General Insurance Ltd

5,000

0.00131

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd A/c X

74,460

0.01944

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd A/c X

1,957,950

0.51117

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd A/c X

538,460

0.14058

PPPHealthcare Group plc

22,850

0.00597

Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd

50,000

0.01305

Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd A/c

875,500

0.22857

Sun Life Assurance Society Plc

153,300

0.04002

AXAInsuranceUK

52,240

0.01364

AXAFinancial, Inc*

2,737,257

0.71462

AXAColonia Konzern

1,244,751

0.32497

AXAFrance*

438,284

0.11442

AXARosenberg*

145,412

0.03796

AXAFinancial, Inc*

30,244,952

7.89613

Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd

30,266

0.00790

Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd

3,647

0.00095

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd

LTAVUKEquity

75,000

0.01958

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd

FTSE All Share Tracker

61,675

0.01610

Sun Life Pensions Management

LTAVUKEquity

290,000

0.07571

Sun Life Pensions Management

FTSE All Share Tracker

325,571

0.08500

Framlington onshore private clients*

6,440

0.00168

AXAWinterthur

99,820

0.02606

Axa Sun Life With Profits Passive

254,123

0.06634

Axa Sun Life With Profits Passive

137,276

0.03584

AXAUK Investment Co ICVC*

UKDistribution OEIC*

50,000

0.01305

Total Direct

6,488,889

1.69407

Total Indirect

33,622,345

8.77787

Total

40,111,234

10.47195

* Indirect holding





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 79753530


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