RNS Number : 5887A
3i Group PLC
04 August 2008



NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


On4 August2008 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:


Lehman Brothers International (Europe)

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):


29/07/2008

6. Date on which issuer notified:


04/08/2008

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


3%


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


Below 3%

Below 3%

11,550,096

11,550,096

N/A

3.01%

N/A



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

N/A






Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

11,550,096

3.01%


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



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


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