RNS Number : 8952X
3i Group PLC
14 February 2013



NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

On 13 February 2013 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:

Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)

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:

12 February 2013

6. Date on which issuer notified:

13 February 2013

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

L&G (Above 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

Indirect

Direct

Indirect

GB00B1YW4409

Below 3%

(As at 13/12/2012)

29,204,206

29,204,206

3.00%

B: Qualifying 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






C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial
instrument

Exercise
price

Expiration
date

Exercise/
Conversion
period

Number of voting
rights instrument
refers to

% of voting rights






Nominal

Delta



Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

29,204,206

3.00%

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

Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group)

Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect)

Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM)

Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (29,204,206 - 3.00% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)

Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)

Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIH)

Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC)

Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (LGAS & LGPL)


Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct) (LGPL)

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder: N/A

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: N/A

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: N/A

13. Additional information:

Notification using the total voting rights figure of 971,382,619

Issuer contact details:

Jackie Harper, Group Secretariat

Telephone: 020 7975 3530


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