3i Group PLC 17 April 2008 TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN 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 (Group) Legal & General Investment Management Limited (LGIM) 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3): Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC) Legal & General Group Plc (L&G) 5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different): 15 April 2008 6. Date on which issuer notified: 16 April 2008 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: Below 5% (Group) Below 5% (LGIM) 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 Number of Number of Number of Number of voting rights % of voting rights possible Shares Voting Rights shares using the ISIN CODE Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Ord GBP 21,584,102 21,584,102 Below 5% 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 Below 5% 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) (Below 5% = Total Position) Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect) (Below 5% = Total Position) Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) (Below 5% = Total Position) Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (17,732,765 - 4.63% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC) Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) (15,745,213 - 4.11%=PMC) Limited (Direct) (LGIH) Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Legal & General Assurance Society Limited (PMC) (15,745,213 - 4.11%=PMC) 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 382,741,094 14. Contact name: Jackie Harper 15. Contact telephone number: 020 7975 3530 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange