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3i Group PLC
09 July 2008

9July 2008

3i Group plc

Annual General Meeting-9July2008

At the Annual General Meeting of 3i Group plc at 11am this morning,Baroness Hogg, Chairman,will comment that the year to 31 March 2008 was:

"Another year of good performance, despite challenging markets. 3i achieved substantial growth in net asset value, and successfully continued its strategy of raising external funds to accelerate growth in assets under management."

In theCompany'sInterimManagementStatement relating to the three month period from
1 April 2008 to 30 June 2008,which was released earlier this morning, Chief ExecutivePhilip Yeasaid that:

"The mid-market has remained open over the first three months of the year, providing both investment opportunities and continued realisations despite the challenging economic outlook."


"We remain highly selective with respect to new investment and continue to monitor closely the financial performance of our portfolio. This approach,combined with the diversity of ourbusinessin terms of asset class,geographyand sector put us in a good position todealwith what continues to be an uncertain economic environment."

Baroness Hogg will also refer to 3i's recently launched corporateresponsibilitywebsite,www.3icr.com.


For information please contact:

Patrick Dunne
Group Communications Director
020 7975 3566
Philip Gawith
The Maitland Consultancy
020 7379 5151

Notes to editors

3i,the internationalprivate equitycompany,focuseson buyouts, growth capital, infrastructure and quoted private equity; investing across Europe, Asia and theUS.

Our competitive advantage comes from our international network and the strength and breadth of our relationships in business. These underpin the value that we deliver to our portfolio and to our shareholders.

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