RNS Number : 6655F
3i Group PLC
19 June 2012



NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

On 19 June 2012 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.

An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments.

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

BlackRock, Inc

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:

14/06/2012

6. Date on which issuer notified:

19/06/2012

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

Holding has gone below 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

90,736,618

90,736,618

79,857,452

8.22%

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

CFD




16,102,689

Nominal

Delta

1.66%

1.66%

Total (A+B+C)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

95,960,141

9.88%

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

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 95,960,141 (9.88%)

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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