RNS Number : 3856E
3i Group PLC
09 May 2013



NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

On 9 May 2013 3i Group plc became aware that according to Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Limited's records they notified 3i Group plc of this change in interest in shares on 24 March 2011. 3i Group plc has no record of this notification being received at that time. A further copy was received on 9 May 2013.

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:

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and its group

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3):

See additional information under 13

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached:

23 March 2011

6. Date on which issuer notified:

24 March 2011 (see note above)

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

Below the threshold of 5%

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

22,069,504

22,069,504

1,459,630

1,459,630

45,541,084

0.150%

4.692%

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

47,000,714

4.842%

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

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., which through intermediate holding companies controls the voting rights of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, Columbia Wanger Asset Management, Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. and Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd, which itself controls the voting rights of Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd, Threadneedle International Ltd and Threadneedle Pensions Ltd.

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:

Registered Owner

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c ZLA08

40,000

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 38295

450,000

The Bank Of New York ( Nominees ) Limited

A/c 5340899759

29,055

Chase Nominees Ltd

A/c 42048

177,785

State Street Nominees Limited

A/c 00401323

695,364

HSBC Global Custody Nominees (UK) Ltd

A/c 1013333

100,000

HSBC Global Custody Nominees (UK) Ltd

A/c 01014405

14,000

Chase Nominees Ltd

A/c 52365

23,562

Columbia Management Investment Advisers LLC

A/c

1,821

William & Glyns (Isle of Man) Nominees Ltd

A/c 301778

77,548

William & Glyns (Isle of Man) Nominees Ltd

A/c 301781

46,743

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c ZLA03

21,646,627

The Bank Of New York ( Nominees ) Limited

A/c 52262

568,740

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 07198

980,575

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c ZLA09

24,000

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 10479

24,911

State Street Bank & Trust Boston

A/c GPE1

641,702

The Bank Of New York ( Nominees ) Limited

A/c 5340899624

66,994

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c ZLA12

1,047,641

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c ZLA14

294,932

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 07207

3,350,115

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 07199

80,563

Mellon Nominees (UK) Ltd

A/c WWSF0004002

1,061,584

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 10497

1,500,000

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 10469

482,595

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 10492

1,269,302

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 10488

7,880,792

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c 31348

392,558

Littledown Nominees Ltd

A/c ZLA15

4,031,205

Issuer contact details:

Jackie Harper, Group Secretariat

Telephone: 020 7975 3530


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