3i Group PLC

Director Shareholding

3i Group PLC
09 November 2004

The Listing Rules - Chapter 16, Paragraph 16.13

As potential beneficiaries of The 3i Group Employee Trust (the 'Trust') all
employees of 3i Group plc (the 'Company') and its subsidiaries have an interest
in all the shares ('Shares') of 50p each in the Company held by the Trust for
the purposes of section 324 Companies Act 1985.  These employees include the
executive directors of the Company: Philip Yea, Michael Queen and Rod Perry (the

On 8 November 2004, the Trustee of the Trust purchased 600,000 Shares at an
average price of 608.333333p per Share.

Each of the Directors notified the Company of the change in his interest in
these Shares on 9 November 2004.

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