TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: The European Investment Trust plc 2. Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights Yes An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached. An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments An event changing the breakdown of voting rights Other (please specify): 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: Legal & General Group Plc (L&G) 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): N/A 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or 28 June 2013 reached: 6. Date on which issuer notified: 2 July 2013 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: L&G (Below 3%) 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/ Situation previous Resulting situation after the triggering transaction type of to the triggering shares transaction if Number Number Number of voting % of voting rights possible of of rights using Shares Voting Number the ISIN Rights of shares CODE Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Ordinary 1,714,424 25p (As on 12/03/2010) Below 3% B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Number of voting rights that may be Type of Expiration Exercise/ acquired if the % of voting financial date Conversion Period instrument is rights instrument exercised/ converted. C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise price Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of voting rights financial date Conversion rights instrument instrument period refers to Nominal Delta Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights Below 3% 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) Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect) Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (Below 3% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC) Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Legal & General Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct) (LGIH) Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Legal & General Limited (PMC) Assurance Society 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 42,069,371 14. Contact name: Angela Hayter (LGIM) 15. Contact telephone number: 020 3124 3851 END -0- Jul/03/2013 10:13 GMT
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