THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC: Holding(s) in Company

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 
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