REG-Ashmore Group Plc Major interests in shares

Released : 27/02/2007

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RNS Number:9863R 
Ashmore Group PLC 
27 February 2007 
 
 
 
TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 
 
 
 
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which 
voting rights are attached: 
 
ASHMORE GROUP PLC 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Reason for the notification (please place an X inside the appropriate bracket 
/s): 
 
 
 
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (    ) 
 
 
 
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the 
acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: (    ) 
 
 
 
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (  X  ) 
 
 
 
Other (please specify) : (    ) 
 
 
 
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: 
 
    FMR CORP 
 
 
 
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) : 
 
SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE 
 
 
 
5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or 
reached if different): 
 
Revised due to DTR rules 
 
 
 
6. Date on which issuer notified: 
 
26 February 2007 
 
 
 
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 
 
N/A 
 
 
 
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 
ISIN GB00B132NW22                                             36,600,724          36,600,724                             
                        36,600,724             5.16% 
 
 
B: 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 
 
 
 
Total (A+B) 
Number of Voting Rights                                      % of Voting Rights 
36,600,724                                                   5.16% 
 
 
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the 
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable : 
 
See attached schedule 
 
 
 
Proxy Voting: 
 
 
 
10. Name of the proxy holder: 
 
FMR CORP 
 
 
 
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: 
 
As discussed with the FSA, prior to the implementation of the EU transparency 
directive, we aggregated the interests in shares of FMR Corp (FMR) and Fidelity 
International limited (FIL) together for the purposes of shareholder reporting. 
 
 
 
According to the new DTR rules we are now reporting the indirect holdings of FMR 
and FIL separately. 
 
 
 
A separate notification is being submitted for FIL. Please note these holdings 
are correct as of close of business 22 February 2007. 
 
 
 
14. Contact name: 
 
Teresa Garry 
 
 
 
15. Contact telephone number: 
 
01737 837092 
 
 
Annex to Notification of Major Interests in Shares 
 
A: Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation 
 
Full name (including legal form for legal          FMR CORP 
entities): 
 
Contact address (registered office for legal       82 Devonshire Street, Boston MA, 02109 USA 
entities): 
Phone number:                                      01737 837092 
Other useful information (at least legal           Company Secretary 
representative for legal persons): 
 
 
 
B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable 
Full name:                                         Fidelity Investments 
Contact address:                                   Windmill Court XTW2B, Millfield Lane, Lower 
                                                   Kingswood, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 6RB 
Phone number:                                      01737 837092 
Other useful information (e.g. functional          Authorised to make this filing under power of 
relationship with the person or legal entity       attorney 
subject to the notification obligation): 
 
 
 
 
C: Additional information: 
 
 
 
As discussed with the FSA, prior to the implementation of the EU Transparency 
Directive, we aggregated the interests in shares of FMR Corp (FMR) and Fidelity 
International Limited (FIL) together for the purposes of shareholder reporting. 
 
According to the new DTR rules we are now reporting the indirect holdings of FMR 
and FIL separately. A separate notification is being submitted for FIL. Please 
note these holdings are correct as of close of business 22 February 2007. 
 
 
FMR 
 
Issuer name:                                ASHMORE GROUP PLC 
Current ownership percentage:               5.16% 
Total Shares Held                           36,600,724 
Issued share capital:                       708,925,000 
 
 
FMR Corp is the parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company 
(FMRCO), Investment manager for US mutual funds, and Fidelity Management Trust 
Company (FMTC), a US state chartered bank which acts as a trustee or investment 
manager of various pension and trust accounts.  
 
 
      SHARES HELD      NOMINEE                           MANAGEMENT COMPANY 
      3,014,006        STATE STREET BANK AND TR CO       FMTC 
      530,653          MELLON BANK N.A.                  FMTC 
      5,331,300        MELLON BANK N.A.                  FMRCO 
      4,310,800        JPMORGAN CHASE BANK               FMTC 
      863,485          CITIBANK NA                       FMRCO 
      22,550,480       BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO    FMRCO 
 
 
 
 
 
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