REG-Ashmore Group Plc Major interests in shares

Released : 27/02/2007

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RNS Number:9859R 
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: 
 
    Fidelity International Limited (FIL) 
 
 
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    Resulting situation after the  
if possible using the ISIN CODE       Triggering transaction       triggering transaction 
                                      Number of  Number of         Number of   Number of            % of Voting rights 
                                      Shares     Voting Rights     Shares      Voting Rights 
                                                                   Direct      Direct    Indirect   Direct     Indirect 
ISIN GB00B132NW22                     3,464,568  3,464,568                               3,464,568             0.49% 
 
B: Financial Instruments 
 
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 
 
Type of financial   Expiration   Exercise/        Number of Voting             % of Voting Rights 
instrument          Date         Conversion       Rights that may be  
                                 Period/ Date     acquired if the  
                                                  instrument is exercised/  
                                                  converted. 
 
 
Total (A+B) 
Number of Voting Rights                                      % of Voting Rights 
 
3,464,568                                                    0.49% 
 
 
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: 
 
Fidelity International Limited (FIL) 
 
 
 
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 FMR. 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          Fidelity International Limited (FIL) 
entities): 
Contact address (registered office for legal       Pembroke Hall, 42 Crow Lane, Pembroke HM19 Bermuda 
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 International 
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 FMR Corp. 
Please note these holdings are correct as of close of business 22 February 2007. 
 
 
FIL 
 
Issuer name:                                     ASHMORE GROUP PLC 
Current ownership percentage:                    0.49% 
Total Shares Held                                3,464,568 
Issued share capital:                            708,925,000 
 
 
Fidelity International Limited (FIL) is                 SHARES   NOMINEE              MANAGEMENT 
the parent holding company for various                    HELD                        COMPANY 
direct and indirect subsidiaries, including  
Fidelity Fund Management Limited (FFML),               111,350   TRUST & CUST         FIJ 
Fidelity Investment Services Ltd (FISL),                         SVCS BK LTD, TOKO 
Fidelity Gestion (FIGEST), Fidelity Investments                   
Advisory (Korea) Limited (FIAKL), Fidelity              65,400   STATE STREET         FIA(K)L 
Investments Management (Hong Kong) Limited                       HONG KONG 
(FIMHK), Fidelity Pension Management (FPM),                       
Fidelity Investments Japan (FIJ) and Fidelity           929,800  STATE STR BK         FPM 
Investments International (FII), investment                      AND TR CO LNDN (S 
managers for various non-US investment companies                  
and institutional clients.                              112,600  STATE STR BK         FIL 
                                                                 AND TR CO LNDN (S 
                                                                                                                         
                                                      1,773,900  NORTHERN TRUST       FPM                                
                                                                 LONDON 
                                                                                                                         
                                                        412,000  NORTHERN TRUST       FIL 
                                                                 LONDON 
                                                                                                                         
                                                         59,518  JP MORGAN,           FISL 
                                                                 BOURNEMOUTH 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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