REG-Ashmore Group Plc Holding(s) in Company

Released : 20/04/2007

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RNS Number:9608U 
Ashmore Group PLC 
20 April 2007 
 
 
 
 
TR-1(i):               notification of major interests in shares 
 
 
 
1. Identity of the issuer or the 
underlying issuer of existing                   ASHMORE GROUP PLC 
shares to which voting rights are 
attached(ii): 
 
 
2. Reason for the notification 
(please tick the appropriate box or 
boxes) 
 
 
An acquisition or disposal of                                           FORMCHECKBOX 
voting rights 
 
 
An acquisition or disposal of                                           FORMCHECKBOX 
financial instruments which may 
result in the acquisition of shares 
already issued to which voting 
rights are attached 
 
 
An event changing the breakdown of                                      FORMCHECKBOX 
voting rights 
 
 
Other (please specify):                                                       X 
 
First notification under the Transparency Directive rules               FORMCHECKBOX 
                                                                                          
 
 
3. Full name of person(s) subject                                    Jerome Paul Booth 
to the notification obligation 
(iii): 
 
 
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if                        In respect of 42,250,000 shares - HSBC Global Custody Nominee  
(UK) Limited 
different from 3.)(iv):                                      In respect of 3,500,000 shares - Carey Pensions and         
                                                                                 Benefits Limited 
 
 
 
 
5. Date of the transaction (and                                                     N/A 
date on which the threshold is 
crossed or reached if different) 
(v): 
 
 
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                            20th March 2007 
 
 
7. Threshold(s) that is/are                                                         N/A 
crossed or reached: 
 
 
8. Notified details: 
 
 
 
 
A: Voting rights attached to shares 
Class/type of   Situation previous to the     Resulting situation after the triggering transaction(vii) 
shares          Triggering transaction (vi) 
 
                  Number of      Number of       Number of       Number of voting rights    % of voting rights 
if possible       Shares         Voting Rights   shares          ix 
using the ISIN                   viii            Direct          Direct  x      Indirect    Direct   Indirect 
CODE                                                                             xi 
 
 
Ordinary shares 
of 0.01p each 
ISIN:             42,250,000     42,250,000      42,250,000      42,250,000                 5.96% 
GB00B132NW22 
                   
 
 
 
B: Financial Instruments 
 
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction xii 
 
Type of financial    Expiration date Exercise/ Conversion         Number of voting rights    % of voting 
instrument           xiii            Period/ Date xiv             that may be acquired if    rights 
                                                                  the instrument is 
                                                                  exercised/ converted. 
 
Options to acquire   8th December    Exerciseable at any time 
Ordinary shares of   2015            between first exercise 
0.01p each                           date on 9th December 2010    3,500,000                  0.49% 
                                     and expiration date 
                                                                        
 
 
Total (A+B) 
 
Number of voting rights                            % of voting rights 
 
45,750,000                                         6.45% 
 
 
 
 
9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively 
held, if applicable xv: 
N/A 
 
 
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 total voting rights figure of 708,925,000 
 
 
14. Contact name:                                                     Mark Grimwood 
 
 
15. Contact telephone number:                                         020 7557 4123 
 
 
 
 
Annex Notification Of Major Interests In Shares xvi 
 
 
A: Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation 
 
 
Full name (including legal form for legal entities)                       Jerome Paul Booth 
 
 
Contact address (registered office for legal entities)             20 Bedfordbury, London WC2N 4BL 
 
 
Phone number                                                                020 7557 4100 
 
 
Other useful information (at least legal representative                          N/A 
for legal persons) 
 
 
 
 
B:        Identity of the notifier, if applicable xvii 
 
 
Full name                                                                        N/A 
 
 
Contact address                                                                  N/A 
 
 
Phone number                                                                     N/A 
 
 
Other useful information (e.g. functional relationship                           N/A 
with the person or legal entity subject to the 
notification obligation) 
 
 
 
C:        Additional information 
 
 
 
 
N/A 
 
 
Notes 
 
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(i)       This form is to be sent to the issuer or underlying issuer and 
to be filed with the competent authority. 
 
 
(ii)      Either the full name of the legal entity or another method for  
identifying the issuer or underlying issuer, provided it is reliable and  
accurate. 
 
 
(iii)     This should be the full name of (a) the shareholder; (b) the person  
acquiring, disposing of or exercising voting rights in the cases provided for  
in DTR5.2.1 (b) to (h);  (c) all the parties to the agreement referred to in 
DTR5.2.1 (a), or (d) the direct or indirect holder of financial instruments 
entitled to acquire shares already issued to which voting rights are attached, 
as appropriate. 
 
In relation to the transactions referred to in points DTR5.2.1 (b) to (h), the 
following list is provided as indication of the persons who should be mentioned: 
 
-         in the circumstances foreseen in  DTR5.2.1 (b), the person that 
acquires the voting rights and is entitled to exercise them under the agreement 
and the natural person or legal entity who is transferring temporarily for 
consideration the voting rights; 
 
-         in the circumstances foreseen in DTR 5.2.1 (c), the person 
holding the collateral, provided the person or entity controls the voting rights 
and declares its intention of exercising them, and person lodging the collateral 
under these conditions; 
 
-         in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1(d), the person who has 
a life interest in shares if that person is entitled to exercise the voting 
rights attached to the shares and the person who is disposing of the voting 
rights when the life interest is created; 
 
-         in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1 (e), the parent undertaking  
and, provided it has a notification duty at an individual level under DTR 5.1,  
under DTR5.2.1 (a) to (d) or under a combination of any of those situations,  
the controlled undertaking; 
 
-         in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1 (f), the deposit taker 
of the shares, if he can exercise the voting rights attached to the shares 
deposited with him at his discretion, and the depositor of the shares allowing 
the deposit taker to exercise the voting rights at his discretion; 
 
-         in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1 (g), the person  that 
controls the voting rights; 
 
-         in the circumstances foreseen in DTR5.2.1 (h), the proxy holder, 
if he can exercise the voting rights at his discretion, and the shareholder who 
has given his proxy to the proxy holder allowing the latter to exercise the 
voting rights at his discretion. 
 
 
(iv)      Applicable in the cases provided for in DTR 5.2.1 (b) to (h). 
This should be the full name of the shareholder or holder of financial 
instruments who is the counterparty to the natural person or legal entity 
referred to in DTR5.2. 
 
 
(v)       The date of the transaction should normally be, in the case of 
an on exchange transaction, the date on which the matching of orders occurs; in 
the case of an off exchange transaction, date of the entering into an agreement. 
 
 
The date on which threshold is crossed should normally be the date on which the 
acquisition, disposal or possibility to exercise voting rights takes effect (see 
DTR 5.1.1R (3)). For passive crossings, the date when the corporate event took 
effect.(DEL: :DEL) 
 
These dates will usually be the same unless the transaction is subject to a 
condition beyond the control of the parties. 
 
 
(vi)      Please refer to the situation disclosed in the previous 
notification, In case the situation previous to the triggering transaction was 
below 3%, please state 'below 3%'. 
 
vii If the holding has fallen below the minimum threshold , the notifying party 
should not be obliged to disclose the extent of the holding, only that the new 
holding is less than 3%. 
 
 
For the case provided for in DTR5.2.1(a), there should be no disclosure of 
individual holdings per party to the agreement unless a party individually 
crosses or reaches an Article 9 threshold. This applies upon entering into, 
introducing changes to or terminating an agreement. 
 
viii      Direct and indirect 
 
ix        In case of combined holdings of shares with voting rights attached  
'direct holding' and voting rights 'indirect holdings', please split the voting  
rights number and percentage into the direct and indirect columns-if there is  
no combined holdings, please leave the relevant box blank. 
 
X         Voting rights attached to shares in respect of which the notifying  
party is a direct shareholder  (DTR 5.1) 
 
xi        Voting rights held by the notifying party as an indirect shareholder  
(DTR 5.2.1) 
 
xii       If the holding has fallen below the minimum threshold, the 
notifying party should not be obliged to disclose the extent of the holding, 
only that the new holding is below 3%. 
 
xiii      date of maturity / expiration of the finical instrument i.e. 
the date when the right to acquire shares ends. 
 
xiv       If the financial instrument has such a period-please specify the  
period- for example once every three months starting from the (date) 
 
xv        The notification should include the name(s) of the controlled 
undertakings through which the voting rights are held. The notification should 
also include the amount of voting rights and the percentage held by each 
controlled undertaking, insofar as individually the controlled undertaking holds 
3% or more, and insofar as the notification by the parent undertaking is 
intended to cover the notification obligations of the controlled undertaking. 
 
xvi       This annex is only to be filed with the competent authority. 
 
xvii      Whenever another person makes the notification on behalf of the 
shareholder or the natural person/legal entity  referred to in DTR5.2 and 
DTR5.3. 
 
 
 
 
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