REG - Ashmore Group Plc - NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES

Released : 16/12/2009

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Ashmore Group PLC
16 December 2009 
 
 TR-1 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                             
 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuerof existing shares to which voting rights areattached: ii                                                      Ashmore Group  PLC         
 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):                                                                                        
 An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                                                                                                      X                          
 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 thenotification obligation: iii                                                                                             BlackRock Inc.             
 4. Full name of shareholder(s)  (if different from 3.):iv                                                                                                        N/A                        
 5. Date of the transaction and date onwhich the threshold is crossed orreached: v                                                                                15th December 2009         
 6. Date on which issuer notified:                                                                                                                                16th December 2009         
 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed orreached: vi, vii                                                                                                           Holding has gone above 5%  
 
 
 8. Notified details:                                                                               
 A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                                       
 Class/type ofsharesif possible usingthe ISIN CODE                                                  Situation previousto the triggeringtransaction  Resulting situation after the triggering transaction  
 NumberofShares                                                                                     NumberofVotingRights                            Numberof shares                                       Number of votingrights                                                               % of voting rights x                          
 Direct                                                                                             Direct xi                                       Indirect xii                                          Direct                                                                               Indirect                                      
 GB00B132NW22                                                                                       N/A                                             N/A                                                   N/A                                                                                  N/A                                           34,539,748                  N/A    4.91%  
                                                                                                    
 B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                                                
 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                               
 Type of financialinstrument                                                                        Expirationdate xiii                             Exercise/ Conversion Period xiv                       Number of votingrights that may beacquired if theinstrument isexercised/ converted.  % of votingrights                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                    
 C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi  
 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                               
 Type of financialinstrument                                                                        Exercise price                                  Expiration date xvii                                  Exercise/Conversion period xviii                                                     Number of voting rights instrument refers to  % of voting rights xix, xx  
 CFD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1,101,053                                     Nominal                     Delta  
 0.16%                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                    
 Total (A+B+C)                                                                                      
 Number of voting rights                                                                            Percentage of voting rights                     
 35,640,801                                                                                         5.07%                                           
 
 
 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or thefinancial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi  
 BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 35,640,801 (5.07%)                                                                             
                                                                                                                                               
 Proxy Voting:                                                                                                                                 
 10. Name of the proxy holder:                                                                                                                                                               
 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will ceaseto hold:                                                                                                                                 
 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to holdvoting rights:                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                               
 13. Additional information:                                                                                                                   BlackRock Compliance Disclosures Team         
 14. Contact name:                                                                                                                             Stuart Watchorn                               
 15. Contact telephone number:                                                                                                                 020 7743 5741; stuart.watchorn@blackrock.com  
 
 
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