. RNS Number:6971Z Ashmore Group PLC 05 July 2007 RNS announcement Directorate Change Ashmore Group plc announces that Jim Pettigrew, Chief Operating and Financial Officer, will be leaving the company to take up the appointment of Chief Executive Officer of CMC Markets plc where he is currently a non-executive director. Jim will continue to fulfil all responsibilities in his current role until such time as a successor has been identified and after an appropriate handover period. The search for his replacement is underway. Mark Coombs, Ashmore's Chief Executive Officer, commented "Over the last year Jim has helped us to develop robust plc disciplines which provide a solid foundation supporting the continued growth of the business. The opportunity at CMC was unexpected and we quite understand the attraction of this role for Jim and would like to thank him for his contribution to the business and wish him every success in the future." Notes Ashmore will announce its quarterly AuM statement in respect of the fourth quarter 2007 at 07.00 hours on 17th July 2007. Preliminary results will be announced at 07.00 hours on 12th September 2007 and there will be a presentation for analysts and investors on that date, further details to be announced nearer the time. For further information, please contact: Ashmore Group plc +44 20 7557 4100 Jim Pettigrew +44 20 7557 4157 Penrose Financial +44 20 7786 4888 Gay Collins +44 7798 626 282 gayc@penrose.co.uk This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END BOAKZLFBDDBFBBE