. RNS Number : 1724G Ashmore Group PLC 20 October 2008 Ashmore Group plc +0700 20 October 2008 Purchase of own shares Ashmore Group plc ("Ashmore") announces that on 17 October 2008 it purchased 1,391,263 ordinary shares of 0.01p each at an average price of 152.63 pence per ordinary share. These shares will be held as treasury shares. The highest price paid was 160.00 pence per share and the lowest price paid was 143.75 pence per share. Following these purchases, Ashmore holds 1,391,263 ordinary shares as treasury shares and has 707,533,737 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares). Ashmore shareholders should use 707,533,737 as the denominator to determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in Ashmore under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules. Enquiries to: Ashmore Group plc +44 (0)20 3077 6000 Michael Perman, Company Secretary +44 (0)20 3077 6190 Penrose Financial +44 (0)20 7786 4888 Gay Collins / Lauren Stewart +44 (0)7798 626282 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END POSEALENFSXPFFE