. RNS Number : 2803G Ashmore Group PLC 21 October 2008 Ashmore Group plc +0700 21 October 2008 Purchase of own shares Ashmore Group plc ("Ashmore") announces that on 20 October 2008 it purchased 86,554 ordinary shares of 0.01p each at an average price of 149.05 pence per ordinary share. These shares will be held as treasury shares. The highest price paid was 150.00 pence per share and the lowest price paid was 147.00 pence per share. Following these purchases, Ashmore holds 1,477,817 ordinary shares as treasury shares and has 707,447,183 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares). Ashmore shareholders should use 707,447,183 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 POSEAXEEALSPFFE