. RNS Number : 6383I Ashmore Group PLC 21 November 2008 Ashmore Group plc 0700 - 21 November 2008 Purchase of own shares Ashmore Group plc ("Ashmore") announces that on 20 November 2008 it purchased 112,476 ordinary shares of 0.01p each at an average price of 108.9209 pence per ordinary share. These shares will be held as treasury shares. The highest price paid was 111.0 pence per share and the lowest price paid was 105.25 pence per share. Following these purchases, Ashmore holds 3,064,920 ordinary shares as treasury shares and has 705,860,080 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares). Ashmore shareholders should use 705,860,080 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 POSEAAFEADKPFAE