. RNS Number : 8310N Ashmore Group PLC 25 February 2009 Ashmore Group plc 0700 - 25 February 2009 Purchase of own shares Ashmore Group plc ("Ashmore") announces that on 24 February 2009 it purchased 201,744 ordinary shares of 0.01p each at an average price of 103.6639 pence per ordinary share. These shares will be held as treasury shares. The highest price paid was 107.5 pence per share and the lowest price paid was 92.75 pence per share. Following these purchases, Ashmore holds 5,168,331 ordinary shares as treasury shares and has 703,756,669 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares). Ashmore shareholders should use 703,756,669 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 POSEAXALALNNEFE