. Click for Link: http://pdf.reuters.com/Regnews/regnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20091216:nRSP2465Ea RNS Number : 2465E Ashmore Group PLC 16 December 2009 TR-1 NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuerof existing shares to which voting rights areattached: ii Ashmore Group PLC 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights X An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments An event changing the breakdown of voting rights Other (please specify): 3. Full name of person(s) subject to thenotification obligation: iii BlackRock Inc. 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):iv N/A 5. Date of the transaction and date onwhich the threshold is crossed orreached: v 15th December 2009 6. Date on which issuer notified: 16th December 2009 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed orreached: vi, vii Holding has gone above 5% 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix Class/type ofsharesif possible usingthe ISIN CODE Situation previousto the triggeringtransaction Resulting situation after the triggering transaction NumberofShares NumberofVotingRights Numberof shares Number of votingrights % of voting rights x Direct Direct xi Indirect xii Direct Indirect GB00B132NW22 N/A N/A N/A N/A 34,539,748 N/A 4.91% B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financialinstrument Expirationdate xiii Exercise/ Conversion Period xiv Number of votingrights that may beacquired if theinstrument isexercised/ converted. % of votingrights C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financialinstrument Exercise price Expiration date xvii Exercise/Conversion period xviii Number of voting rights instrument refers to % of voting rights xix, xx CFD 1,101,053 Nominal Delta 0.16% Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 35,640,801 5.07% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or thefinancial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited - 35,640,801 (5.07%) Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will ceaseto hold: 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to holdvoting rights: 13. Additional information: BlackRock Compliance Disclosures Team 14. Contact name: Stuart Watchorn 15. Contact telephone number: 020 7743 5741; stuart.watchorn@blackrock.com This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange