For best results when printing this announcement, please click on the link below: http://pdf.reuters.com/Regnews/regnews.asp?i=43059c3bf0e37541&u=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20100406:nRSF7193Ja RNS Number : 7193J Ashmore Group PLC 06 April 2010 Ashmore Group plc ("Ashmore" or the "Company") London. 6 April 2010 Notification Pursuant to DTR 3 Ashmore Group plc ("Ashmore", the "Group") has received notification on 1 April 2010 from its CEO, Mr Mark Coombs, that on 1 April 2010 he gifted 1,750,000 ordinary shares ( 0.25%) of 0.01p each in the capital of the Company to charity for nil consideration. As a result of this gift, Mr Coombs' interest in the share capital of Ashmore is reduced to 301,574,200 shares (42.86 per cent of the issued capital). For further information please contact: Gay Collins +44 (0) 20 7786 4888 Penrose Ashmore Group plc +44 (0)20 3077 6000 Graeme Dell - Finance Director TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: 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 the notification obligation: Mark Coombs 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: 1 April 2010 6. Date on which issuer notified: 1 April 2010 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: Below 43% 8: Notified Details A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/ Situation previous to Resulting situation after the triggering type of the triggering transaction shares transaction If possible Number of Number of Number of Number of voting Percentage of use ISIN shares voting shares rights voting rights code rights Direct Indirect Direct Indirect GB00B132NW22 303,324,200 303,324,200 301,574,200 301,574,200 - 42.86 - B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of financial Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting % of instrument date Conversion rights that may be voting Period acquired if the rights instrument is exercised/ converted. N/A C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Type of Exercise Expiration Exercise/ Number of % of voting rights financial price date Conversion voting instrument period rights instrument refers to Nominal Delta N/A Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 301,574,200 42.86 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: N/A Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: N/A 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: N/A 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: N/A 13. Additional information: Ashmore shareholders should use 703,556,669 shares 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. 14. Contact name: Michael Perman 15. Contact telephone number: 0203 077 6000 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END