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TR-1(i): NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

(1). Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached (ii):

      BlackRock Emerging Europe 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 (iii):

            City of London Investment Management Company Limited

(4). Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (iv):

(5). Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached (v):

            4 October 2016

(6). Date on which issuer notified:

            6 October 2016

(7). Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached (vi, vii):


Below 23%

(8). Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares (viii, ix)

Class/type of shares (if possible using the ISIN code):  GB00B0BN1P96

Situation previous to the triggering transaction:
     Number of Shares: 8,353,577
     Number of Voting rights: 8,353,577

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:
     Number of shares:
          Direct: 8,103,577
     Number of voting rights:
          Direct (xi): 
          Indirect (xii): 8,103,577

% of voting rights (x):
     Direct: 
     Indirect:  22.5%

B. Qualifying Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:

Type of financial instrument: 

Expiration date (xiii): 

Exercise/Conversion Period (xiv): 

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted: 

% of voting rights: 
 

C. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments (xv, xvi)

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:

Type of financial instrument:


Exercise price:


Expiration date (xvii): 


Exercise/Conversion Period (xviii):

 
Number of voting rights instrument refers to: 


% of voting rights (xix, xx):
     Nominal: 

     Delta:      

Total (A + B + C):

Number of voting rights: 8,103,577

Percentage of voting rights: 22.5%

(9). Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable (xxi):


All voting rights on all shares are controlled by City of London Investment Management Company Limited.


Proxy Voting:

(10). Name of the proxy holder:

City of London Investment Management Company Limited

(11). Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

(12). Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:
           
(13). Additional information:

 (14). Contact name:

            A B Powley
            For BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
            Secretary

(15). Contact telephone number:

            020 7743 5610

6 October 2016

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