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Monday 16 April, 2007

EMI Group PLC

Holding in Company


TR-1  NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

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

EMI Group plc

2. Reason for the notification                                                 
                                                                               
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                 Yes
                                                                               
An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the No 
acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached       
                                                                               
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                            No 
                                                                               
Other (please specify):  N/A                                                No 
                                                                               

 

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification    Fidelity International
obligation:                                              Limited (FIL)         
                                                                               
4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):   State Street Bank and 
                                                         Trust Co London       
                                                                               
                                                         Northern Trust London 
                                                                               
                                                         JP Morgan, Bournemouth
                                                                               
                                                         HSBC Bank plc         
                                                                               
                                                         Brown Brothers        
                                                         Harriman Ltd          
                                                         Luxembourg            
                                                                               
                                                         Bank of New York      
                                                         Europe London         
                                                                               
                                                         Bank of New York      
                                                         Brussels              
                                                                               
5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the        12-04- 2007           
threshold is crossed or reached if different):                                 
                                                                               
6. Date on which issuer notified:                        16-04-2007            
                                                                               
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:          5.00%                 
                                                                               
8. Notified details:                                     See below             
                                                                               

 

A: Voting rights attached to shares

 Class/type of   Situation previous to Resulting situation after the triggering
     shares         the Triggering                   transaction               
   if possible        transaction                                              
 using the ISIN                                                                
      CODE                                                                     
                                                                               
                     Number     Number Number                                  
                         of  of Voting     of Number of voting    % of voting  
                     Shares     Rights shares      rights           rights     
                                                                               
                                       Direct Direct   Indirect Direct Indirect
                                                                               
GB0000444736     37,553,511 37,553,511    n/a    n/a 41,053,511    n/a     5.13
                                                                               

 

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial Expiration  Exercise/            Number of voting % of voting
instrument        date       Conversion          rights that may be      rights
                             Period/Date           acquired if  the            
                                                         instrument            
                                             is exercised/converted            
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               

 

Total (A+B)                               
                                          
Number of voting rights % of voting rights
                                          
41,053,511                            5.13
                                          

 

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

Fidelity International Limited (FIL) is the parent holding company for various 
direct and indirect subsidiaries, including Fidelity Fund Management Limited   
(FFML), Fidelity Investment Services Ltd (FISL), Fidelity Gestion (FIGEST),    
Fidelity Investments Advisory (Korea) Limited (FIAKL), Fidelity Investments    
Management (Hong Kong) Limited (FIMHK), Fidelity Pension Management (FPM),     
Fidelity Investments Japan (FIJ), and Fidelity Investments International (FII),
investment managers for various non-US investment companies and institutional  
clients.                                                                       
                                                                               

 

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:                      Fidelity International      
                                                   Limited (FIL)               
                                                                               
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will      3,500,000                   
cease to hold:                                                                 
                                                                               
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold  12-04-2007                  
voting rights:                                                                 
                                                                               

 

13. Additional information:               
                                          
14. Contact name:             Teresa Garry
                                          
15. Contact telephone number: 01737 837092
                                          

 

C. L. Christian
Deputy Secretary
EMI Group plc
020-7795-7317