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Friday 04 May, 2007

EMI Group PLC

Statement re Possible Offer

EMI Group PLC
04 May 2007

4 May 2007



                                 EMI GROUP plc


Further to recent speculation, EMI Group plc (the "Company") confirms that it
has received a number of preliminary indications of interest to acquire the
Company.  There can be no certainty that any offer will ultimately be made.

Further announcements will be made if and when required.


Enquiries

EMI Group plc
Amanda Conroy               Corporate Communications            +44 20 7795 7529
Pippa Strong                Investor Relations                  +44 20 7795 7681

Brunswick Group LLP
Patrick Handley                                                 +44 20 7404 5959


The Directors of EMI Group plc accept responsibility for the information
contained in this announcement. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the
Directors (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case),
the information contained in this announcement is in accordance with the facts
and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.


Dealing Disclosure Requirements

Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code (the "Code"), if any
person is, or becomes, "interested" (directly or indirectly) in 1% or more of
any class of "relevant securities" of the Company, all "dealings" in any
"relevant securities" of the Company (including by means of an option in respect
of, or a derivative referenced to, any such "relevant securities") must be
publicly disclosed by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the London business
day following the date of the relevant transaction. This requirement will
continue until the date on which the offer becomes, or is declared,
unconditional as to acceptances, lapses or is otherwise withdrawn or on which
the "offer period" otherwise ends. If two or more persons act together pursuant
to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire an
"interest" in "relevant securities" of the Company, they will be deemed to be a
single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Under the provisions of Rule 8.1 of the Code, all "dealings" in "relevant
securities" of the Company by the potential offerors or the Company, or by any
of their respective "associates", must be disclosed by no later than 12.00 noon
(London time) on the London business day following the date of the relevant
transaction.

A disclosure table, giving details of the companies in whose "relevant
securities" "dealings" should be disclosed, and the number of such securities in
issue, can be found on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

"Interests in securities" arise, in summary, when a person has long economic
exposure, whether conditional or absolute, to changes in the price of
securities. In particular, a person will be treated as having an "interest" by
virtue of the ownership or control of securities, or by virtue of any option in
respect of, or derivative referenced to, securities.

Terms in quotation marks are defined in the Code, which can also be found on the
Panel's website. If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you are required
to disclose a "dealing" under Rule 8, you should consult the Panel.


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