TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS
BLACKROCK ABSOLUTE RETURN STRATEGIES LTD
In conformity with the Transparency Directive we would like to notify the
market that as of 28 October 2011 the Company's capital consists of the
- 1,665,646 Euro denominated shares of no par value with 1.3 voting rights
- 1,727,243 US Dollar denominated shares of no par value with 1 voting
right per share
- 9,702,237 Sterling denominated shares of no par value with 1.5 voting
rights per share
There are no shares held in treasury.
The total number of voting rights in the Company is 18,445,937.
The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the
calculation by which they will determine if they are required to notify their
interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Rules.
BlackRock (Channel Islands) Limited,
Tel: 015 3460 0802
Date: 28 October 2011