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Holding(s) in Company

Released 11:15 04-Dec-2012

Holding(s) 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 (ii):

BlackRock New Energy Investment Trust plc

(2). Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( )

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: (X)

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: ( )

Other (please specify) : ( )

(3). Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii):

Weiss Asset Management LP

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

Brookdale International Partners, L.P., Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund
(Weiss Asset Management LP is the Investment Manager to Brookdale Global
Opportunity Fund and Brookdale International Partners, L.P.).

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

30 November 2012

(6). Date on which issuer notified:

3 December 2012 (after close of business)

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

> 17%

(8). Notified details:

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

Class/type of shares (if possible using the ISIN code): GB0009737932

Situation previous to the triggering transaction:
Number of Shares: 30,600,312
Number of Voting rights: 30,600,312

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction:
Number of shares (Direct): 30,600,312

Number of voting rights:
Direct (xi): 30,600,312
Indirect (xii): N/A

% of voting rights (x):
Direct: 13.02%
Indirect: N/A


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: CFD

Exercise price: N/A

Expiration date (xvii): N/A

Exercise/Conversion period (xviii): N/A

Number of voting rights instrument refers to: 9,649,587

% of voting rights (xix, xx):
Nominal: 4.11%
Delta: 1

Total (A + B + C):

Number of voting rights: 40,249,899

Percentage of voting rights: 17.13%

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

Brookdale International Partners, L.P: 27,106,947 voting rights/financial
instruments (11.54%)
Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund: 13,142,952 voting rights/financial
instruments (5.59%)

Proxy Voting:

(10). Name of the proxy holder:

(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:

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

(15). Contact telephone number:

020 7743 5610



4 December 2012

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