BLACKROCK NEW ENERGY INVESTMENT TRUST PLC: 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 
(5). Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or
reached (v): 
13 December 2012 
(6). Date on which issuer notified: 
14 December (after C.O.B) 
(7). Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached (vi, vii): 
> 18% 
(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: 11,776,917 
% of voting rights (xix, xx):
Nominal: 5.01%
Delta: 1 
Total (A + B + C): 
Number of voting rights: 42,377,229 
Percentage of voting rights: 18.04% 
(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.: 28,555,532 voting rights/financial
instruments (12.15 %) 
Brookdale Global Opportunity Fund: 13,821,697 voting rights/financial
instruments (5.88 %) 
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 
17 December 2012 
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