BLACKROCK LATIN AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC: Holding(s) in Company

BLACKROCK LATIN AMERICAN INVESTMENT TRUST PLC: Holding(s) in Company
TR-1(i): 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 Latin American Investment Trust plc 
(2). Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): 
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: ( X ) 
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: ( ) 
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: ( ) 
Other (please specify) : ( ) 
(3). Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii): 
City of London Investment Management Company Limited 
(4). Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (iv): 
(5). Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or
reached if different) (v): 
9 January 2013 
(6). Date on which issuer notified: 
11 January 2013 
(7). Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: 
From 19% to 18% if all convertible bonds were converted 
(8). Notified details: 
A: Voting rights attached to shares (viii) (ix) 
Class/type of shares (if possible using the ISIN code): Ord USD0.10 /
GB0005058408 
Situation previous to the triggering transaction(vi):
Number of Shares: 6,083,406
Number of Voting rights(viii): 6,083,406 
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction(vii):
Number of shares:
Direct: 5,994,058
Number of voting rights (ix):
Direct (x):
Indirect (xi): 5,994,058 
% of voting rights(x):
Direct:
Indirect: 14.47% 
B. Qualifying Financial Instruments 
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii): 
Type of financial instrument: GB00B3WB3026 
Expiration date (xiii): 15 September 2015 
Exercise/Conversion Period/Date (xiv): First Conversion 22 September 2009 
Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/
converted: 1,834,486 
% of voting rights: 4.43% 
C. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Instruments
(xv), (xvi) 
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction: 
Type of financial instrument: 
Exercise Price: 
Expiration date (xvii): 
Exercise/Conversion Period/Date (xviii): 
Number of voting rights instrument refers to: 
% of voting rights (xix) (xx): 
Nominal:
Delta: 
Total (A + B + C): 
Number of voting rights: 7,828,544 
% of voting rights: 18.89% if all convertible bonds were converted 
(9). Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or
the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable (xv): 
All voting rights on all shares are controlled by City of London Investment
Management Limited 
Proxy Voting: 
(10). Name of the proxy holder: 
City of London Investment Management Company Limited 
(11). Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: 
N/A 
(12). Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: 
Maturity of the convertible bond is 15 September 2015, with the last conversion
date 1 September 2015 
(13). Additional information: 
(14). Contact name: 
Barbara Powley
For BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
Secretary 
(15). Contact telephone number: 
020 7743 5610 
11 January 2013 
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