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Tuesday 03 July, 2001

Silchester Int.Inv.

SAR - Elementis PLC

Silchester International Inv.Ld
3 July 2001


                                                       FORM SAR 3


                                     Date of disclosure..3rd July 2001.

                 DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 3 OF THE RULES GOVERNING
                   SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITIONS OF SHARES ('SARs')

                 
Date of acquisition..26th June 2001........................................

Acquisition in.......ELEMENTIS............................(name of company)


(1) Class of voting shares    Number of shares/rights   If rights over shares
    (eg ordinary shares)      over shares acquired      acquired, as opposed
                                                        to the shares
                                                        themselves, specify
                                                        nature of rights

    Ordinary......            ..288,695....shares    .....................
                              ...N/A..........rights


(2) Resultant total holding   Resultant total holding   Total percentage
    of voting shares (and %   of rights over shares
    of total voting shares    (and % of total voting
    in issue)                 shares in issue)

    ...64,934,459..(15.05%)   ...............(15.05%)    .....(15.05%)....


(3) Party making disclosure..Silchester International Investors Limited....  

(4)  (a)  Name of person acquiring shares or rights over shares ............
          and, if different, beneficial owner............................... 

          Silchester International Investors Limited has control over the shares
          above. The beneficial owner of the 288,695 shares acquired on 26th    
          June 2001 is The Calleva Trust, a client of Silchester International  
          Investors Limited.


     (b)  Names of any other persons acting by
          agreement or understanding (see SAR 5)............................


Signed, for and on behalf of the party named in (3) above...................

(Also print name of signatory).....MARIA PLUMMER.........................

Telephone and extension number.....020 7468 5916.........................

Note. Under SAR 5, the holdings of and acquisitions by persons acting by
agreement or understanding must be aggregated and treated as a holding of or
acquisition by one person.  Note 3 on SAR 5 requires persons who must aggregate
holdings to disclose certain disposals.

For full details of the SARs disclosure requirements, see Rules 3 and 5 of the
SARs.  If in doubt, contact the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, 
Tel. No: 020 7382 9026.