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Tuesday 18 June, 2002

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
18 June 2002


                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     ELEMENTIS PLC


2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     SCHRODER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED


3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18



4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

     SEE BELOW


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     SEE BELOW


6)   ( N/A %) of issued Class


7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed



8)   ( N/A %) of issued Class


9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES OF 5P


10)  Date of transaction

     17 JUNE 2002

   
11)  Date company informed

     18 JUNE 2002


12)  Total holding following this notification

     51,913,480

               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     12.029%


14)  Any additional information



15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     NICKY RUSSELL/PHILIP BROWN
     01784 224366


16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification

PHILIP BROWN
SECRETARY

     Date of Notification   18 JUNE 2002


LETTER TO:  ELEMENTIS PLC
17 June 2002

5p ORDINARY SHARES ('SHARES')

We write to advise you that we, Schroder Investment Management Limited, have an
interest in 46,163,480 shares which are held in portfolios managed by us on a
discretionary basis for clients under investment management agreements.

Included in this figure are: -

(i)    3,756,900 shares registered or to be registered in the name of our 
       wholly-owned subsidiary nominee company, Schroder Nominees Limited
       (Schroder Nominees),

(ii)   26,300,616 shares held in (a) unit trust(s) operated and managed by an 
       affiliated company, Schroder Unit Trusts Limited (SUTL), and registered 
       or to be registered in the name of Chase Nominee and,

(iii)  16,105,964 shares neither registered nor to be registered in the name of 
       Schroder Nominees. The registration details are shown on the schedule
       below.

An affiliated company, Schroder Investment Management North America Inc (SIMNA
Inc), is managing a portfolio on a similar basis holding a further 5,750,000
shares. This holding is registered or to be registered in the name of Chase
Nominees Limited.

We believe that we, our subsidiary and affiliated company are therefore
interested in an overall aggregate of 51,913,480 shares, representing some
12.029% of the total number of shares in issue, namely 431,575,581.

This notification is made to you:-

(a) in respect of our interest as investment managers,

(b) on behalf of SIMNA Inc and SUTL in relation to the interests they are 
    treated as having respectively under the Companies Act 1985 (the Act), and

(c) on behalf of Schroders plc, our holding company, which is treated as having 
    an interest in all of the above shares under the Act by virtue of its 
    ownership of SIMNA Inc, SUTL and ourselves.

From: Duncan Murray  (Regulatory Reporting Assistant)



                                   5P ORDINARY SHARES
                                        SCHEDULE

 
REGISTRATION                                                              AMOUNT

Chase Nominees Limited                                                 3,990,000 

Imperial Pensions Nominees Limited                                     3,507,036 

Mineworkers' Pension Scheme a/c: R                                     2,762,374 

British Coal Staff Superannuation a/c: P                               5,846,554 

                                                                      16,105,964



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