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Friday 19 September, 2003

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
19 September 2003



                           SCHEDULE 10
 
             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

ELEMENTIS PLC


2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL 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.

PLEASE SEE BELOW


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

4,660,800


6)   Percentage of issued Class

1.079%

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

-

8)   Percentage of issued Class

-

9)   Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES OF 5P


10)  Date of transaction

NOT KNOWN


11)  Date company informed

19.09.03


12)  Total holding following this notification

40,485,784

               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

9.38%


14)  Any additional information



15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

ALISON WHITE
01784 224374


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

     Date of Notification .19 SEPTEMBER 2003

NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 -- UK COMPANIES ACT

1. Company in which shares are held:  Elementis Plc 

2. Notifiable Interest:     Ordinary Shares

           FMR Corp
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           Parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company 
           (FMRCO). investment manager for US mutua funds, and Fidelity Management
           Trust Company (FMTC), a US state chartered bank which acts as a 
           trustee or investment manager of various pension and trust accounts.
          (See Schedule A for listing of Registered Shareholders and their holdings.)

           Fidelity International Limited (FIL)
           P.O. BOX HM 670
           Hamilton HMCX, Bermuda

           Parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries,
           including Fidelity Investment Services Ltd (FISL), and investment 
           managers for various non-US investment companies and institutional 
           clients. (See Schedule A for listing of Registered Shareholders and 
           their holdings).

3.     The notifiable interests also comprise the notifiable interest of

           Mr Edward C Johnson 3d
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           A principal shareholder and Chairman of FMR Corp. and Fidelity 
           International Limited.

4.     The notifiable interests include interest held on behalf of authorized
       unit trust schemes in the U.K. notwithstanding the exemption from 
       reporting pursuant to Section 209 (1)(h) of the Companies Act 1985.

5.     These notifications of disclosable interests constitute separate
       notifications of interest in the shares and are combined solely for 
       the purposes of clarity. Nothing herein should be taken to indicate 
       that FMR Corp. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, 
       Fidelity International Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries
       or Mr Edward C Johnson 3d act as a group or in concert in respect of 
       the disclosed interests, or that they are required to submit these 
       notifications on a joint basis.

6.     The disclosable interests arise under section 208(4) (b) of the Act,
       namely where a person, not being the registered holder, is entitled
       to exercise a right conferred by the holding of the shares or to 
       control the exercise of such rights, or under section 203 of the Act
       respectively.

SCHEDULE A

SECURITY: Elementis Plc                                        Amendment No 8

(Ordinary Shares)
                      SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED
                                     COMPANY     NAME

                     
                      1,165,000      FMRCO      Chase Nominees Limited
                         32,600      FMRCO      State Street Nominees Limited
                      1,136,000      FMRCO    State Street Bank & Trust Company
                        516,400      FMTC       State Street Bank & Trust
                      1,752,300      FISL      Chase Manhattan Bank London
                     33,781,767      FISL       Chase Nominees Ltd
                      2,101,717      FIL        Chase Nominees Ltd


TOTAL ORDINARY SHARES: 40,485,784

CURRENT OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGE:  9.38%

SHARES IN ISSUE:       431,400,000

CHANGE IN HOLDINGS SINCE
 LAST FILING:           +4,660,800 ordinary shares





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