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Elementis PLC (ELM)

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Thursday 28 October, 2004

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
28 October 2004

                                  Elementis plc

                     Notification of Major Interest in Shares

On Wednesday 27 October 2004 a notification was received that The Goldman Sachs
Group Inc. was, as at Friday 22 October 2004 interested, by attribution only, in
13,496,235 ordinary shares of Elementis plc ('the Company'). This represented
3.12 per cent of the Company's issued ordinary share capital. Of this total
interest 13,150,430 ordinary shares were stated to be held by Goldman, Sachs &
Co, a wholly owned direct subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., acting as
custodian for its customers. These shares were or would be registered in the
name of Goldman Sachs Securities (Nominees), Limited. The balance of the total
interest amounting to 345,805 ordinary shares, which was or would be registered
at CREST in account CREPTEMP, was stated to arise from a beneficial interest
held by Goldman Sachs International, a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of The
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Later on Wednesday 27 October 2004 a further notification was received that as
at Monday 25 October 2004, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. no longer held a
disclosable interest in the issued ordinary share capital of the Company.

For further information contact:

Elementis plc 
Mr. N. Rowe - Deputy Secretary                Telephone: 01784 227022

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