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Monday 08 November, 2004

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
8 November 2004



                           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.

     SEE BELOW


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     4,514,447


6)   Percentage of issued Class

     1.04%

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed



8)   Percentage of issued Class



9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES


10)  Date of transaction

     NOT KNOWN


11)  Date company informed

     5 NOVEMBER 2004


12)  Total holding following this notification

     47,765,240

               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     11.06%


14)  Any additional information




15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     NICHOLAS ROWE
     01784 22 7022


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


     Date of Notification      8 NOVEMBER 2004

LETTER TO:  ELEMENTIS PLC
            4 November 2004

Amendment No.12

NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 - - U.K. COMPANIES ACT

1. Company in which shares are held:                               Elementis Plc

2. Notifiable Interest:                                          Ordinary Shares

      (A)   FMR Corp.
            82 Devonshire Street 
            Boston, MA 02109

            Parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company 
            (FMRCO), investment manager for US mutual 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).

      (B)   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 Fidelity 
            Pension Management (FPM), 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 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 and efficiency. 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                                                       Amendment No.12

Security: Elementis Plc



                           SHARES HELD     MANAGEMENT COMPANY                 NOMINEE/REGISTERED NAME

                             2,335,175                    FIL                 Chase Manhattan Bank London Total

                             2,541,888                    FIL                 JP Morgan Total

                               228,200                    FIL                 Northern Trust Total

                             1,038,800                    FIL                 State Street Bank & Trust Total

                            37,069,440                   FISL                 Chase Manhattan Bank London Total

                             1,834,287                   FISL                 JP Morgan Total

                               700,000                  FMRCO                 HSBC Total

                               176,800                   FMTC                 Chase Nominees Ltd. Total

                                43,500                   FMTC                 JP Morgan Chase Total

                               240,200                   FMTC                 Mellon Bank Total

                               241,200                   FMTC                 State Street Nominees Ltd Total

                                 3,050                    FPM                 Brown Brothers Harriman Ltd. LUX Total

                               546,800                    FPM                 Chase Nominees Ltd Total

                               765,900                    FPM                HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) Ltd Total

                            47,765,240                                       Grand Total Ordinary Shares

Current ownership 
  percentage:                   11.07%

Shares in Issue:           431,400,000

Change in holdings since 
  last filing:              +4,514,447 ordinary shares

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