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Wednesday 24 November, 2004

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
24 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.

PLEASE SEE BELOW

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.



6)   Percentage of issued Class


7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

4,851,565
8)   Percentage of issued Class

1.12%

9)   Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES

10)  Date of transaction

NOT KNOWN

11)  Date company informed

23 NOVEMBER 2004

12)  Total holding following this notification

42,397,665
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

9.81%

14)  Any additional information



15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

NICHOLAS ROWE
01784 227022

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

     Date of Notification ..  24 NOVEMBER 2004  ......................



Letter to Elementis PLC


Enclosed are amended notifications of disclosable interests under the U.K. 
Companies Act 1985. Please note that while this information details the 
disclosable interests of more than one entity, the enclosed disclosure 
constitutes separate notifications of interest which have been combined solely 
for purposes of clarity and efficiency. It is not intended to indicate that any 
of these entities act as a group or in concert with respect to these interests.

These disclosures are made in the interest of conformity with the Companies Act. 
The interest detailed herein were acquired solely for investment purposes. For 
disclosure purposes, holdings should be represented as FMR Corp. and Its direct 
and Indirect subsidiaries, and Fidelity International Limited (FIL) and its 
direct and indirect subsidiaries, both being non-beneficial holders.

From: Fidelity Investments

Amendment #14

NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 - UK 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 disposable 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.
 
     
Rani Jandu
Regulatory Reporting Manager, FIL - Investment Compliance
Duly authorized under Powers of Attorney dated August 25, 2004 by Eric D. Roiter
by and on behalf of FMR Corp. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, and 
Fidelity International Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries.



 
Schedule A 
Security: Elementis Plc                                          Amendment # 14

 
SHARES HELD  MANAGEMENT COMPANY    NOMINEE/REGISTERED NAME

  2,050,575      FIL               JP MORGAN BOURNEMOUTH TOTAL
      3,050      FIL               BROWN BROS HARRIMN LTD LUX TOTAL
 35,063,552      FISL              JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH TOTAL
    700,000      FMRCO             BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO TOTAL
     33,600      FMRCO             MORGAN STANLEY AND CO INC TOTAL              
    230,000      FMTC              BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO TOTAL
    400,300      FMTC              STATE STREET BANK AND TA CO TOTAL
    709,700      FPM               HSBC BANK PLC TOTAL
  2,043,788      FPM               JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH TOTAL
    211,500      FPM               NORTHERN TRUST LONDON TOTAL
    951,600      FPM               STATE STR BK AND TR CO LNDN (S TOTAL)
 42,397,665                        GRAND TOTAL ORDINARY SHARES
  
Current ownership percentage:     9.81%
Shares in issue:                  432,034,561
Change In holdings
Change in Holdings since last filing:  (4,851,565) ordinary shares






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