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Wednesday 12 January, 2005

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
12 January 2005


                                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.

     -

6)   Percentage of issued Class (any treasury shares held by company should not
     be taken into account when calculating percentage)

     -

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     14,000,000

8)   Percentage of issued Class (any treasury shares held by company should not
     be taken into account when calculating percentage)

     3.24%

9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES

10)  Date of transaction

     NOT KNOWN

11)  Date company informed

     11.1.2005

12)  Total holding following this notification

     10,763,237

13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
     (any treasury shares held by company should not be taken into account when 
     calculating percentage)

     2.49%

14)  Any additional information



15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     PENNY WATSON
     01784 227023

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

     Date of Notification     12.1.2005




Letter to: Elementis Plc
Dated: 11 January 2005


Closing Amendment No 19

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 
            92 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 209 (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.

7. Inasmuch as there is no disclosable interest of 3% or greater of the share
   capital, FMR Corp. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, and Fidelity
   International Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries have no 
   further reporting obligation under Section 198 to 202 of the UK Company Act.
   This statement speaks as of its date, and no inference should be drawn that
   no change has occurred in the facts set forth herein after the date hereof.


Schedule A 
Security: Elementis Plc                                  Closing Amendment No 19
 
                  SHARES HELD      MANAGEMENT     NOMINEE/REGISTERED NAME
                                   COMPANY

                      492,506      FII            JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH 
                        3,050      FIL            BROWN BROS HARRIMN LTD LUX 
                      198,000      FIL            JP MORGAN BOURNEMOUTH 
                    8,268,793      FISL           JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH 
                      700,000      FMRCO          BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO 
                       55,200      FMTC           BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN AND CO
                       55,500      FMTC           JP MORGAN CHASE BANK
                        8,800      FMTC           MORGAN STANLEY AND CO INC 
                       40,700      FMTC           STATE STREET BANK AND TR CO 
                      170,500      FPM            HSBC BANK PLC 
                      490,788      FPM            JP MORGAN, BOURNEMOUTH
                       50,800      FPM            NORTHERN TRUST LONDON 
                      228,600      FPM            STATE STR BK AND TR CO LNDN 
                   10,763,237                     Grand Total Ordinary Shares


Current ownership percentage:                  2.49%

Shares In Issue:                        432,034,561

Change in holdings since last filing:   (14,000,000) ordinary shares



Letter from: Fidelity Investments


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