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Elementis PLC (ELM)

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Friday 18 February, 2005

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
18 February 2005


                           SCHEDULE 10
 
             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     ELEMENTIS PLC


2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     BRANDES INVESTMENT PARTNERS L.P.


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.

     4,370,102


6)   Percentage of issued Class

     1.01%

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed



8)   Percentage of issued Class



9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES


10)  Date of transaction

     14 FEBRUARY 2005


11)  Date company informed

     18 FEBRUARY 2005


12)  Total holding following this notification

     22,042,573

               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     5.1%


14)  Any additional information




15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     PENNY WATSON
     01784 22 7023


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


     Date of Notification     18.2.05


LETTER TO:  ELEMENTIS PLC
            15 February 2005

We hereby notify you in accordance with Part VI of the Companies Act 1985 (the
'Act'), as amended by Section 134 of the Companies Act 1989, that:

(i)   at the close of business on February 14, 2005, Brandes Investment 
      Partners, L.P. ('Brandes') was interested for purposes of the Act in 5.1% 
      of Elementis Plc ordinary shares as defined in section 198(2) of the Act, 
      of Elementis Plc;

(ii)  at the close of business on February 14, 2005, Brandes was interested for
      purposes of the Act in 22,042,573 ordinary shares as defined in section 
      198(2) of the Act, of Elementis Plc (the 'Relevant Shares');

(iii) the registered holders of all of the Relevant Shares in which Brandes has 
      an interest for purposes of the Act are approximately 21 custodian banks 
      unaffiliated with Brandes;

(iv)  none of the shares referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) or (ii) are shares in 
      which Brandes is interested by virtue of section 208(5) of the Act.

From:  Jacqueline M Ramsay (Registration Coordinator, 
                            Brandes Investment Partners)


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