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Elementis PLC (ELM)

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Wednesday 01 June, 2005

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
1 June 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.

     PLEASE SEE BELOW

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     -

6)   Percentage of issued Class
     -

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     793070

8)   Percentage of issued Class

     0.18%

9)   Class of security

      ORDINARY SHARES

10)  Date of transaction

     25 MAY 2005

11)  Date company informed

     31 MAY 2005

12)  Total holding following this notification

      21,249,503
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

      4.9%

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 ..1 JUNE 2005......


Letter to Elementis Plc
Dated May 26, 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 May 25, 2005, Brandes Investment Partners, 
      L.P. ('Brandes') was interested for purposes of the Act in 4.9% of 
      Elementis Plc ordinary shares as defined in section 198(2) of the Act, 
      of Elementis Plc;


(ii)  at the close of business on May 25, 2005, Brandes was interested for 
      purposes of the Act in 21,249,503 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 20 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.


Letter from Brandes Investment Partners






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