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Elementis PLC (ELM)

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Thursday 18 January, 2007

Elementis PLC

Directorate Change

Elementis PLC
18 January 2007

Elementis PLC
18 January 2007

Elementis plc ('the Company')

Elementis plc is pleased to announce the appointment of David Dutro to the Board
as Group Chief Executive with effect from 17 January 2007.

Mr Dutro is currently President and Chief Operating Officer, Elementis
Worldwide, a position he has held since October 2005. Before that he was
President of Elementis Pigments having joined Elementis in that role in November
1998. In his previous career Mr Dutro was Vice President, General Manager of
Universal Foods' Dairy and Food Ingredient businesses (now Sensient Technologies
Corp), and also spent time with ICI in their colours, polymer additives and
surfactants businesses.

Aged 51, Mr Dutro was born and educated in the USA and holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Marketing.

Commenting on the appointment, Bob Beeston, Chairman said 'David has played a
key role in the Group's recent reorganisation and significant improvement in
performance. I am confident that Elementis will continue to benefit from his
leadership going forward'.

The Company confirms that that there are no other matters requiring disclosure 
in relation to listing rule 9.6.13.

Kathryn Silverwood
Company Secretary
18 January 2007


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