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Friday 01 February, 2008

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
01 February 2008



Elementis PLC


TR-1:               NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing
shares to which voting rights are attached:

Elementis plc

2. Reason for the notification

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:

AEGON UK Group of Companies

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3):

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is
crossed or reached if different):

14 January 2008

6. Date on which issuer notified:

15 January 2008 (received 1 February 2008)

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

3-2%

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

GB0002418548

Situation previous to the triggering transaction

Number of shares        13,425,000

Number of Voting Rights 13,425,000

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of shares                  12,425,000

Number of voting rights   Direct  12,425,000

Number of voting rights   Indirect 0

% of voting rights     Direct       2.78%
% of voting rights     Indirect     0%

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument

Expiration date

Exercise/ Conversion Period/ Date

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is
exercised/ converted.

% of voting rights

Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights           12,425,000

% of voting rights                     2.78%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights
and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

AEGON UK Group of Companies - parent undertaking of:
AEGON Asset Management UK plc
AEGON Investment Management UK Ltd.
AEGON ICVC

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:                  AEGON UK Group of Companies

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:    1,000,000

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:15 January 2008

13. Additional information:

14. Contact name:                               Miranda Beacham

15. Contact telephone number:                   0131 549 3460

This notification is made in accordance with Rule 5.8.12 R(1) of the Disclosure
and Transparency Rules sourcebook.

Wai Wong
Company Secretary
020 7408 9303



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