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Elementis PLC (ELM)

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Tuesday 25 March, 2008

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company

Elementis PLC
25 March 2008



TR-1: notification of major interests in shares

+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying  |         Elementis PLC         |
|issuer of existing shares to which voting    |                               |
|rights are attached:                         |                               |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|2. Reason for notification (yes/no)                                          |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+
|An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                      |Yes        |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+
|An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may    |           |
|result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which      |           |
|voting rights are attached                                       |           |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+
|An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                 |           |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------+-----------+
|Other (please specify):______________                            |           |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------+-----------+
|3. Full name of person(s) subject to the     |Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)|
|notification obligation:                     |                               |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different |   Legal & General Assurance   |
|from 3.):                                    | (Pensions Management) Limited |
|                                             |             (PMC)             |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|5. Date of the transaction (and date on which|           19/03/08            |
|the threshold is crossed or reached if       |                               |
|different):                                  |                               |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|6. Date on which issuer notified:            |           20/03/08            |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or       |      From 5% - 4% (L&G)       |
|reached:                                     |                               |
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------+-----------+
+---------------------------------------------+-------------------+-----------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|8. Notified details:                                                         |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|A: Voting rights attached to shares                                                |
+--------+---------------------+----------------------------------------------------+
|Class/  |Situation previous to|Resulting situation after the triggering 
                                transaction|
|type of |the Triggering       |                                                    |
|shares  |transaction          |                                                    |
|        |                     |                                                    |
|if      +----------+----------+----------+--------------------+--------------------+
|possible|Number of |Number of |Number of |Number of voting    |% of voting 
                                                                 rights  |
|using   |Shares    |Voting    |shares    |rights              |                    |
|the ISIN|          |Rights    |          |                    |                    |
|CODE    |          |          +----------+----------+---------+---------+----------+
|        |          |          |Direct    |Direct    |Indirect |Direct   |In-
                                                                          direct  |
|        |          |          |          |          |         |         |          |
+--------+----------+----------+----------+----------+---------+---------+----------+
|Ord 5p  |22,560,314|22,560,314|21,729,966|21,729,966|         |4.86     |          |
+--------+----------+----------+----------+----------+---------+---------+----------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|B: Financial Instruments                                                      |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                          |
+---------------+-----------+------------------+-------------------+-----------+
|Type of        |Expiration |Exercise/         |Number of voting   |% of voting|
|financial      |date       |Conversion Period/|rights that may be |rights     |
|instrument     |           |Date              |acquired if the    |           |
|               |           |                  |instrument is      |           |
|               |           |                  |exercised/         |           |
|               |           |                  |converted.         |           |
+---------------+-----------+------------------+-------------------+-----------+
|               |           |                  |                   |           |
+---------------+-----------+------------------+-------------------+-----------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Total (A+B)                                                                  |
+-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|Number of voting rights              |% of voting rights                     |
+-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|             21,729,966              |                 4.86                  |
+-------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+

+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the  |
|financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:                      |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect)                                 |
|(Group) (23,027,076 - 5.15% = Total Position)                                   |
|Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings)                                |
|Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect) (23,027,076 -                             |
|5.15% = Total Position)                                                         |
|Legal & General Investment Management Limited                                   |
|(Indirect) (LGIM) (23,027,076 - 5.15% = Total                                   |
|Position)                                                                       |
|  Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (21,729,966 - 4.86% = LGAS, LGPL &   |
|                                                                 PMC)           |
|Legal & General Investment Management    Legal & General Insurance Holdings     |
|(Holdings) Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD)     Limited (Direct) (LGIH)                |
|(19,579,123 - 4.38%=PMC)                                                        |
|Legal & General Assurance (Pensions      Legal & General Assurance Society      |
|Management) Limited (PMC) (19,579,123 -  Limited (LGAS & LGPL)                  |
|4.38%=PMC)                                                                      |
|                                         Legal & General Pensions Limited       |
|                                         (Direct) (LGPL)                        |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Proxy Voting:                                                                   |
+-------------------------------------------------+------------------------------+
|10. Name of the proxy holder:                    |             N/A              |
+-------------------------------------------------+------------------------------+
|11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will    |             N/A              |
|cease to hold:                                   |                              |
+-------------------------------------------------+------------------------------+
|12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold|             N/A              |
|voting rights:                                   |                              |
+--------------------------------+----------------+----------------------------+-+
|13. Additional information:     | Notification using the total voting rights  | |
|                                |            figure of 446,437,348            | |
|                                |                                             | |
|                                |                                             | |
+--------------------------------+---------------------------------------------+-+
|14. Contact name:               |             Helen Lewis (LGIM)              | |
+--------------------------------+----------------+----------------------------+-+
+--------------------------------+----------------+----------------------------+-+

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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