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Thursday 04 September, 2008

Elementis PLC

Elementis plc - Director/PDMR Shareholding





The Company announces that, under the rules of the Elementis plc
Savings-Related Share Option Scheme (2008), the following grant of
savings-related options (for nil consideration) was made on 3
September 2008 at an exercise price of 68.96 pence per Ordinary
Share:


+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Director (1) or PDMR (2) | Number of options granted over         |
|                          | Ordinary Shares of 5 pence each        |
|--------------------------+----------------------------------------|
| Brian Taylorson (1)      | 13,631                                 |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+


The options can be exercised between 1 October 2011 and 31 March
2012.

Including the above grant, the total number of executive and
savings-based options held over shares by the above individual is as
follows:

+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Director or PDMR | Number of options held over Ordinary Shares of |
|                  | 5 pence each after this notification           |
|------------------+------------------------------------------------|
| Brian Taylorson  | 1,276,880                                      |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+


In addition to the above holding of options, the above individual
also holds options over shares under the Elementis Long Term
Incentive Plan as follows:

+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Director or PDMR | Number of options held over Ordinary Shares of |
|                  | 5 pence each                                   |
|------------------+------------------------------------------------|
| Brian Taylorson  | 20% share of the LTIP pool1                    |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+


1The LTIP pool is calculated as 2.15% of the net increase in value of
the Company (defined as market capitalisation plus dividends paid or
declared) during the three year performance period, after deduction
of 31% (representing the cost of equity over the three year period).

This notification is made in accordance with Disclosure and
Transparency Rule 3.1.4R(1)(a) of the Disclosure and Transparency
Rules sourcebook and concern the beneficial interests of the
individual named above and not any of his connected persons.

Wai Wong
Company Secretary
020 7408 9303

4 September 2008

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