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Elementis PLC (ELM)

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Tuesday 23 September, 2008

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company





TR-1:               notification of major interests in shares

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| 1. Identity of the issuer or the     |                            |
| underlying issuer of existing shares |       Elementis Plc        |
| to which voting rights are attached: |                            |
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| 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):______________                 |           |
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| 3. Full name of person(s) subject to | Legal & General Group Plc  |
| the notification obligation:         |          (Group)           |
|                                      | Legal & General Investment |
|                                      | Management Limited (LGIM)  |
|--------------------------------------+----------------------------|
| 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if   | Legal & General Assurance  |
| different from 3.):                  |   (Pensions Management)    |
|                                      |       Limited (PMC)        |
|                                      | Legal & General Group Plc  |
|                                      |           (L&G)            |
|--------------------------------------+----------------------------|
| 5. Date of the transaction (and date |     19 September 2008      |
| on which the threshold is crossed or |                            |
| reached if different):               |                            |
|--------------------------------------+----------------------------|
| 6. Date on which issuer notified:    |     22 September 2008      |
|--------------------------------------+----------------------------|
| 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed  |      Below 5% (Group)      |
| or reached:                          |      Below 5% (LGIM)       |
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| 8. Notified details: |
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|A: Voting rights attached to shares                                                          |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Class/type of   |Situation previous to the      |Resulting situation after the triggering    |
|shares          |Triggering transaction         |transaction                                 |
| if possible    |-------------------------------+--------------------------------------------|
|using the ISIN  |Number of Shares    |Number of |Number|Number of voting  |% of voting rights|
|CODE            |                    |Voting    |of    |rights            |                  |
|                |                    |Rights    |shares|------------------+------------------|
|                |                    |          |      |Direct  |Indirect |Direct  |Indirect |
|----------------+--------------------+----------+--------------------------------------------|
|ORD             |23,189,593          |23,189,593|                  Below 5%                  |
|GBP 0.05        |                    |          |                                            |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B: Financial Instruments                                                                     |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                         |
|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Type of financial         |Expiration date   |Exercise/    |Number of voting   |% of voting  |
|instrument                |                  |Conversion   |rights that may be |rights       |
|                          |                  |Period/ Date |acquired if the    |             |
|                          |                  |             |instrument is      |             |
|                          |                  |             |exercised/         |             |
|                          |                  |             |converted.         |             |
|--------------------------+------------------+-------------+-------------------+-------------|
|                          |                  |             |                   |             |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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| Total (A+B)                                                       |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Number of voting rights                | % of voting rights       |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                             Below 5%                              |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|   | 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) (Below 5%)                              |   |
|   | Legal & General Investment Management                     |   |
|   | (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and                    |   |
|   | Indirect)  (Below 5%)                                     |   |
|   | Legal & General Investment Management                     |   |
|   | Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) (Below 5%)                      |   |
|   |  Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (20,889,656 -   |   |
|   |                4.66 % = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)                 |   |
|   | Legal & General Investment     Legal & General Insurance  |   |
|   | Management (Holdings) Limited  Holdings Limited (Direct)  |   |
|   | (Direct) (LGIMHD) (18,738,813  (LGIH)                     |   |
|   | - 4.18 % = PMC)                                           |   |
|   | Legal & General Assurance      Legal & General Assurance  |   |
|   | (Pensions Management) Limited  Society Limited  (LGAS &   |   |
|   | (PMC) (18,738,813 - 4.18 % =   LGPL)                      |   |
|   | 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  |    N/A    |   |
|   | hold voting rights:                           |           |   |
|---+-----------------------------------------------------------+---|
|   |                        |   Notification using the total   |   |
|   | 13. Additional         |     voting rights figure of      |   |
|   | information:           |           447,950,047            |   |
|   |                        |                                  |   |
|---+------------------------+----------------------------------+---|
|   | 14. Contact name:      |        Helen Lewis (LGIM)        |   |
|---+------------------------+----------------------------------+---|
|   | 15. Contact telephone  |          020 3124 3851           |   |
|   | number:                |                                  |   |
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Wai Wong
Company Secretary
020 7408 9303

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