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Tuesday 20 January, 2009

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company





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

Disclosure of holdings following the acquisition, by Lloyds Banking
Group, of HBOS plc. This notification supersedes any notifications
previously issued by Lloyds TSB Group plc and/or HBOS plc.

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

Lloyds Banking Group plc

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):

16 January 2009

6. Date on which issuer
notified:

19 January 2009

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

Direct/indirect 8%

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

Ord 5p GB0002418548

Situation previous to the triggering transaction

Number of shares             31,347,264

Number of Voting Rights  31,347,264

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of shares Direct              705,007

Number of voting rights   Direct    705,007

Number of voting rights   Indirect  35,977,452

% of voting rights          Direct       0.157%
% of voting rights          Indirect     8.031%

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument   N/A

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           36,682,459

% of voting rights                     8.189%

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

29,515,708 Shares (6.589%) are held by State Street Nominees Ltd.
Shares are under the control of Scottish Widows Investment
Partnership Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Widows Group
Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank plc, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group plc (Indirect Interests).

6,659,553 shares (1.487%) are under the control of Insight Investment
Management (Global) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Insight
Investment Management Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of HBOS
Insurance & Investment Group Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of
HBOS plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds Banking Group plc
(Indirect Interests).

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

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

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

13. Additional information:                    Notification using the
total voting rights figure of 447,960,784

14. Contact name:                                 Kenny Melville


15. Contact telephone number:              0131 243 8671

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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