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Friday 27 February, 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

An acquisition or disposal of voting
rights

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

Prudential plc group of companies

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

Prudential plc

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

26 February 2009

6. Date on which issuer notified:


27 February 2009

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

See item 13

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

GB0002418548

Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering
transaction

Number of shares                       26,852,522

Number of Voting Rights              26,852,522

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of shares                                  25,151,969

Number of voting rights   Direct                25,151,969

Number of voting rights   Indirect

% of voting rights     Direct                      5.61%

% of voting rights     Indirect

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument - N/A

Expiration date - N/A

Exercise/ Conversion Period/ Date - N/A

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

N/A

% of voting rights - N/A

Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights           25,151,969

% of voting rights                     5.61%

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

Prudential plc (parent Company)

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:   N/A

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

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

13. Additional information: M&G Group Limited (wholly owned
subsidiary of Prudential plc),

M&G Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Group Limited) and M&G
Investment Management Limited

(wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Limited) have moved below a 5%
notifiable interest triggering this notification.

14. Contact name:                                       Dipesh
Varsani

                                                                 M&G
Investment Management Limited

15. Contact telephone number:                   020 7548 3261

 Schedule:

Notifiable position for Elementis plc as at 26 February 2009.

Percentage holdings are calculated using an issued share capital of
447,960,784 ORD GBP0.05 shares

Prudential plc
               25,151,969               5.61% total notifiable
interest

               Registered Holder

               JP MORGAN NOMINEES
                                          2,830,205

               NORTRUST NOMINEE LTD A/C MHA01
1,500,000

               NORTRUST NOMINEE LTD A/C MHF01
102,217

               NORTRUST NOMINEE LTD A/C MKD01
5,000,000

               NORTRUST NOMINEE LTD A/C MKM01
1,718,230

               NORTRUST NOMS LTD
                                           63,457

               NORTRUST NOMS LTD A/C CRI01
3,000,000

               NORTRUST NOMS LTD A/C PUQ01
1,964,052

               PRUCLT HSBC GIS NOM(UK) PAC AC
7,670,000

               PRUCLT HSBC GIS NOM(UK) PPL AC
1,303,808

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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