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Tuesday 17 March, 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:

Schroders 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):

13.3.09

6. Date on which issuer
notified:

16.3.09

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

9%-10%

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if possible using the ISIN CODE

ORDINARY GB0002418548

Situation previous to the triggering transaction

Number of shares                            49,171,057

Number of Voting Rights                 44,498,934

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Number of shares                            54,090,814

Number of voting rights   Direct                   N/A

Number of voting rights   Indirect     45,903,135

% of voting rights          Direct                     N/A
% of voting rights          Indirect             10.25%

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

Type of financial instrument

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                      45,903,135

% of voting rights                                     10.25%

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

Schroder Investment Management
Limited                                    43,845,750      9.79%
Schroder Investment Management North America Limited
2,057,385      0.46%

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:

The shares referred to in section 9 are held in portfolios managed by
those firms on a discretionary basis for clients under investment
management agreements.

14. Contact name:                                     Andrea Rowe


15. Contact telephone number:                   020 7658 6000

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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