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Elementis PLC (ELM)

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Friday 27 March, 2009

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company





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| TR-1:               notification of major interests in shares |
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| 1. Identity of the issuer or the       | Elementis plc            |
| underlying issuer of existing shares   |                          |
| to which voting rights are attached:   |                          |
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| 2. Reason for the notification     (please tick the appropriate   |
| box or boxes)                                                     |
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| 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   | Prudential plc group of  |
| the notification obligation:           | companies                |
|----------------------------------------+--------------------------|
| 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if     |             -            |
| different from 3):                     |                          |
|----------------------------------------+--------------------------|
| 5. Date of the transaction (and date   |  25 March 2009           |
| on which the threshold is crossed or   |                          |
| reached if different):                 |                          |
|----------------------------------------+--------------------------|
| 6. Date on which issuer notified:      | 26 March 2009            |
|----------------------------------------+--------------------------|
| 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or | See Item 13              |
| reached:                               |                          |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 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 Rights|of      |rights ix           |                   |
|              |                 |viii         |shares  |                    |                   |
|              |                 |             |--------+--------------------+-------------------|
|              |                 |             |Direct  |Direct  x|Indirect  |Direct  |Indirect  |
|              |                 |             |        |         |xi        |        |          |
|--------------+-----------------+-------------+--------+---------+----------+--------+----------|
|GB0002418548  |22,404,561       |22,404,561   |Below 5%|Below 5% |          |Below 5%|          |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B: Financial Instruments                                                                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction xii                                        |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Type of financial    |Expiration date    |Exercise/    |Number of voting rights  |% of voting   |
|instrument           |xiii               |Conversion   |that may be acquired if  |rights        |
|                     |                   |Period/ Date |the instrument is        |              |
|                     |                   |             |exercised/ converted.    |              |
|---------------------+-------------------+-------------+-------------------------+--------------|
|N/A                  |N/A                |N/A          |N/A                      |N/A           |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

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| Total (A+B)                                                       |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
| Number of voting rights                  | % of voting rights     |
|------------------------------------------+------------------------|
| Below 5%                                 | Below 5%               |
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|   | 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the     |   |
|   | voting rights and/or the financial instruments are        |   |
|   | effectively held, if applicable:                          |   |
|---+-----------------------------------------------------------+---|
|   |                                                           |   |
|---+-----------------------------------------------------------+---|
|   | 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:                           |           |   |
|---+-----------------------------------------------------------+---|
|   | 13. Additional           | We no longer have a notifiable |   |
|   | information:             | interest.                      |   |
|---+--------------------------+--------------------------------+---|
|   | 14. Contact name:        | Dipesh Varsani                 |   |
|   |                          | M&G Investment Management      |   |
|   |                          | Limited                        |   |
|---+--------------------------+--------------------------------+---|
|   | 15. Contact telephone    | 020 7548 3261                  |   |
|   | number:                  |                                |   |
|---+--------------------------+--------------------------------+---|
|   |                          |                                |   |
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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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