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Wednesday 05 August, 2009

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company





TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying
issuer                                         Elementis Ord Gbp0.05
of existing shares to which voting rights are     (Sedol 0241854)
attached: ii
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or
boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                     X
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial
instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares
already issued to which voting rights are attached
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar
economic effect to qualifying financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
Other (please specify):
3. Full name of person(s) subject to   Cazenove Capital Management
the                                              Limited
notification obligation: iii
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                     N/A
 (if different from 3.):iv
5. Date of the transaction and date
on                                               04/08/09
which the threshold is crossed or
reached: v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                05/08/09
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed
or                                                  5%
reached: vi, vii



+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|8. Notified details:                                                                                    |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                                            |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Class/type of    |Situation previous            |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction   |
|shares           |to the triggering             |                                                       |
|if possible using|transaction                   |                                                       |
|the ISIN CODE    |------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------|
|                 |Number           |Number      |Number    |Number of voting      |% of  voting rights x|
|                 |of               |of          |of shares |rights                |                     |
|                 |Shares           |Voting      |----------+----------------------+---------------------|
|                 |                 |Rights      |Direct    |Direct xi   |Indirect |Direct    |Indirect  |
|                 |                 |            |          |            |xii      |          |          |
|-----------------+-----------------+------------+----------+------------+---------+----------+----------|
|GB0002418548     |                 |            |          |            |         |          |          |
|-----------------|11,785,564       |11,785,564  |11,985,564|11,985,564  | 0       |2.68%     |0         |
|Ordinary         |                 |            |          |            |         |          |          |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                                                        |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                                                     |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                                    |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Type of financial         |Expiration    |Exercise/               |Number of voting      |% of voting   |
|instrument                |date xiii     |Conversion Period xiv   |rights that may be    |rights        |
|                          |              |                        |acquired if the       |              |
|                          |              |                        |instrument is         |              |
|                          |              |                        |exercised/ converted. |              |
|--------------------------+--------------+------------------------+----------------------+--------------|
|N/A                       |N/A           |N/A                     |N/A                   |N/A           |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                                                        |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments xv, xvi       |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                                    |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Type of financial |Exercise price  |Expiration|Exercise/   |Number of voting rights  |% of voting rights|
|instrument        |                |date xvii |Conversion  |instrument refers to     |xix, xx           |
|                  |                |          |period xviii|                         |                  |
|------------------+----------------+----------+------------+-------------------------+------------------|
|                  |                |          |            |                         |Nominal   |Delta  |
|CFD               |N/A             |N/A       |N/A         |10,449,713               |----------+-------|
|                  |                |          |            |                         |2.33%     |N/A    |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                                                        |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Total (A+B+C)                                                                                           |
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Number of voting rights                               |Percentage of voting rights                      |
|------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------|
|22,435,277                                            |5.01%                                            |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+



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| 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting      |
| rights and/or the                                                 |
| financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: xxi    |
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|                                                                   |
| N/A                                                               |
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|                                                                   |
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| Proxy Voting:                                                     |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 10. Name of the proxy holder:                              | N/A  |
|------------------------------------------------------------+------|
| 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease        | N/A  |
| to hold:                                                   |      |
|------------------------------------------------------------+------|
| 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold          | N/A  |
| voting rights:                                             |      |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                   |
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
| 13. Additional information:                   |        N/A        |
|-----------------------------------------------+-------------------|
| 14. Contact name:                             |        N/A        |
|-----------------------------------------------+-------------------|
| 15. Contact telephone number:                 |        N/A        |
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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

5 August 2009

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