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Thursday 15 October, 2009

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company





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| TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES                    |
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|                                           |                       |
|-------------------------------------------+-----------------------|
| 1. Identity of the issuer or the          |                       |
| underlying issuer                         |                       |
| of existing shares to which voting rights | Elementis Plc         |
| 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 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):              |                             |            |
|                        |                             |            |
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| 3. Full name of person(s)       |                                 |
| subject to the                  | Legal & General Group Plc (L&G) |
| notification obligation:        |                                 |
|---------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| 4. Full name of shareholder(s)  | Legal & General Assurance       |
|  (if different from 3.):        | (Pensions Management) Limited   |
|                                 | (PMC)                           |
|---------------------------------+---------------------------------|
|                                 |                                 |
| 5. Date of the transaction and  |                                 |
| date on                         |                                 |
| which the threshold is crossed  | 13 October 2009                 |
| or                              |                                 |
| reached:                        |                                 |
|                                 |                                 |
|---------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| 6. Date on which issuer         | 14 October                      |
| notified:                       |                                 |
|---------------------------------+---------------------------------|
| 7. Threshold(s) that is/are     |                                 |
| crossed or                      | From 4% - 3% (L&G)              |
| reached:                        |                                 |
|                                 |                                 |
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|8. Notified details:                                                                                  |
|                                                                                                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|A: Voting rights attached to shares                                                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Class/type of   |Situation previous           |Resulting situation after the triggering transaction   |
|shares          |to the triggering            |                                                       |
|if possible     |transaction                  |                                                       |
|using           |-----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------|
|the ISIN CODE   |Number           |Number     |          |Number of voting      |% of  voting rights  |
|                |of               |of         |Number    |rights                |                     |
|                |Shares           |Voting     |of shares |----------------------+---------------------|
|                |                 |Rights     |          |Direct      |Indirect |Direct     |Indirect |
|----------------+-----------------+-----------+----------+------------+---------+-----------+---------|
|ORD             |                 |           |          |            |         |           |         |
|                |17,960,692       |17,960,692 |17,440,905|17,440,905  |         |3.89       |         |
|GBP 0.05        |                 |           |          |            |         |           |         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                                                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|B: Qualifying Financial Instruments                                                                   |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                         |              |                       |Number of voting       |             |
|Type of financial        |Expiration    |Exercise/              |rights that may be     |% of voting  |
|instrument               |date          |Conversion Period      |acquired if the        |rights       |
|                         |              |                       |instrument is          |             |
|                         |              |                       |exercised/ converted.  |             |
|-------------------------+--------------+-----------------------+-----------------------+-------------|
|                         |              |                       |                       |             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                                                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments             |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                                  |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                 |                |          |           |                         |                  |
|Type of financial|Exercise price  |Expiration|Exercise/  |Number of voting rights  |% of voting rights|
|instrument       |                |date      |Conversion |instrument refers to     |                  |
|                 |                |          |period     |                         |                  |
|-----------------+----------------+----------+-----------+-------------------------+------------------|
|                 |                |          |           |                         |Nominal   |Delta  |
|                 |                |          |           |                         |----------+-------|
|                 |                |          |           |                         |          |       |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                                                                                      |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Total (A+B+C)                                                                                         |
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|Number of voting rights                             |Percentage of voting rights                      |
|----------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------|
|                                                    |                                                 |
|17,440,905                                          |3.89                                             |
|                                                    |                                                 |
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| 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting      |
| rights and/or the                                                 |
| financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:        |
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|                                                                   |
|                                                                   |
| Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect)                   |
| (Group)                                                           |
| Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings)                  |
| Limited (LGIMH) (Direct and Indirect)                             |
| Legal & General Investment Management Limited                     |
| (Indirect) (LGIM)                                                 |
| Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (17,440,905 - 3.89 % =   |
| LGAS, LGPL & PMC)                                                 |
| Legal & General Investment         Legal & General Insurance      |
| Management (Holdings) Limited      Holdings Limited (Direct)      |
| (Direct) (LGIMHD) (15,945,412 -    (LGIH)                         |
| 3.55 % = PMC)                                                     |
| Legal & General Assurance          Legal & General Assurance      |
| (Pensions Management) Limited      Society Limited  (LGAS & LGPL) |
| (PMC) (15,945,412 - 3.55 % = PMC)                                 |
|                                    Legal & General Pensions       |
|                                    Limited (Direct)  (LGPL)       |
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|                                                                   |
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| Proxy Voting:                                                     |
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| 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:                                 |                  |
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|                                                                   |
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| 13. Additional information: | Notification using the total voting |
|                             | rights figure of 448,083,403        |
|                             |                                     |
|-----------------------------+-------------------------------------|
| 14. Contact name:           | Helen Lewis (LGIM)                  |
|-----------------------------+-------------------------------------|
| 15. Contact telephone       | 020 3124 3851                       |
| 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

15 October 2009

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