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Friday 30 October, 2009

Elementis PLC

Interim Management Statement





30 October 2009


Interim Management Statement

Elementis plc, a global specialty chemicals company, today issues its
Interim Management  Statement for  the period  since 1  July 2009  in
relation to the Company and its subsidiaries ("the Group").

Trading  in  the  period  has  continued  to  be  in  line  with  our
expectations, with volumes  having stabilised at  higher levels  than
those experienced  during  the  first  six months  of  the  year  and
contribution margins  remaining  steady. Customer  ordering  patterns
have improved,  but still  remain cautious  with no  evidence of  any
material restocking  at present.  Cost  reductions announced  at  the
beginning of the year are benefiting operating profit as planned.

In Specialty Products sales volumes in the third quarter were 10  per
cent higher than for the second  quarter, although still 17 per  cent
lower than the same period last year, excluding acquisitions. Volumes
improved in  all  key markets  and  geographies and,  in  particular,
business in China has continued to be robust.

In Chromium sales  volumes in the  third quarter improved  by 28  per
cent compared to  the second  quarter, albeit  from a  low base,  and
volumes remain over 40  per cent down on  the same period last  year.
The closure of  the UK facility,  announced at the  end of April,  is
progressing as  planned  with  costs  and  cash  flow  in  line  with
expectations.

The  Group's  balance   sheet  remains  strong   and  existing   bank
facilities, which were put in place in 2006, are not due for  renewal
until 2011.


Enquiries:

Elementis plc               Tel: +44 (0)20 7408 9302

Brian Taylorson

Finance Director


Financial Dynamics          Tel: +44 (0)20 7831 3113

Andrew Dowler

Greg Quine

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