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Thursday 11 February, 2010

Elementis PLC

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+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARESi                               |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+----------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying   |                               |
|issuer                                        |                  Elementis Plc|
|of existing shares to which voting rights are |                               |
|attached: ii                                  |                               |
+----------------------------------------------+-------------------------------+
|2 Reason for the notification(please tick the appropriate box or boxes):      |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------+--------+
|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):                                              |        |
+--------------------------------------+------------------------------+--------+
|3. Full name of person(s) subject to  |                                       |
|the                                   |JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc.|
|notification obligation: iii          |                                       |
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|4. Full name of shareholder(s)        | JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Limited|
|(if different from 3.):iv             |                                       |
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|5. Date of the transaction and date on|                                       |
|which the threshold is crossed or     |                       09 February 2010|
|reached: v                            |                                       |
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|6. Date on which issuer notified:     |                       10 February 2010|
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+
|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or|                           5% downwards|
|reached:vi, vii                       |                                       |
+--------------------------------------+---------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|8. Notified details:                                                                |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|A: Voting rights attached to shares viii, ix                                        |
+------------+----------------------+------------------------------------------------+
|Class/type  |Situation previous    |Resulting situation after the triggering        |
|of          |to the triggering     |transaction                                     |
|shares      |transaction           |                                                |
|            +----------+-----------+-----------+--------------------+---------------+
|if possible |Number    |Number     |Number     |Number of voting    |% of  voting   |
|using       |of        |of         |of shares  |rights              |rightsx        |
|the ISIN    |  ares    |V ting     +-----------+--------+-----------+------+--------+
|CODE        |          |Rights     |Direct     |Directxi|Indirectxii|Direct|Indirect|
+------------+----------+-----------+-----------+--------+-----------+------+--------+
|GB0002418548|22,480,841|22,480,841 |           |        |20,565,772 |      |4.59%   |
|            |          |           |           |        |           |      |        |
|            |          |           |           |        |           |      |        |
+------------+----------+-----------+-----------+--------+-----------+------+--------+


 B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
|                                                                                    |
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                |
+--------------+----------+----------------------+---------------------+-------------+
|Type of       |Expiration|Exercise/             |Number of voting     |% of voting  |
|financial     |datexiii  |Conversion Periodxiv  |rights that may be   |rights       |
|instrument    |          |                      |acquired if the      |             |
|              |          |                      |instrument is        |             |
|              |          |                      |exercised/ converted.|             |
+--------------+----------+----------------------+---------------------+-------------+
|              |          |                      |                     |             |
+--------------+----------+----------------------+---------------------+-------------+


 C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
 Instrumentsxv, xvi
|                                                                                    |
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                                |
+-------------+---------+----------+-----------+----------------------+--------------+
|Type of      |Exercise |Expiration|Exercise/  |Number of voting      |% of voting   |
|financial    |price    |datexvii  |Conversion |rights instrument     |rightsxix, xx |
|instrument   |         |          |periodxviii|refers to             |              |
|             |         |          |           |                      |              |
+-------------+---------+----------+-----------+----------------------+-------+------+
|             |         |          |           |                      |Nominal|Delta |
|             |         |          |           |                      +-------+------+
|             |         |          |           |                      |       |      |
+-------------+---------+----------+-----------+----------------------+-------+------+


 Total (A+B+C)
|                                    |                                               |
|Number of voting rights             |Percentage of voting rights                    |
+------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------+
|20,565,772                          |4.59%                                          |
+------------------------------------+-----------------------------------------------+


 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
 financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:xxi
|                                                                              |
|Total disclosable holding for JPMorgan Asset Management Holdings Inc          |
|:20,565,772 (4.59%)                                                           |
|JPMorgan Asset Management (UK) Limited:20,565,772 (4.59%)                     |
|                                                                              |
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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:                                  |                             |
+------------------------------------------------+-----------------------------+

+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+
|                             |                                             N/A|
|13. Additional information:  |                                                |
+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+
|14. Contact name:            |                                    Tracey Young|
+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+
|15. Contact telephone number:|                                   020 7777 0424|
+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+

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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

 11 February 2010





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