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Wednesday 07 April, 2010

Elementis PLC

Holding(s) in Company







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

+----------------------------------------------------------------+-------------+
|1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing  |Elementis plc|
|shares to which voting rights are attached:                     |             |
+----------------------------------------------------------------+-------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|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 the |Lloyds Banking Group plc            |
|notification obligation:                 |                                    |
|                                         |                                    |
+-----------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
|4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if       |See Section 9                       |
|different from 3.):                      |                                    |
|                                         |                                    |
+-----------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
|5. Date of the transaction and date on   |01 April 2010                       |
|which the threshold is crossed or        |                                    |
|reached:                                 |                                    |
|                                         |                                    |
+-----------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
|6.Date on which issuer notified:         |06 April 2010                       |
|                                         |                                    |
+-----------------------------------------+------------------------------------+
|7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or   |Direct / Indirect holdings increased|
|reached:                                 |to above 6%                         |
|                                         |                                    |
+-----------------------------------------+------------------------------------+

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|8. Notified details:                                                             |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|A: Voting rights attached to shares                                              |
|                                                                                 |
+------------+---------------------+----------------------------------------------+
|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              |rights         |
|the ISIN    |Shares     |Voting   +---------+---------+----------+------+--------+
|CODE        |           |Rights   |Direct   |Direct   |Indirect  |Direct|Indirect|
+------------+----------++---------+---------+---------+----------+------+--------+
|            |          |          |         |         |          |      |        |
|Ord.5p      |          |          |         |         |          |      |        |
|ISIN        |26,215,243|26,215,243|1,367,026|1,367,026|26,385,678|0.305%|5.888%  |
|GB0002418548|          |          |         |         |          |      |        |
+------------+----------+----------+---------+---------+----------+------+--------+

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

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial |
|Instruments                                                                   |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Resulting situation after the triggering transaction                          |
|                                                                              |
+---------------+--------+----------+----------+--------------+----------------+
|Type of        |Exercise|Expiration|Exercise/ |Number of     |% of voting     |
|financial      |price   |date      |Conversion|voting        |rights          |
|instrument     |        |          |period    |rights        |                |
|               |        |          |          |instrument    |                |
|               |        |          |          |refers to     |                |
+---------------+--------+----------+----------+--------------+-------+--------+
|               |        |          |          |              |Nominal| Delta  |
|               |        |          |          |              |       |        |
|               |        |          |          |              +-------+--------+
|               |        |          |          |              |       |        |
+---------------+--------+----------+----------+--------------+-------+--------+

+-------------------------------------------------------+
| Total (A+B+C)                                         |
|                                                       |
+-------------------------+-----------------------------+
| Number of voting rights | Percentage of voting rights |
+-------------------------+-----------------------------+
| 27,752,704              | 6.193%                      |
+-------------------------+-----------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the|
|financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:                    |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|27,287,038 shares (6.089%) are under the control of Scottish Widows Investment|
|Partnership Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Scottish Widows Group Ltd, a    |
|wholly owned subsidiary of Lloyds TSB Bank plc, a wholly owned subsidiary of  |
|Lloyds Banking Group plc (Indirect Interests).                                |
|                                                                              |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Proxy Voting:                                                          |
|                                                                        |
+------------------------------------------------------------------+-----+
| 10. Name of the proxy holder:                                    | N/A |
|                                                                  |     |
+------------------------------------------------------------------+-----+
| 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:     | N/A |
|                                                                  |     |
+------------------------------------------------------------------+-----+
| 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: | N/A |
|                                                                  |     |
+------------------------------------------------------------------+-----+

+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+
|13. Additional information:  |Notification using the total voting rights      |
|                             |figure of 448,159,747                           |
+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+
|14. Contact name:            |Matthew Wilson                                  |
|                             |                                                |
+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+
|15. Contact telephone number:|0113 235 7729                                   |
|                             |                                                |
+-----------------------------+------------------------------------------------+

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

7 April 2010



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