ELEMENTIS PLC: Appointment of Chairman-Designate

 27 January 2014  Elementis -Appointment of Deputy Chairman and non-executive Chairman-Designate  Elementis plc (ELM.L) (the "Company"), the FTSE 250 Global Specialty Chemicals Company, today announces the appointment of Andrew Duff as non-executive Deputy Chairman of the Company. The appointment is effective from 1 April 2014 and he will become non-executive Chairman following the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 24 April 2014.  Andrew Duff, 54, has been non-executive Chairman of Severn Trent PLC, the FTSE 100 water and waste treatment services company, since July 2010. He was a non-executive director of Wolseley plc, the international plumbing and building materials company, between 2004 and December 2013 where he was also the Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee. From 2003 until 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of npower, the successor entity to Innogy plc which in 2000 was demerged from and restructured then sold by National Power to RWE, the German electricity and gas company, where he was also a member of the Group Executive Committee. Before that he spent 16 years at BP in marketing, strategy and oil trading. He joined National Power in 1998 as General Manager, Trading.  Andrew is a mechanical engineer, member of the CBI President's Committee, Trustee of Macmillan Cancer Support and Earth Trust and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.  Ian Brindle, Chairman of Elementis, said: "On behalf of the Board, I am delighted that Andrew has agreed to become the next Chairman of Elementis. As is expected of a highly accomplished business leader and proven independent director, Andrew brings a breadth and depth of skills and experience to our Boardroom. His strategy insights, international experience and strong focus on delivering value to customers and shareholders make for an excellent fit with Elementis."  The Company confirms that there are no other matters requiring disclosure in relation to listing rule 9.6.13.  Wai Wong  Company Secretary  020 7408 9300  END