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Tuesday 25 May, 2004

Vedanta Resources

Directorate Change

Vedanta Resources PLC
25 May 2004

25 May 2004

                                 Board Changes

The Board of Vedanta Resources plc, ('Vedanta') the London listed diversified
metals company has noted that Mr P Chidambaram, a non-executive director of
Vedanta, has been appointed Finance Minister in the new Indian government. As a
result of his new position, Mr Chidambaram has tendered his resignation from the
board with immediate effect.

Brian Gilbertson, Chairman of Vedanta, commented

'It was a privilege to have the benefit of his knowledge and experience,
particularly during our listing on the London Stock Exchange. I am sure that he
will play a pivotal role in the continuing development of India and we wish him
every success'

For further information, please contact:

John Smelt, Head of Investor Relations
Vedanta Resources plc                             Tel:  +44 20 7629 6070
                                                        +44 787 964 2675

Faeth Birch
Robin Walker
Finsbury                                          Tel:  +44 20 7251 3801

Notes to Editors:

Vedanta is a diversified metals and mining group with zinc, copper and aluminium
operations in India and two copper mines in Australia.

Vedanta holds its interests in these operations through two subsidiaries,
Sterlite and the Madras Aluminium Company ('Malco'). Sterlite is Vedanta's
principal subsidiary company and is currently listed on the Bombay Stock
Exchange. Vedanta's copper operations are owned and operated by Sterlite and it
also holds majority stakes in the group's zinc business, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, and
the Bharat Aluminium Company ('Balco'), the group's principal aluminium

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