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Monday 14 June, 2004

Vedanta Resources

Appointment of Director

Vedanta Resources PLC
14 June 2004

Monday, 14 June 2004

                     Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Vedanta Resources plc ('Vedanta'), the London listed diversified metals and
mining group, has today appointed M. Jean-Pierre Rodier as a Non-Executive

M. Rodier, 57, was Chairman and Chief Executive of Pechiney S.A from July 1994
to December 2003, when it was acquired by Alcan. M. Rodier started his career at
the French Ministry of Industry, after graduating from the Ecole Polytechnique
and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines in Paris. He became Chief Executive
Officer of mining and metals firm Penarroya and a Managing Director of Imetal,
its parent company. M. Rodier was then Chairman of the Executive Board of
Metaleurop France from 1988 to 1991 and, prior to joining Pechiney, was head of
Groupe Suez's non-ferrous metal operations (Union Miniere).

The appointment of M. Rodier creates the opportunity to further strengthen the
Board sub-committees. He has agreed to join the Audit and Nomination Committees
and to be Chairman of the Health, Safety and Environmental ('HSE') Committee.
Sir David Gore-Booth will stand down from the HSE Committee and will become
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, where he will be joined by Mr Naresh
Chandra. Mr Michael Fowle is to become Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
and will be joining the Nomination Committee with Mr Naresh Chandra. Brian
Gilbertson will step down from the Audit Committee in accordance with the
recommendations of the Revised Combined Code.

Brian Gilbertson, Chairman of Vedanta, commented

'I am delighted to welcome Jean-Pierre Rodier to the board of Vedanta. We will
gain greatly from his long industry experience and his specific knowledge of the
metals that we produce. At the same time we significantly strengthen our board
with the appointment of another independent non-executive director. His
appointment and the accompanying changes to the board committees bring us fully
in line with the new combined code and reaffirms our commitment to best practice
corporate governance.'

For further information, please contact:

John Smelt, Head of Investor Relations
Peter Sydney-Smith, Finance Director
Vedanta Resources plc                             Tel:  +44 20 7629 6070

James Murgatroyd
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
('HZL'), and the Bharat Aluminium Company ('Balco'), the group's principal
aluminium business.

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