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Friday 05 November, 2004

Vedanta Resources

Re Acquisition

Vedanta Resources PLC
05 November 2004

5th November 2004

                                Konkola Completion

Vedanta Resources plc, the London-listed metals and mining group, announces that
its agreement to acquire a 51% controlling stake in Konkola Copper Mines plc in
Zambia, for a total cash consideration of US$48.2 million reached completion
earlier today with a signing ceremony in Lusaka.

For further information, please contact:

John Smelt, Head of Investor Relations             Tel: +44 20 7499 5900
Vedanta Resources plc                                   +44 787 964 2675

James Murgatroyd                                   Tel: +44 20 7251 3801
Robin Walker

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