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Tuesday 01 March, 2005

Vedanta Resources

Re Malco Offer

Vedanta Resources PLC
01 March 2005

1 March 2005

                              Vedanta Resources plc
                    Offer to Minority Shareholders of Malco

Vedanta Resources plc ('Vedanta') announced at their Interim Results on 25
November 2004 that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, they intended to make an
offer to the minority shareholders of the Madras Aluminium Company ('MALCO').

The offer is being made by way of a reverse book build with a floor offer price 
of INR185 and a closing date of 18 March. A further announcement will be made as
appropriate following the close of the offer.
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

Notes to Editors:

Vedanta is a London listed diversified metals and mining group.  Our principal
operations are located throughout India, with further operations in Zambia and
Australia.  The major metals produced are aluminium, copper, zinc and lead.

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