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Wednesday 06 April, 2005

Vedanta Resources

Director Shareholding

Vedanta Resources PLC
06 April 2005

6 April 2005


Appointment of Directors

As announced on 24 March 2005, Mr Kuldip Kaura and Mr Euan Macdonald were
appointed executive and non-executive directors of the Company, respectively.

Mr Kaura is currently a director of Hindustan Zinc Limited and Sterlite
Industries (India) Limited. He holds no other current directorships of publicly
quoted companies. He served as a director of ABB India Limited until October
2001 but has not served as a director of any other publicly quoted company in
the previous five years prior to his date of appointment as a director of the

There are no other disclosures required under Paragraph 6.F.2 (a) to (g) of the
Listing Rules in respect of Messrs Kaura and Macdonald.

Mr Kaura notified the Company that, as at the date of his appointment as an
executive director of the Company, he had the following interests in the shares
of the Company:

-  50,000 ordinary shares of US$0.10 each, representing 0.017% of the
   issued share capital of this class;

-  a contingent right to acquire a maximum of 50,000 ordinary shares of
   US$0.10 each, representing 0.017% of the issued share capital of this class,
   which was granted on 26 February 2004 under the Vedanta Resources Long-Term
   Incentive Plan. Awards made under this plan normally only vest on the third
   anniversary of grant and the number of shares that may be acquired on vesting 
   of the award is dependent upon the extent to which a specified performance 
   target has been satisfied and subject to the participant's continued 
   employment at that date.

Mr Macdonald has no notifiable interests at the date of his appointment.

Enquiries: Matthew Hird

Company Secretary
Vedanta Resources plc

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