Vedanta Resources PLC
03 June 2005
3 June 2005
The Board of Directors of Vedanta Resources plc (the 'Company') recommended a
final dividend of US 11.55 cents per Ordinary Share on 2 June 2005 in respect of
the year ended 31 March 2005. Subject to the approval of shareholders at the
Company's Annual General Meeting to be held on 3 August 2005, the final dividend
will be paid out in US dollars on 19 August 2005 to those shareholders on the
Register on 22 July 2005.
Shareholders may elect to receive the dividend in UK pounds sterling if they
wish. The Board has determined that the exchange rate to be applied to convert
the dividend into UK pounds will be £0.550 to the US dollar, equating to 6.3525
pence per Ordinary Share. This exchange rate is based on the average exchange
rate for the five business days prior to the announcement of the Company's
results on 2 June 2005.
Shareholders wishing to receive their dividends in UK pounds sterling should
notify the Company's Registrars by 5 August 2005. The Company's Registrars can
also arrange for dividends to paid direct into shareholders' UK bank accounts.
This arrangement will only be available in respect of dividends paid in UK
The Company's Registrars are Computershare Investor Services PLC and can be
contacted at PO Box 82, The Pavilions, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS99 7NH or on
telephone number +44 (0) 870 702 0000.
For further information, please contact:
Peter Sydney Smith, Finance Director Tel: +44 20 7499 5900
John Smelt, Head of Investor Relations Tel: +44 787 964 2675
Vedanta Resources plc
James Murgatroyd Tel: +44 207 251 3801
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