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Thursday 28 July, 2005

Vedanta Resources

Directorate Change

Vedanta Resources PLC
28 July 2005



28 July 2005

Vedanta Resources Plc - Management Announcement


Vedanta Resources plc ('Vedanta'), the London listed diversified metals and
mining group, announces that Peter Sydney-Smith, the group finance director will
be leaving the Board following the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 3
August 2005 but will remain with the group until the end of the month assisting
the handover. A process has been initiated to appoint a successor.

Peter Sydney-Smith joined the company in May 2003 prior to the listing of
Vedanta in London in December 2003.

Anil Agarwal, the Chairman of Vedanta Resources said: 'On behalf of the Board I
should like to thank Peter for his valuable contribution during the listing
process and in the eighteen months since. I wish him well in the future.'


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
Finsbury



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