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Tuesday 04 October, 2005

Vedanta Resources

Appointment of CFO

Vedanta Resources PLC
04 October 2005


             Vedanta Resources plc appoints Chief Financial Officer

Vedanta Resources plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. D.D Jalan to
the position of Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect.

Mr. Jalan joined Vedanta in January 2001 as President of Australia Operations,
with responsibility for the Australian copper mines. Subsequently, he was
appointed to Group Financial Controller, with responsibility for the Business
Control and Accounting functions of Vedanta.

Before joining the Group, he worked with the Aditya Birla Group for 22 years.
His last assignment was as Joint Executive President in Birla Copper, where he
worked for 5 years. Mr. Jalan is a Chartered Accountant.

Anil Agarwal, chairman of Vedanta resources plc, commented, 'we are delighted to
be welcoming Mr. D. D. Jalan to the position of Chief Financial Officer where we
are confident that his experience and expertise will make a valuable
contribution to the group'.


For further information, please contact:

Ajay Paliwal, Deputy Chief Financial Officer             Tel: +44 20 7499 5900
Vedanta Resources plc                                         +44 77 6017 8530

Sumanth Cidambi, Associate Director Investor Relations   Tel: +91 22 5646 1000
Vedanta Resources plc                                         +91 98 6715 5004

John Smelt, Head of Investor Relations                   Tel: +44 20 7499 5900
Vedanta Resources plc                                         +44 78 7964 2675

James Murgatroyd                                         
Robin Walker
Finsbury                                                 Tel: +44 20 7251 3801





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