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Friday 18 November, 2005

Vedanta Resources

Dividend Arrangements

Vedanta Resources PLC
18 November 2005



18 November 2005

                             Dividend Arrangements

Vedanta Resources plc ('Vedanta') announced an interim dividend of US 5.7 cents
per Ordinary Share on 17 November 2005 in respect of the six months ended 30
September 2005. The dividend will be paid out in US dollars on 13 January 2006
to those shareholders on the Register on 16 December 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 £0.5747 to the US dollar, equating to 3.2761
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
interim results on 17 November 2005.

Shareholders wishing to receive their dividends in UK pounds sterling should
notify the Company's Registrars by 30 December 2005. The Company's Registrars
can also arrange for dividends to be paid direct into shareholders' UK bank
accounts. This arrangement will only be available in respect of dividends paid
in UK pounds sterling.

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:

Sumanth Cidambi                               sumanth.cidambi@vedanta.co.in
Associate Director of Investor Relations      Tel: +91 22 5646 1444
Vedanta Resources plc                         Tel: +44 20 7499 5900

Robin Walker                                  Tel: +44 207 251 3801
Finsbury




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