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Thursday 01 June, 2006

Vedanta Resources

Dividend Declaration

Vedanta Resources PLC
01 June 2006

Vedanta Resources plc

                             Dividend Arrangements

The Board of Directors of Vedanta Resources plc (the 'Company') recommended a
final dividend of US 14.3 cents per Ordinary Share on 1 June 2006 in respect of
the year ended 31 March 2006. Subject to the approval of shareholders at the
Company's Annual General Meeting to be held on 2 August 2006, the final dividend
will be paid out in US dollars on 17 August 2006 to those shareholders on the
Register on 21 July 2006.

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 £0.535 to the US dollar, equating to 7.6505
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 1 June 2006.

Shareholders wishing to receive their dividends in UK pounds sterling should
notify the Company's Registrars by 4 August 2006. 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:
Deepak Kumar                               Tel: +44 20 7659 4734
Company Secretary
Vedanta Resources plc

Faeth Birch                                Tel: +44 207 251 3801
Robin Walker

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