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Tuesday 27 March, 2007

Vedanta Resources

Holding(s) in Company

Vedanta Resources PLC
27 March 2007


TR - 1(i): NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which 
   voting rights are attached (ii):

   Vedanta Resources plc

2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No):

   An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (No)

   An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the 
   acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: (No)

   An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: (No)

   Other (please specify): (Yes - Initial Disclosure under the Financial Service 
   Authority's Disclosure Transparency Rules)

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii):

   Standard Life Investments Ltd

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3) (iv):

   Vidacos Nominees

5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached (v):

   23 March 2007

6. Date on which issuer notified:

   27 March 2007

7. Threshhold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

   Direct voting rights exceed 3% and total voting rights exceed 5%

8 Notified details:

  Initial disclosure under the Financial Services Authority's Disclosure Transparency Rules.


A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if possible              Situation previous to the
Using the ISIN Code                           Triggering transaction (vi)

                                              No of          No of
                                              Shares         voting rights (viii)

GB0033277061                                  Initial                Initial
                                              Disclosure             Disclosure




Resulting situation after triggering the transaction (vii):

Class/type of shares   No of shares   No of voting rights    % of voting rights
if possible using                     (ix)
the ISIN Code
                       Direct         Direct        Indirect   Direct  Indirect
                                      (x)             (xi)

GB0033277061           8,879,265       8,879,265    Below 3%   3.096%  below 3%

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii)

Type of        Expiration     Exercise/      Number of voting       % of voting
Financial      date (xiii)    conversion     rights that may be     rights
Instrument                    period/date    acquired if the
                              (xiv)          instrument is
                                             Exercised/converted


Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights                       % of voting rights
14,527,673                                    5.066%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the 
   financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable (xv):

   Standard Life Investments Limited

   Proxy Voting

10. Name of proxy holder:

    N/a

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

    N/a

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:

    N/a

13. Additional information:

    N/a

14. Contact name:

    Deepak Kumar, Company Secretary

15. Contact telephone number:

    (020) 7499 5900


Annex to Notification of Major Interests in Shares (xvi)

A.  Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation

    Full name (including legal form for legal entities):

    Not disclosed

    Other useful information (at least legal representative for legal persons):

    Not disclosed

B.  Identity of notifier, if applicable (xvii):

    Full name:

    Not disclosed

    Contact address:

    Not disclosed

    Phone Number:

    Not disclosed

    Other useful information:





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