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Wednesday 20 February, 2008

Vedanta Resources

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Vedanta Resources PLC
20 February 2008


NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS


This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required
by DR 3.1.4R(1).



(1) An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating to the
shares or debentures of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 24.

(2) An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating to the
shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.

(3) An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a director/
person discharging managerial responsibilities should complete boxes 1 to 3 and
17 to 24.

(4) An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument
relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a debenture) should complete
boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.



Please complete all relevant boxes in block capital letters.



1. Name of the issuer


VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC


2. State whether the notification relates to


(i) a transaction notified in accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or


(ii) DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(b) a disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as
extended by section 328) of the Companies Act 1985; or


(iii) both (i) and (ii)


THE NOTIFICATION RELATES TO A TRANSACTION NOTIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH DR3.1.4
(R) (1)(a)


3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director


Mr Ajay Paliwal
Mr Deepak Kumar


4. State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person
discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3 and identify the
connected person


N/A


5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person
referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest


DISCLOSURE RELATES TO A HOLDING OF THE PERSONS NAMED IN BOX 3 ABOVE.


6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or
financial instruments relating to shares


ORDINARY SHARES OF 10 US CENTS IN VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC


7. Name of registered shareholders(s) and, if more than one, the number of
shares held by each of them

NAME                NUMBER OF SHARES

Mr Ajay Paliwal           3,500
Mr Deepak Kumar           1,500


8 State the nature of the transaction


EXERCISE OF AN OPTION UNDER THE VEDANTA RESOURCES SHORT TERM INCENTIVE PLAN
GRANTED UNDER VEDANTA LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN ON 1ST FEBRUARY 2007.


9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
acquired

NAME                     NUMBER OF SHARES IN VEDANTA RESOURCES PLC 
                         OVER WHICH OPTIONS HAVE BEEN EXERCISED.

MR AJAY PALIWAL                3,500
MR DEEPAK KUMAR                1,500


10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

NAME                     PERCENTAGE

MR AJAY PALIWAL           .00001
MR DEEPAK KUAMR           .00001

11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
disposed

1,675 ORDINARY SHARES ARE BEING SOLD BY AJAY PALIWAL, IN ORDER TO PAY THE TAX
LIABILITY ARISING FROM THE TRANSACTION LISTED IN BOX 8 ABOVE.


718 ORDINARY SHARES ARE BEING SOLD BY DEEPAK KUMAR, IN ORDER TO PAY THE TAX
LIABILITY ARISING FROM THE TRANSACTION LISTED IN BOX 8 ABOVE


12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)


AJAY PALIWAL           .00001
DEEPAK KUMAR           .00001

13. Price per share or value of transaction


AN EXERCISE PRICE OF US 10 CENTS WAS PAID BY THE PERSON NAMED IN BOX 3 ABOVE ON
EXERCISE OF HIS OPTIONS.


EACH SHARE LISTED IN BOX 11 WAS SOLD AT £21.96


14. Date and place of transaction


19TH FEBRUARY 2008, LONDON



15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following
notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when
calculating percentage)

NAME                HOLDING                     PERCENTAGE

MR AJAY PALIWAL      1,825                      .00001

MR DEEPAK KUMAR      782                        .00001


16. Date issuer informed of transaction


19TH FEBRUARY 2008



If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted options by
the issuer complete the following boxes


17 Date of grant


N/A





18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised


N/A


19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option


N/A


20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)


N/A


21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be
fixed at the time of exercise

N/A


22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following
notification


N/A


23. Any additional information

n/a

24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


DEEPAK KUMAR


020 7499 5900


Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making
notification


DEEPAK KUMAR


Date of notification


19 FEBRUARY 2008


END



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