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Thursday 10 July, 2008

Vedanta Resources

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 7677Y
Vedanta Resources PLC
10 July 2008


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

Vedanta Resources plc

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

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (Yes)

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): (No

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

AXA S.A. 25 Avenue Matignon, 75008 ParisFrance and its group of companies

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


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

7 July 2008

6. Date on which issuer notified:

8 July 2008

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


Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of shares if possible        Situation previous to the

Using the ISIN Code                     triggering transaction:

                                        No of         No of

                                        Shares        voting rights

GB0033277061                            14,344,793    14,344,793

Resulting situation after triggering the transaction:

Class/type of shares    No of shares    No of voting rights    % of voting rights 

if possible using            

the ISIN Code         Direct       Direct       Indirect     Direct      Indirect 


GB003327706           1,281,990    1,281,990    13,304,407    0.44%      4.62%  

B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction 

Type of     Expiration    Exercise/              Number of voting    % of voting

Financial   date          conversion             rights that may be    rights

Instrument                period/date            acquired (if the     

                          instrument is         


-           -             -                      -                   -

Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights            % of voting rights

14,586,397                          5.06%

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

Name of Company/Fund                   No of Shares        % of ISC

AXA Ireland Pension Fund (Indirect)           2,600        0.00090%

AXA Rosenberg (Direct)                      299,000        0.10373%

AXA UK Investment Co ICVC                    27,436        0.00952%

Global Growth Fund (Indirect)

AXA Rosenberg (Direct)                      227,200        0.07882%


AXA Financial, Inc (Indirect)             6,727,038        2.33372%

AXA Colonia Konzern (Direct)                  5,082        0.00176%

AXA Colonia Konzern (Indirect)                5,800        0.00201%

AXA France (Indirect)                        36,033        0.01250%

AXA Australia (Indirect)                    205,335        0.07123%

AXA Rosenberg (Indirect)                  2,742,938        0.95157%

AXA Financial, Inc (Indirect)             3,495,567        1.21267%


Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd (Direct)     1,150        0.00040%

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                  70,047        0.02430%

ABL High Alpha (Direct)

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                  22,997        0.00798%

FTSE All Share Tracker (Direct)

Sun Life Pensions Management                324,243        0.11249%

ABL High Alpha (Direct)

Sun Life Pensions Management                124,620        0.04323%

FTSE All Share Tracker (Direct)

AXA Framlington     (Indirect)              53,800        0.01866%

AXA Winterthur    (Direct)                  59,606        0.02068%

Axa Sun Life With Profits Passive (Direct)  97,894        0.03396%    

Axa Sun Life With Profits Passive (Direct)  50,151        0.01740%

AXA UK Investment Co ICVC                    7,860        0.00273%

Global Distribution OEIC (Indirect)

TOTAL DIRECT                             1,281,990        0.44474%

TOTAL INDIRECT                          13,304,407        4.61553%

TOTAL                                   14,586,397        5.06027%

Proxy Voting

10. Name of proxy holder:


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


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


13. Additional information:


14. Contact name:

Terry Marsh

15. Contact telephone number:

020 7003 2637

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