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Wednesday 13 August, 2008

Vedanta Resources

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 2243B
Vedanta Resources PLC
13 August 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):

August 2008

6. Date on which issuer notified:

August 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              15,740,281    15,740,281

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             1,281,439       1,281,439    14,286,109    0.44%     4.96%  

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

15,567,458                          5.40%

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)          3,900               0.00135%

AXA Rosenberg (Direct)                       299,000             0.10373%

AXA UK Investment Co ICVC                    30,715              0.01066%

Global Growth Fund (Indirect)

AXA Rosenberg (Direct)                       227,200             0.07882%

AXA Financial, Inc (Indirect)                7,477,893           2.59421%

AXA Colonia Konzern (Direct)                 5,639               0.00196%

AXA Colonia Konzern (Indirect)               5,800               0.00201%

AXA France (Indirect)                        99,289              0.03445%

AXA Australia (Indirect)                     205,335             0.07123%

AXA Rosenberg (Indirect)                     2,932,701           1.01740%

Sun Life International IOM Ltd (Direct)      662                 0.00023%

AXA Financial, Inc (Indirect)                3,522,134           1.22189%


Sun Life Pensions Management Ltd (Direct)    2,690               0.00093%

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                  68,468              0.02375%

ABL High Alpha (Direct)

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                  21,842              0.00758%

FTSE All Share Tracker (Direct)

Sun Life Pensions Management                 324,243             0.11249%

ABL High Alpha (Direct)

Sun Life Pensions Management                 120,087             0.04166%

FTSE All Share Tracker (Direct)

AXA Winterthur    (Direct)                   60,056              0.02083%

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


Axa Sun Life With Profits Passive (Direct)   53,658              0.01861%

AXA UK Investment Co ICVC                    8,252               0.00286%

Global Distribution OEIC (Indirect)

TOTAL DIRECT                                 1,281,439           0.44455%

TOTAL INDIRECT                               14,286,019          4.95606%

TOTAL                                        15,567,458          5.40062%

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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