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Friday 22 August, 2008

Vedanta Resources

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 8846B
Vedanta Resources PLC
22 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):

19 August 2008

6. Date on which issuer notified:

20 August 2008

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


Notified details: INDIRECT

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                            15,612,658    15,612,658

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               1,150,998       1,150,998    14,340,253   0.40%      4.97%  

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

15,491,251                         5.37%

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)        1,013               0.00035%

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)              8,700,933           3.01850%

AXA Colonia Konzern (Direct)               5,639               0.00196%

AXA Colonia Konzern (Indirect)             5,800               0.00201%

AXA France (Indirect)                      98,994              0.03434%

AXA Australia (Indirect)                   205,335             0.07123%

AXA Rosenberg (Indirect)                   2,087,850           0.72431%

Sun Life International IOM Ltd (Direct)    662                 0.00023%

AXA Financial, Inc (Indirect)              3,206,150           1.11227%


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

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                48,330              0.01677%

ABL High Alpha (Direct)

Sun Life Unit Assurance Ltd                21,842              0.00758%

FTSE All Share Tracker (Direct)

Sun Life Pensions Management               213,770             0.07416%

ABL High Alpha (Direct)

Sun Life Pensions Management               120,087             0.04166%

FTSE All Share Tracker (Direct)

AXA Winterthur    (Direct)                 60,226              0.02089%

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                  3,463               0.00120%

Global Distribution OEIC (Indirect)

TOTAL DIRECT                               1,150,998           0.39930%

TOTAL INDIRECT                             14,340,253          4.97488%

TOTAL                                      15,491,251          5.37418%

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 Marsh7 Newgate Street, LondonEC1A 7NXUK

15. Contact telephone number:

020 7003 2637

16. Other Useful Information

AXA IM UK is a 100% direct subsidiary of AXA IM S.A., which is in turn indirectly wholly owned by AXA S.A.

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