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Wednesday 08 October, 2008

Vedanta Resources

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 4214F
Vedanta Resources PLC
08 October 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):

6 October 2008

6. Date on which issuer notified:

7 October 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

GB003327706                             14,238,337    14,238,337

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             920,869         920,869    14,925,760      0.32%     5.18%  

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

15,846,629                         5.50%

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

Alliance Capital Management (Direct)                560,470             0.19444%

AXA (Direct)                                        293,481             0.10181%

AXA Australia (Indirect)                            205,335             0.07123%

AXA Financial, Inc (Indirect)                       14,499,719          5.03020%

AXA France (Indirect)                               99,752              0.03461%

AXA IM UK (Direct)                                  2,690               0.00093%

AXA Rosenberg (Indirect)                            120,954             0.04196%

AXA Winterthur    (Direct)                          63,566              0.02205%

Sun Life International (IOM) Ltd (Direct)           662                 0.00023%    

TOTAL DIRECT                                        920,689             0.31947%


TOTAL INDIRECT                                      14,925,760          5.17800%

TOTAL                                               15,846,629          5.49747%

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:

Kyere Tabiri7 Newgate Street, LondonEC1A 7NXUK

15. Contact telephone number:

020 7003 1510

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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