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Friday 19 December, 2008

Vedanta Resources

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 4673K
Vedanta Resources PLC
19 December 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):

15 December 2008

6. Date on which issuer notified:

16 December 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                             15,432,457      15,432,457

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             994,120         994,120    13,068,645  0.35%     4.55%  

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

14,062,765                         4.90%


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)           661,560        0.23050%

AXA (Direct)                                   293,481        0.10225%

AXA Australia (Indirect)                        13,229        0.00461%

AXA Financial, Inc (Indirect)               13,030,330        4.54001%

AXA France (Indirect)                           25,086        0.00874%

AXA IM UK (Direct)                               1,790        0.00062%

AXA Winterthur    (Direct)                      36,627        0.01276%

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

TOTAL DIRECT                                   994,120        0.34637%

TOTAL INDIRECT                              13,068,645        4.55336%

TOTAL                                       14,062,765        4.89973%

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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