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Wednesday 30 June, 2010

Vedanta Resources

Pre-emption Rights

RNS Number : 4944O
Vedanta Resources PLC
30 June 2010


          30 June 2010


Vedanta Resources plc Announces

Non-exercise of Exxaro's Pre-emption Rights over Black Mountain Mining


Vedanta Resources plc ("Vedanta" or "the Company") announces that it has been notified by Anglo American plc ("Anglo American") that Exxaro Resources Limited ("Exxaro"), Anglo American's black economic empowerment partner in Black Mountain Mining (Pty) Ltd in South Africa ("Black Mountain"), has not exercised its pre-emption right to acquire the 74% stake in Black Mountain pursuant to the shareholders' agreement between Exxaro and a subsidiary of Anglo American dated 11 September 2006.  Consequently, Vedanta is free to acquire the 74% stake in Black Mountain.


Vedanta announced the acquisition of the 74% stake in Black Mountain along with other Anglo American Zinc Assets on 10 May 2010.   The acquisition of the 74% stake in Black Mountain and the other Anglo American Zinc Assets remains subject to customary regulatory approvals as well as competition clearance in the relevant jurisdictions as announced on 10 May 2010.


For further information, please contact:


Vedanta Resources plc



Ashwin Bajaj

Vice President, Investor Relations 

Vedanta Resources plc

+ 91 22 6646 1531



Gordon Simpson




+44 20 7251 3801


About Vedanta Resources plc

Vedanta Resources plc ("Vedanta") is a London listed FTSE 100 diversified metals and mining major. The group produces aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, iron ore and commercial energy. Vedanta has operations in India, Zambia and Australia and a strong organic growth pipeline of projects. With an empowered talent pool of 29,000 employees globally, Vedanta places strong emphasis on partnering with all its stakeholders based on the core values of entrepreneurship, excellence, trust, inclusiveness and growth.  For more information visit



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