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Vedanta Resources PLC
13 December 2010
13 December 2010
Vedanta Group announces shareholder approval for the purchase of 51% - 60% interest in Cairn India.
Vedanta Resources plc ("Vedanta") announces that at its General Meeting held today, the proposed acquisition of a 51% - 60% interest in Cairn India Limited from Cairn Energy plc was approved by its shareholders.
The acquisition remains conditional on the receipt of the required regulatory approvals and consents from the Indian authorities and completion of the acquisition is expected to occur in Q2 2011.
A copy of the ordinary resolution passed by the shareholders of Vedanta at its General Meeting will shortly be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at: www.hemscott.com/nsm.
Full details of the proxy votes received will shortly be available at www.vedantaresources.com
For further information, please contact
Vice President, Investor Relations
+44 20 7659 4732 / +91 22 6646 1531
J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7588 2828
Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7425 8000
Tel: +44 (0) 207 251 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 30,000 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 www.vedantaresources.com.
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