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Thursday 27 January, 2011

Vedanta Resources

Update on Balco Arbitration

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Vedanta Resources PLC
27 January 2011
 



   27 January 2011

 

Vedanta Resources Plc

Update on BALCO Arbitration

 

Vedanta Resources plc's subsidiary, Sterlite Industries (India) Limited ("Sterlite") today issued the following release on the BALCO arbitration decision.

 

The full text of the release issued by Sterlite is given below.

 

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Sterlite Industries (India) Limited

Update on BALCO Arbitration

 

The arbitration panel hearing the matter of the exercise by Sterlite Industries (India) Limited ("Sterlite" or The "Company") of its call option to purchase the 49% equity stake in Bharat Aluminium Company Limited ("BALCO") from the Government of India delivered its decision on  25 January 2011. The three-member panel ruled 2:1 that the call option was in violation of section 111A(2) of the Indian Companies Act, 1956. The company is considering its next course of action.

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Ashwin Bajaj

Vice President - Investor Relations

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited

 

sterlite.ir@vedanta.co.in

Tel:  +91 22 6646 1531

 

Sheetal Khanduja

AGM - Investor Relations

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited

sterlite.ir@vedanta.co.in

Tel: +91 22 6646 1531

 

About Sterlite Industries

Sterlite Industries (India) Limited is India's largest diversified metals and mining company. The company produces aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, silver, and commercial energy and has operations in India, Australia and Namibia.  The company has a strong organic growth pipeline of projects. The company is setting up 5,040 MW independent thermal power plants through its subsidiary Sterlite Energy Limited. Sterlite Industries is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange in India and the New York Stock Exchange in the United States. For more information, please visit www.sterlite-industries.com.

 

Disclaimer

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" - that is, statements related to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "should" or "will." Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. For us, uncertainties arise from the behaviour of financial and metals markets including the London Metal Exchange, fluctuations in interest and or exchange rates and metal prices; from future integration of acquired businesses; and from numerous other matters. of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive or regulatory nature. These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different that those expressed in our forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements.

For further information, please contact:

 

Ashwin Bajaj

Vice President - Investor Relations

Vedanta Resources plc

 

ir@vedanta.co.in

+ 91 22 6646 1531

 

Gordon Simpson

Finsbury

 

 

Tel:  +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, silver, iron ore and commercial energy. Vedanta has operations in India, Zambia, Namibia 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 www.vedantaresources.com

 

Disclaimer

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" - that is, statements related to future, not past, events. In this context, forward-looking statements often address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "should" or "will." Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. For us, uncertainties arise from the behaviour of financial and metals markets including the London Metal Exchange, fluctuations in interest and or exchange rates and metal prices; from future integration of acquired businesses; and from numerous other matters of national, regional and global scale, including those of a political, economic, business, competitive or regulatory nature. These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different that those expressed in our forward-looking statements. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements.


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