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Vedanta Resources PLC
19 August 2011
19 August 2011
Update on the Cairn India Ltd. Acquisition
As announced on 1 August 2011, Vedanta Resources plc ("Vedanta") has received a formal notification from the Government of India providing conditional approval for the acquisition of a majority stake in Cairn India Ltd. (the "Transaction").
Cairn India Ltd. (Cairn India) is seeking shareholder approval for the conditions imposed by the Government of India, and has posted the ballot to its shareholders, including Vedanta. Cairn India shareholders are required to vote on the Transaction by 10 September 2011.
As of date, Vedanta has a funding requirement of $4.5bn for the acquisition of the 30% stake in Cairn India, which is available in the form of fully committed facilities valid up to December 15, 2011 and internal sources such as repayment of intercompany debt from subsidiaries.
The size of the Bridge to Equity Facility was originally $1.0 billion. Vedanta has permanently reduced this by $730 million and it currently stands at $270 million.
Vedanta continues to work with Cairn Energy towards the completion of the Transaction.
A further announcement will be made in due course.
For further information, please contact:
Senior Vice President - Investor Relations
Vedanta Resources plc
Tel: +44 20 7659 4732 / +91 22 6646 1531
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, South Africa, Ireland and Australia and a strong organic growth pipeline of projects. With an empowered talent pool of 31,000 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, please visit:
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