Sesa Sterlite Limited: Cairn India Announces Appointment of Mr. Mike Yeager

  Sesa Sterlite Limited: Cairn India Announces Appointment of Mr. Mike Yeager

 The following release was issued today by Sesa Sterlite Limited's subsidiary
                             Cairn India Limited.

                Cairn India Limited Organisation Announcement

Business Wire

GOA, India -- December 4, 2013

Cairn India Limited (CIL), one of the 20-largest independent oil exploration
and production companies in the world, today announces the appointment of Mr.
Mike Yeager, former CEO of the global petroleum business at BHP Billiton as
Chairman, Operations Review Board at Cairn India Ltd.

Mike will work closely with the Cairn management team to deploy the best
global technology and practices to unlock the full potential of the world
class Rajasthan block and other existing assets and steer their efficient

Mike brings in more than 38 years of rich & diverse experience in reputed
organisations like Exxon Mobil, BHP Billiton and the United States Marine
Corps. In his last assignment, he was the CEO of the Petroleum business at BHP
Billiton, which he joined after a 25 year stint with Exxon Mobil.

Mr. P. Elango, Whole Time Director, Cairn India said:

“I am excited with Mike Yeager joining us as Chairman, Operations Review Board
at Cairn India Limited. Mike's leadership and guidance will further enhance
the quality of overall strategic and operational planning for optimal business
results. His rich global experience will help Cairn to build a stronger E&P
portfolio and attract top global talent.

Cairn India has recently been voted as the fastest growing energy company for
2013 by Platt’s. This is not only a testimony to the world-class asset base
that Cairn has created but also to its employees who have consistently
delivered superior results. Mike’s on-boarding will enhance the global
outlook, strategic and operational leadership capacity at Cairn and prepare it
for pursuing and fulfilling its aggressive growth agenda."

Mike graduated from the US Naval Academy and went on to complete his Masters
of Science from University of Southern California. Mike is currently Executive
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Maverick Drilling and Exploration,
headquartered in Houston, Texas

About Sesa Sterlite Limited

Sesa Sterlite Limited (“Sesa Sterlite”) is one of the world’s largest
diversified natural resource companies. Our business primarily involves
exploring, extracting and processing minerals and oil & gas. We produce zinc,
lead, silver, copper, aluminium, iron ore, oil & gas and commercial power and
have a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Ireland, Australia,
Liberia and Sri Lanka. Sesa Sterlite has a strong position in emerging markets
with over 80% of its revenues from India, China, East Asia, Africa and the
Middle East.

Sustainability is at the core of Sesa Sterlite’s strategy, with a strong focus
on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local

Sesa Sterlite is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a FTSE 100 company.
Sesa Sterlite is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock
Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.


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 mattersof 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.


Sesa Sterlite Limited
Ashwin Bajaj, +91 22 6646 1531
Senior Vice President – Investor Relations
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