Sterlite Gold Ltd.

Sterlite Gold Ltd.

August 15, 2007 08:16 ET

Sterlite Gold Ltd. Announces Planned Cash Offer by GeoProMining Limited

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2007) - Sterlite Gold Ltd. (TSX:SGD) announced today that it has been advised of an agreement between its controlling shareholder, Vedanta Resources plc and GeoProMining Ltd. ("GeoProMining"), parent company of Georgian mining Joint Stock Company Madneuli, which may lead to an offer for the shares in Sterlite Gold.

The Board of Directors will appoint an independent committee to receive, consider and make a recommendation regarding any proposal that may be made.

Vedanta Resources plc, the holder of 84.2% of the common shares of Sterlite Gold, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with GeoProMining to tender its Sterlite Gold shares at a price of US$0.3845 per common share in cash.

The Board of Directors of Sterlite Gold will communicate its views to shareholders on any offer made by GeoProMining once it has received and considered the recommendation of the independent committee.

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