RNS Number : 7315E
05 June 2012

SOCO International plc ("SOCO" or "the Company")


The Company has been notified by Pontoil Intertrade Limited of a change in its holdings in the Company due to:

(a)  An acquisition of voting rights in the Company, and
(b)  An event changing the breakdown of voting rights.

The following acquisitions of voting rights have been notified to the Company:

Date of notification          Number acquired                     Date acquired
31 May 2012                          360,000                           30 May 2012
1 June 2012                           147,764                           31 May 2012
5 June 2012                           660,000                           1 June 2012

As a result, Pontoil Intertrade Limited now holds 82,029,896 voting rights, representing 24.66 % of the Company's total voting rights.



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