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

SOCO announces that a circular which includes a notice of meeting will today be mailed to shareholders convening an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company to be held at 10 am on 6 September 2010 at the offices of Ashurst LLP, Broadwalk House, 5 Appold Street, London EC2A 2HA.

The purpose of the EGM is to seek the approval of shareholders for the disposal by the Company of SOCO Thailand LLC on the terms and conditions set out in the conditional sale and purchase agreement dated 20 July 2010.

Copies of the circular have been submitted to the UKLA and will shortly be available for inspection at the UKLA's Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at:

Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HS
Tel. 020 7066 1000

In addition, an electronic copy of the circular is available on the Company's website,

Contact: Carol Fan, SOCO International plc, tel 020 7747 2000

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