RNS Number : 2237J
Soco International PLC
25 March 2010

The following correction has been made to the 'DIRECTORS/PDMR SHAREHOLDING' announcement released on 25 March 2010 at 16:22h under RNS Number 2148J.


The increase in shareholdings and the release of shares by the SOCO EBT are pursuant to the exercise of certain contingent share awards and nil price options.

All other details remain unchanged. The full amended text is shown below.

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


The Company announces an increase in Director/ Person Discharging Managerial Responsibility ("PDMR") shareholdings pursuant to the exercise of certain contingent share awards and nil price options ("Options").

On 24 March 2010, Ed Story and Roger Cagle, both being Executive Directors of the Company, and Cynthia Cagle, a PDMR and a Connected Person to Roger Cagle, (together, "the Option Holders"), exercised a total of 639,503 Options.

The Board of Directors has determined that, in this instance, it serves the best interest of the Company and its shareholders, and in agreement with the Option Holders, to deliver only the net number of Shares after deducting the number of Shares that would otherwise be sold by the Option Holders to settle the associated tax liabilities. The associated tax liabilities will therefore be settled by the Company.

Further details of the aforementioned exercises and transactions are shown below:

  Options exercised Shares received
E Story 32,804 20,847
R Cagle 366,883 220,130
C Cagle 239,816 143,890
Total 639,503 384,867

As a result of these exercises, interests held are as follows:

Interests Shares % of voting rights Options
E Story 2,895,306 3.50% 663,280
R Cagle 1,363,846 1.65% 130,700
C Cagle 780,943 0.94% 89,000
R Cagle and C Cagle (Combined) 2,144,789 2.59% 219,70

SOCO Employee Benefit Trust ("the SOCO EBT")

Accordingly, the Trustees of the SOCO EBT have today informed the Company that it has released a total of 384,867 SOCO International plc ordinary shares of £0.20 each ("Shares") as a result of the exercise of the above mentioned Options. Following the release of Shares, the SOCO EBT is interested in 1,367,813 Shares, representing 1.65% of the total voting rights of the Company.


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