RNS Number : 4311W
30 January 2012

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

Transaction in own shares

SOCO announces that on 30 January 2012 it purchased 66,788 of its ordinary shares at an average price of 286.3292 pence per ordinary share.  The highest price and the lowest price paid for these shares were 290 pence and 284.7 pence respectively. All the purchased shares will be held as Treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, SOCO holds 2,603,087 ordinary shares as Treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue is 337,936,365 (excluding ordinary shares held as treasury shares).



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