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

SOCO International plc, the Exploration & Production company with interests in Vietnam, Yemen, Thailand and the Republic of Congo, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bridgewell Securities Limited as Financial Adviser and Corporate Broker with immediate effect.

12 October 2005

For further information please contact:

SOCO International plc
Tel: 020 7747 2000
Roger Cagle – Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer

Bridgewell Securities Limited
Tel: 020 7003 3000
Greg Aldridge – Director
Andrew Matharu – Associate Director

Pelham PR
Tel: 020 7743 6673
James Henderson – Managing Director
Alisdair Haythornthwaite – Account Executive

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