RNS Number : 4632E

30 May 2012

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



SOCO announces that on 30 May 2012 it purchased 327,209 of its ordinary shares at an average price of 280.3025 pence per ordinary share.  The highest price and the lowest price paid for these shares were 282.6 pence and 277.5 pence respectively. All the purchased shares will be held as Treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, SOCO holds 7,564,540 ordinary shares as Treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue is 333,389,775 (excluding ordinary shares held as treasury shares).



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