RNS Number: 7072E

1 June 2012


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




SOCO announces that on 1 June 2012 it purchased 369,315 of its ordinary shares at an average price of 276.2953 pence per ordinary share.  The highest price and the lowest price paid for these shares were 282.9 pence and 275.47 pence respectively. All the purchased shares will be held as Treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, SOCO holds 8,328,251 ordinary shares as Treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue is 332,626,064 (excluding ordinary shares held as treasury shares).





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