23 May 2012
SOCO International plc
("SOCO" or "the Company")
Transaction in own shares
SOCO announces that on 23 May 2012 it purchased 324,300 of its ordinary shares at an average price of 263.48 pence per ordinary share. The highest price and the lowest price paid for these shares were 266.7 pence and 261.5 pence respectively. All the purchased shares will be held as Treasury shares.
Following the above purchase, SOCO holds 6,067,852 ordinary shares as Treasury shares. The total number of ordinary shares in issue is 334,762,600 (excluding ordinary shares held as treasury shares).