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

SOCO announces that a circular and notice of meeting have been sent to shareholders convening an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company to be held at 10 a.m. on 10 May 2005 at the offices of Ashurst, Broadwalk House, 5 Appold Street, London EC2A 2HA.

The purpose of the EGM is to seek the approval of shareholders for the disposal by the Company of SOCO Tamtsag Mongolia LLC and SOCO Mongolia Limited, on the terms and conditions set out in the conditional sale and purchase agreement dated 1 April 2005.

Copies of the circular have been submitted to the UKLA, and will shortly be available for inspection at the UKLA's Document Viewing Facility, which is
situated at:

Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HS
Tel. 020 7066 1000

SOCO is aware of attempts to impersonate the company on social media. SOCO does not have a Facebook page.