Result of General Meeting Jul 2012

SOCO announces that the resolution proposed at the Company's General Meeting held today was duly passed by shareholders. The purpose of the General Meeting was to seek shareholder approval for the proposed acquisition of the outstanding Minority Interest in SOCO Vietnam Limited, as detailed in the Shareholder Circular dated 4 July 2012. The condition to the acquisition has now been satisfied and, in accordance with the terms of the Acquisition Agreement, Completion is expected to occur shortly and in any event by 23 August 2012 .

The voting on the resolution put to the meeting was carried on a show of hands. The proxy votes lodged in advance of the General Meeting were as follows:

Number of votes 
For (including discretionary):  204,608,596
Against:   296,222
Withheld:  4,165,212
Total votes (excluding withheld):  204,904,818

Terms defined in the Shareholder Circular have the same meanings when used in this announcement.

A copy of the resolution passed at the General Meeting has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at