RNS Number : 2813T
Sound Oil PLC
11 December 2012

11 December 2012


Sound Oil plc

("Sound Oil" or "the Company")


Holding in Company


Sound Oil, the Italian focused upstream oil and gas company, was notified today that as of 10 December 2012, Manxdale Holdings Limited ("Manxdale", a fund connected with Astin Capital Management Limited ("Astin")) is interested in 240,000,000 ordinary shares of 0.1p each in the Company (representing 8.36% of the Company's issued ordinary shares) of which 221,240,419 are currently held in escrow (pursuant to the private placement through Astin announced on 16 July 2012) and 18,759,581 are held by Manxdale.




For further information please contact:


Sound Oil

James Parsons, Chief Executive Officer




Smith & Williamson - Nominated Adviser

Azhic Basirov

David Jones


Tel: 44 (0)20 7131 4000

Westhouse Securities - Broker

Antonio Bossi

Jonathan Haines


Tel: 44 (0)20 7601 6100


Tim Thompson

Helen Chan

Tom Hufton


Tel: 44 (0)20 7466 5000



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