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Santos today announced senior management appointments as the company continues to strengthen its leadership team.

Peter Cleary will join Santos in the role of Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development. In his role, Mr Cleary will be responsible for the commercial, strategy and planning, corporate development, and public affairs functions, and will report directly to Santos Chief Executive Officer David Knox.

Mr Cleary, 52, has extensive global experience in the petroleum industry and joins Santos from BP. He was most recently President of North West Shelf Australia LNG, the LNG marketing company for the North West Shelf Venture. During his 24 year career with BP, Mr Cleary has held senior management positions in Australia, Korea, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and the United Kingdom.

To support the GLNG project moving to a successful final investment decision, Mark Macfarlane will take up the role of CEO of GLNG Operations Pty Ltd (GLNG OPL). GLNG OPL is accountable for the delivery of the gas pipeline and LNG plant for the GLNG shareholders. Mr Macfarlane is currently Santos’ Vice President Eastern Australia. Mr Macfarlane will work closely with Rick Wilkinson, Vice President Queensland.

James Baulderstone, currently Santos’ Vice President Corporate and Commercial and the Company Secretary, will move to the role of Vice President Eastern Australia. Mr David Lim, currently assistant Company Secretary, will take on the role of Company Secretary.

All the appointments are effective 1 September 2010.

A photograph of Mr Cleary is available on request.