On 30 September 2005 Santos will pay a fully franked interim dividend of 18 cents per share to shareholders on record as at 6 September 2005.
For the purposes of the Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) the average market price for the issue of DRP shares is $11.054929.
Under the terms of the DRP, the average market price is calculated as the arithmetic average of the daily weighted average market price over a period of seven business days commencing on the business day after the dividend record date, with no discount to apply.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
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Kathryn Mitchell Andrew Seaton
(08) 8218 5260 / 0407 979 982 (08) 8218 5157 / 0410 431 004
Santos stock symbols: STO (Australian Stock Exchange), STOSY (NASDAQ ADR), Ref #82-34 (Securities Exchange Commission)