Santos Appoints New Investor Relations Executive

Former Merrill Lynch investment banker, Mr. Andrew Seaton, has joined Santos Limited as its new Group Executive, Investor Relations.

In this role, Mr. Seaton will be responsible for managing Santos' relationships with the broader investment community, to ensure that the Company's strategies, value drivers and results are understood by investors.

Mr. Seaton has over eight years experience in the financial markets including six years in investment banking with Merrill Lynch in Melbourne and New York, with a focus on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions advisory in the natural resources sector.

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he worked for over ten years in engineering and project management in the oil and gas sector, gaining experience across a broad range of projects for companies including Santos, Woodside, BP, Shell and Esso.

His most recent position was Client Director, Corporate Banking with National Australia Bank, with responsibility for relationship management across resources and building materials clients in southern Australia.

Mr. Seaton has an Honors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Adelaide, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of South Australia.

"It is pleasing to secure someone of Mr. Seaton's caliber for this important position, especially given his unique finance and engineering background," Santos' Managing Director, Mr. John Ellice-Flint, said.