Cairn India Appoints Edward Story As Non-Executive Director

Cairn India Limited has appointed Edward Story as a Non-Executive Director with effect from March 18, 2009.

Story, who has more than 40 years experience in the international oil and gas industry is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Soco International plc, an international exploration and production (E&P) company listed on the London Stock Exchange. SOCO International has E&P interests in South East Asia and Africa.

Story, who has been associated with several international oil and gas companies is a science graduate from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas. He has also been conferred an honorary Doctorate degree by the Institute of Finance and Economics of Mongolia and is Chairman of the North America Mongolia Business Council.

Story has been appointed as a member of the Nomination and Audit Committees of Cairn India Limited.

Sir Bill Gammell, Chairman and Non-Executive Director Cairn India Limited said, "We are delighted that Ed Story has agreed to join the Cairn India Board. His significant experience within the global oil and gas industry will be of great benefit to the Company as we gear up for first production from Rajasthan and future growth opportunities both in India and elsewhere."

Edward Story said, "I'm very pleased to accept this opportunity to join Cairn India as a Non Executive Director. Cairn India has an exciting future with its Rajasthan project and unfolding growth story."