Apco Argentina Inc. Changes Name to Apco Oil and Gas International Inc.

Apco Argentina announced that its shareholders have approved a change in its corporate name to Apco Oil and Gas International Inc.

The proposal was approved at the company's annual meeting of shareholders held in Tulsa, Okla., on Monday.

"This is a way for us to more appropriately identify with our diversification strategy into other South American countries," said Thomas Bueno, Apco's president and chief operating officer. "For example, we opened an office in Colombia last year to search for investment opportunities.

"Our interests in Argentina are obviously the core of our business. We're just looking on a wider basis now as we plan to grow and expand our oil and gas interests," Bueno added.

The company's shares will continue to trade on NASDAQ under the same "APAGF" symbol. Apco does, however, plan to change its Internet web address. The company's current address at www.apcoargentina.com may continue to be accessed for at least one year.