Borge Brende leaves the board of directors of Statoil

STAVANGER, Norway, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Børge Brende has informed that he will resign from his position as member of the board of directors in Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) with immediate effect. Brende has been appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Norwegian government. Contacts: Investor relations Hilde Merete Nafstad, senior vice president, investor relations Tel: +47 957 83 911 Media Jannik Lindbæk Jr, vice president, media relations Tel: +47 977 55 622 This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act) [HUG#1736038] Source:Statoil