Statoil: Notifiable trading

STAVANGER, Norway, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

The shares purchased by DNB on behalf of Statoil ASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) on 15 October 2013 for use in the group's share saving plan have on 17 October 2013 been distributed to the employees in accordance with their savings amount. Following this, the share saving plan has 9,118,541 shares. Contacts: Hilde Merete Nafstad, SVP Investor Relations, mbl +47 95783911 Morten Sven Johannessen, VP Investor Relations USA, mbl +1 203 570 2524 This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. [HUG#1736377] Source:Statoil