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 theboard of directors in Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) with immediate effect.Brende has been appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Norwegiangovernment.Contacts:Investor relationsHilde Merete Nafstad, senior vice president, investor relationsTel: +47 957 83 911MediaJannik Lindbæk Jr, vice president, media relationsTel: +47 977 55 622This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl(Norwegian Securities Trading Act)[HUG#1736038]

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