Stavanger, Norway, March 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following primary insider in Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) has purchased shares* in Statoil ASA:

Catherine Hughes, board member of Statoil ASA, has on 20 March 2014 purchased 1,850 shares* in Statoil ASA at a price of USD 26.94 per share* and will after the purchase hold 1,850 shares* in Statoil ASA.

*American Depositary Receipts (ADR)

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.