STAVANGER, Norway, March 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The following primary insider have on 28 March 2014 acquired Statoil ASA shares* at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at a share price of $28.00 in connection with the company's long-term incentive programme.

Number of acquired shares and new total share holding is listed in the table below.                               
Name Purchased* New share holding*
William Maloney 10,400.073572 42,360.605921

*American Depositary Receipts (ADR)

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

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