STAVANGER, Norway, Aug. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The shares purchased by DNB on behalf of Statoil ASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) on 15 August 2014 for use in the group's share saving plan have on 19 August 2014 been distributed to the employees in accordance with their savings amount.

Following this, the share saving plan has 9,026,025 shares.

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

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