|Hilde Merete Nafstad, SVP Investor Relations, mbl +47 95783911 Morten Sven Johannessen, VP Investor Relations USA, mbl +1 203 570 2524|
STAVANGER, Norway, July 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On behalf of Statoil (OSE: STL, NYSE:STO), DNB has on 15 July 2015 purchased 661,604 shares for use in the group's Share saving plan. The shares have been acquired at a price of NOK 141.24 per share. Before distribution to the employees, the Share saving plan has 9,676,315 shares. This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.