STAVANGER, Norway, May 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On behalf of Statoil (OSE: STL, NYSE:STO), DNB has on 13 May 2016 purchased 657,216 shares for use in the group's Share saving plan.

The shares have been acquired at a price of NOK 135.29 per share.

Before distribution to the employees, the Share saving plan has 9,512,311 shares.

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

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