Subscription price: The subscription price will be equal the volume-weighted average share price over the last two trading days on Oslo Stock Exchange of the Subscription Period for the Dividend Issue, with a deduction for a discount of 5%. The subscription price is expected to be announced on or about 27 March 2017.Subscription procedures: Subscriptions for Dividend Shares can be made electronically via VPS' online subscription system. A link to the subscription system can be found on www.statoil.com/scrip. Existing Shareholders who are considered eligible to subscribe for Dividend Shares have or will receive a letter from the Company with personal log in details to the VPS subscription system. ADR holders under the ADR program in the US may make their election through Deutsche Bank as the depositary for the ADR program. Eligibility to participate in the Dividend Issue: Only shareholders of Statoil as of expiry of 17 February 2017 for holders of ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange, and as of expiry of 21 February 2017 for shareholders on Oslo Børs, both referred to as "Existing Shareholders", as registered with Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as the depositary for the ADR program and the Company's shareholder register with the Norwegian Central Securities Depositary (Nw. Verdipapirsentralen) for shareholders on Oslo Børs, as of expiry of 23 February 2017 ("the record date") will be eligible to either subscribe for Dividend Shares in the Subscription Period or to receive their dividend in cash. The subscription for Dividend Shares by persons located in, or resident of countries other than Norway, may be affected by the laws of the relevant jurisdiction. The Dividend Shares may not be subscribed for by Existing Shareholders located in, or resident of, jurisdictions in which the subscription for Dividend Shares would be unlawful. Existing Shareholders located in, or resident of countries other than Norway, should inform themselves as to whether restrictions apply to the Dividend Issues and consult their professional advisors if they are in any doubt about any of the contents or application of these restrictions.
Settlement: The issue of the Dividend Shares is expected to take place on or about 7 April 2017. The delivery of the Dividend Shares to shareholders on Oslo Børs is expected to take place on or about 7 April 2017 and on or around 10 April 2017 for holders of ADRs on New York Stock Exchange. Trading in the Dividend Shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange and in the ADRs representing Dividend Shares on New York Stock Exchange is expected to commence on or about 10 April 2017.Cash payment of the dividend to holders of ordinary shares on Oslo Børs is expected on or about 7 April and on or about 10 April 2017 for ADR holders on New York Stock Exchange. Interests held through financial intermediaries: Shareholders, who are eligible for participation in the Dividend Issue and who hold their Shares through a financial intermediary and wish to subscribe for Dividend Shares in the Dividend Issue, should instruct their financial intermediary to subscribe for Dividend Shares in accordance with the applicable instructions received from such financial intermediary. The financial intermediary will be responsible for collecting exercise instructions from the shareholders and for informing the Company of their subscription instructions. DNB Bank ASA, Registrars Department (tel.: +47 23 26 80 20) is acting as Receiving Agent for the Dividend Issue. Contact persons: Peter Hutton, senior vice president for investor relations, Tel: +44 7881 918 792 Morten Sven Johannessen, vice president for investor relations USA, Tel: + 1 203 570 2524 This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5 -12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. This announcement and the information contained herein does not constitute or form a part of, and should not be construed as, an offer for sale or subscription for or solicitation or invitation of any offer to subscribe for or purchase of dividend shares or any other securities of the Company and cannot be relied on for any investment contract or decision. It may be unlawful to distribute this announcement in certain jurisdictions. This announcement is not for distribution in any jurisdiction in which prior registration or approval is required for that purpose. No steps have been taken or will be taken in any jurisdiction outside of Norway in which such steps would be required. No competent authority or any other regulatory body has passed upon the adequacy of this document or approved or disapproved the distribution of dividend shares outside of Norway. Any representation to the contrary may be a criminal offense.