Notifiable trading 

February 18, 2005, 10:35 CET

The shares purchased by DnB NOR on behalf of Statoil (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) on 15 February 2005 for use in the group’s share saving plan have on 18 February 2005 been distributed to the employees in accordance with their savings amount. Following this, the share saving plan has 153,477 shares.