Notifiable trading 

April 18, 2005, 10:25 CEST

On behalf of Statoil (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO), DnB NOR has on 15 April 2005 purchased 157,000 shares for use in the group’s share saving plan. The shares have been acquired at a price of NOK 109.72 per share. Before distribution to the employees, the share saving plan has 380,426 shares.