Annual general meeting held in StatoilHydro ASA 

May 19, 2009, 23:01 CEST
The proposal for the allocation of net income, including distribution of a total dividend of NOK 7.25 per share, of which NOK 2.85 per share is special dividend, was also adopted. The dividend applies to those who were shareholders on 19 May 2009 with expected payment 3 June 2009.

Statoil Hydro’s shares listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (Oslo Børs) will be traded ex dividend as of 20 May 2009. American Depository Shares (ADS) listed on the New York Stock Exchange will be traded ex dividend as of 20 May 2009.

The ordinary general meeting approved the nomination committee’s proposal of a new deputy member to the corporate assembly.

The ordinary general meeting approved the board’s declaration on remuneration for top management. It also approved the compensation to the company’s auditor.

The ordinary general meeting also authorised the board to repurchase own shares for implementation of the employee share saving plan in accordance with the board’s proposal.

The ordinary general meeting approved amendment of the articles of association. “The Company’s name is Statoil ASA. The Company is a Public Limited Company. The object of Statoil ASA is to engage in exploration, production, transportation, refining and marketing of petroleum, petroleum-derived products, and other forms of energy, as well as engaging in other business. The activities may also be carried out through participation in or cooperation with other companies.”

A shareholder proposed that StatoilHydro should withdraw from tar sands activities in Canada. The proposal was not adopted.

Please find the complete minutes of the ordinary general meeting enclosed.


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