Execution of debt capital market transactions 

August 11, 2010, 09:38 CEST
  • Issue of USD   1,250,000,000  3.125% Notes due August 17 2017
  • Issue of USD      750,000,000  5.100% Notes due August 17 2040

The net proceeds from the issue of the Notes will be used for general corporate purposes. The transaction will increase the financial flexibility of the company.

The deal has been fully placed. The settlement date is August 17 2010.

Statoil ASA Notes are expected to receive Aa2 and AA- credit ratings from Moody's and Standard & Poor's, respectively.

Any public offering in the United States is being made solely by means of a prospectus supplement to the prospectus included in the Registration Statement filed by Statoil ASA and Statoil Petroleum AS and previously declared effective.

Further information from:

Investor relations:

Odd Marius Hygen, IR Officer, +47 48295755

Morten Sven Johannessen, VP Investor Relations USA, +1 2039786950 / +1 2035702524

Finance:

Tron Vormeland, vice president, corporate financing, +47 90 54 01 35
(mobile), +47 51 99 42 97 (office)

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This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Statoil ASA nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to § 5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)