After our partial privatisation in 2001, we were listed on the Oslo and New York stock exchanges, ensuring broad international ownership. Equinor has one class of shares, with all shares carrying equal right to vote at general meetings. The Norwegian state is largest shareholder with 67%, managed by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.The Equinor share - EQNR
Our largest shareholders
In accordance with the recommendations of Oslo Stock Exchange, Equinor publishes the list of our largest shareholders.
Data collected by third party, authorised by Equinor, March 2022.
Ownership in %
Number of shares
|Government of Norway||67.0%||2 182 650 763|
|Folketrygdfondet||3.6%||118 126 582|
|BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A.||1.1%||36 820 319|
|The Vanguard Group, Inc.||1.0%||32 743 025|
|Schroder Investment Management Ltd. (SIM)||0.9%||29 283 792|
|RBC Global Asset Management (UK) Limited||0.6%||20 825 521|
|T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.||0.6%||20 434 929|
|DNB Asset Management AS||0.6%||19 557 856|
|KLP Forsikring||0.6%||19 030 893|
|Arrowstreet Capital, Limited Partnership||0.6%||18 999 502|
|Storebrand Kapitalforvaltning AS||0.5%||17 427 451|
|Marathon-London||0.4%||13 731 303|
|Acadian Asset Management LLC||0.4%||12 934 806|
|Nuveen LLC||0.4%||12 560 928|
|Wellington Management Company, LLP||0.4%||12 261 380|
|SAFE Investment Company Limited||0.4%||11 942 771|
|State Street Global Advisors (US)||0.4%||11 711 386|
|BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd.||0.4%||11 705 002|
|Dodge & Cox||0.3%||10 244 838|
|BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited||0.3%||9 257 395|
The Norwegian State
The Norwegian state is the largest shareholder in Equinor (previously Statoil). The ownership interest is managed by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.
Statoil was partially privatised and listed on the stock exchange on 18 June 2001, when it became a public limited company. After the initial offering, the government retained 81.7% of the Statoil shares.
Through public share offerings in 2004 and 2005 the state reduced its shareholding in Statoil to 70.9%.
Pursuant to the agreed exchange ratio as part of the merger with Hydro's oil and gas activities, the State's ownership interest in Statoil was 62.5%, or 1,992,959,739 shares on 1 October 2007. In accordance with the Storting's decision of 2001 concerning a minimum state shareholding of two-thirds in Statoil, the Government expressed its intention to increase the state's shareholding in Statoil over time to 67%.
During 2008, the Government built up the State's ownership interest in Statoil by buying shares in the market. On 5 March 2009 the Government announced that the State's ownership interest had reached 67%.
The ownership interest is managed by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.