Meldepliktig handel 

desember 12, 2006, 08:00 CET

On behalf of Statoil (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO), DnB NOR has on 11 Desember 2006 purchased 138,000 shares for use in the group’s share saving plan.

The shares have been acquired at a price of NOK 165.69 per share.

Before distribution to the employees, the share saving plan has 1,338,572 shares.