Statoil's share saving plan allocates shares

Statoil's share saving plan allocates shares 
STAVANGER, NORWAY -- (Marketwire) -- 10/17/12 --  The shares
purchased by DNB on behalf of Statoil (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) on 15
October 2012 for use in the group's share saving plan have on 17
October 2012
been distributed to the employees in accordance with
their savings amount. 
Following this, the share saving plan has 8,072,853 shares. 
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant
to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. 
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