DNO International ASA: Harvard Kennedy School Establishes Fellowship for Students from the Middle East and North Africa

   DNO International ASA: Harvard Kennedy School Establishes Fellowship for
                Students from the Middle East and North Africa

Oslo, 29  April  2014 --  DNO  International ASA  ("DNO  International"),  the 
Norwegian oil and gas company, notes that the Harvard Kennedy School has today
issued the following press release.

DNO International ASA
Corporate Communications
Queries: Bjorn Dale (bjorn.dale@dno.no or tel: +47 911 57 197)


For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014
Media Contact: Doug Gavel 1 (617) 495-1115

              Harvard Kennedy School Establishes Fellowship for
                Students from the Middle East and North Africa

Cambridge, Mass. - Harvard Kennedy  School (HKS) today announced the  creation 
of the Middle East-North Africa Graduate Fellowship Fund underwritten by a  $1 
million gift from the Norwegian oil and gas company DNO International ASA.

The fellowship will support qualified applicants who enroll at HKS through the
Edward S.  Mason Program.  The internationally  focused Mason  Program  brings 
accomplished professionals from around the  world to earn a Mid-Career  Master 
in  Public  Administration  (MC/MPA)  degree,  with  a  focus  on   developing 
analytical and leadership skills.

"My DNO International colleagues, which include two other HKS graduates, and I
are pleased to help support  access to the finest  school of public policy  in 
the world by the  most talented mid-career students  from a region  undergoing 
dramatic societal transformation," said  Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani, MPA 1982  and 
DNO International's Executive Chairman.

The program will cover tuition, fees and living expenses for the one-year term
of the  Mason  Program,  with  awards available  beginning  with  the  2014-15 
academic year. Along with  the rigorous MC/MPA  curriculum, the Mason  Program 
offers intensive  co-curricular  activities including  targeted  seminars  and 
workshops  culminating  in  the  Mason   Certificate  in  Public  Policy   and 

"We are deeply grateful to DNO International for this outstanding support  for 
students from the  Middle East and  North Africa and  for the leadership  that 
Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani  has shown  in this  effort," said  David Ellwood,  the 
Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy and Dean of HKS. "These students
represent a region of great importance to  the world, and we are fortunate  to 
play a role in developing their knowledge and expertise in working towards the
public good. We  look forward  to welcoming  the first  beneficiaries of  this 

Oslo-based DNO  International  was founded  in  1971 and  is  Norway's  oldest 
publicly listed oil and gas company. It  is active in Oman, Yemen, the  United 
Arab Emirates,  Somaliland, Tunisia  and  the Kurdistan  Region of  Iraq.  Mr. 
Mossavar-Rahmani and his wife  Sharmin have a  longstanding connection to  the 
Kennedy  School  and   to  public  service   education,  having  endowed   the 
Mossavar-Rahmani Center  for  Business and  Government  with a  commitment  to 
research,  scholarship,  and  teaching  to  address  some  of  society's  most 
challenging problems at the intersection of business and government. Ellen  R. 
Dyvik, MPA 1990, is a member of DNO International's Board of Directors.  Anita 
H. Aarnæs, MPA 1983, is DNO International's Director of Human Resources.

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