Statoil: Execution of debt capital market transactions


STAVANGER, NORWAY--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - On Wednesday November 14, 2012, StatoilASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO), guaranteed byStatoil Petroleum AS, executed the following debt capital markettransactions:

* Issue of USD 600,000,000 1.200% Notes due January17, 2018

* Issue of USD 1,100,000,000 2.450% Notes due January 17, 2023

* Issue of USD 300,000,000 4.250% Notes due November 23, 2041 (Re-offeryield: 3.622%)

The 4.250% Notes due 2041 to be issued represent a reopening of the 4.250%Notesdue 2041 that were issued by Statoil ASA on November 23, 2011.

The net proceeds from the issue of the Notes will be used for generalcorporatepurposes which may include the redemption of Statoil's $500,000,000aggregateprincipal amount 5 1/8% Notes due 2014 or other purposes described in theprospectus supplement for these issues of Notes. The transactions willincreasethe financial flexibility of the company.

The Notes have been fully subscribed. The settlement date is November 21,2012.

Any public offering in the United States is being made solely by means of aprospectus supplement to the prospectus included in the RegistrationStatementfiled by Statoil ASA and Statoil Petroleum AS and previously declaredeffective.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitationof anoffer to buy any securities of Statoil ASA nor shall there be any sale ofthesesecurities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or salewouldbe unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securitieslaws ofsuch jurisdiction.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to ยง5-12 vphl(Norwegian Securities Trading Act)

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Further information from:

Investor relations:
Hilde Merete Nafstad
Senior vice president
+47 957 83911

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

Fredrik Norman
media relations
+47 918 66567

Tron Vormeland
Vice president, Corporate financing
+47 905 40135 (mobile)
+47 51 99 42 97 (office)


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