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Statoil to Host Mourning Ceremony

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Statoil will host a mourning ceremony on Monday, February 4 to memorialize the company’s missing and deceased colleagues after the terrorist attack at In Amenas, Algeria, stated the company in a press release.

The ceremony will be held in Hakonshallen in Bergen, Norway at noon local time. Statoil said the ceremony is intended for the next of kin, those directly affected, representatives of management, support staff and other involved Statoil employees. Representatives of the Norwegian authorities will also attend.

The missing employee is Victor Sneberg, 56 years old, and a resident of Sandnes, Norway. The four confirmed dead are Tore Bech, 58,, of Bergen, Norway; Hans M. Bjone, 55, ofBrandbu, Norway; Thomas Snekkevik, 35, ofAustrheim/Bergen, Norway; and Alf Vik, 43, of Grimstad, Norway.

The company has requested a one-minute period of silence at all Statoil locations at noon Central European Time on the same day of the ceremony or, if necessary, at another suitable time.

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