Press Release

Stolt-Nielsen Limited Commences Open Market Partial Tender Offer for Up to $47 Million of SNL Common Shares


LONDON, April 11, 2011 - Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo B?rs: SNI) today commenced an open market partial tender offer ("Offer") for SNL common shares with a total maximum value of $47 million.  The Offer represents the remainder of the $50 million buy-back programme announced by SNL on November 19, 2010.


The Offer is being carried out through a bookbuilding process.  SNL has retained ABG Sundal Collier and Fearnley Fonds as bookrunners to advise on and effect the Offer.


The bookbuilding commences immediately and will close no later than 18:00 CET April 12, 2011.  Pricing and allocation will follow shortly thereafter.  The trade date will be April 13, 2011 and settlement will take place on April 18, 2011.  SNL reserves the right to amend any order and decide the final price and size of the Offer.


The Offer is being conducted in accordance with the SNL buy-back programme announced on November 19, 2010 and this notice replaces the plan to repurchase stock announced on November 23, 2010.


For additional information please contact:


Jan Chr. Engelhardtsen                                                 Jens F. Gr?ner-Hegge
Chief Financial Officer                                                  VP Corporate Finance
UK +44 (0) 20 7611 8972                                                       UK +44 (0) 20 7611 8985
[email protected]                                                        [email protected]


Christen Heiberg                                                                       Petter Skar
ABG Sundal Collier                                                                  Fearnley Fonds
Oslo +47 4801 6053                                                                Oslo +47 9246 4642
[email protected]                                                       [email protected]


About Stolt-Nielsen Limited
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (SNL or the "Company") is a leading global provider of integrated transportation solutions for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and other specialty liquids through its three largest business divisions, Stolt Tankers, Stolthaven Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers.  Stolt Sea Farm produces and markets high quality turbot, sole, sturgeon, and caviar.  Stolt-Nielsen Gas transports liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with its fleet of very large gas carriers (VLGCs).  Stolt-Nielsen Limited is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.


Forward-Looking Statements
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This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.