Press Release

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Board Declares Interim Dividend

LONDON, November 12, 2009 - Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (OsloB?rs: SNI) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors approved the payment of an interim dividend of $0.50 per Common Share on December 9, 2009 to shareholders of record as of November 25, 2009.  In accordance with normal settlement practice, the shares will trade ex-dividend on and after November 23, 2009 (two business days prior to the November 25, 2009 record date).
 
Contacts:
 
Jan Chr. Engelhardtsen
Chief Financial Officer
UK +44 (0) 20 7611 8972
 
Jens F. Gr?ner-Hegge
V.P. Corporate Finance
UK +44 (0) 20 7611 8985
 
About Stolt-Nielsen S.A.
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (SNSA or the "Company") is one of the world's leading providers of transportation services for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and other specialty liquids. The Company, through the parcel tanker, tank container, terminal, rail and barge services of its wholly owned subsidiary Stolt Tankers & Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers, provides integrated transportation solutions for its customers. Stolt Sea Farm, wholly owned by the Company, produces and markets high quality turbot, sole, sturgeon, and caviar. Stolt-Nielsen is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
 
Forward-Looking Statements
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