Press Release

MT Stolt Strength Released by Hijackers

London, England - April 21, 2009 - Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Oslo B?rs: SNI) confirmed that MT Stolt Strength, which is on time-charter to Stolt Tankers B.V., was today released by her Somali captors.  All 23 crew members on board are safe.  The Company understand that the crew will shortly be reunited with their families.
The Company recognises that the safe release of the ship and crew have been a difficult and protracted process for the ship's owners and managers. We are relieved that a safe conclusion to this traumatic situation has been reached.
The vessel was taken by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden on November 10, 2008 while on passage from Dakar to Kandla.
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About Stolt-Nielsen S.A.
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (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 subsidiaries 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.
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