Press Release

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Holds Annual General Meeting

London, England - May 15, 2008 - Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (Oslo B?rs: SNI) announced today that all agenda items were approved and all nominated directors were elected at its Annual General Meeting of shareholders held today at the offices of Services G?n?raux de Gestion S.A., 23, avenue Monterey, L-2086 Luxembourg.  Actions included the ratification by shareholders of the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company's independent auditor.
A final 2007 dividend of $0.50 per Common Share was approved, payable on June 4, 2008 to shareholders of record as of May 21, 2008. In accordance with the normal settlement practice, the shares will trade ex-dividend on and after May 19, 2008 (two business days prior to the May 21, 2008 record date). 
            Jan Chr. Engelhardtsen
            U.K. +44 (0) 20 7611 8972
            [email protected]
            Jens F. Gruner-Hegge
            U.K. +44 (0) 20 7611 8985
            [email protected]
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.