Press Release

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Filed FORM 20-F for the Fiscal Year Ended November 30, 2005

London, England - May 31, 2006 - Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (NasdaqNM: SNSA; Oslo Stock Exchange: SNI) announced that on May 31, 2006 it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission the FORM 20-F for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2005. The report can be found on the Investor Relations page of

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 subsidiary Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group, provides integrated transportation for its customers.  Stolt Sea Farm, wholly owned by the Company, produces and markets high quality turbot and Southern bluefin tuna.
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Richard M. Lemanski
U.S. 1 203 299 3604
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Jan Chr. Engelhardtsen
UK 44 20 7611 8972
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