Press Release

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. Annouces Delay of Second Quarter Earnings Release

July 6, 2005 - Stolt-Nielsen S.A. (NasdaqNM: SNSA; Oslo Stock Exchange: SNI) today announced that it would be delaying the release of its second quarter 2005 results, originally scheduled for July 11, 2005, in order to complete the accounting of the Stolt Sea Farm/Marine Harvest transaction. The Company will shortly provide details of the new press release date and conference call details once this has been finalized.

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. The Company also owns 25% of Marine Harvest, the world's largest aquaculture company.
Contact:
Richard M. Lemanski
U.S. 1 203 625 3604
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Valerie Lyon
UK 44 20 7611 8904
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