Press Release

Stolt-Nielsen Limited to Acquire Bulk-Liquid Storage Terminal in the Port of London

LONDON, July 27, 2012 - Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo B?rs: SNI) announced today that it reached an agreement to acquire a bulk-liquid storage terminal at Dagenham, Port of London, UK, from Norbert Dentressangle SA.  The completion of the acquisition is subject to the transfer of licenses and permits, and the receipt of necessary approvals to operate the facility.  The transaction is expected to close during the Company's fourth quarter of 2012.  Further terms were not disclosed.

The terminal occupies 9.4 hectares and consists of 195 tanks with a total capacity of 134,000 cbm and a jetty with a draft of 9.3 meters.  In addition to bulk-liquid storage, services include warehousing, drumming and bulk container filling, laboratory services, blending, dilution and product heating.  The facility has immediate access to the UK's national highway system.

Commenting on the acquisition, Mr. Walter E. Wattenbergh, President of Stolthaven Terminals, said: "This terminal-our first in the UK-joins Stolthaven's growing global network of bulk-liquid storage facilities.  The Dagenham terminal gives us a foothold in the UK market and will provide added support to the Stolt Tankers' inter-European coastal fleet.  Our initial plans include an immediate upgrade program, with the decommissioning of several old tanks and the construction of new tanks."

For additional information please contact:

Jan Chr. Engelhardtsen
Chief Financial Officer
UK +44 (0) 20 7611 8972
[email protected]

Jens F. Gr?ner-Hegge
V.P. Corporate Finance
UK +44 (0) 20 7611 8985
[email protected]

About Stolt-Nielsen Limited

Stolt-Nielsen Limited (SNL or the "Company") is a leading global provider of integrated transportation solutions for bulk liquid chemicals, edible oils, acids, and other specialty liquids through its three largest business divisions, Stolt Tankers, Stolthaven Terminals and Stolt Tank Containers.  Stolt Sea Farm produces and markets high quality turbot, sole, sturgeon, and caviar.  Stolt-Nielsen Gas, through its investment in Avance Gas Holdings Ltd., transports liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with a fleet of very large gas carriers (VLGCs).  Stolt-Nielsen Limited is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.