Stolt-Nielsen Purchased 94,400 of its Common Shares

Friday, November 10, 2006
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. announces that Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd. (SNTG), a 100% owned subsidiary of SNSA, purchased today 94,400 of SNSA Common Shares on the Oslo Børs at an average price of NOK 187.49 per share (approximately $29.21 at the current exchange rate). The shares were purchased in accordance with the repurchase program announced on August 25, 2005, authorizing Company to purchase up to $200 million worth of its Common Shares or related American Depositary Shares.

Accordingly, in conformity with applicable Oslo Børs requirements, we report that Stolt-Nielsen S.A., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group Ltd., after this transaction has the following ownership (in the aggregate) in Stolt-Nielsen S.A., whose Common Shares are secondarily listed on the Oslo Børs with primary listing (through ADS arrangements) in the United States:

Total number of Common Shares purchased: 94,400 Total number of Common Shares owned after purchase: 6,157,550 Percentage of issued shares of such class of shares following such purchase: 9.3% Including today's purchases, the Company has purchased Common Shares totaling approximately $179.0 million under the $200 million repurchase program announced on August 25, 2005.


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