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2015-10-01

Stolt-Nielsen Limited: Stolt-Nielsen Limited Reports Unaudited Results For the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2015

LONDON, October 1, 2015 -
Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) today reported unaudited results for
the third quarter ended August 31, 2015. Net profit attributable to
shareholders in the third quarter was $30.1 million, with revenue of $500.7
million, compared with a net profit of $42.5 million, with revenue of $500.7
million, in the second quarter of 2015. Net profit attributable to
shareholders for the first nine months was $111.3 million, with revenue of
$1,489.1 million, compared with $64.0 million and revenue of $1,605.5
million, in the same period a year ago.

Highlights for the third quarter of 2015, compared with the second quarter of
2015, were:

· Stolt Tankers reported an operating profit of $37.5 million, up from $30.4
million, reflecting lower bunker costs, a supportive spot market, and the
favourable impact of the stronger U.S. dollar.

· The Stolt Tankers Joint Service Sailed-in Time-Charter Index was 0.75,
compared with 0.72 in the second quarter.

· Stolthaven Terminals reported an operating profit of $6.4 million, down from
$14.3 million, mainly reflecting a
$4.3 million impairment of goodwill and $1.1 million in accelerated
depreciation of terminal assets in Australasia, along with higher maintenance
costs at Stolthaven Houston.

· Stolt Tank Containers reported
an operating profit of $15.6 million, down from $18.6 million, reflecting the
impact of downward price pressure on rates due to increased competition
.

· Stolt Sea Farm reported an operating profit of nil compared with a profit of
$0.6 million, excluding the impact of the accounting of inventory at fair
value.

· T
he accounting for Sea Farm inventories at fair value had a negative impact of
$2.1 million in the third quarter, compared with a positive impact of $4.6
million in the second quarter.

· Corporate and Other reported an operating profit of $2.4 million, compared
with $2.8 million.

Commenting on the Company's results, Mr. Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen, Chief
Executive Officer of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, said:

"The continued improvements we see in Stolt Tankers were not because of
increased cargo volumes and freight rates, but because bunker costs were
lower combined with a strong U.S. dollar. Volumes from our contract
customers remained flat for the quarter, but we have been able to pick up
additional volumes in the spot market. While bunker prices have fallen, spot
rates have remained flat. We suspect the current spot rates reflect the
strength of the product market, which has kept swing tonnage away from our
niche markets."

"Stolthaven's results continue to be disappointing. This quarter's results
were further depressed by an impairment of goodwill relating to our terminal
operations in New Zealand. Results for the quarter also reflected expenses
aimed at enhancing the operational performance of our Houston terminal, in
the wake of recent expansions."

"Results at Stolt Tank Containers softened this quarter as a result of low
utilisation caused by increased competition in a slowing economy."

"Looking ahead, while we expect the current momentum at Stolt Tankers to
continue into the fourth quarter, we remain concerned about the current
orderbook for chemical tankers, which stands at just under 30%, and the
impact of expected newbuilding deliveries during 2016 and 2017. The
relatively healthy product spot market may come under pressure again once the
large order book in the product tanker segment starts entering service,
pushing swing tonnage into the fringes of our market."

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Martecchini as President of
Stolt Tankers. Mark has spent 32 years in various positions at Stolt-Nielsen,
including chartering, operations and most recently as Managing Director of
Stolt-Nielsen Ship Owning."

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

SNL 3Q15 Earnings Release
http://hugin.info/154/R/1955875/712308.pdf
SNL 3Q15 Interim Financial Statements
http://hugin.info/154/R/1955875/712320.pdf

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Source: Stolt-Nielsen Limited via Globenewswire

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