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Steiner Leisure Limited Announces Renewal of Agreement With Windstar Cruises

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NASSAU, The Bahamas, July 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Steiner Leisure Limited (Nasdaq:STNR) today announced that it has entered into an amendment to its agreement with Windstar Cruises, extending the term of its original agreement through April 2017, with automatic successive one-year renewal terms thereafter, cancelable by either party with 90 days advance written notice.

Under this agreement, Steiner will continue in its longstanding role as the exclusive provider of spas, salons and fitness centers and related beauty, wellness and aesthetic medicine treatments and services, including acupuncture and dermal fillers, as well as Elemis skincare and body products, on the four Windstar vessels currently sailing, the two vessels coming into service during 2015, and all new vessels that subsequently come into service for Windstar during the agreement term.

Leonard Fluxman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Steiner Leisure, said, "For nearly two decades, we've had the privilege of inviting Windstar's discerning clientele to indulge and be pampered in our facilities, while exploring intimate corners of the world aboard Windstar's graceful and well-appointed yachts. With this latest extension of our agreement, and the anticipated continuing expansion of Windstar's fleet to a total of six vessels, we look forward to welcoming even more of Windstar's guests to luxuriate in our diverse assortment of spa and wellness offerings."

About Steiner Leisure

Steiner Leisure Limited is a worldwide provider and innovator in the fields of beauty, wellness and education. We are dedicated to maintaining the highest quality standards and continually evolving to include and anticipate new developments within our industry. We aim to maintain and expand our existing diverse portfolio of services, products and brands, as well as to seek out new opportunities to complement our business.

Our services include traditional and alternative massage, body and skin treatment options, fitness, acupuncture, herbal medicine, medi-spa treatments and laser hair removal. We are committed to providing our customers with a wide-ranging assortment of beauty products, including premium quality options developed by us under our own brands, as well as those purchased from third parties.

Our distribution channels include our shipboard and land-based spas and salons, destination spas, health clubs, department stores and third party retail outlets and distributors. We also sell our products on certain British Airways flights, on QVC, by catalog, and online through our websites, including www.timetospa.com and www.blissworld.com.

Our post-secondary schools offer programs in massage therapy and skin care, among others, and, along with our recruiting and training operations, prepare spa professionals for careers in the health and wellness industry, including within the Steiner family of companies.

Our cruise line operations are conducted in spas onboard 148 ships, including Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Silversea Cruises, Thomson Cruises and Windstar Cruises.

Our land-based spa operations are carried out under our Elemis®, Mandara®, Chavana®, Bliss® and Remède® brands and take place in 67 locations, including resort spas, urban hotel spas and day spas. In addition, a total of 28 resort and hotel spas are operated under our brands by third parties pursuant to license agreements with the company. Our land-based customers include Caesar's Entertainment, Hilton Hotels, Kerzner International, Loews Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Nikko Hotels, Planet Hollywood, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, St. Regis Hotels, W Hotels and Resorts and Westin Hotels and Resorts.

Our Ideal Image customized laser hair removal services are provided by highly trained, experienced practitioners through a nationwide network of 127 treatment centers (17 of which are operated by franchisees) across 31 states, as well as two locations in Canada.

We develop and sell a variety of high quality beauty products under our Elemis, La Thérapie™, Bliss, Remède, Laboratoire Remède® and Jou® brands.

Our schools operations consist of 12 post-secondary schools (comprised of a total of 32 campuses) located in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson, Arizona; Westminster and Aurora, Colorado; Groton, Newington and Westport, Connecticut; Miami, Orlando, Pompano Beach, Sarasota and Tampa/St. Pete, Florida; Chicago, Crystal Lake and Joliet, Illinois; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Las Vegas, Nevada; Hoboken and Wall, New Jersey; King of Prussia and York, Pennsylvania; Arlington, Houston and Richardson, Texas; Salt Lake City and Lindon, Utah; Charlottesville, Virginia; and Federal Way and Seattle, Washington. Offering programs in massage therapy and, in some cases, skin care, these schools train and qualify spa professionals for health and beauty positions within the industry, including our own operations.

As part of our employee recruitment operations for our shipboard spas, we provide education to our shipboard employees through our rigorous training programs, at our primary training facilities near London, England or one of our satellite training centers in South Africa and the Philippines. These employees are sourced primarily from the British Isles, Australia, South Africa, Southeast Asia, Canada, the Caribbean and continental Europe.

Forward-Looking Statements

Our statement with respect to the anticipated continuing expansion of Windstar's fleet to a total of six vessels and our anticipated operation of facilities thereon may be deemed to be a forward-looking statement within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statement does not guarantee the commencement of operations as scheduled, since known and unknown risks and other factors may preclude results that match this statement. Such risks and factors include uncertainties beyond our control that could adversely affect the commencement of operations at facilities such as any or all of Windstar's new vessels and our facilities thereon, including, among other things, our lack of control over the construction work and possible weather-related delays. Other risks are described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2013. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any of such forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Leonard Fluxman President & CEO (305) 284-1417 steiner@steinerleisure.com

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