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Royal Dutch Shell plc Fourth Quarter 2012 Euro and GBP Equivalent Dividend Payments

2013-03-08 11:24 ET - News Release

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) today announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the fourth quarter 2012 interim dividend, which was announced on January 31, 2013 at US$0.43 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share").

Dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro at the rate of €0.3314 per A Share. Holders of A Shares who have validly submitted pounds sterling currency elections by March 1, 2013 will be entitled to a dividend of 28.79p per A Share.

Dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling at the rate of 28.79p per B Share. Holders of B Shares who have validly submitted euro currency elections by March 1, 2013 will be entitled to a dividend of €0.3314 per B Share.

This dividend will be payable on March 28, 2013 to those members whose names were on the Register of Members on February 15, 2013.

Taxation cash dividends

Dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Netherlands dividend withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in certain circumstances. Provided certain conditions are met, shareholders in receipt of A Share dividends may also be entitled to a non-payable dividend tax credit in the United Kingdom.

Shareholders resident in the United Kingdom, receiving dividends on B Shares through the Dividend Access Mechanism, are entitled to a tax credit. This tax credit is not repayable. Non-residents may also be entitled to a tax credit, if double tax arrangements between the United Kingdom and their country of residence so provide, or if they are eligible for relief given to non-residents with certain special connections with the United Kingdom or to nationals of states in the European Economic Area.

The amount of tax credit is 10/90ths of the cash dividend, the tax credit referable to the fourth quarter 2012 interim dividend of US$0.43 (28.79p or €0.3314) is US$0.05 (3.20p or €0.0368) per ordinary share and the dividend and tax credit together amount to US$0.48 (31.99p or €0.3682).

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