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Royal Dutch Shell plc Royal Dutch Shell Plc Fourth Quarter 2020 Interim Dividend

02/04/2021 | 02:17am EDT
TIDMRDSA TIDMRDSB 
 
 
   The Hague, February 4, 2021 - The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS" 
or the "Company") today announced an interim dividend in respect of the 
fourth quarter of 2020 of US$ 0.1665 per A ordinary share ("A Share") 
and B ordinary share ("B Share"). 
 
   The Board expects that the first quarter 2021 interim dividend will be 
set at US$ 0.1735 per share, an increase of around 4% over the US dollar 
dividend for the fourth quarter 2020. The first quarter 2021 interim 
dividend is scheduled to be announced on April 29, 2021. 
 
   Details relating to the fourth quarter 2020 interim dividend 
 
   It is expected that cash dividends on the B Shares will be paid via the 
Dividend Access Mechanism and will have a UK source for UK and Dutch tax 
purposes. 
 
 
 
 
Per ordinary share   Q4 2020 
 
RDS A Shares (US$)    0.1665 
-------------------  ------- 
RDS B Shares (US$)    0.1665 
-------------------  ------- 
 
 
   Cash dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euros, although 
holders of A Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in US 
dollars or pounds sterling. 
 
   Cash dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling, 
although holders of B Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends 
in US dollars or euros. 
 
   The pound sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments will be 
announced on March 15, 2021. 
 
 
 
 
Per ADS            Q4 2020 
 
RDS A ADSs (US$)     0.333 
-----------------  ------- 
RDS B ADSs (US$)     0.333 
-----------------  ------- 
 
 
   Cash dividends on American Depository Shares ("ADSs") will be paid, by 
default, in US dollars. 
 
   RDS A and B ADSs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the 
symbols RDS.A and RDS.B, respectively. Each ADS represents two ordinary 
shares, two A Shares in the case of RDS.A or two B Shares in the case of 
RDS.B. ADSs are evidenced by an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) 
certificate. In many cases the terms ADR and ADS are used 
interchangeably. 
 
   Shell has introduced option to receive dividend in US dollars and moved 
to full electronic settlement of its dividends 
 
   On December 18, 2019, Shell announced the introduction of US dollar as 
additional currency election and highlighted that its dividend will be 
settled with its shareholders fully electronically either in CREST or 
via interbank transfers. The announcement provided an overview of the 
actions needed by shareholders to ensure they continue to receive their 
dividends. Please refer to the announcement of December 18, 2019 for 
further information: 
https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=lNmc3e-dTxk-2hfbdd4lQ_LCQRSobK7hACrDkkwVC4MbI5UnzII3WDPGv8Kwp43WFAAQBceXBbmCzWlrRjf7P_833hTSZnFxRHft2GpaCCs_FaG1g4l-BtJjTZYEtywtVUQAAz078paWxklrBbWUUbbfathpW-BfrL35xgn4SVeChIC7BocMheZtDr5h186WuVpxea8Hnh_IMk47eokacT4cVRaJbC8n63gcaWMoeuuIiK3SthHJfHKfuFLu0yaiETzjOD3X3cmDvE2jS--gbsWW41LppO_k0ZE1wSQ4CXuZeIyxZ5QcT2koTelkSL2WPtOnPCynkY_Fmb4yutU67JPuS1P4kklTPfAfTRfX1S0= 
https://www.shell.com/media/news-and-media-releases/2019/shell-introduces-option-to-receive-dividend-in-us-dollars.html 
 
 
 
 
   Dividend timetable for the fourth quarter 2020 interim dividend 
 
 
 
 
Announcement date                                 February 4, 2021 
Ex- Dividend Date for ADS.A and ADS.B             February 18, 2021 
Ex- Dividend Date for RDS A and RDS B             February 18, 2021 
Record date                                       February 19, 2021 
Closing of currency election date (see            March 5, 2021 
 Note below) 
Pound sterling and euro equivalents announcement  March 15, 2021 
 date 
Payment date                                      March 29, 2021 
 
 
   Note 
 
   A different currency election date may apply to shareholders holding 
shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution 
ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. This may also apply to 
other shareholders who do not hold their shares either directly on the 
Register of Members or in the corporate sponsored nominee arrangement. 
Shareholders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or 
financial institution for the election deadline that applies. 
 
   Taxation - cash dividends 
 
   Cash dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Dutch 
dividend withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in 
certain circumstances. Non-Dutch resident shareholders, depending on 
their particular circumstances, may be entitled to a full or partial 
refund of Dutch dividend withholding tax. 
 
   If you are uncertain as to the tax treatment of any dividends you should 
consult your tax advisor. 
 
   Dividend Reinvestment Programmes ("DRIP") 
 
   The following organisations operate Dividend Reinvestment Plans 
("DRIPs") which enable RDS shareholders to elect to have their dividend 
payments used to purchase RDS shares of the same class as those already 
held by them: 
 
 
   -- Equiniti Financial Services Limited ("EFSL"), for those holding shares 
      (a) directly on the register as certificate holder or as CREST Member and 
      (b) via the Nominee Service; 
 
   -- ABN-AMRO NV ("ABN") for Financial Intermediaries holding 'A' shares or 
      'B' shares via Euroclear Nederland; 
 
   -- "JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A." for holders of 'A' and 'B' American 
      Depository Shares; and 
 
   -- Other DRIPs may also be available from the intermediary through which 
      investors hold their shares. 
 
 
   Such organisations provide their DRIPs fully on their account and not on 
behalf of Royal Dutch Shell plc. Interested parties should contact DRIP 
Offerors directly. 
 
   More information can be found at 
https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=lNmc3e-dTxk-2hfbdd4lQ_LCQRSobK7hACrDkkwVC4PMX_O4i9vBF0nw6L1C3bCI6N77FjmZ41rbOD1c5_088C_Xf0IBZ2bEfk0O8l3rln0= 
https://www.shell.com/drip 
 
   To be eligible for the next dividend, shareholders must make a valid 
dividend reinvestment election before the published date for the close 
of elections. 
 
   Royal Dutch Shell plc 
 
   ENQUIRIES: 
 
 
 
 
Media: 
International   +44 (0) 207 934 5550 
Americas             +1 832 337 4355 
 
 
   CAUTIONARY NOTE 
 
   The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly 
owns investments are separate legal entities. In this announcement 
"Shell", "Shell Group" and "Royal Dutch Shell" are sometimes used for 
convenience where references are made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its 
subsidiaries in general. Likewise, the words "we", "us" and "our" are 
also used to refer to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in 
general or to those who work for them. These terms are also used where 
no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular entity or 
entities. "Subsidiaries", "Shell subsidiaries" and "Shell companies" 
as used in this announcement refer to entities over which Royal Dutch 
Shell plc either directly or indirectly has control. Entities and 
unincorporated arrangements over which Shell has joint control are 
generally referred to as "joint ventures" and "joint operations", 
respectively.  Entities over which Shell has significant influence but 
neither control nor joint control are referred to as "associates". The 
term "Shell interest" is used for convenience to indicate the direct 
and/or indirect ownership interest held by Shell in an entity or 
unincorporated joint arrangement, after exclusion of all third-party 
interest. 
 
   This announcement contains forward-looking statements (within the 
meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) 
concerning the financial condition, results of operations and businesses 
of Royal Dutch Shell. All statements other than statements of historical 
fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. 
Forward-looking statements are statements of future expectations that 
are based on management's current expectations and assumptions and 
involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause 
actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those 
expressed or implied in these statements. Forward-looking statements 
include, among other things, statements concerning the potential 
exposure of Royal Dutch Shell to market risks and statements expressing 
management's expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections 
and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are identified by 
their use of terms and phrases such as "aim", "ambition", "anticipate", 
"believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "goals", "intend", 
"may", "objectives", "outlook", "plan", "probably", 
"project", "risks", "schedule", "seek", "should", "target", 
"will" and similar terms and phrases. There are a number of factors 
that could affect the future operations of Royal Dutch Shell and could 
cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the 
forward-looking statements included in this announcement, including 
(without limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude oil and natural 
gas; (b) changes in demand for Shell's products; (c) currency 
fluctuations; (d) drilling and production results; (e) reserves 
estimates; (f) loss of market share and industry competition; (g) 
environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated with the 
identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets, 
and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) the 
risk of doing business in developing countries and countries subject to 
international sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and regulatory 
developments including regulatory measures addressing climate change; 
(k) economic and financial market conditions in various countries and 
regions; (l) political risks, including the risks of expropriation and 
renegotiation of the terms of contracts with governmental entities, 
delays or advancements in the approval of projects and delays in the 
reimbursement for shared costs; (m) risks associated with the impact of 
pandemics, such as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak; and (n) changes 
in trading conditions. No assurance is provided that future dividend 

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