Royal Dutch Shell Plc - Revised 2014 Interim Dividend Timetable

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) today announced a revised intended timetable for the 2014 quarterly interim dividends. This timetable takes into account changes made by the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam based on the requirement of the EU's recently adopted Central Securities Depositories Regulation to reduce the standard settlement period of three days to two days, effective as of October 6, 2014.

This change impacts the previously announced timetable only in relation to the third quarter 2014 interim dividend; the 2014 interim dividend timetable in relation to the first and second quarters is not affected. The dates impacted are the ex-dividend date for the RDS A and RDS B shares traded on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Amsterdam, and the Scrip reference share price announcement date.  See Note 1 for more information.

For ease of reference, the full 2014 interim dividend timetable, including the revised changes in relation to the third quarter, is shown below.

2014 Interim Dividend Timetable  


                                   1st Quarter 2014  2nd Quarter 2014    3rd Quarter 2014


    Announcement date              April 30, 2014    July 31, 2014       October 30, 2014

    Ex-dividend date - RDS A ADSs
    and RDS B ADSs (see Note 1)    May 14, 2014      August 13, 2014     November 12, 2014

    Ex-dividend date - RDS A and
    RDS B shares (see Note 1)      May 14, 2014      August 13, 2014     November 13, 2014

    Record date                    May 16, 2014      August 15, 2014     November 14, 2014

    Scrip reference share price
    announcement date              May 21, 2014      August 20, 2014     November 20, 2014
    Closing of scrip election and
    currency election (see Note 2) June 2, 2014      September 1, 2014   November 28, 2014

    Pounds sterling and euro
    equivalents announcement date  June 10, 2014     September 8, 2014   December 5, 2014

    Payment date                   June 26, 2014     September 25, 2014  December 22, 2014

Note 1 

The London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam, with effect from October 6, 2014 will reduce the standard settlement cycle in accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories (CSDs) and amending Directive 98/26/EC (the "CSD Regulation"). This CSD Regulation aims to harmonise EU securities settlement cycles towards a T + 2 cycle. As a result RDS A shares and RDS B shares traded on these markets will now settle one day quicker than the RDS A ADSs and RDS B ADSs traded in the United States. Record dates will not change. The timings of these are detailed above.

Note 2 

A different scrip election date may apply to registered and non registered ADS holders.

Registered ADS holders can contact The Bank of New York Mellon for the election deadline that applies. Non registered ADS holders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies.

Both a different scrip and currency election date may apply to shareholders holding shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. Please contact your broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution where you hold your securities account for the election deadline that applies.

The revised 2014 interim dividend timetable is also available on http://www.shell.com/dividend

Contacts: 

Investor Relations: International  +31(0)70-377-4540; North America +1-832-337-2034

Media: International +44(0)207-934-5550;  USA +1-713-241-4544

SOURCE Royal Dutch Shell plc



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