LONDON, February 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
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Cancellation of Bridge Credit Facility
On 1 May 2015, Royal Dutch Shell plc ("Shell")(NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B), as borrower, entered into a £10,070,000,000 bridge credit facility agreement (the "Bridge Credit Facility") with a group of relationship banks in connection with the recommended cash and share offer made by Shell for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of BG Group plc (the "Combination").
As Shell is in a position to fund the full amount of the cash consideration due on completion of the Combination from its cash resources, Shell has, with effect from 10 February 2016, cancelled the commitments under the Bridge Credit Facility in full (the "Cancellation").
In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, a copy of this announcement is also available on Shell's website at: http://www.shell.com.
This Announcement is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of any offer to sell or subscribe for or any invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Combination or otherwise nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities of Royal Dutch Shell plc or BG Group plc pursuant to the Combination in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable laws.
This Announcement does not constitute a prospectus or prospectus equivalent document.
The release, publication or distribution of this Announcement in jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law and therefore any persons who are subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United Kingdom should inform themselves about, and observe, any applicable requirements. This Announcement has been prepared for the purpose of complying with English law and the Code and the information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this Announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws of jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom.
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SOURCE Royal Dutch Shell plc