THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Appointment of Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director and Board Committee Changes
Royal Dutch Shell plc (the "Company") (NYSE: RDS.A)(NYSE: RDB.B) announces that Mr Hans Wijers, a Non-executive Director of the Company, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination and Succession Committee, has been appointed Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director with effect from May 23, 2012. Mr Wijers will succeed Lord Kerr of Kinlochard who, as announced on February 1, 2012, will be standing down as a Non-executive Director of the Company with effect from the close of business of the 2012 Annual General Meeting.
Mr Josef Ackermann, a Non-executive Director since 2008 and a member of the Remuneration Committee, has been appointed a member of the Nomination and Succession Committee with effect from May 23, 2012. Sir Nigel Sheinwald, who will be standing for election as a Non-executive Director of the Company at the 2012 Annual General Meeting, has been appointed a member of the Corporate and Social Responsibility Committee with effect from July 1, 2012.
All appointments are subject to the relevant Directors being elected or re-elected by shareholders at the 2012 Annual General Meeting which is scheduled to be held on May 22, 2012.
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