Source - LSE Regulatory
SECOND QUARTER 2007 INTERIM DIVIDEND The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced an interim dividend in respect of the second quarter of 2007 of US$0.36 per A and B share, an increase of 14% over the US dollar dividend for the same period in 2006. Dividends declared on A shares will be paid by default in euros, although holders of A shares will be able to elect to receive dividend in pounds sterling. Dividends declared on B shares will be paid by default in pounds sterling, although holders of B shares will be able to elect to receive dividend in euro. Dividends declared on ADRs will be paid in US dollars. Details relating to the second quarter 2007 interim dividend This dividend will be payable on September 12, 2007 to those members whose names are on the Register on August 3, 2007. The shares become ex-dividend on August 1, 2007. It is expected that the dividends on the B shares will be paid via the Dividend Access Mechanism from UK sourced income of the Royal Dutch Shell Group. Per share Q2 2007 Royal Dutch Shell A Shares 0.36 (US$) Royal Dutch Shell B Shares 0.36 (US$) ADR Q2 2007 Royal Dutch Shell A Shares 0.72 (US$) Royal Dutch Shell B Shares 0.72 (US$) Dividends on A shares will be paid, by default, in euros at the rate of Euro0.2627 per share. Holders of A shares who have validly submitted pounds sterling currency elections by July 25, 2007 will be entitled to a dividend of 17.56p per share. Dividends on B shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling at the rate of 17.56p per share. Holders of B shares who have validly submitted euro currency elections by July 25, 2007 will be entitled to a dividend of Euro0.2627 per share. Holders of A or B shares in ADR form will be entitled to a dividend of US$0.72 per ADR. Taxation 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. 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 second quarter 2007 interim dividend of US$0.36 (17.56p or Euro 0.2627) is US$0.04 (1.95p or Euro0.0292) per share and the dividend and tax credit together amount to US$ 0.4 (19.51p or Euro0.2919). Dividend reinvestment plan ABN AMRO Bank NV and Lloyds TSB Registrars each have established a dividend reinvestment facility which enables shareholders to elect to have their dividend payments used to purchase Royal Dutch Shell shares of the same class as those already held by them. The dividend reinvestment plans (the "DRIPs") are provided by ABN AMRO Bank NV in respect of shares held through Euroclear Nederland and by Lloyds TSB Registrars in respect of all other shares (but not ADRs). DRIPs for the ADRs (both Class A ADRs and Class B ADRs) traded on the NYSE are available through The Bank of New York. Enquiries about the DRIPs, including how to elect to participate and information about the reinvestment mechanisms under the respective plans should, in the case of shareholders holding through Euroclear Nederland, be directed to their bank or broker and in the case of all other shareholders (other than holders of ADRs) to Lloyds TSB Registrars. Enquiries relating to the DRIPs for ADRs (both Class A ADRs and Class B ADRs) should be made to The Bank of New York. July 26, 2007 END
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