When setting the dividend, the Board of Directors looks at a range of factors, including the macro environment, the current balance sheet and future investment plans. In addition, we may choose to return cash to shareholders through share buybacks, subject to the capital requirements of Shell. It is our intention that dividends will be declared and paid quarterly.

  • Dividends are declared in US dollars and we announce the euro and sterling equivalent amounts at a later date. 
  • Dividends declared on Class A shares are paid by default in Euros, although holders of Class A shares are able to elect to receive dividends in sterling. 
  • Dividends declared on Class B shares are paid by default in sterling, although holders of Class B shares are able to elect to receive dividends in Euros. 
  • Dividends declared on ADSs are paid in US dollars.


Scrip Dividend Programme

Beginning with its first quarter interim dividend for 2015, RDS provides eligible shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme.

See the dividend download library page for other scrip dividend related documents including US/UK tax basis documents.


Dividend Reinvestment Plans

Following the introduction of the Scrip Dividend Programme, the Dividend Reinvestment Plans previously provided by Equiniti and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. have been withdrawn; the dividend reinvestment feature of the plan provided by The Bank of New York Mellon has likewise been withdrawn.

Shareholders who participated in one of these Dividend Reinvestment Plans will in most cases not automatically be enrolled in the Scrip Dividend Programme and will in most cases need to elect to join.


Further Questions?

You can find the most frequently asked questions on the Q&A page in our Shares & Shareholder section.

Alternatively you can use the below table to identify who best to contact in case you have any further questions on RDS dividend policies or general help.

 

Ways of holding shares Who to contact for help How to contact them
Holders of share certificates, holders of shares held through CREST or the RDS Corporate Nominee Company’s Registrar, Equiniti
Aspect House
Spencer Road
Lancing
West Sussex  BN99 6DA
Phone:
0800 169 1679
(from within the UK)

Phone:
+44 (0) 121 415 7073
(from outside the UK)
Registered ADS holders

The Bank of New York Mellon
BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170
USA

Overnight correspondence should be mailed to:
BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
211 Quality Circle, Suite 210
College Station, TX 77845
USA

Phone:
+1 888 737 2377
(from within the US)

Phone:
+1 201 680 6825
(from outside the US)

Holders of shares through a securities account with a bank or another financial institution holding ultimately through Euroclear Nederland Your bank or financial institution using their usual contact details or alternatively contact our Agent, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Phone:
+800 222 62676
(toll free, Europe only)

Phone:
+31 20 344 2000
(not toll free)

Beneficial ADS holders Your bank, broker or financial intermediary through which you hold your ADSs. Usual contact details
Shareholders who hold their shares by any other method please contact your bank, broker or financial institution using their usual contact details Your bank, broker or financial institution Usual contact details
If you are not sure how you hold your shares or who you should contact from the institutions listed Company’s Registrar, Equiniti
Aspect House
Spencer Road
Lancing
West Sussex  BN99 6DA
Phone:
0800 169 1679
(from within the UK)

Phone:
+44 (0) 121 415 7073
(from outside the UK)
Institutional shareholders Royal Dutch Shell Investor Relations See our Contact Investor Relations page for contact details

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