Royal Dutch Petroleum Company

Share capital history

Historic share capital history information relating to Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (N.V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij) which ceased to exist on 21 December 2005.

The share capital has been split 3 times since the last share capital issue in 1969:
 

Date   Split rate Par value Number of outstanding shares after split

02 March 1981

1:2 NLG 10.00 268,037,444

18 January 1989

1:2 NLG 5.00 536,074,088

30 June 1997

1:4 NLG 1.25 2,144,296,352


In 2002, the share capital was Redenominated from guilders to euros:
 

Date Par value after
redomination
Number of outstanding shares after
redomination

16 May 2002

€ 0.56 2,083,500,000


Under a share buyback programme, a total of 60,796,352 ordinary shares Royal Dutch have been acquired in 2001 and 2002. All these shares been cancelled following approval by the General Meeting of Shareholders.

In 2004, 9,100,000 ordinary shares Royal Dutch have been acquired and for 1,775,000 ordinary shares cancellation was approved by the General Meeting of Shareholders held in June 2004.

The number of outstanding shares per December 31, 2004 was 2,081,725,000 ordinary shares, including 7,325,000 ordinary shares purchased and held by Royal Dutch. In the January, February and March 2005, 4,880,000 ordinary shares have been acquired by Royal Dutch. For these shares, and the shares held per 31 December 2004, the General Meeting of Shareholders held in June 2005 has approved cancellation.

Pursuant to the amendment of the articles of association of Royal Dutch on 4 July, 2005, the 1500 outstanding priority shares were converted in 1,200,000 ordinary shares. Therefore, the total number of outstanding shares of Royal Dutch is 2,082,925,000.


Capital gains tax

(converted to Royal Dutch Shell plc ‘A’ shares)

Historic capital gains tax information relating to Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (N.V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij) which ceased to exist on 21 December 2005.

The Company and its Registrars are unable to offer advice or calculate capital gains tax liabilities.

For the purposes of UK capital gains tax, the market values were:
 

Date Value
31 March 1982 £ 1.1349
20 July 2005 
£ 17.6625


Share prices have been restated where necessary to reflect all capitalisation issues since the relevant date.  This includes the change in the capital structure following the unification of Royal Dutch and Shell Transport where 1 Royal Dutch share was exchanged for 2 Royal Dutch Shell plc class ‘A’ shares.

Shell Transport & Trading Co.

Share capital history

Historic share capital history information relating to The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. which delisted on 19 July 2005.

Share capital issues in recent years are as follows:

All shares were issued to holders credited as fully paid (no payment due by the shareholder).

  • 1 share for every 4 shares held on 10th July 1956
  • 1 share for every 5 shares held on 15th May 1961
  • 1 share for every 5 shares held on 12th May 1964
  • 1 share for every 1 share held on 17th May 1979
  • 2 shares for every 1 share held on 7th December 1988
  • 2 shares for every 1 share held on 30th June 1997


Capital gains tax

(converted to Royal Dutch Shell plc ‘B’ shares)

Historic capital gains tax information relating to The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. which delisted on 19 July 2005.

The Company and its Registrars are unable to offer advice or calculate capital gains tax liabilities.

For the purposes of UK capital gains tax, the market values were:
 

Date Value
31 March 1982 £1.4502


Share prices have been restated where necessary to reflect all capitalisation issues since the relevant date.  This includes the change in the capital structure following the unification of Royal Dutch and Shell Transport where 1 Shell Transport share was exchanged for 0.287333066 Royal Dutch Shell plc class ‘B’ shares.

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