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:
|Split rate||Par value||Number of outstanding shares after split|
02 March 1981
18 January 1989
30 June 1997
In 2002, the share capital was Redenominated from guilders to euros:
|Par value after
|Number of outstanding shares after
16 May 2002
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:
|31 March 1982||£ 1.1349|
|20 July 2005
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.