The unification of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and Shell Transport & Trading Company to one parent company, Royal Dutch Shell plc, was completed on 20 July 2005.

Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (N.V. Koninklijke Nederlandsche Petroleum Maatschappij) ceased to exist on 21 December 2005 and The “Shell” Transport and Trading Company, p.l.c. delisted on 19 July 2005.

Royal Dutch Shell plc has two classes of shares, "A" and "B" shares. "A" shares and "B" shares have identical rights except in relation to the source of dividend income where "A" shares have a Dutch source and "B" shares are intended to have a UK source. "A" and "B" shares trade on both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam and in the form of ADRs on the New York Stock Exchange.

Unification announcements
Announcement made on May 19, 2005 - Summary
Announcement made on May 19, 2005 - Full Announcement

Information for investors in Royal Dutch

On October 28, 2004, the Royal Dutch Boards and the Shell Transport Board announced that they had unanimously agreed to propose to shareholders the unification of Royal Dutch and Shell Transport under a single new parent company, Royal Dutch Shell plc. To implement the proposal, Royal Dutch Shell made an offer (the "Offer") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Royal Dutch in exchange for Royal Dutch Shell Class A ordinary shares ("A" Shares) or American depositary receipts representing "A" Shares.

Offer Documentation
Royal Dutch Offer Document and Listing Particulars
Registration Statement on Form F-4 (including the US Prospectus)

 

Information leaflets for Royal Dutch investors
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for holders of Royal Dutch Hague Registered Shares

Information for investors in Shell Transport

On October 28, 2004, the Shell Transport Board and the Royal Dutch Boards announced that they had unanimously agreed to propose to shareholders the unification of Shell Transport and Royal Dutch under a single new parent company, Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Main Shareholder Documentation
Listing particulars
Long form scheme document
Short form scheme document

 

Information leaflets for Shell Transport investors
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for holders of Shell Transport Ordinary Shares
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for holders of Shell Transport Bearer Warrants
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for participants in the Shell Transport Nominee Service
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for investors in the Shell Transport PEP and for ISA
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for holders of Shell Transport First Preference Shares
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for holders of Shell Transport Second Preference Shares
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for holders of Shell Transport Ordinary Shares who also hold Shell Transport Second Preference Shares
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for holders of Shell Transport Ordinary Shares who are also investors in the Shell Transport PEP and for ISA
Information leaflet (including Q&A) for holders of Shell Transport ADR’s