Royal Dutch Shell plc - revised 2016 interim dividend timetable
Feb 4, 2016
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced a revised intended timetable for the 2016 quarterly interim dividends. The revision impacts the previously announced timetable only in relation to the first quarter 2016 interim dividend; the interim dividend timetable in relation to the fourth quarter 2015 and the second quarter and third quarter 2016 interim dividends is not affected.
For ease of reference, the full 2016 interim dividend timetable, including the revised changes in relation to the first quarter, is shown below.
|2016 interim dividend timetable||4th Quarter 2015||1st Quarter 2016||2nd Quarter 2016||3rd Quarter 2016|
|February 4, 2016||May 4, 2016||July 28, 2016||October 27, 2016|
Ex-dividend date RDS A ADSs and RDS B ADSs
|February 17, 2016||May 18, 2016||August 10, 2016||November 8, 2016|
Ex-dividend date RDS A and RDS B shares
|February 18, 2016||May 19, 2016||August 11, 2016||November 10, 2016|
|February 19, 2016||May 20, 2016||August 12, 2016||November 11, 2016|
Scrip reference share price announcement date
|February 25, 2016||May 26, 2016||August 18, 2016||November 17, 2016|
Closing of scrip election and currency election (see note)
|March 4, 2016||June 6, 2016||August 26, 2016||November 25, 2016|
Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date
|March 11, 2016||June 13, 2016||September 5, 2016||December 2, 2016|
|March 29, 2016||June 27, 2016||September 19, 2016||December 16, 2016|
A different scrip election date may apply to registered and non-registered ADS holders.
Registered ADS holders can contact The Bank of New York Mellon for the election deadline that applies. Non registered ADS holders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies.
Both a different scrip and currency election date may apply to shareholders holding shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding through Euroclear Nederland. This may also apply to other shareholders who do not hold their shares either directly on the Register of Members or in the corporate sponsored nominee arrangement. Shareholders can contact their broker, financial intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies.
The revised 2016 interim dividend timetable is also available on www.shell.com/dividend.
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