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Royal Dutch Shell 'B' (UK) (RDSB)

Royal Dutch and Shell Transport completed their formal unification under a single new parent company Royal Dutch Shell in July 2005. Shell is best known for the exploration and production of oil and natural gas alongside its retail petrol stations across the UK. Shell’s other operations include producing petrochemicals that are used for plastics, coatings and detergents.

Royal Dutch Shell Dividends

Shell's A share dividends have been steadily rising for the past few years, with the exception of a small cut in 2010. Analysts project this pattern to continue making shell a reliable income generator.

Dividends paid on Class A ordinary shares have a Dutch source for tax purposes and are subject to Dutch withholding tax (see note 1 - Taxation). It is the expectation and the intention, although there can be no certainty, that holders of Class B ordinary shares will receive dividends via the dividend access mechanism (see note 2 - Dividend Access Mechanism).

Any dividends paid on the dividend access share will have a UK source for Dutch and UK tax purposes; there will be no UK or Dutch withholding tax on such dividends and certain holders (not including US holders) of Class B ordinary shares or Class B ADSs will be entitled to a UK tax credit in respect of their proportional share of such dividends.

Note 1 - Taxation

Royal Dutch Shell is incorporated in England and Wales and tax-resident in the Netherlands. As a tax resident of the Netherlands, it is generally required by Dutch law to withhold tax at a rate of 15% on dividends with effect from January 1, 2007 (in 2006 the withholding tax rate was 25%) on its ordinary shares and ADSs, subject to the provisions of any applicable tax convention or domestic law.

The following sets forth the operation of the provisions on dividends on Royal Dutch Shell’s various ordinary shares and ADSs to US and UK holders, as well as certain other tax rules pertinent to holders. Each holder should consult their tax advisor.


Dividends paid on the Dividend Access Share

There is no Dutch withholding tax on dividends on Royal Dutch Shell Class B ordinary shares or Class B ADSs provided that such dividends are paid on the Dividend Access Share pursuant to the Dividend Access Mechanism (see above section “dividend access mechanism for Class B ordinary shares”).

Dividends paid on the Dividend Access Share are treated as UK-source for tax purposes and there is no UK withholding tax on them. Also, under UK law, individual shareholders resident in the UK are entitled to a UK tax credit with dividends paid on the Dividend Access Share. The amount of the UK tax credit is 10/90ths of the cash dividend and the credit is not repayable when it exceeds the individual’s UK tax liability.

All dividends with respect to Class B ordinary shares and Class B ADSs have to date been paid on the Dividend Access Share pursuant to the Dividend Access Mechanism.

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  • 52 Week High
    7.74%
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  • 52 Week Low
    4.52%
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Annual Dividends

  • Year
    Amount
    Change
  • 2006
    67.6p
  • 2007
    71.35p
    Arrow_up 5.5%
  • 2008
    92.77p
    Arrow_up 30.0%
  • 2009
    106.25p
    Arrow_up 14.5%
  • 2010
    106.8p
    Arrow_up 0.5%
  • 2011
    105.33p
    Arrow_down (1.4%)
  • 2012
    109.06p
    Arrow_up 3.5%
  • 2013
    112.57p
    Arrow_up 3.2%
  • 2014
  • 2015

Dividends

  • Ex-Div Date
    Pay Date
    Year
    Type
    Status
    Amount
  • 05 May 2010
    09 June 2010
    2010
    Quarterly
    Paid
    27.37p
  • 04 August 2010
    08 September 2010
    2010
    Quarterly
    Paid
    26.89p
  • 03 November 2010
    16 December 2010
    2010
    Quarterly
    Paid
    26.72p
  • 09 February 2011
    25 March 2011
    2010
    Quarterly
    Paid
    25.82p
  • 11 May 2011
    27 June 2011
    2011
    Quarterly
    Paid
    25.71p
  • 03 August 2011
    19 September 2011
    2011
    Quarterly
    Paid
    25.77p
  • 02 November 2011
    16 December 2011
    2011
    Quarterly
    Paid
    27.11p
  • 15 February 2012
    22 March 2012
    2011
    Quarterly
    Paid
    26.74p
  • 09 May 2012
    21 June 2012
    2012
    Quarterly
    Paid
    27.92p
  • 08 August 2012
    20 September 2012
    2012
    Quarterly
    Paid
    27.08p
  • 14 November 2012
    20 December 2012
    2012
    Quarterly
    Paid
    26.86p
  • 13 February 2013
    28 March 2013
    2012
    Quarterly
    Paid
    27.2p
  • 15 May 2013
    27 June 2013
    2013
    Quarterly
    Paid
    28.94p
  • 14 August 2013
    26 September 2013
    2013
    Quarterly
    Paid
    28.67p
  • 13 November 2013
    23 December 2013
    2013
    Quarterly
    Paid
    28.08p
  • 12 February 2014
    27 March 2014
    2013
    Quarterly
    Paid
    26.88p
  • 14 May 2014
    26 June 2014
    2014
    Quarterly
    Paid
    28.03p
  • 13 August 2014
    25 September 2014
    2014
    Quarterly
    Estimate
    28.4p
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