LONDON, September 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
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Offer by Royal Dutch Shell plc for BG Group plc
Disclosure of total Royal Dutch Shell plc shares in issue pursuant to Rule 2.10
Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that it has today issued 23,865,981 A ordinary shares of €0.07 each in relation to the scrip dividend programme for the second quarter 2015 interim dividend. In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code"), Royal Dutch Shell plc confirms that following this issue, it has the following relevant securities held and in issue outside treasury: 3,941,881,005 A ordinary shares of €0.07 each, with ISIN reference GB00B03MLX29; and 2,440,410,614 B ordinary shares of €0.07 each, with ISIN reference GB00B03MM408, each admitted to trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange and on Euronext Amsterdam. The total number of Royal Dutch Shell plc A ordinary shares and B ordinary shares held and in issue outside treasury is 6,382,291,619. Royal Dutch Shell plc has A and B American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Bank of New York Mellon acts as depositary. Each A ADS represents two A ordinary shares of €0.07 each and each B ADS represents two B ordinary shares of €0.07 each. The Royal Dutch Shell plc A ADSs have the trading symbol RDS.A and ISIN US7802592060 and the Royal Dutch Shell plc B ADSs have the trading symbol RDS.B and ISIN US7802591070.
The total number of shares attracting voting rights in Royal Dutch Shell plc is therefore 6,382,291,619. This figure may be used by shareholders to determine the percentage of issued share capital they hold in Royal Dutch Shell plc.
September 21, 2015
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