TIDMRDSA TIDMRDSB 
 
 
   The Hague, June 7, 2021 - The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS") 
today announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend 
payments in respect of the first quarter 2021 interim dividend, which 
was announced on April 29, 2021 at US$0.1735 per A ordinary share ("A 
Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"). 
 
   Dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euros at the rate of 
EUR0.1426 per A Share. Holders of A Shares who have validly submitted US 
dollars or pounds sterling currency elections by May 28, 2021 will be 
entitled to a dividend of US$0.1735 or 12.26p per A Share, respectively. 
 
   Dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling at 
the rate of 12.26p per B Share. Holders of B Shares who have validly 
submitted US dollars or euros currency elections by May 28, 2021 will be 
entitled to a dividend of US$0.1735 or EUR0.1426 per B Share, 
respectively. 
 
   Euro and pounds sterling dividends payable in cash have been converted 
from US dollars based on an average of market exchange rates over the 
three dealing days from 2 June to 4 June 2021. 
 
   This dividend will be payable on June 21, 2021 to those members whose 
names were on the Register of Members on May 14, 2021. 
 
   Taxation - cash dividend 
 
   Cash dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Dutch 
dividend withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in 
certain circumstances. Non-Dutch resident shareholders, depending on 
their particular circumstances, may be entitled to a full or partial 
refund of Dutch dividend withholding tax. 
 
   If you are uncertain as to the tax treatment of any dividends you should 
consult your tax advisor. 
 
   Note 
 
   A different 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. 
 
   Royal Dutch Shell plc 
 
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   CAUTIONARY NOTE 
 
   The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly 
owns investments are separate legal entities. In this announcement 
"Shell", "Shell Group" and "Group" are sometimes used for convenience 
where references are made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries 
in general. Likewise, the words "we", "us" and "our" are also used to 
refer to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general or to 
those who work for them. These terms are also used where no useful 
purpose is served by identifying the particular entity or entities. 
"Subsidiaries", "Shell subsidiaries" and "Shell companies" as used in 
this announcement refer to entities over which Royal Dutch Shell plc 
either directly or indirectly has control. Entities and unincorporated 
arrangements over which Shell has joint control are generally referred 
to as "joint ventures" and "joint operations", respectively.  Entities 
over which Shell has significant influence but neither control nor joint 
control are referred to as "associates". The term "Shell interest" is 
used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or indirect ownership 
interest held by Shell in an entity or unincorporated joint arrangement, 
after exclusion of all third-party interest. 
 
   This announcement contains forward-looking statements (within the 
meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) 
concerning the financial condition, results of operations and businesses 
of Shell. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, 
or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking 
statements are statements of future expectations that are based on 
management's current expectations and assumptions and involve known and 
unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, 
performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or 
implied in these statements. Forward-looking statements include, among 
other things, statements concerning the potential exposure of Shell to 
market risks and statements expressing management's expectations, 
beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections and assumptions. These 
forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and 
phrases such as "aim", "ambition", "anticipate", "believe", 
"could", "estimate", "expect", "goals", "intend", "may", 
"objectives", "outlook", "plan", "probably", "project", 
"risks", "schedule", "seek", "should", "target", "will" and 
similar terms and phrases. There are a number of factors that could 
affect the future operations of Shell and could cause those results to 
differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements 
included in this announcement, including (without limitation): (a) price 
fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for 
Shell's products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production 
results; (e) reserves estimates; (f) loss of market share and industry 
competition; (g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated 
with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and 
targets, and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; 
(i) the risk of doing business in developing countries and countries 
subject to international sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and 
regulatory developments including regulatory measures addressing climate 
change; (k) economic and financial market conditions in various 
countries and regions; (l) political risks, including the risks of 
expropriation and renegotiation of the terms of contracts with 
governmental entities, delays or advancements in the approval of 
projects and delays in the reimbursement for shared costs; (m) risks 
associated with the impact of pandemics, such as the COVID-19 
(coronavirus) outbreak; and (n) changes in trading conditions. No 
assurance is provided that future dividend payments will match or exceed 
previous dividend payments. All forward-looking statements contained in 
this announcement are expressly qualified in their entirety by the 
cautionary statements contained or referred to in this section. Readers 
should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. 
Additional risk factors that may affect future results are contained in 
Royal Dutch Shell plc's Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2020 
(available at www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov). These risk 
factors also expressly qualify all forward-looking statements contained 
in this announcement and should be considered by the reader.  Each 
forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this 
announcement, June 7, 2021. Neither Royal Dutch Shell plc nor any of its 
subsidiaries undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any 
forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events 
or other information. In light of these risks, results could differ 
materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the 
forward-looking statements contained in this announcement. 
 
   We may have used certain terms, such as resources, in this announcement 
that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) strictly 
prohibits us from including in our filings with the SEC.  Investors are 
urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F, File No 
1-32575, available on the SEC website www.sec.gov. 
 
   LEI number of Royal Dutch Shell plc: 21380068P1DRHMJ8KU70 
 
   Classification: Additional regulated information required to be 
disclosed under the laws of a Member State 
 
 
 
 

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