The FINANCIAL -- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“RDS”) announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the third quarter 2018 interim dividend, which was announced on November 1, 2018 at US$0.47 per A ordinary share (“A Share”) and B ordinary share (“B Share”).
Dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro at the rate of €0.4124 per A Share. Holders of A Shares who have validly submitted pounds sterling currency elections by November 30, 2018 will be entitled to a dividend of 36.77p per A Share.
Dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling at the rate of 36.77p per B Share. Holders of B Shares who have validly submitted euro currency elections by November 30, 2018 will be entitled to a dividend of €0.4124 per B Share.
This dividend will be payable on December 19, 2018 to those members whose names were on the Register of Members on November 16, 2018.
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.