Royal Dutch Shell plc - Share Buy-back Programme

               Royal Dutch Shell plc - Share Buy-back Programme

PR Newswire

LONDON, December 19, 2012

LONDON, December 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Royal Dutch Shell plc (the 'Company') (NYSE: RDS.A)(NYSE: RDS.B) announces
that it has entered into an irrevocable, non-discretionary arrangement with an
independent third party to enable the purchase of 'B' ordinary shares, for
cancellation, during its 2012 fourth quarter results closed period. The close
period commences on 1 January 2013 and is up to and including 31 January 2013.

As previously announced, the purpose of the share buy-back programme is to
offset dilution created by the issuance of shares for the Company's Scrip
Dividend Programme. At this time, it is less economic for the Company to
purchase 'A' ordinary shares under the share buy-back programme due to Dutch
dividend withholding Tax rules.

Any purchases will be effected within certain pre-set parameters and in
accordance with the Company's general authority to repurchase shares and
Chapter 12 of the Listing Rules.

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