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Portland Consumers Can Reward Themselves With Holiday Savings At The Pump With The Fuel Rewards Network™ Program

Portland Consumers Can Reward Themselves With Holiday Savings At The Pump With
                      The Fuel Rewards Network™ Program

Consumers can lower their fuel prices at Shell through everyday spending with
loyalty program

PR Newswire

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20, 2012

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With concerns around the price
drivers pay at the pump, consumers in the greater Portland area will now have
the opportunity to pay significantly less and reward themselves with some
extra savings this holiday season. The Fuel Rewards Network™ program– or FRN™
program – is a free cents per gallon program that can help consumers save
money at the pump by redeeming their fuel rewards at participating Shell
stations. The program is offered by Excentus, creator of the patented cents
per gallon rewards concept and leading loyalty marketing program provider. The
FRN program is currently available at participating Shell stations across 180
U.S. markets, with the program expanding to nearly 200 markets coast-to-coast
by the end of the year.

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The FRN program is different from other loyalty programs currently available
as it offers consumers a variety of ways to earn rewards through everyday
purchases of things like food, clothing and household goods which can be
redeemed for fuel savings at participating Shell stations. While the different
ways to save vary by market, some consumers already using the program have
paid as little as 1 cent per gallon at participating Shell stations by
redeeming Fuel Rewards^® savings they've earned through the FRN program^1. The
average consumer savings is $0.29 per gallon.^2

According to a national survey about loyalty rewards programs sponsored by
Shell, consumers are interested in expanding the ways in which they can save
money. And with online shopping increasing in popularity and a convenient
option for many consumers, nearly 90 percent would like to earn rewards from
their online shopping^3. Beyond earning rewards by shopping at hundreds of
online merchants from the Online Mall including Bass Pro Shops, BestBuy.com,
Sears.com and many more, Portland consumers can also earn rewards at many of
their favorite local restaurants like Pub @ the Yard, Goldies BBQ, Sushi &
Maki Restaurant and many others.

Local consumers can also take advantage of this unique program by combining
their multiple rewards offers – or cents per gallon savings – together for
potentially huge savings instantly at the pump. The savings can be redeemed on
all grades of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines including Shell V-Power®
Premium Gasoline, and Shell Diesel at participating stations, up to 20 gallons
per purchase, per vehicle.

To participate in the program, Portland consumers just need to pick up a free
FRN Card at any one of the more than 170 participating local Shell stations
and activate it by visiting fuelrewards.com and following the easy steps to
start earning rewards on fuel. Consumers can also request an FRN Card online
at fuelrewards.com.

Portland consumers can currently save with the FRN program in the following
two ways:

  oOnline Mall – Access nearly 700 brand name online merchants offering 5
    cents per gallon for every $50 spent. Some online merchants may offer 2x,
    5x, 10x rewards or more – so consumers can multiply their savings!
  oDining – Earn 10 cents per gallon for every $50 spent when dining at more
    than 10,000 participating restaurant locations nationwide.

"Shell knows more consumers are looking for a smart loyalty rewards program
that can help them save money at the pump without having to jump through hoops
or sacrifice their quality of fuel," said Dan Little, Shell North American
Fuels Marketing Manager. "That's why teaming up with Excentus on this
revolutionary rewards program is so exciting because it empowers Portland
consumers to never pay full price at the pump again!"

"Excentus is excited to introduce the outstanding savings potential of the
Fuel Rewards Network program to Portland consumers," said Dickson Perry,
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Excentus. "By teaming up with Shell, local
consumers who participate in our program will be able to set their own price
for high-quality fuel simply by choosing to buy the things they normally buy
through one of our participating retailers and programs. These are trying
times for many families, and we're proud to be able to offer relief through
the Fuel Rewards Network program."

Consumers can now also download the FRN Mobile App for iPhone® to find nearby
savings, locate fuel stations, track their rewards and more! Download the free
app and start saving today!

Portland consumers can learn more about the FRN program and watch their fuel
savings add up by visiting fuelrewards.com. Or, they can find Shell on the 'On
the Road' tab on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shell or the Fuel Rewards
Network program page at www.facebook.com/fuelrewards for more information.

About Shell

Shell Oil Products US, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, is a leader in the
refining, transportation and marketing of fuels, with a network of
approximately 6,000 Shell-branded gasoline stations in the western United
States. Another 8,300 Shell-branded stations in the eastern and southern are
managed by Motiva Enterprises LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between Shell Oil
Company and Saudi Refining, Inc.

Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group
of energy and petrochemical companies with 93,000 employees in more than 90
countries. [(NYSE:RDS.A) and (NYSE:RDS.B)]

About Excentus

Excentus Corporation is the creator of and patent-holder for marketing
programs and services that utilize price roll down discounts at the pump as
the ultimate consumer reward. Excentus has spent more than fifteen years
developing and perfecting the Fuel Rewards Network's™ technology and program
features to make it easy for consumers to save money on fuel and convenient
for businesses to build loyalty and create value for customers. The growing
Fuel Rewards Network™ program provides Members with the opportunity to earn
free fuel simply by purchasing the things they normally would from more than
1,000 retail locations, nearly 700 online merchants, and 10,000+ restaurants,
and redeeming their rewards at participating fuel stations across the country.
To date, Excentus has helped more than 10 million consumers save hundreds of
millions of dollars on fuel. Excentus currently holds nine patents on the
technology behind the cents per gallon model and licenses various uses of its
patent portfolio to provide private-label fuel discount programs through its
business unit, Centego II, LLC. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Excentus was
founded in 1996 and is a privately held company with more than 150 employees.
For more information please visit www.excentus.com.

Cautionary Note

The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns
investments are separate entities. In this press release "Shell", "Shell
group" and "Royal Dutch Shell" 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
subsidiaries in general or to those who work for them. These expressions are
also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular
company or companies. ''Subsidiaries'', "Shell subsidiaries" and "Shell
companies" as used in this press release refer to companies in which Royal
Dutch Shell either directly or indirectly has control, by having either a
majority of the voting rights or the right to exercise a controlling
influence. The companies in which Shell has significant influence but not
control are referred to as "associated companies" or "associates" and
companies in which Shell has joint control are referred to as "jointly
controlled entities". In this press release, associates and jointly controlled
entities are also referred to as "equity-accounted investments". The term
"Shell interest" is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or
indirect (for example, through our 23% shareholding in Woodside Petroleum
Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company,
after exclusion of all third-party interest.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the
financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Royal Dutch
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 Royal Dutch Shell to market risks and statements
expressing management's expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts,
projections and assumptions. These forward-looking statements are identified
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''could'', ''estimate'', ''expect'', ''goals'', ''intend'', ''may'',
''objectives'', ''outlook'', ''plan'', ''probably'', ''project'', ''risks'',
''seek'', ''should'', ''target'', ''will'' and similar terms and phrases.
There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Royal
Dutch Shell and could cause those results to differ materially from those
expressed in the forward-looking statements included in this press release,
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; and (m) changes in trading conditions. All forward-looking
statements contained in this press release 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 factors that may affect future results are contained in
Royal Dutch Shell's 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011 (available at
www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov ). These factors also should be
considered by the reader. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of
the date of this press release, December 20, 2012. Neither Royal Dutch Shell
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 press release.

We may have used certain terms, such as resources, in this press release that
United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) strictly prohibits us
from including in our filings with the SEC. U.S. 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. You can also obtain these forms from the SEC
by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.

^1According to fuelrewards.com 'Leaderboard of Savings' (December 19, 2012)
^2According to fuelrewards.com 'Leaderboard of Savings' (December 19, 2012)
^3Data from StrategyOne's loyalty rewards survey (June 8, 2012)



SOURCE Shell Oil Company

Website: http://www.shellus.com
Contact: Shell Media Line, Shell, +1-713-241-4544; Scott Wetzel, Excentus,
+1-972-793-6796; Meg Lewis, Edelman, +1-323-761-6505
 
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