ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: Royal Dutch Shell - Share Buyback Programme

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: Royal Dutch Shell - Share Buyback Programme
Royal Dutch Shell plc - Share Buy-back Programme 
Royal Dutch Shell plc (the `Company') 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 2013
first quarter results closed period. The close period commences on 2 April 2013
and is up to and including 2 May 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. 
Enquiries 
Shell Media Relations
International, UK, European Press: +44 (0)207 934 5550 
Shell Investor Relations
Europe: + 31 70 377 3996 
United States: +1 713 241 2069 
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