ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: Shell publishes Annual Report and Form 20-F

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC: Shell publishes Annual Report and Form 20-F
Shell publishes Annual Report and Form 20-F 
March 13, 2014, The Hague 
Royal Dutch Shell plc published its Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year
ended December 31, 2013. 
The 2013 Annual Report and Form 20-F can be downloaded from 
Separately, a 2013 Strategic Report can be downloaded from 
Printed copies of the 2013 Annual Report and Form 20-F and 2013 Strategic
Report will be available from April 15, 2014 and can be requested, free of
charge, at 
The Annual Report and Accounts will be submitted to the Annual General Meeting
to be held on May 20, 2014. 
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Cautionary note 
The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns
investments are separate entities. In this announcement "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
announcement refer to companies in which Shell, either directly or indirectly,
has control through exposure or rights to their variable returns and the
ability to affect those returns through its power over the companies. Companies
over which Shell has joint control are generally referred to as "joint
ventures" and companies 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 (for
example, through our 23 per cent shareholding in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.)
ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after
exclusion of all third-party interest. 
This announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning the financial
condition, results of operations and businesses of Shell and the Shell Group.
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 and
the Shell Group 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 "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 the Shell Group 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; and (m) changes in trading conditions. 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 factors that may affect future results are contained in
Shell's Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2013
(available at These factors also should be considered
by the reader. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of
this announcement, 13 March 2014. Neither Shell nor any of its subsidiaries nor
the Shell Group 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. 
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