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Royal Dutch Shell Plc Fourth Quarter 2011 Interim Dividend

February 2, 2012

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, February 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) (“RDS”) today announced
an interim dividend in respect of the fourth quarter of 2011 of US$0.42 per A ordinary
share (“A Share”) and B ordinary share (“B Share”), equal to the US dollar dividend for
the same quarter last year.

The Board expects that the first quarter 2012 interim dividend will be US$0.43, an
increase of 2% over the US dollar dividend for the same quarter in the previous year. The
first quarter 2012 interim dividend is scheduled to be announced on April 26, 2012.

RDS provides eligible shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in
shares via a Scrip Dividend Programme (“the Programme”). For further details please see
below.

Details relating to the fourth quarter 2011 interim dividend

It is expected that cash dividends on the B Shares will be paid via the Dividend
Access Mechanism from UK-sourced income of the Shell Group.

        Per ordinary share Q4 2011
        RDS A Shares (US$) 0.42

        RDS B Shares (US$) 0.42

Dividends declared on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro, although holders of A
Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in pounds sterling.

Dividends declared on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling, although
holders of B Shares will be able to elect to receive dividends in euro.

The pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments will be announced on March
9, 2012.

        Per ADS             Q4 2011
        RDS A ADSs (US$)    0.84
        RDS B ADSs (US$)    0.84

Dividends declared on American Depository Shares (“ADSs”) will be paid, by default, in
US dollars.

ADS stands for an American Depositary Share. ADR stands for an American Depositary
Receipt. An ADR is a certificate that evidences ADSs. ADSs are listed on the NYSE under
the symbols RDS.A and RDS.B. Each ADS represents two ordinary shares, two A Shares in the
case of RDS.A or two B Shares in the case of RDS.B. In many cases the terms ADR and ADS
are used interchangeably.

Scrip Dividend Programme

RDS provides shareholders with a choice to receive dividends in cash or in shares via
a Scrip Dividend Programme.

Under the Programme shareholders can increase their shareholding in RDS by choosing to
receive new shares instead of cash dividends if declared by RDS. Only new A Shares will be
issued under the Programme, including to shareholders who currently hold B Shares.

Joining the Programme may offer a tax advantage in some countries compared with
receiving cash dividends. In particular, dividends paid out as shares will not be subject
to Dutch dividend withholding tax (currently 15 per cent) and will not generally be taxed
on receipt by a UK shareholder or a Dutch corporate shareholder.

Shareholders who elect to join the Programme will increase the number of shares held
in RDS without having to buy existing shares in the market, thereby avoiding associated
dealing costs.

Shareholders who do not join the Programme will continue to receive in cash any
dividends declared by RDS.

Shareholders who held only B Shares and joined the Scrip Dividend Programme are
reminded they will need to make a Scrip Dividend Election in respect of their new A Shares
if they wish to join the Programme in respect of such new shares. However, this is only
necessary if the shareholder has not previously made a Scrip Dividend Election in respect
of any new A Shares issued.

For further information on the Programme, including how to join if you are eligible,
please refer to the appropriate publication available on http://www.shell.com/scrip.

Dividend timetable for the fourth quarter 2011 interim dividend

      Announcement date                                         Feb 2,         2012
      Ex-dividend date                                          Feb 15,        2012
      Record date                                               Feb 17,        2012
      Scrip reference share price announcement date             Feb 22,        2012
      Closing of scrip election and currency election    *      Mar 2,         2012
      Pounds sterling and euro equivalents announcement date    Mar 9,         2012
      Payment date                                              Mar 22,        2012

* A different scrip election date may apply to registered and non registered ADS
holders.

Registered ADS holders can contact The Bank of New York Mellon for the election
deadline that applies. Non registered ADS holders can contact their broker, financial
intermediary, bank or financial institution for the election deadline that applies.

Both a different scrip and currency election date may apply to shareholders holding
shares in a securities account with a bank or financial institution ultimately holding
through Euroclear Nederland. Please contact your broker, financial intermediary, bank or
financial institution where you hold your securities account for the election deadline
that applies.

Taxation cash dividends

Cash dividends on A Shares will be subject to the deduction of Netherlands dividend
withholding tax at the rate of 15%, which may be reduced in certain circumstances.
Provided certain conditions are met, shareholders in receipt of A Share cash dividends may
also be entitled to a non-payable dividend tax credit in the United Kingdom.

Shareholders resident in the United Kingdom, receiving cash dividends on B Shares
through the Dividend Access Mechanism, are entitled to a tax credit. This tax credit is
not repayable. Non-residents may also be entitled to a tax credit, if double tax
arrangements between the United Kingdom and their country of residence so provide, or if
they are eligible for relief given to non-residents with certain special connections with
the United Kingdom or to nationals of states in the European Economic Area.

The amount of tax credit is 10/90ths of the cash dividend, the tax credit referable to
the fourth quarter 2011 interim dividend of US$0.42 is US$0.05 per ordinary share and the
dividend and tax credit together amount to US$0.47. The pounds sterling and euro
equivalents will be announced on March 9, 2012.

Royal Dutch Shell plc

The Hague, February 2nd, 2012

CAUTIONARY NOTE:

The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns investments
are separate entities. In this 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 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 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 24% shareholding in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.)
ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after exclusion of
all third-party interest.

This 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 by
their use of terms and phrases such as ”anticipate”, ”believe”, ”could”,
”estimate”, ”expect”, ”intend”, ”may”, ”plan”, ”objectives”, ”outlook”,
”probably”, ”project”, ”will”, ”seek”, ”target”, ”risks”, ”goals”,
”should” 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
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 potential litigation and regulatory measures
as a result of climate changes; (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 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 31 December, 2010 (available at
http://www.shell.com/investor and http://www.sec.gov ). These factors also should
be considered by the reader. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of
this release, 2 February 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 release. There can be no assurance that
dividend payments will match or exceed those set out in this release in the future, or
that they will be made at all.

        Contacts:
        Investor Relations:    Europe:    + 31(0)70-377-4540;    USA: +1-713-241-1042
        Media:                 Europe:    + 31(0)70-377-3600

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