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Royal Dutch Shell plc: Holdings in Company

Friday, September 07, 2012

Royal Dutch Shell plc: Holdings in Company04:07 EDT Friday, September 07, 2012LONDON, September 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: Royal Dutch Shell plc 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic effect to qualifying financial instruments An event changing the breakdown of voting rights Due to a company reorganization, Capital Research and Management Company ("CRMC") and Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII") will no longer report relevant holdings under management separately. Instead the relevant holdings under management by CRMC and CGII will be reported in aggregate by The Capital Group Companies, Inc ("CGC"). It is solely for this reason (and not as a result of any additional acquisition or Other (please disposal) that CGC is reporting this specify): aggregated holding. X 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation: The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.): See answer to Question 9 5. Date of the transaction and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached: 3 September 2012 6. Date on which issuer notified: 5 September 2012 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed Above 5% or reached: 8. Notified details: A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type of shares if possible Situation previous Resulting situation after using to the triggering the triggering the ISIN CODE transaction transaction Number Number Number of Number of of Voting of voting % of voting Shares Rights shares rights rights Direct Indirect Direct Indirect Direct Indirect A Ordinary (GB00B03MLX29) 13,935,071 13,935,071 13,926,993 13,926,993 0.2194% A ADRs (US7802592060) 44,861,460 89,722,920 44,861,460 89,722,920 1.4137% B Ordinary (GB00B03MM408) 100,088,987 100,088,987 100,088,987 100,088,987 1.5771% B ADRs (US7802591070) 74,075,901 148,151,802 74,075,901 148,151,802 2.3344% B: Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the Exercise/ instrument is Type of financial Expiration Conversion exercised/ % of voting instrument date Period converted. rights C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction Number of voting Exercise/ rights % of voting Type of Expiration Conversion instrument rights financial Exercise date period refers to instrument price Nominal Delta Total (A+B+C) Number of voting rights Percentage of voting rights 351,890,702 5.5446% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable: The Capital Group Companies, Inc. ("CG") holdings Holdings by CG Management Companies and Percent of Funds: Number of Shares Outstanding Capital Guardian Trust Company 10,668,607 0.168% Capital International Limited 846,098 0.013% Capital International SArl 453,186 0.007% Capital International, Inc. 849,249 0.014% Capital Research and Management Company 339,028,562 5.342% Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: 13. Additional information: 14. Contact name: Mark Edwards, Royal Dutch Shell plc 15. Contact telephone number: +44-207-934-2817 Annex: Notification of major interests in shares[xxii] A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification obligation Full name (including legal form of legal entities) The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 333 South Hope Street, 55th Floor Contact address (registered office for legal entities) Los Angeles, California 90071 +1(213)615-0469 Phone number & email GRGroup@capgroup.com Other useful information (at least legal representative for legal persons) B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable Full name Vivien Tan 333 South Hope Street, 55th Floor Contact address Los Angeles, California 90071 Phone number & email +1(213)615-0469 Other useful information(e.g. functional relationship with the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation) Fax: +1(213) 615-4056 C: Additional information Due to a company reorganization, Capital Research and Management Company ("CRMC") and Capital Group International, Inc. ("CGII") will no longer report relevant holdings under management separately. With effect from 1 September 2012, the holdings under management of CRMC and CGII will be reported in aggregate by the group's parent company, The Capital Group Companies, Inc. SOURCE Royal Dutch Shell plc