Subject to Shell serving an interim injunction and/or replying to our email sent earlier this morning, it is our intention to publish at 3pm today allegations of corruption and related cover-up involving senior Shell executives, managers and officials of Shell EP Ireland. Shell has the opportunity to state that the allegations are entirely without foundation.
THIS SELF-EXPLANATORY EMAIL WAS SENT EARLIER TODAY TO MR MICHIEL BRANDJES, COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL COUNSEL CORPORATE. ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC
Dear Mr Brandjes
Printed below is a self-explanatory email received today.
If you wish to investigate this matter kindly let me know by 3pm UK time today. If I receive no response by then, I will assume that the email is authentic and that this is another one of those occasions where Shell does not wish to comment on the allegations being made. Readers will then be able to draw their own conclusions.
If, however, you do wish to investigate, then we will not publish anything on this matter until you have had a reasonable time to establish the facts. Just let me know by 3pm UK time that you do intend to investigate before responding further.
Any response will, as normal, be published in full, unedited by us.