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JDA Agreement on Shell and BG Websites

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JDA Agreement on Shell and BG Websites

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION 

Availability of Agreement on Websites of Shell and BG 

On 8 April 2015, Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:  RDS.A) (NYSE:  RDS.B) (“Shell“) and BG Group plc (“BG“) announced the terms of the recommended cash and share offer to be made by Shell for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of BG (the “Combination“).

In connection with the implementation of the Combination, Shell and BG (together with their legal counsel, Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP respectively) entered into an agreement on 13 May 2015 which provides for the protection of certain commercially sensitive information which is shared between BG and Shell and their legal counsel for the purposes of preparing any antitrust or regulatory filings (the “Agreement“).

In accordance with Rule 26.2 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the “Code“), a copy of the Agreement is now available on the website of Shell at http://www.shell.com and on the website of BG at http://www.bg-group.com.

In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will also be available on the website of Shell at http://www.shell.com and on the website of BG at http://www.bg-group.com by no later than 12 noon (London time) on the business day following this announcement.

Additional information 

This Announcement is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of any offer to sell or subscribe for or any invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Combination or otherwise nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities of Royal Dutch Shell plc or BG Group plc pursuant to the Combination in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable laws.

This Announcement does not constitute a prospectus or prospectus equivalent document.

Overseas jurisdictions 

The release, publication or distribution of this Announcement in jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law and therefore any persons who are subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United Kingdom should inform themselves about, and observe, any applicable requirements. This Announcement has been prepared for the purpose of complying with English law and the Code and the information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this Announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws of jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom.

Enquiries:

Shell

Shell Media Relations

International: +44-207-934-5550

Americas: +1-713-241-4544

Shell Investor Relations

Europe: +31-70-377-4540

United States: +1-832-337-2034

BG

Media

Lachlan Johnston +44-118-929-2942

Kim Blomley +44-118-938-6568

Out of Hours Media Mobile +44-7917-185-707

Investors

Mark Lidiard +44-118-929-2079

Siobhán Andrews +44-118-929-3171

Ian Wood +44-118-929-3829

Investor Relations +44-118-929-3025

SOURCE Royal Dutch Shell plc

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