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Royal Dutch Shell merger voting date fixed

Lloyds List: Royal Dutch Shell merger voting date fixed

Martyn Wingrove

May 20, 2005

SHAREHOLDERS of Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell Transport will finally vote on merging the group into one entity next month and benefit from a $3bn-$5bn share buyback programme.

The Anglo-Dutch group is unifying its management and ownership to form Royal Dutch Shell following last year’s oil reserves scandal and after calls from leading shareholders to improve corporate governance.

The previous company went through a rough period last year as it slashed more than a quarter of its booked oil reserves and sacked chairman Philip Watts and its head of exploration and production. read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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