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Before downloading or viewing the Australian Prospectus, you must read the following and accept the terms set out on this page below. The information on this page does not form part of the Australian Prospectus.
The offer to which the Australian Prospectus relates is being made only to persons receiving the Australian Prospectus within Australia who:
- are Australian residents; AND
- are EITHER holders of:
Royal Dutch Bearer Shares, being ordinary shares with a nominal value of €0.56 each in the capital of Royal Dutch held through the book-entry system of Euroclear Netherlands, or as the case may be, represented by share certificates to bearer provided with separate dividend coupons;
Royal Dutch Hague Registered Shares, being ordinary shares in registered form with a nominal value of €0.56 each in the capital of Royal Dutch registered on the share register kept in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Lodgement of the Australian Prospectus with ASIC
A copy of the Australian Prospectus accessible on this website has been lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission ("ASIC"). The Australian Prospectus is dated May 20, 2005 which is the date of lodgement with ASIC.
The information and electronic Australian Prospectus provided by this website are available to Australian-resident holders of RD Hague Shares or RD Bearer Shares accessing this website from within AUSTRALIA ONLY. If you are accessing this website from anywhere outside Australia, DO NOT download the electronic Australian Prospectus accessible through this website. By accessing the Australian Prospectus, you acknowledge and confirm that you are accessing it from within Australia.
The Australian Prospectus has 647 pages. The electronic copy of the Australian Prospectus consists of two files in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), the Australian supplement to the Royal Dutch Offer Document and the Listing Particulars, which is approximately 60 KB in size, and the Royal Dutch Offer Document and the Listing Particulars, which is approximately 2 MB in size. You should ensure that any copy you view or print is complete.
Acceptance of terms
By accessing or downloading the Australian Prospectus, I agree to the above terms, and confirm that I am a resident of Australia accessing this website from Australia. In addition, I represent, warrant and agree that I am not a resident of the United States or currently located in the United States, nor am I acting for the account or benefit of any person in the United States, a US person or any other foreign person, and that I will not make a copy of the Australian Prospectus available to, or distribute a copy of the Australian Prospectus to, any such non-Australian resident person.
If you have any questions about the Royal Dutch exchange offer, you should contact your bank or broker. If you have any difficulty with downloading the documents on this page, you may contact ABN AMRO on 1800-052-004 to request hard copies, which will be delivered to you free of charge.
Information for investors in Royal Dutch
On October 28, 2004, the Royal Dutch Boards and the Shell Transport Board announced that they had unanimously agreed, in principle, to propose to shareholders the unification of Royal Dutch and Shell Transport under a single new parent company, Royal Dutch Shell plc. To implement the proposal, Royal Dutch Shell made an offer (the "Offer") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of Royal Dutch in exchange for Royal Dutch Shell Class A ordinary shares ("A" Shares) or American depositary receipts representing "A" Shares. The Offer acceptance period ended on July 18, 2005 at 11:00 pm Central European Time.
Subsequent Offer Acceptance Period
As announced on July 20, 2005, Royal Dutch Shell advises that a subsequent offer acceptance period beginning July 20, 2005 will expire at 3:00 p.m. Amsterdam time on August 9, 2005 (the "Subsequent Offer Acceptance Period"). During this period, holders of Royal Dutch Shares are permitted - subject to the terms of the Royal Dutch Offer documents - to tender any remaining Royal Dutch Shares.
The Subsequent Offer Acceptance Period is not an extension of the Offer and it will not affect the timing of the acceptance and delivery of Royal Dutch Shares previously tendered and accepted for exchange in the Offer. During the Subsequent Offer Acceptance Period there will be no withdrawal rights either for Royal Dutch Shares tendered for exchange in the Offer or for those tendered during the Subsequent Offer Acceptance Period. Royal Dutch Shell will promptly accept for exchange any Royal Dutch Shares tendered during the Subsequent Offer Acceptance Period at the same exchange ratio as in the Offer period (that is, two Royal Dutch Shell Class A ordinary shares for every Royal Dutch Share held in bearer or Hague registry form tendered and one Royal Dutch Shell Class A ADR (representing two Royal Dutch Shell Class A Shares) for every Royal Dutch Share held in New York registry form tendered).
|Announcement made on May 19, 2005