6-K 1 htm_7841.htm LIVE FILING Royal Dutch Shell plc - Form 6-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

July 9, 2013

Commission File Number: 1-32575

Royal Dutch Shell plc
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
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Ben van Beurden to be Next Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell plc
THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, July 9, 2013/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) today announced
that Ben van Beurden will succeed Peter Voser as Chief Executive Officer,
effective 1 January 2014.
Peter Voser will leave Shell at the end of March 2014, marking the end of 29
years with the Company.
Van Beurden, 55, has been Downstream Director since January 2013.

"I am delighted to announce Ben van Beurden as the next Chief Executive Officer
of Royal Dutch Shell," said Chairman Jorma Ollila. "Ben has deep knowledge of
the industry and proven executive experience across a range of Shell businesses.
Ben will continue to drive and further develop the strategic agenda that we have
set out, to generate competitive returns for our shareholders."
"Van Beurden's selection came after a comprehensive assessment and review of
internal and external candidates led by the Board Nomination and Succession
Committee," Ollila added.
Van Beurden joined the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies in 1983 and has held
a number of technical and commercial roles in both the Upstream and Downstream
businesses. He has worked in The Netherlands, Africa, Malaysia, USA and, most
recently, the UK.
Van Beurden, a Dutch national, graduated with a Master's Degree in Chemical
Engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is married
and has four children.

Note to Editors

Ben van Beurden joined Shell in 1983, after graduating with a Master's Degree in
Chemical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.
Ben's career in Shell spans both Upstream and Downstream activities. He has held
a number of operational and commercial roles, including some 10 years in the LNG
business, and a variety of positions in Downstream.
In January 2005, Ben became Vice President, Manufacturing Excellence, based in
Houston, USA. In this role he was responsible for standards in operational
excellence and high-performance initiatives in refining and chemicals
In December 2006, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Chemicals, based in
London, UK.
During his tenure in the role, Ben was appointed to the boards of a number of
leading industry associations including the International Council of Chemicals
Associations and the European Chemical Industry Council.
In January 2013, Ben was appointed Downstream Director and a member of Shell's
Executive Committee. He also has regional responsibility for Europe and Turkey.
Ben is married to Stacey and has three daughters and a son. He enjoys reading,
running and travelling with his family.

Cautionary note
The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns
investments are separate entities. In this announcement "Shell", "Shell Group"
and "Royal Dutch Shell" are sometimes used for convenience where references are
made to Royal Dutch Shell plc and its subsidiaries in general. Likewise, the
words "we", "us" and "our" are also used to refer to subsidiaries in general or
to those who work for them. These expressions are also used where no useful
purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies.
"Subsidiaries", "Shell subsidiaries" and "Shell companies" as used in this
announcement refer to companies in which Shell either directly or indirectly has
control, by having either a majority of the voting rights or the right to
exercise a controlling influence. The companies in which Shell has significant
influence but not control are referred to as "associated companies" or
"associates" and companies in which Shell has joint control are referred to as
"jointly controlled entities". In this announcement, associates and jointly
controlled entities are also referred to as "equity-accounted investments". The
term "Shell interest" is used for convenience to indicate the direct and/or
indirect (for example, through our 23 per cent shareholding in Woodside
Petroleum Ltd.) ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or
company, after exclusion of all third-party interest.
This announcement contains forward looking statements concerning the financial
condition, results of operations and businesses of Shell and the Shell Group.
All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to
be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements of
future expectations that are based on management's current expectations and
assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those
expressed or implied in these statements. Forward-looking statements include,
among other things, statements concerning the potential exposure of Shell and
the Shell Group to market risks and statements expressing management's
expectations, beliefs, estimates, forecasts, projections and assumptions. These
forward looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such
as "anticipate", "believe", "could", "estimate", "expect", "goals", "intend",
"may", "objectives", "outlook", "plan", "probably", "project", "risks", "seek",
"should", "target", "will" and similar terms and phrases. There are a number of
factors that could affect the future operations of Shell and the Shell Group and
could cause those results to differ materially from those expressed in the
forward looking statements included in this announcement, including (without
limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in
demand for Shell's products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and
production results; (e) reserves estimates; (f) loss of market share and
industry competition; (g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated
with the identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and
targets, and successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) the
risk of doing business in developing countries and countries subject to
international sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments
including regulatory measures addressing climate change; (k) economic and
financial market conditions in various countries and regions; (l) political
risks, including the risks of expropriation and renegotiation of the terms of
contracts with governmental entities, delays or advancements in the approval of
projects and delays in the reimbursement for shared costs; and (m) changes in
trading conditions. All forward looking statements contained in this
announcement are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary
statements contained or referred to in this section. Readers should not place
undue reliance on forward looking statements. Additional factors that may affect
future results are contained in Shell's 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2012
(available at http://www.shell.com/investor and http://www.sec.gov). These
factors also should be considered by the reader. Each forward looking statement
speaks only as of the date of this announcement, 9 July 2013. Neither Shell nor
any of its subsidiaries nor the Shell Group undertake any obligation to publicly
update or revise any forward looking statement as a result of new information,
future events or other information. In light of these risks, results could
differ materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the forward
looking statements contained in this announcement.


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This Report on Form 6-K is incorporated by reference into:

a) the Registration Statement on Form F-3 of Royal Dutch Shell plc and Shell
International Finance B.V. (Registration Numbers 333-177588 and 333-177588-01);

b) the Registration Statements on Forms S-8 of Royal Dutch Shell plc
(Registration Numbers 333-126715, 333-141397 and 333-171206).

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
    Royal Dutch Shell plc
Date: 9 July 2013 By: /s/M.C.M. Brandjes

  Name:  M.C.M. Brandjes
  Title: Company Secretary