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Royal Dutch Shell Board appoints new non-executive director

The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc today announced the appointment of Hans Wijers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Akzo Nobel NV, to replace Nina Henderson, who will be retiring as a non-executive director.

Hans Wijers, who joins the Board on 1 January 2009, will stand for election at the Annual General Meeting in 2009. Nina Henderson has served as a director on the Board of The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company Plc from 2001 to 2005 and on the Royal Dutch Shell Board since October 2004. She is stepping down as part of the ongoing renewal of the Board announced at the time of the unification of Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and Shell Transport and Trading in 2005.