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First quarter 2009 results and interim dividend announcement

At 07.00 BST (08.00 CEST and 02.00 DST) on Wednesday 29 April, 2009 Royal Dutch Shell plc released its first quarter results and first quarter interim dividend announcement for 2009.

"First quarter 2009 performance was affected by the weaker global economy, with a challenging Upstream and Downstream business environment. As we announced previously, our dividend for first quarter 2009 will be $0.42 per share, an increase of 5%. We continue to make significant investments in the company for future profitability. Industry conditions remain challenging, and our focus is on capital discipline and costs. We are taking a prudent approach to this downturn, focused on sustaining a strong position in the energy landscape. Shell people, operational excellence, good investments and technology are our cornerstones for the future."

Jeroen van der Veer, Chief Executive

Royal Dutch Shell plc 1st Quarter 2009 Unaudited results (US$ million)

1st Quarter 2009 Unaudited results in US million dollars
                                        First Quarter
  2009 2008 %
Revenue (*1) 58,222 114,302 -49
Income before taxation 5,734 15,706 -63
Income attributable to shareholders 3,488 9,083 -62
CCS Earnings 3,297 7,776 -58
*1:excluding sales taxes, excise duties and similar levies