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Friday 06 May, 2016

Royal Dutch Shell

Notification of Change of Auditor


Shell International Finance B.V. and Royal Dutch Shell plc

May 6, 2016

Appointment of Ernst & Young LLP

On August 21, 2015, Shell International Finance B.V. issued CHF 800,000,000 0.375 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due August 21, 2023 (the 2023 Notes) and CHF 525,000,000 0.875 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due August 21, 2028 (the 2028 Notes, together with the 2023 Notes, the Notes) under the Multi-Currency Debt Securities Programme established by Shell International Finance B.V. (the Issuer) and Royal Dutch Shell plc (the Guarantor) described in the Information Memorandum dated 11 August 2015 as supplemented by the first supplement dated 24 August 2015, the second supplement dated 29 October 2015, the third supplement dated 15 February 2016, the fourth supplement dated 10 March 2016, the fifth supplement dated 3 May 2016 and the sixth supplement dated 4 May 2016 (as so supplemented, the “Information Memorandum”). The Notes have been admitted to trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Pursuant to a decision by the Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc (“Shell”), on April 11, 2016 Shell appointed Ernst & Young LLP, registered office at 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF (“E&Y”), as auditor. Subsequently, on April 25, 2016, the Board of Shell International Finance B.V. (“Shell Finance”) appointed E&Y as auditor. E&Y replaces PricewaterhouseCoopers as auditor of Shell and of Shell Finance, respectively.

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