Today the Oil Major Royal Dutch Shell pays out it’s quarterly dividend to shareholders.
Dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euros at the rate of €0.2121per A Share. Holders of A Shares who have validly submitted US dollars or pounds sterling currency elections by November 26, 2021 will be entitled to a dividend of US$0.24 or 18.06p per A Share, respectively.
Dividends on B Shares will be paid, by default, in pounds sterling at the rate of 18.06p per B Share. Holders of B Shares who have validly submitted US dollars or euros currency elections by November 26, 2021 will be entitled to a dividend of US$0.24 or €0.2121per B Share, respectively.
Royal Dutch Shell plc’s capital as at November 30, 2021, consists of 4,101,239,499 A shares and 3,613,350,274 B shares, each with equal voting rights. Royal Dutch Shell plc holds no ordinary shares in Treasury.
The total number of A shares and B shares in issue as at November 30, 2021 is 7,714,589,773
7,714,589,773 x £0.18065 = £1,393,640,642.49245
That is £1,393 million = £1.393 Billion cash paid to shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell A, and Royal Dutch Shell B