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Thursday 29 October, 2009

Royal Dutch Shell

3RD QUARTER 2009 UNAUDITED RESULTS


3RD QUARTER 2009 UNAUDITED RESULTS

  * Royal Dutch Shell's third quarter 2009 earnings, on a current cost of
    supplies (CCS) basis, were $3.0 billion compared to $10.9 billion a year
    ago. Basic CCS earnings per share decreased by 72% versus the same quarter
    a year ago.

  * Cash flow from operating activities for the third quarter 2009 was $7.3
    billion, and excluding net working capital movements, was $7.7 billion.

  * Net capital investment for the quarter was $7.4 billion. Total dividends
    paid to shareholders during the third quarter 2009 were $2.7 billion.

  * Gearing at the end of the third quarter 2009 was 13.7%.

  * A third quarter 2009 dividend has been announced of $0.42 per share, an
    increase of 5% over the US dollar dividend per share for the same period in
    2008.

SUMMARY OF UNAUDITED RESULTS                                                   
                                                                               
Quarters                   $ million                          Nine Months      
                                                                               
Q3     Q2                                                                      
2009   2009   Q3 2008 %1                                      2009   2008   %  
                                                                               
1,543  2,091  8,647        Upstream                           5,818  21,843    
                                                                               
1,292  (275)  2,419        Downstream                         2,020  4,748     
                                                                               
155    524    (163)        Corporate and Minority interest    789    (10)      
                                                                               
2,990  2,340  10,903  -73  CCS earnings                       8,627  26,581 -68
                                                                               
                           Estimated CCS adjustment for                        
257    1,482  (2,455)      Downstream (see Note 2)            1,930  2,506     
                                                                               
                           Income attributable to                              
3,247  3,822  8,448   -62  shareholders                       10,557 29,087 -64
                                                                               
0.49   0.38   1.77    -72  Basic CCS earnings per share ($)   1.41   4.31   -67
                                                                               
                           Estimated CCS adjustment per share                  
0.04   0.24   (0.40)       ($)                                0.31   0.40      
                                                                               
0.53   0.62   1.37    -61  Basic earnings per share ($)       1.72   4.71   -63
                                                                               
                           Cash flow from operating                            
7,350  919    12,601  -42  activities                         15,828 33,631 -53
                                                                               
                           Cash flow from operating                            
1.20   0.15   2.05    -41  activities per share ($)           2.58   5.45   -53
                                                                               
0.42   0.42   0.40    +5   Dividend per share ($)             1.26   1.20   +5 
                                                                               
1 Q3 on Q3 change                                                              
                                                                               

Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Officer Peter Voser commented:

"Our third quarter results were affected by the weak global economy. Upstream
and Downstream profitability has been sharply reduced compared to year-ago
levels. We see some indications that energy demand and pricing are improving,
but the outlook remains very uncertain, and we are not expecting a quick
recovery. Despite Shell's good operating performance in this difficult
environment, we have embarked on an ambitious programme of stringent measures
to further improve our performance."

"We continue to focus on improving our competitive cost position, simplifying
Shell, and increasing personal accountabilities. The Transition 2009 programme,
which I announced earlier this year, is progressing well, and will be completed
by the end of 2009. Some 5,000 employees are leaving Shell as a result of these
changes. This represents around a 10% reduction in employees in the redesigned
divisions and corporate functions."

"We have reduced operating costs by some $1.0 billion in the first nine months
of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008. This reduction excludes the impact
of exchange rate movements and non-cash pension costs."

"I am pleased with the portfolio progress in the third quarter. In Russia,
production ramp-up of the Sakhalin II LNG project has been achieved ahead of
schedule. In Australia, we have launched the Gorgon project, which will supply
global LNG markets for decades to come."

Voser concluded: "Our strategy remains on track, although the near-term
industry outlook remains challenging. We are taking steps to improve our
performance, to bridge the company, and our shareholders, into a period of
significant growth in the coming years."

THIRD QUARTER PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENTS

In Australia, Shell and its partners took Final Investment Decision (FID) for
the Gorgon LNG project (Shell share 25%). Gorgon will supply global gas markets
to at least 2050, with capacity of 15 million tonnes (100% basis) of Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG) per year and a major carbon capture and storage (CCS) scheme.

Shell has announced a Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) study for a
Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project, with the potential to deploy
these facilities at the Prelude offshore gas discovery in Australia (Shell
share 100%).

In the USA, Gulf of Mexico, Shell participated in an oil discovery at the Vito
well (Shell share 55%), in sub-salt Miocene reservoirs. In offshore western 
Australia, Shell participated in the Achilles gas discovery (Shell share 25%).
In the North America Haynesville and Groundbirch tight gas areas there is
ongoing encouragement from exploration and appraisal well test results.

In Canada, the Government of Alberta and Government of Canada jointly announced
their intent to contribute $0.8 billion of funding towards the Quest CCS
project. Quest, which is at the feasibility study stage, could capture CO2 from
the Athabasca Oil Sands Project at the Scotford Upgrader, for underground
storage.

In Russia, the Sakhalin II project (Shell share 27.5%) achieved peak production
of some 400 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), and
successfully ramped up production at the two LNG trains, ahead of schedule.

Shell continues with its strategy to refocus its Downstream footprint, and to
make selective new investments in its larger, integrated refining sites and
growth markets. Some 15% of Shell's worldwide refining capacity, or some 600
thousand barrels per day, is earmarked for possible disposal or conversion to
oil terminals.

In the Netherlands, Shell started construction this October of a new
hydrodesulphurisation plant at the Pernis refinery to manufacture
cleaner-burning oil products.

In Greece, Shell, as part of its strategy to concentrate its global Downstream
portfolio, agreed to sell its activities for some $0.4 billion. The retail
network will continue to operate under the Shell brand. This transaction is
subject to regulatory approvals.

KEY FEATURES OF THE THIRD QUARTER 2009

  * Third quarter 2009 CCS earnings were $2,990 million, 73% lower than in the
    same quarter a year ago.

  * Third quarter 2009 reported earnings were $3,247 million compared to
    earnings of $8,448 million in the same quarter a year ago.

  * Basic CCS earnings per share decreased by 72% versus the same quarter a
    year ago.

  * Cash flow from operating activities for the third quarter 2009 was $7.3
    billion, compared to $12.6 billion in the same quarter last year. Excluding
    net working capital movements of $0.4 billion, cash flow from operating
    activities was $7.7 billion in the third quarter 2009, compared to $10.4
    billion for the third quarter 2008 on the same basis.

  * Total dividends paid to shareholders during the third quarter 2009 were
    $2.7 billion.

  * Capital investment for the third quarter 2009 was $7.8 billion. Net capital
    investment (capital investment, less divestment proceeds) for the third
    quarter 2009 was $7.4 billion.

  * Return on average capital employed (ROACE), on a reported income basis (see
    Note 3), was 4.9%.

  * Gearing was 13.7% at the end of the third quarter 2009 versus 6.0% at the
    end of the third quarter 2008.

Upstream

  * Oil and gas production for the third quarter 2009 was 2,926 thousand boe/d,
    in line with the same quarter last year. Underlying production increased,
    compared to the third quarter 2008, with new field start-ups and the
    continuing ramp-up of fields more than offsetting the impact of field
    declines.

  * LNG sales volumes of 3.49 million tonnes were 13% higher than in the same
    quarter a year ago.

Downstream

  * The weak global economy continued to impact downstream volumes. Oil
    Products marketing sales volumes were 4% lower than in the third quarter
    2008. Chemical product sales volumes in the third quarter 2009 decreased by
    5% compared to the third quarter 2008.

  * Oil Products refinery availability was 94% compared to 88% in the third
    quarter 2008. Chemicals manufacturing plant availability was 95%, 9% higher
    than in the third quarter 2008. Third quarter 2008 availability, in both
    Oil Products and Chemicals, was adversely impacted by hurricanes in the
    USA.




  * Supplementary financial and operational disclosure for the third quarter
    2009 is available at www.shell.com/investor.




SUMMARY OF IDENTIFIED ITEMS

Earnings in the third quarter 2009 reflected the following items, which in
aggregate amounted to a net gain of $371 million (compared to a net gain of
$2,813 million in the third quarter 2008), as summarised in the table below:

  * Upstream earnings included a net charge of $123 million, reflecting charges
    related to asset impairments and restructuring provisions. These were
    partly offset by gains related to tax credits, mark-to-market valuation of
    certain gas contracts and the estimated fair value accounting of commodity
    derivatives (see Note 7). Earnings for the third quarter 2008 included a
    net gain of $2,368 million.

  * Downstream earnings included a net gain of $536 million, reflecting gains
    related to the estimated fair value accounting of commodity derivatives
    (see Note 7) and tax credits, which were partly offset by charges related
    to asset impairments and restructuring provisions. Earnings for the third
    quarter 2008 included a gain of $445 million.

  * Corporate and Minority interest earnings included a charge of $42 million,
    related to restructuring provisions and tax charges.

SUMMARY OF IDENTIFIED ITEMS1                                                   
                                                                               
Quarters                   $ million                        Nine Months        
                                                                               
Q3 2009  Q2 2009  Q3 2008                                   2009      2008     
                                                                               
                           Segment earnings impact of                          
                           identified items:                                   
                                                                               
(123)    (115)    2,368     Upstream                        92        2,089    
                                                                               
536      (678)    445       Downstream                      (347)     (30)     
                                                                               
(42)     (17)     -         Corporate and Minority interest 103       -        
                                                                               
371      (810)    2,813    CCS earnings impact              (152)     2,059    
                                                                               
1 As from the second quarter 2009, the summary of identified items includes the
estimated fair value accounting of commodity derivatives related to operational
activities (see Note 7). For comparison purposes, the third quarter 2008 was   
reclassified by a gain of $400 million in the Upstream segment and by a gain of
$350 million in the Downstream segment.                                        
                                                                               

These identified items generally relate to events with an impact of more than
$50 million on Royal Dutch Shell's earnings and are shown to provide additional
insight into its segment earnings, CCS earnings and income attributable to
shareholders. Further additional comments on the business segments are provided
in the section 'Earnings by Business Segment' on page 5 and onwards.

EARNINGS BY BUSINESS SEGMENT

UPSTREAM                                                                       
                                                                               
Quarters                  $ million                          Nine Months       
                                                                               
Q3     Q2     Q3                                                               
2009   2009   2008   %1                                      2009   2008   %   
                                                                               
1,543  2,091  8,647  -82  Upstream earnings                  5,818  21,843 -73 
                                                                               
4,168  4,006  12,496 -67  Upstream cash flow from operations 13,952 34,482 -60 
                                                                               
5,879  5,497  11,614 -49  Capital investment                 17,269 25,215 -32 
                                                                               
                          Crude oil production (thousand b/                    
1,648  1,647  1,689  -2   d)2                                1,670  1,770  -6  
                                                                               
                          Natural gas production available                     
7,411  7,614  7,207  +3   for sale (million scf/d)           8,250  8,246  -   
                                                                               
                          Barrels of oil equivalent                            
2,926  2,960  2,931  -    (thousand boe/d)                   3,092  3,192  -3  
                                                                               
3.49   2.89   3.10   +13  LNG sales volumes (million tonnes) 9.44   9.69   -3  
                                                                               
1  Q3 on Q3 change                                                             
                                                                               
2 Includes oil sands bitumen production                                        
                                                                               

Third quarter Upstream earnings were $1,543 million compared to $8,647 million
a year ago. Earnings included a net charge of $123 million related to
identified items, compared to a net gain of $2,368 million in the third quarter
2008 (see page 4).

Upstream earnings compared to the third quarter 2008 reflected the impact of
significantly lower oil and gas prices. These impacts were partially offset by
increased gas sales volumes, including the effect of the successful start-up of
the Sakhalin II project, and lower royalty and tax expenses compared to the
third quarter 2008.

Third quarter 2009 oil prices increased from second quarter 2009 levels.
However mainly due to contractual time lag effects the third quarter 2009
global natural gas realisations remained similar to second quarter 2009 levels.
A generally weak environment for natural gas marketing and trading activities
also affected the third quarter 2009 earnings.

Global liquids realisations were 43% lower than in the third quarter 2008.
Global gas realisations were 42% lower than a year ago. In the Americas, gas
realisations decreased by 64% whereas outside the Americas, gas realisations
decreased by 29%. LNG realised prices compared to the third quarter 2008
decreased following trends in LNG price markers.

Third quarter 2009 production was 2,926 thousand boe/d compared to 2,931
thousand boe/d a year ago. Crude oil production was down 2% and natural gas
production increased by 3% compared to the third quarter 2008.

Underlying production, compared to the third quarter 2008, increased by some
180 thousand boe/d from new field start-ups and the continuing ramp-up of
fields over the last 12 months, more than offsetting field declines.

LNG sales volumes of 3.49 million tonnes were 13% higher than in the same
quarter a year ago. Volumes reflected the ramp-up in sales volumes from the
Sakhalin II LNG project and Train 5 at the North West Shelf project, which were
partly offset by lower volumes from Nigeria LNG and reduced Asia Pacific LNG
demand.

DOWNSTREAM                                                                     
                                                                               
Quarters                   $ million                       Nine Months         
                                                                               
Q3                                                                             
2009   Q2 2009 Q3 2008 %1                                  2009    2008   %    
                                                                               
1,292  (275)   2,419   -47 Downstream CCS earnings         2,020   4,748  -57  
                                                                               
                           Estimated CCS adjustment (see                       
251    1,539   (2,543)     Note 2)                         1,986   2,540       
                                                                               
1,543  1,264   (123)   -   Downstream earnings             4,006   7,288  -45  
                                                                               
                           Downstream cash flow from                           
3,157  (1,754) 2,234   +41 operations                      1,813   1,206  +50  
                                                                               
1,819  2,492   1,598   +14 Capital investment              5,432   3,931  +38  
                                                                               
                           Refinery plant intake (thousand                     
2,997  3,136   3,273   -8  boe/d)                          3,095   3,476  -11  
                                                                               
                           Oil Products sales volumes                          
6,121  6,174   6,403   -4  (thousand b/d)                  6,109   6,625  -8   
                                                                               
                           Chemicals sales volumes                             
4,723  4,459   4,989   -5  (thousand tonnes)               13,476  15,844 -15  
                                                                               
1 Q3 on Q3 change                                                              
                                                                               

Third quarter Downstream CCS earnings were $1,292 million compared to $2,419
million in the third quarter 2008. Earnings included net gains of $536 million
related to identified items, compared to a gain of $445 million in the third
quarter 2008 (see page 4).

Downstream CCS earnings compared to the third quarter 2008 reflected
substantially lower realised refining margins and lower refinery plant intake
volumes, and lower marketing and chemicals margins which were partly offset by
lower costs.

Oil Products marketing CCS earnings compared to the same period a year ago
increased due to higher lubricants contributions and higher retail earnings,
which were partly offset by lower B2B and trading contributions.

Oil Products sales volumes decreased by 4% compared to the same quarter last
year, mainly because of lower B2B volumes, partly offset by increased retail
sales volumes, mostly in the Americas and in the Asia Pacific region.

Industry refining margins significantly declined on a worldwide basis compared
to the same period a year ago resulting in reduced realised margins. Reduced
demand for refined products led to lower refinery plant intake volumes.
Refinery plant intake volumes decreased by 8% compared to the same quarter last
year.

Refinery availability was 94% compared to 88% in the third quarter 2008, which
was impacted by hurricanes in the USA.

Chemicals CCS earnings compared to the third quarter 2008 reflected improved
income from equity accounted investments and lower realised chemicals margins.

Chemicals sales volumes decreased by 5% compared to the same quarter last year.
Chemicals manufacturing plant availability increased to 95%, some 9% higher
than in the third quarter 2008, which was impacted by hurricanes in the USA.

CORPORATE AND MINORITY INTEREST                                                
                                                                               
Quarters                   $ million                         Nine Months       
                                                                               
Q3 2009  Q2 2009  Q3 2008                                    2009      2008    
                                                                               
202      548      (43)     Corporate                         883       304     
                                                                               
(47)     (24)     (120)    Minority interest                 (94)      (314)   
                                                                               
155      524      (163)    Corporate and Minority interest   789       (10)    
                                                                               

Third quarter Corporate earnings and Minority interest were $155 million
compared to a loss of $163 million for the same period last year. Earnings for
the third quarter 2009 included a charge of $42 million related to identified
items (see page 4).

Corporate earnings compared to the third quarter 2008 reflected mainly currency
exchange gains, which were partly offset by lower net interest income. Currency
exchange gains in the third quarter 2009 were $160 million compared to losses
of $264 million in the third quarter 2008.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Fourth quarter and full year 2009 results, and fourth quarter 2009 dividend,
are expected to be announced on February 4, 2010. First quarter 2010 results
and first quarter 2010 dividend, are expected to be announced on April 28,
2010. Second quarter 2010 results and second quarter 2010 dividend, are
expected to be announced on July 29, 2010. Third quarter 2010 results and third
quarter 2010 dividend, are expected to be announced on October 28, 2010. A
Shell strategy update is planned on March 16, 2010.

APPENDIX: ROYAL DUTCH SHELL FINANCIAL REPORT AND TABLES

STATEMENT OF INCOME3                                                            
                                                                                
Quarters                    $ million                       Nine Months         
                                                                                
Q3                                                                              
2009   Q2 2009 Q3 2008 %1                                   2009    2008    %   
                                                                                
75,009 63,882  131,567      Revenue                         197,113 377,288     
                                                                                
                            Share of profit of                                  
746    1,535   2,000        equity-accounted investments    3,209   7,096       
                                                                                
271    826     1,911        Interest and other income5      1,388   3,854       
                                                                                
76,026 66,243  135,478      Total revenue and other income  201,710 388,238     
                                                                                
55,781 46,127  104,658      Purchases6                      142,196 292,644     
                                                                                
                            Production and manufacturing                        
5,885  6,092   6,619        expenses                        17,919  18,819      
                                                                                
                            Selling, distribution and                           
4,306  3,943   4,123        administrative expenses         11,898  12,471      
                                                                                
318    269     289          Research and development        794     846         
                                                                                
637    524     731          Exploration                     1,509   1,360       
                                                                                
                            Depreciation, depletion and                         
4,341  3,279   3,387        amortisation4                   10,710  9,972       
                                                                                
189    166     204          Interest expense                538     836         
                                                                                
4,569  5,843   15,467  -70  Income before taxation          16,146  51,290  -69 
                                                                                
1,281  1,940   6,987        Taxation                        5,439   21,855      
                                                                                
3,288  3,903   8,480   -61  Income for the period           10,707  29,435  -64 
                                                                                
                            Income attributable to minority                     
41     81      32           interest                        150     348         
                                                                                
                            Income attributable to Royal                        
3,247  3,822   8,448   -62  Dutch Shell plc shareholders    10,557  29,087  -64 
                                                                                
                            Estimated CCS adjustment for                        
(257)  (1,482) 2,455        Downstream                      (1,930) (2,506)     
                                                                                
2,990  2,340   10,903  -73  CCS earnings                    8,627   26,581  -68 
                                                                                

BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE3                                                      
                                                                               
Quarters                                                    Nine Months        
                                                                               
Q3 2009  Q2 2009  Q3 2008                                   2009      2008     
                                                                               
0.53     0.62     1.37     Earnings per share ($)           1.72      4.71     
                                                                               
0.49     0.38     1.77     CCS earnings per share ($)       1.41      4.31     
                                                                               
DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE3                                                    
                                                                               
Quarters                                                    Nine Months        
                                                                               
Q3 2009  Q2 2009  Q3 2008                                   2009      2008     
                                                                               
0.53     0.62     1.37     Earnings per share ($)           1.72      4.70     
                                                                               
0.49     0.38     1.77     CCS earnings per share ($)       1.41      4.30     
                                                                               
SHARES2,3                                                                      
                                                                               
Millions                                                    Nine Months        
                                                                               
Q3 2009  Q2 2009  Q3 2008                                   2009      2008     
                                                                               
                           Weighted average number of                          
                           shares as the basis for:                            
                                                                               
6,127.0  6,126.7  6,147.3    Basic earnings per share       6,125.1   6,171.0  
                                                                               
6,131.0  6,129.4  6,159.8    Diluted earnings per share     6,128.2   6,186.2  
                                                                               
                           Basic shares outstanding at the                     
6,125.2  6,127.4  6,133.4  end of the period                6,125.2   6,133.4  
                                                                               
1 Q3 on Q3 change.                                                             
                                                                               
2 Royal Dutch Shell ordinary shares of euro 0.07 each.                         
                                                                               
3 See notes 1, 2 and 6, where applicable.                                      
                                                                               
4 Includes impairment charges of $1,208 million for the third quarter 2009,    
$310 million for the second quarter 2009 and $144 million for the third quarter
2008.                                                                          
                                                                               
5 Includes gains/(losses) on sale of assets.                                   
                                                                               
6 Includes inventory movements.                                                
                                                                               

SUMMARISED BALANCE SHEET (SEE NOTES 1 AND 5)                                   
                                                                               
                                         $ million                             
                                                                               
                                         Sept 30,                  Sept 30,    
                                         2009         Jun 30, 2009 2008        
                                                                               
Assets                                                                         
                                                                               
Non-current assets:                                                            
                                                                               
Intangible assets                        5,288        5,197        5,541       
                                                                               
Property, plant and equipment            127,207      121,708      114,193     
                                                                               
Investments:                                                                   
                                                                               
- equity-accounted investments           30,265       29,986       31,630      
                                                                               
- financial assets                       4,187        4,130        2,952       
                                                                               
Deferred tax                             4,309        4,144        3,978       
                                                                               
Pre-paid pension costs                   9,691        9,640        6,205       
                                                                               
Other                                    9,646        8,886        6,219       
                                                                               
                                         190,593      183,691      170,718     
                                                                               
Current assets:                                                                
                                                                               
Inventories                              25,420       24,921       33,442      
                                                                               
Accounts receivable                      66,966       72,529       90,100      
                                                                               
Cash and cash equivalents                14,275       10,596       7,821       
                                                                               
                                         106,661      108,046      131,363     
                                                                               
Total assets                             297,254      291,737      302,081     
                                                                               
Liabilities                                                                    
                                                                               
Non-current liabilities:                                                       
                                                                               
Debt                                     31,522       25,469       10,742      
                                                                               
Deferred tax                             13,917       13,726       14,688      
                                                                               
Retirement benefit obligations           5,918        5,787        5,961       
                                                                               
Other provisions                         13,523       13,259       13,499      
                                                                               
Other                                    4,719        4,619        4,088       
                                                                               
                                         69,599       62,860       48,978      
                                                                               
Current liabilities:                                                           
                                                                               
Debt                                     4,774        4,621        5,984       
                                                                               
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 69,489       76,298       88,387      
                                                                               
Taxes payable                            11,879       10,205       15,632      
                                                                               
Retirement benefit obligations           435          410          369         
                                                                               
Other provisions                         2,566        2,221        2,356       
                                                                               
                                         89,143       93,755       112,728     
                                                                               
Total liabilities                        158,742      156,615      161,706     
                                                                               
Equity attributable to Royal Dutch Shell                                       
plc shareholders                         136,863      133,509      138,469     
                                                                               
Minority interest                        1,649        1,613        1,906       
                                                                               
Total equity                             138,512      135,122      140,375     
                                                                               
Total liabilities and equity             297,254      291,737      302,081     
                                                                               
SUMMARISED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (SEE NOTE 1)                                
                                                                               
Quarters                   $ million                        Nine Months        
                                                                               
Q3 2009  Q2 2009  Q3 2008                                   2009      2008     
                                                                               
                           Cash flow from operating                            
                           activities:                                         
                                                                               
3,288    3,903    8,480    Income for the period            10,707    29,435   
                                                                               
                           Adjustment for:                                     
                                                                               
1,677    2,367    6,935    - Current taxation               5,888     22,041   
                                                                               
157      370      178      - Interest (income)/expense      857       625      
                                                                               
                           - Depreciation, depletion and                       
4,341    3,279    3,387    amortisation1                    10,710    9,972    
                                                                               
                           - (Gains)/losses on sale of                         
(81)     (138)    (1,799)  assets                           (366)     (2,837)  
                                                                               
                           - Decrease/(increase) in net                        
(384)    (2,835)  2,215    working capital                  (3,584)   (6,752)  
                                                                               
                           - Share of profit of                                
(746)    (1,535)  (2,000)  equity-accounted investments     (3,209)   (7,096)  
                                                                               
                           - Dividends received from                           
993      1,242    2,604    equity-accounted investments     3,212     6,803    
                                                                               
                           - Deferred taxation and other                       
(401)    (951)    (95)     provisions                       (987)     75       
                                                                               
332      (1,931)  (618)    - Other                          (1,458)   (514)    
                                                                               
                           Cash flow from operating                            
9,176    3,771    19,287   activities (pre-tax)             21,770    51,752   
                                                                               
(1,826)  (2,852)  (6,686)  Taxation paid                    (5,942)   (18,121) 
                                                                               
                           Cash flow from operating                            
7,350    919      12,601   activities                       15,828    33,631   
                                                                               
                           Cash flow from investing                            
                           activities:                                         
                                                                               
(6,219)  (6,806)  (12,392) Capital expenditure              (19,010)  (27,173) 
                                                                               
                           Investments in equity-accounted                     
(448)    (1,418)  (555)    investments                      (2,302)   (1,692)  
                                                                               
327      274      1,087    Proceeds from sale of assets     805       3,558    
                                                                               
                           Proceeds from sale of                               
267      203      1,160    equity-accounted investments     487       1,493    
                                                                               
                           Proceeds from sale of /                             
(16)     (58)     (25)     (additions to) financial assets  (68)      260      
                                                                               
118      69       267      Interest received                288       821      
                                                                               
                           Cash flow from investing                            
(5,971)  (7,736)  (10,458) activities                       (19,800)  (22,733) 
                                                                               
                           Cash flow from financing                            
                           activities:                                         
                                                                               
                           Net increase/(decrease) in debt                     
                           with maturity period                             
(57)     (2,046)  215      within three months              (5,691)   191      
                                                                               
5,353    7,044    238      Other debt: New borrowings       19,281    554      
                                                                               
(241)    (430)    (166)      Repayments                     (2,057)   (2,309)  
                                                                               
(86)     (262)    (295)    Interest paid                    (610)     (962)    
                                                                               
23       7        (18)     Change in minority interest      42        9        
                                                                               
-        -        (848)    Repurchase of shares             -         (3,271)  
                                                                               
                           Dividends paid to:                                  
                                                                               
                           - Royal Dutch Shell plc                             
(2,656)  (2,852)  (2,290)  shareholders                     (7,913)   (7,108)  
                                                                               
(65)     (69)     (105)    - Minority interest              (164)     (271)    
                                                                               
                           Treasury shares:                                    
                                                                               
                           - Net sales/(purchases) and                         
(17)     (49)     36       dividends received               70        478      
                                                                               
                           Cash flow from financing                            
2,254    1,343    (3,233)  activities                       2,958     (12,689) 
                                                                               
                           Currency translation differences                    
                           relating to cash and                                
                                                                               
46       109      (79)     cash equivalents                 101       (44)     
                                                                               
                           Increase/(decrease) in cash and                     
3,679    (5,365)  (1,169)  cash equivalents                 (913)     (1,835)  
                                                                               
                           Cash and cash equivalents at                        
10,596   15,961   8,990    beginning of period              15,188    9,656    
                                                                               
                           Cash and cash equivalents at end                    
14,275   10,596   7,821    of period                        14,275    7,821    
                                                                               
1 Includes impairment charges of $1,208 million for the third quarter 2009,    
$310 million for the second quarter 2009 and $144 million for the third quarter
2008.                                                                          
                                                                               
EQUITY (SEE NOTE 5)                                                             
                                                                                
                    Ordinary                                                    
                    share                                                       
                    capital                                                     
                             Treasury Other    Retained         Minority Total  
$ million                    shares   reserves earnings Total   interest equity 
                                                                                
At December 31,                                                                 
2008                527      (1,867)  3,178    125,447  127,285 1,581    128,866
                                                                                
Income for the                                                                  
period              -        -        -        10,557   10,557  150      10,707 
                                                                                
Other comprehensive                                                             
income              -        -        6,562    -        6,562   49       6,611  
                                                                                
Capital                                                                         
contributions/                                                                  
(repayments) from/                                                              
to minority                                                                     
shareholders and                                                                
other changes in                                                                
minority interest   -        -        -        3        3       33       36     
                                                                                
Dividends paid      -        -        -        (7,913)  (7,913) (164)    (8,077)
                                                                                
Treasury shares:                                                                
net sales/                                                                      
(purchases) and                                                                 
dividends received  -        201      -        -        201     -        201    
                                                                                
Repurchases of                                                                  
shares              -        -        -        -        -       -        -      
                                                                                
Share-based                                                                     
compensation        -        -        (22)     190      168     -        168    
                                                                                
At September 30,                                                                
2009                527      (1,666)  9,718    128,284  136,863 1,649    138,512
                                                                                

                    Ordinary                                                    
                    share    Treasury Other    Retained         Minority Total  
$ million           capital  shares   reserves earnings Total   interest equity 
                                                                                
At December 31,                                                                 
2007                536      (2,392)  14,148   111,668  123,960 2,008    125,968
                                                                                
Income for the                                                                  
period              -        -        -        29,087   29,087  348      29,435 
                                                                                
Other comprehensive                                                             
income              -        -        (4,906)  -        (4,906) (204)    (5,110)
                                                                                
Capital                                                                         
contributions/                                                                  
(repayments) from/                                                              
to minority                                                                     
shareholders and                                                                
other changes in                                                                
minority interest   -        -        -        59       59      25       84     
                                                                                
Dividends paid      -        -        -        (7,108)  (7,108) (271)    (7,379)
                                                                                
Treasury shares:                                                                
net sales/                                                                      
(purchases) and                                                                 
dividends received  -        478      -        -        478     -        478    
                                                                                
Repurchases of                                                                  
shares              (7)      -        7        (3,085)  (3,085) -        (3,085)
                                                                                
Share-based                                                                     
compensation        -        -        (58)     42       (16)    -        (16)   
                                                                                
At September 30,                                                                
2008                529      (1,914)  9,191    130,663  138,469 1,906    140,375
                                                                                

EXPLANATORY NOTES

1. Accounting policies and basis of presentation

The quarterly financial report and tables are prepared in accordance with the
accounting policies set out in Note 2 to the Consolidated Financial Statements
of Royal Dutch Shell plc in the Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year ended
December 31, 2008 on pages 118 to 122. The accounting policies are in
accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union.

This publication is unaudited and does not comprise statutory accounts.
Statutory accounts for the year ended December 31, 2008 were approved by the
Board of Directors on March 11, 2009 and delivered to the Registrar of
Companies. The report of the auditors on those accounts was unqualified, did
not include a reference to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by
way of emphasis without qualifying the report, and did not contain any
statement under sections 237(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 1985.

The presentation of the Statement of Income has been changed to provide
additional information for the evaluation of Shell's performance. This change
provides additional information in relation to our costs and more alignment
with industry practice. The main changes are the disclosure of purchases,
production and manufacturing expenses and research and development separately
(previously disclosed within cost of sales). Depreciation, depletion and
amortisation charges previously included in cost of sales, selling,
distribution and administrative expenses and exploration are now disclosed
separately. Gains and losses on sale of assets are now included in interest and
other income.

Purchases are all costs related to the acquisition of supplies, including those
used for conversion into finished or intermediary products. Production and
manufacturing expenses are the costs of operating, maintaining and managing
production and manufacturing assets. Selling, distribution and administrative
expenses include direct and indirect costs of marketing and selling products.

2. Earnings on an estimated current cost of supplies (CCS) basis

To facilitate a better understanding of underlying business performance, the
financial results are also analysed on an estimated current cost of supplies
(CCS) basis as applied for the Downstream segment earnings. Earnings on an
estimated current cost of supplies basis provides useful information concerning
the effect of changes in the cost of supplies on Shell's results of operations
and is a measure to manage the performance of the Downstream segment but is not
a measure of financial performance under IFRS.

On this basis, the purchase price of the volumes sold during the period is
based on the cost of supplies during the same period after making allowance for
the estimated tax effect, instead of the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method of
inventory accounting. Earnings calculated on this basis do not represent an
application of the last-in, first-out (LIFO) inventory basis and do not reflect
any inventory drawdown effects.

3. Return on average capital employed (ROACE)

ROACE is defined as the sum of the current and previous three quarters' income
adjusted for interest expense, after tax, divided by the average capital
employed for the period.

4. Segmental reporting

Segmental reporting has been changed with effect from the third quarter 2009,
in line with the change in the way Shell's businesses are managed. Shell now
reports its business through three (previously six) reporting segments,
Upstream (previously Exploration & Production, Gas & Power and Oil Sands),
Downstream (previously Oil Products and Chemicals) and Corporate. Corporate
represents the key support functions, comprising holdings and treasury,
headquarters, central functions and Shell insurance companies. Prior period
financial information has been reclassified accordingly.

Upstream and Downstream results are presented before deduction of minority
interest and also exclude interest and other income of a non-operational
nature, interest expense, non-trading currency exchange effects and tax on
these items, which are included in the Corporate results. With effect from the
third quarter 2009, insurance premium costs (excluding external insurance) and
self insured claims are reported within the Corporate segment; previously they
were reported within the relevant business segments. The impact of this change
in allocation is a reduction of $167 million (pre-tax) of the Corporate result
in the third quarter 2009, with no effect on Shell's income for the period.
Prior period segment results are not reclassified (the insurance costs were
$143 million (pre-tax) in the second quarter 2009 and $20 million (pre-tax) in
the third quarter 2008). Segment results include equity-accounted investments
and are after tax.

5. Equity

Total equity comprises equity attributable to Royal Dutch Shell plc
shareholders and to the minority interest. Other reserves comprise the capital
redemption reserve, share premium reserve, merger reserve, share plan reserve
and accumulated comprehensive income (currency translation differences,
unrealised gains/(losses) on securities and unrealised gains/(losses) on cash
flow hedges).

6. Earnings per share

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the income attributable to
Royal Dutch Shell plc shareholders for the period by the weighted average
number of Class A and B ordinary shares outstanding during the period. To
calculate the diluted earnings per share the weighted average number of shares
outstanding is adjusted for the number of shares related to share option
schemes.

7. Accounting for Derivatives

IFRS require that derivative instruments be recognised in the financial
statements at fair value. Any change in the current period between the
period-end market price and the contract settlement price is recognised in
income where hedge accounting is either not permitted or not applied to these
contracts.

The physical crude oil and related products held by the Downstream business as
inventory are recorded at historical cost or net realisable value, whichever is
lower, as required under IFRS. Consequently, any increase in value of the
inventory over cost is not recognised in income until the sale of the commodity
occurs in subsequent periods.

In the Downstream business, the buying and selling of commodities includes
transactions conducted through the forward markets using commodity derivatives
to reduce economic exposure. Some derivatives are associated with a future
physical delivery of the commodities.

Differences in the accounting treatment for physical inventory (at cost or net
realisable value, whichever is lower) and derivative instruments (at fair
value) have resulted in timing differences in the recognition of gains or
losses between reporting periods.

Similarly, earnings from long-term contracts held in the Upstream business are
recognised in income upon realisation. Associated commodity derivatives are
recognised at fair value as of the end of each quarter.

These differences in accounting treatment for long-term contracts (on accrual
basis) and derivative instruments (at fair value) have resulted in timing
differences in the recognition of gains or losses between the reporting
periods.

The aforementioned timing differences for Downstream and Upstream are reported
as identified items in the quarterly results and are estimates derived from the
overall portfolio of derivatives.

Certain UK gas contracts held by Upstream contain embedded derivatives or
written options, for which IFRS requires recognition at fair value, even though
they are entered into for operational purposes. The impact of the
mark-to-market calculation is also reported as an identified item in the
quarterly results.

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT

All amounts shown throughout this Report are unaudited.

Fourth quarter and full year 2009 results are expected to be announced on
February 4, 2010. First quarter 2010 results are expected to be announced on
April 28, 2010, second quarter 2010 results are expected to be announced on
July 29, 2010 and third quarter 2010 results are expected to be announced on
October 28, 2010. There will be a Shell strategy update on March 16, 2010.

The companies in which Royal Dutch Shell plc directly and indirectly owns
investments are separate entities. In this document "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
document refer to companies in which Royal Dutch 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 document, 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 34% shareholding in Woodside Petroleum Ltd.)
ownership interest held by Shell in a venture, partnership or company, after
exclusion of all third-party interest.

This document contains forward-looking statements concerning the financial
condition, results of operations and businesses of Royal Dutch Shell. 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 Royal Dutch
Shell 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'',
''intend'', ''may'', ''plan'', ''objectives'', ''outlook'', ''probably'',
''project'', ''will'', ''seek'', ''target'', ''risks'', ''goals'', ''should''
and similar terms and phrases. There are a number of factors that could affect
the future operations of Royal Dutch Shell and could cause those results to
differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements
included in this document, including (without limitation): (a) price
fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for the
Group's products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production
results; (e) reserve 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
potential litigation and regulatory effects arising from recategorisation of
reserves; (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 document 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 Royal Dutch Shell's
Annual Report and Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008 (available at
www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov). These factors also should be
considered by the reader. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the
date of this document, October 29, 2009. Neither Royal Dutch Shell nor any of
its subsidiaries 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 document.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permits oil and gas
companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved reserves that
a company has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests
to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating
conditions. We use certain terms in this document that SEC's guidelines
strictly prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. U.S. Investors are
urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 20-F, File No 1-32575,
available on the SEC website www.sec.gov . You can also obtain these forms from
the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330.

October 29, 2009