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Wednesday 08 April, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell

Recommended Cash & Share Offer for BG Group...


Not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into
any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant
laws of such jurisdictioN

THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND NOT A PROSPECTUS OR
PROSPECTUS EQUIVALENT DOCUMENT AND INVESTORS SHOULD NOT MAKE ANY INVESTMENT
DECISION IN RELATION TO THE NEW SHELL SHARES EXCEPT ON THE BASIS OF THE
INFORMATION IN THE SCHEME DOCUMENT, THE PROSPECTUS AND THE CIRCULAR WHICH ARE
PROPOSED TO BE PUBLISHED IN DUE COURSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8 April 2015

RECOMMENDED CASH AND SHARE OFFER FOR BG GROUP PLC BY ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC

Summary

The Boards of Shell and BG are pleased to announce that they have reached
agreement on the terms of a recommended cash and share offer to be made by
Shell for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of BG.

  * Under the terms of the Combination, BG Shareholders will be entitled to
    receive:
   
For each BG Share: 383 pence in cash; and

0.4454 Shell B Shares1

  * Based on the 90 trading day volume weighted average price of 2,170.3 pence
    per Shell B Share on 7 April 2015 (being the last Business Day before the
    date of this Announcement), the terms of the Combination represent:
   
- a value of approximately 1,350 pence per BG Share; and

- a premium of approximately 52% to the 90 trading day volume weighted average
price of 890.4 pence per BG Share on 7 April 2015.

 1. The issue of Shell B Shares is subject to the continuing validity of the
    Dutch Revenue Service's consent described in paragraph 13 of this
    Announcement, such consent being conditional on the Combination being
    implemented pursuant to a scheme of arrangement. If Shell were to implement
    the Combination by way of a takeover offer in the specific circumstances
    set out in paragraphs 13 and 27 of this Announcement, the share component
    of the Consideration would comprise Shell A Shares only and BG Shareholders
    would be entitled to receive 0.4454 Shell A Shares and 383 pence in cash
    per BG Share.
   

  * Based on the Closing Price of 2,208.5 pence per Shell B Share on 7 April
    2015 (being the last Business Day before the date of this Announcement),
    the terms of the Combination represent:
   
- a value of approximately 1,367 pence per BG Share;

- a premium of approximately 50% to the Closing Price of 910.4 pence per BG
Share on 7 April 2015; and

- a value of approximately £47.0 billion for BG's entire issued and to be
issued share capital.

  * The Combination will result in BG Shareholders owning approximately 19% of
    the Combined Group.
   
  * Shell expects the Combination to accelerate its growth strategy in global
    LNG and deep water.
   
  * The Combination will add some 25% to Shell's proved oil and gas reserves2
    and 20% to production, each on a 2014 basis, and provide Shell with
    enhanced positions in competitive new oil and gas projects, particularly in
    Australia LNG and Brazil deep water.
   
  * The Combination has the potential to unlock further value for both sets of
    shareholders from the combined portfolio. An enhanced set of upstream
    positions will be a springboard to high-grade the Combined Group's longer
    term portfolio, increase asset sales and reduce capital investment, thereby
    enhancing the Combined Group's capacity to pay dividends and undertake
    share buybacks.
   
  * Shell expects the Combination to generate pre-tax synergies of
    approximately $2.5 billion per annum (which have been reported on) and has
    also identified further significant opportunities.
   
  * In the near term, BG Shareholders will benefit from the dividends enjoyed
    by Shell Shareholders3. Shell today confirms its intention to pay dividends
    of $1.88 per ordinary share in 2015 and at least that amount in 2016.
   
  * In the medium term, all shareholders will benefit from the potential for
    enhanced cash flow and a continued drive to grow returns and enhance
    capital efficiency from the combined portfolio.
   
 2. Based on Shell's proved oil and gas reserves calculated on an SEC basis for
    the financial year ended 31 December 2014 of 13,081 mboe and BG's proved
    oil and gas reserves calculated on a PRMS basis for the same period of
    3,612 mboe. Please see paragraph 15 of Appendix 3 for further information.
   
 3. BG Shareholders will be entitled to receive each Shell dividend for which
    the record date falls after completion of the Combination.

   
  * Shell expects to commence a share buyback programme in 2017 of at least $25
    billion for the period 2017 to 20204. Shell expects this programme to
    offset the shares issued under the Shell scrip dividend programme and to
    significantly reduce the equity issued in connection with the Combination.
   
Commenting on today's announcement, Jorma Ollila, Chairman of Shell said:

"This is an important transaction for Shell, accelerating the delivery of our
strategy for shareholders. The result will be a more competitive, stronger
company for both sets of shareholders in today's volatile oil price world.

BG shareholders will receive significant value through the premium being
offered for their shares. They will become shareholders in Shell, accessing an
attractive dividend policy, a share in the significant synergies and the
compelling upside and enhanced operating capability of the combined group.

We believe that the combination is in the interests of both our companies and
their shareholders."

Commenting on the Combination, Ben van Beurden, CEO of Shell said:

"Bold, strategic moves shape our industry. BG and Shell are a great fit. This
transaction fits with our strategy and our read on the industry landscape
around us.

At the start of 2014, Shell embarked on an improvement programme, including
divestments and the restructuring of underperforming businesses, whilst at the
same time delivering profitable new projects for shareholders. This programme
is delivering, at the bottom line.

BG will accelerate Shell's financial growth strategy, particularly in deep
water and liquefied natural gas: two of Shell's growth priorities and areas
where the company is already one of the industry leaders. Furthermore, the
addition of BG's competitive natural gas positions makes strategic sense, ahead
of the long-term growth in demand we see for this cleaner-burning fuel.

This transaction will be a springboard for a faster rate of portfolio change,
particularly in exploration and other long term plays. We will be concentrating
on fewer themes, and at a larger scale, to drive profitability and balance
risk, and unlock more value from the combined portfolios.

Over time, the combination will enhance our free cash flow potential, and our
capacity to undertake share buybacks, where I expect to see a substantial
increase in pace."

 4. Subject to progress with debt reduction and Brent oil prices recovering
    towards the middle of Shell's long term planning range of $70-$90-$110 per
    barrel. Shell intends to buy back the cheaper of the Shell A and Shell B
    Shares from a Shell perspective.
   

Commenting on the Combination, Andrew Gould, Chairman of BG said:

"This offer represents an attractive return for BG shareholders. BG has a
strong portfolio of operations including growth assets in Australia and Brazil
and a highly competitive LNG business, as well as an enviable track record of
exploration success. The BG Board remains confident in BG's long-term prospects
under the leadership of Helge Lund. Shell's offer, however, allows us to
accelerate and de-risk the delivery of this value. The structure of the offer
will provide BG shareholders with an attractive premium and a substantial cash
return as well as enabling them, if they wish, to participate in the benefits
of the combination through the share component. For these reasons, the BG Board
recommends the offer."

Commenting on the Combination, Helge Lund, CEO of BG said:

"The offer from Shell delivers attractive returns to shareholders and has
strong strategic logic. BG's deep water positions and strengths in exploration,
liquefaction and LNG shipping and marketing will combine well with Shell's
scale, development expertise and financial strength. The consolidated business
will be strongly placed to develop the growth projects in BG's portfolio. The
transaction will take time to complete, during which my team and I will remain
committed to BG and our shareholders, and to safely delivering our 2015
business plan."

  * It is intended that the Combination will be implemented by way of a
    court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act
    2006, further details of which are contained in the full text of this
    Announcement. However, Shell reserves the right to implement the
    Combination by way of a takeover offer (as defined in Part 28 of the
    Companies Act 2006), subject to the Panel's consent and the terms of the
    Co-operation Agreement.
   
  * The Boards of Shell and BG have agreed that BG Shareholders will continue
    to be entitled to receive their final dividend for 2014 of 14.37 cents
    (9.52 pence) per BG Share which has already been announced by BG, as well
    as an interim dividend in respect of the six month period up to 30 June
    2015 of not more than the interim dividend in respect of the six month
    period up to 30 June 2014 of 14.38 cents per BG Share. In addition, should
    completion of the Combination occur after the record date for Shell's 2015
    fourth quarter interim dividend, BG Shareholders would be entitled to
    receive a further BG dividend in respect of 2015 of not more than the final
    dividend for 2014 of 14.37 cents per BG Share. If, however, completion of
    the Combination occurs prior to the record date for Shell's 2015 fourth
    quarter interim dividend, BG Shareholders would receive that Shell dividend
    and would not receive a further BG dividend for 2015.
   
  * BG Shareholders will be entitled to elect to receive the share component of
    the Consideration in the form of Shell A Shares, as opposed to Shell B
    Shares, at the same exchange ratio.
   
  * Shell will also provide a Mix and Match Facility, which will allow BG
    Shareholders to elect, subject to off-setting elections, to vary the
    proportions in which they receive New Shell Shares and cash. The Mix and
    Match Facility will not change the total number of New Shell Shares to be
    issued or the maximum amount of cash that will be paid under the terms of
    the Combination.
   
  * The BG Directors, who have been so advised by Goldman Sachs International
    and Robey Warshaw LLP, consider the financial terms of the Combination to
    be fair and reasonable. In providing advice to the BG Directors, Goldman
    Sachs International and Robey Warshaw LLP have taken into account the
    commercial assessments of the BG Directors.
   
  * Accordingly, the BG Directors intend unanimously to recommend that BG
    Shareholders vote in favour of the Scheme at the Court Meeting and the
    resolutions relating to the Combination at the BG General Meeting, as they
    have irrevocably undertaken to do in respect of their own beneficial
    holdings of 217,564 BG Shares representing, in aggregate, approximately
    0.006% of BG's issued share capital on 7 April 2015, being the last
    Business Day before the date of this Announcement. Further details of these
    irrevocable undertakings are set out in Appendix 4 to this Announcement.
   
  * The Combination will be put to the vote of Shell Shareholders as a Class 1
    transaction for Shell for the purposes of the Listing Rules. The Shell
    Directors consider the Combination to be in the best interests of Shell and
    the Shell Shareholders as a whole and intend unanimously to recommend that
    Shell Shareholders vote in favour of the Shell Resolutions to be proposed
    at the Shell General Meeting which will be convened in connection with the
    Combination.
   
  * The Shell Directors have received financial advice from Bank of America
    Merrill Lynch in relation to the Combination. In providing their advice to
    the Shell Directors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has relied upon the
    Shell Directors' commercial assessment of the Combination.
   
  * The Combination will be subject to the Pre-Conditions set out in Appendix
    1, the Conditions and certain further terms set out in Appendix 2 and to
    the full terms and conditions which will be set out in the Scheme Document
    including the sanction of the Scheme by the Court and the approval of Shell
    Shareholders. The Pre-Conditions and Conditions include the receipt of
    various antitrust and foreign investment approvals, other regulatory
    consents and waivers of any termination rights, pre-emption rights, rights
    of first refusal or similar rights in a number of jurisdictions, as further
    described in paragraph 8 of this Announcement.
   
  * The Scheme Document will include full details of the Scheme, together with
    notices of the Court Meeting and the BG General Meeting and the expected
    timetable, and will specify the action to be taken by Scheme Shareholders.
    It is expected that the Scheme Document will be despatched to BG
    Shareholders towards the end of 2015 or in early 2016, and no later than 28
    days after the date on which the Pre-Conditions are satisfied and/or
    waived, as applicable, save as the Panel may otherwise permit.
   
  * It is expected that the Prospectus, containing information about the New
    Shell Shares, will be published at the same time as the Scheme Document is
    posted to BG Shareholders. It is also expected that the Circular,
    containing details of the Combination and notice of the Shell General
    Meeting, will be posted to Shell Shareholders at the same time as the
    Scheme Document is posted to BG Shareholders, with the Shell General
    Meeting being held at or around the same time as the BG Meetings.
   
  * The Scheme is expected to become effective in early 2016, subject to the
    satisfaction or waiver of the Pre-Conditions set out in Appendix 1 and the
    Conditions and certain further terms set out in Appendix 2 to this
    Announcement.
   
Summary of strategic fit and financial returns

  * BG is highly complementary with Shell's strategic priorities of deep water
    and LNG.
   
  * By applying its capabilities to the BG assets, Shell believes that, by
    around 2020, the Combined Group will have5:
   
  * 
      + two strategic growth businesses - deep water and integrated gas - that
        could potentially each generate $15-$20 billion of cash flow from
        operations per annum;
       
      + upstream and downstream engines that could potentially generate a
        further combined $15-$20 billion of cash flow from operations per annum
        in total; and
       
      + long-term positions which could potentially add around a further $10
        billion of cash flow from operations per annum.
       
  * Shell expects the Combination to be mildly accretive to earnings per share
    in 2017 and strongly accretive to earnings per share from 2018 onwards, on
    a current cost of supply basis and excluding identified items6.
   
  * Shell expects the Combination to be accretive to cash flow from operations
    per share from 20166.
   
  * The Combination would have reduced Shell's return on average capital
    employed by around 1.5%, on a 2014 pro-forma basis, but Shell expects the
    effect on return on average capital employed to be neutral from 2018, with
    potential for growth in returns thereafter, assuming flat oil prices6.
   
  * Shell expects asset sales to increase and to total $30 billion for the
    period 2016 to 2018.
   
  * Shell's appraisal of BG is based on an intrinsic asset value assessment
    across a range of oil prices and on the strong cash flow growth potential
    of the Combined Group.
   
  * The Combined Group's priorities for cash will be (1) debt reduction; (2)
    dividends; and (3) share buybacks and capital investment.
   
 5. These ranges are not intended to be capable of being aggregated to form a
    cash flow target for the Combined Group, and assume Brent oil prices return
    to around the middle of Shell's long term planning range. These statements
    should not be construed as profit forecasts and are not subject to the
    requirements of Rule 28 of the City Code.
   
 6. Per share impacts assume Brent oil prices 2016 $67/bbl; 2017 $75/bbl;
    2018-2020 $90/bbl (all on a 2014 real terms basis) and completion of the
    Combination in early 2016. The statements that the Combination is expected
    to be accretive to cash flow from operations per share and to earnings per
    share, or that the effect on return on average capital employed is expected
    to be neutral in 2018, should not be construed as profit forecasts and are
    therefore not subject to the requirements of Rule 28 of the Code. Such
    statements should not be interpreted to mean that cash flow from operations
    and earnings per share, or income on a clean current cost of supply basis,
    in any future financial period will necessarily match or be greater than
    those for the relevant preceding financial period.

   
  * Shell plans to pay down debt from 2016 in order to maintain a strong
    balance sheet and credit rating to underpin its business model.
   
  * Balance sheet gearing would have been approximately 20% for the Combined
    Group on a 2014 pro-forma basis.
   
This summary should be read in conjunction with, and is subject to, the full 
text of this Announcement (including the Appendices). The Combination will be
subject to the Pre-Conditions set out in Appendix 1, the Conditions and certain
further terms set out in Appendix 2 and to the full terms and conditions which
will be set out in the Scheme Document. Appendix 3 contains sources and bases 
of certain information contained in this Announcement. Details of irrevocable
undertakings received by Shell are set out in Appendix 4. Appendix 5 contains
information relating to the Quantified Financial Benefits Statement made in 
this Announcement and the reports of Shell's reporting accountant and financial
adviser. Appendix 6 contains the definitions of certain terms used in this
Announcement.

For the purposes of Rule 28 of the City Code, the Quantified Financial Benefits
Statement contained in this Announcement is the responsibility of Shell and the
Shell Directors. Any statement of intention, belief or expectation for the
Combined Group following the Effective Date is an intention, belief or
expectation of the Shell Directors and not of the BG Directors.

Analyst and investor presentations

Shell will be presenting (together with the Chairman of BG) to investors and
analysts on the Combination at 9.00-11.00 and 15.00-17.00 UK time today.

There will also be live webcasts of these presentations. Information on how to
access the live audio webcast can be found at www.shell.com and
www.bg-group.com.

Subject to certain restrictions, the recorded presentation and the accompanying
slides will be available to all interested parties at www.shell.com and
www.bg-group.com. Your attention is also drawn to the important information at
the back of this Announcement.

Enquiries:

Shell

Media

Shell International Media Relations +44 207 934 5550
Shell Americas Media Relations +1 713 241 4544

Investors

Shell International Investor Relations +31 70 377 4540
Shell North America Investor Relations +1 832 337 2034

Shell financial adviser - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Simon Mackenzie Smith +44 20 7628 1000
Julian Mylchreest

Shell communications adviser - Finsbury

James Murgatroyd +44 20 7251 3801
Dorothy Burwell

BG

Media

Lachlan Johnston +44 118 929 2942
Kim Blomley +44 118 938 6568
Out of Hours Media Mobile +44 7917 185 707

Investors

Mark Lidiard +44 118 929 2079
Siobhán Andrews +44 118 929 3171
Ian Wood +44 118 929 3829
Investor Relations +44 118 929 3025

BG financial advisers

Goldman Sachs International

Karen Cook +44 20 7774 1000
Mark Sorrell

Robey Warshaw LLP

Simon Robey +44 20 7317 3900
Simon Warshaw

BG communications adviser - Brunswick

Mike Harrison +44 20 7404 5959

Important notices relating to financial advisers

Merrill Lynch International, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation, which
is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the FCA
and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the UK, is acting exclusively for
Shell and no one else in connection with the Combination and will not be
responsible to anyone other than Shell for providing the protections afforded
to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the Combination or any
other matters referred to in this Announcement.

Goldman Sachs International, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation
Authority and regulated by the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority in
the UK, is acting for BG and no one else in connection with the matters
referred to in this Announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other
than BG for providing the protections afforded to its clients, or for giving
advice in connection with any matter referred to in this Announcement.

Robey Warshaw LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the UK, is
acting as financial adviser exclusively for BG and no one else in connection
with the matters referred to in this Announcement and will not regard any other
person as its client in relation to the matters referred to in this
Announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than BG for providing
the protections afforded to its clients, nor for providing advice in relation
to the matters referred to in this Announcement.

Further information

This Announcement is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of
any offer to sell or subscribe for or any invitation to purchase or subscribe
for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any
jurisdiction pursuant to the Combination or otherwise nor shall there be any
sale, issuance or transfer of securities of Shell or BG pursuant to the
Combination in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable laws. The
Combination will be implemented solely pursuant to the terms of the Scheme
Document, which will contain the full terms and conditions of the Combination,
including details of how to vote in respect of the Combination. Any decision in
respect of, or other response to, the Combination should be made only on the
basis of the information contained in the Scheme Document.

This Announcement does not constitute a prospectus or prospectus equivalent
document.

Information relating to BG Shareholders

Please be aware that addresses, electronic addresses and certain other
information provided by BG Shareholders, persons with information rights and
other relevant persons for the receipt of communications from BG may be
provided to Shell during the Offer Period as required under Section 4 of
Appendix 4 of the City Code.

Overseas jurisdictions

The release, publication or distribution of this Announcement in jurisdictions
other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law and therefore any
persons who are subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United
Kingdom should inform themselves about, and observe any applicable
requirements. In particular, the ability of persons who are not resident in the
United Kingdom to vote their BG Shares with respect to the Scheme at the Court
Meeting, or to execute and deliver forms of proxy appointing another to vote at
the Court Meeting on their behalf, may be affected by the laws of the relevant
jurisdictions in which they are located. This Announcement has been prepared
for the purpose of complying with English law and the City Code and the
information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been
disclosed if this Announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws of
jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom.

Unless otherwise determined by Shell or required by the City Code, and
permitted by applicable law and regulation, the Combination will not be made
available, directly or indirectly, in, into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction
where to do so would violate the laws in that jurisdiction and no person may
vote in favour of the Combination by any such use, means, instrumentality or
form within a Restricted Jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction if to do so
would constitute a violation of the laws of that jurisdiction. Accordingly,
copies of this Announcement and any formal documentation relating to the
Combination are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly, mailed or
otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in or into or from any Restricted
Jurisdiction and persons receiving such documents (including custodians,
nominees and trustees) must not mail or otherwise forward, distribute or send
them in or into or from any Restricted Jurisdiction. If the Combination is
implemented by way of an Offer (unless otherwise permitted by applicable law
and regulation), the Offer may not be made directly or indirectly, in or into,
or by the use of mails or any means or instrumentality (including, but not
limited to, facsimile, e-mail or other electronic transmission, telex or
telephone) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or of any facility of a
national, state or other securities exchange of any Restricted Jurisdiction and
the Offer may not be capable of acceptance by any such use, means,
instrumentality or facilities.

The availability of New Shell Shares under the Combination to BG Shareholders
who are not resident in the United Kingdom may be affected by the laws of the
relevant jurisdictions in which they are resident. Persons who are not resident
in the United Kingdom should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable
legal or regulatory requirements.

Further details in relation to BG Shareholders in overseas jurisdictions will
be contained in the Scheme Document.

Additional US information

The Combination relates to the shares of a UK company and is subject to UK
procedural and disclosure requirements that are different from those of the US.
Any financial statements or other financial information included in this
Announcement may have been prepared in accordance with non-US accounting
standards that may not be comparable to the financial statements of US
companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance
with generally accepted accounting principles in the US. It may be difficult
for US holders of shares to enforce their rights and any claims they may have
arising under the US federal securities laws in connection with the
Combination, since Shell and BG are located in a country other than the US, and
some or all of their officers and directors may be residents of countries other
than the United States. US holders of shares in BG or Shell may not be able to
sue Shell, BG or their respective officers or directors in a non-US court for
violations of US securities laws. Further, it may be difficult to compel Shell,
BG and their respective affiliates to subject themselves to the jurisdiction or
judgment of a US court.

Investors should be aware that Shell may purchase or arrange to purchase BG
Shares otherwise than under any takeover offer or scheme of arrangement related
to the Combination, such as in open market or privately negotiated purchases.

The Combination may be implemented under a scheme of arrangement provided for
under English company law. If so, it is expected that any securities to be
issued under the Combination would be issued in reliance upon the exemption
from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act, provided by
Section 3(a)(10) thereof and also would not be subject to the tender offer
rules under the US Exchange Act.

The Combination may, in the circumstances provided for in this Announcement, be
implemented by way of a takeover offer under English law. If so, any securities
to be issued under the Combination may be issued in reliance upon the exemption
from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act provided by Rule
802 thereunder. Alternatively, any securities to be issued under the
Combination may be registered under the US Securities Act. If the Combination
is implemented by way of takeover offer, it will be done in compliance with the
applicable rules under the US Exchange Act, including any applicable exemptions
provided under Rules 14d-1(c) and 14d-1(d) thereunder.

BG Shareholders and holders of BG ADRs are urged to read any documents related
to the Combination filed, furnished or to be filed or furnished with the SEC
because they will contain important information regarding the Combination and
any related offer of securities. Such documents will be available free of
charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov and from Shell at www.shell.com.
Nothing in this Announcement shall be deemed an acknowledgement that any SEC
filing is required or that an offer requiring registration under the US
Securities Act may ever occur in connection with the Combination.

Cautionary note regarding forward looking statements

This Announcement contains certain forward looking statements with respect to
the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Shell and BG
and their respective Groups, and certain plans and objectives of Shell with
respect to the Combined Group. 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 Shell, BG and the Combined Group to market
risks and statements expressing management's expectations, beliefs, estimates,
forecasts, projections and assumptions, including as to future potential cost
savings, synergies, earnings, cash flow, return on average capital employed,
production and prospects. These forward looking statements are identified by
their use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate", "believe", "could",
"estimate", "expect", "goals", "intend", "may", "objectives", "outlook",
"plan", "probably", "project", "risks", "seek", "should", "target", "will" and
similar terms and phrases.

There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Shell,
BG and the Combined Group and that could cause results to differ materially
from those expressed in the forward looking statements included in this
Announcement, including (without limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude
oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for Shell, BG and the Combined
Group's products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production

results; (e) reserves 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
regulatory measures addressing climate change; (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 Announcement 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 risk factors that may affect future results are
contained in Shell's Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2014 (available
at www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov). These risk factors expressly
qualify all forward looking statements contained in this Announcement and
should also be considered by the reader.

For a discussion of important factors which could cause actual results to
differ from forward looking statements relating to BG and the BG Group, refer
to BG's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014.

Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date of this Announcement.
None of Shell, the Shell Group, BG or the BG Group undertakes any obligation to
publicly update or revise any forward looking statement as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.
In light of these risks, results could differ materially from those stated,
implied or inferred from the forward looking statements contained in this
Announcement.

Rounding

Certain figures included in this Announcement have been subjected to rounding
adjustments. Accordingly, figures shown for the same category presented in
different tables may vary slightly and figures shown as totals in certain
tables may not be an arithmetic aggregation of the figures that precede them.

No forecasts or estimates

No statement in this Announcement (including any statement of estimated
synergies) is intended as a profit forecast or estimate for any period and no
statement in this Announcement should be interpreted to mean that cash flow
from operations, free cash flow, earnings, earnings per share or income on a
clean current cost of supply ("CCS") basis for Shell, BG or the Combined Group,
as appropriate, for the current or future financial years would necessarily
match or exceed the historical published cash flow from operations, free cash
flow, earnings, earnings per share or income on a clean CCS basis for Shell or
BG as appropriate.

Quantified financial benefits

The statements in the Quantified Financial Benefits Statement relate to future
actions and circumstances which, by their nature, involve risks, uncertainties
and contingencies. The synergies and cost savings referred to may not be
achieved, or may be achieved later or sooner than estimated, or those achieved
could be materially different from those estimated. For the purposes of Rule 28
of the City Code, the Quantified Financial Benefits Statement contained in this
Announcement is the responsibility of Shell and the Shell Directors.

Rule 2.10 information

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code, Shell confirms that, as at the
date of this Announcement, it has the following relevant securities held and in
issue outside treasury: 3,894,584,881 A ordinary shares of €0.07 each, with
ISIN reference GB00B03MLX29; and 2,440,410,614 B ordinary shares of €0.07 each,
with ISIN reference GB00B03MM408, each admitted to trading on the main market
of the London Stock Exchange and on Euronext Amsterdam. The total number of
Shell A ordinary shares and B ordinary shares held and in issue outside
treasury is 6,334,995,495. Shell has A and B American Depositary Shares (ADSs)
listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Bank of New York Mellon acts as
depositary. Each A ADS represents two A ordinary shares of €0.07 each and each
B ADS represents two B ordinary shares of €0.07 each. The Shell A ADSs have the
trading symbol RDS.A and ISIN US7802592060 and the Shell B ADSs have the
trading symbol RDS.B and ISIN US7802591070.

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code, BG confirms that, as at the date
of this Announcement, it has the following relevant securities held and in
issue outside treasury: 3,414,440,911 ordinary shares of 10 pence each that are
admitted to trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The ISIN
for BG's ordinary shares is GB0008762899. BG has a sponsored Level 1 American
Depositary Receipts (ADR) programme. Each ADR represents one BG ordinary share.
The ADRs trade in the over-the-counter market, OTCQX International Premier. The
trading symbol for these securities is BRGYY and the ISIN is US0554342032.

Disclosure requirements of the City Code

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the City Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more
of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities
exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which
it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash)
must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the
offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities
exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must
contain details of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to
subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and
(ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a
person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm
(London time) on the 10th Business Day following the commencement of the offer
period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th
Business Day following the announcement in which any securities exchange
offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant
securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to
the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a
dealing disclosure.

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the City Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested
in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of
any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing disclosure if the person
deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities
exchange offeror. A dealing disclosure must contain details of the dealing
concerned and of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to
subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and
(ii) any securities exchange offeror(s), save to the extent that these details
have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A dealing disclosure by a person
to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time)
on the Business Day following the date of the relevant dealing.

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding,
whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant
securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be
deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by
any offeror and dealing disclosures must also be made by the offeree company,
by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules
8.1, 8.2 and 8.4).

Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant
securities Opening Position Disclosures and dealing disclosures must be made
can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of relevant
securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was
first identified. You should contact the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on
+44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to
make an Opening Position Disclosure or a dealing disclosure.

Publication on website and availability of hard copies

A copy of this Announcement is and will be available, subject to certain
restrictions relating to persons resident in Restricted Jurisdictions, for
inspection on Shell's website www.shell.com and on BG's website
www.bg-group.com by no later than 12 noon (London time) on the Business Day
following this Announcement. For the avoidance of doubt, the contents of the
websites referred to in this Announcement are not incorporated into and do not
form part of this Announcement.

Shell and BG Shareholders may request a hard copy of this Announcement by
contacting Equiniti during business hours on +44 (0)121 415 7073 (for Shell
Shareholders) or +44 (0)121 415 7029 (for BG Shareholders) or by submitting a
request in writing to Equiniti at Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West
Sussex BN99 6DA.

If you are in any doubt about the contents of this Announcement or the action
you should take, you are recommended to seek your own independent financial
advice immediately from your stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant
or independent financial adviser duly authorised under the Financial Services
and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) if you are resident in the United Kingdom or,
if not, from another appropriately authorised independent financial adviser.

Not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into
any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant
laws of such jurisdiction

THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT IS AN ADVERTISEMENT AND NOT A PROSPECTUS OR 
PROSPECTUS EQUIVALENT DOCUMENT AND INVESTORS SHOULD NOT MAKE ANY INVESTMENT
DECISION IN RELATION TO THE NEW SHELL SHARES EXCEPT ON THE BASIS OF THE
INFORMATION IN THE SCHEME DOCUMENT, THE PROSPECTUS AND THE CIRCULAR WHICH ARE
PROPOSED TO BE PUBLISHED IN DUE COURSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8 April 2015


RECOMMENDED CASH AND SHARE OFFER FOR BG GROUP PLC BY ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC

 1. Introduction
   
The Boards of Shell and BG are pleased to announce that they have reached
agreement on the terms of a recommended cash and share offer to be made by
Shell for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of BG.

The Combination is to be implemented by means of a court-sanctioned scheme of
arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006.

 2. The Combination
   
Under the terms of the Combination, which will be subject to the Pre-Conditions
set out in Appendix 1, the Conditions and certain further terms set out in
Appendix 2 and to the full terms and conditions which will be set out in the
Scheme Document, BG Shareholders will be entitled to receive:

For each BG Share: 383 pence in cash; and

0.4454 Shell B Shares7

 7. The issue of Shell B Shares is subject to the continuing validity of the
    Dutch Revenue Service's consent described in paragraph 13 of this
    Announcement, such consent being conditional on the Combination being
    implemented pursuant to a scheme of arrangement. If Shell were to implement
    the Combination by way of a takeover offer in the specific circumstances
    set out in paragraphs 13 and 27 of this Announcement, the share component
    of the Consideration would comprise Shell A Shares only and BG Shareholders
    would be entitled to receive 0.4454 Shell A Shares and 383 pence in cash
    per BG Share.

   
Based on the 90 trading day volume weighted average price of 2,170.3 pence per
Shell B Share on 7 April 2015 (being the last Business Day before the date of
this Announcement), the terms of the Combination represent:

  * a value of approximately 1,350 pence per BG Share; and
   
  * a premium of approximately 52% to the 90 trading day volume weighted
    average price of 890.4 pence per BG Share on 7 April 2015.
   
Based on the Closing Price of 2,208.5 pence per Shell B Share on 7 April 2015
(being the last Business Day before the date of this Announcement), the terms
of the Combination represent:

  * a value of approximately 1,367 pence per BG Share;
   
  * a premium of approximately 50% to the Closing Price of 910.4 pence per BG
    Share on 7 April 2015; and
   
  * a value of approximately £47.0 billion for BG's entire issued and to be
    issued share capital.
   
The Combination will result in BG Shareholders owning approximately 19% of the
Combined Group.

The Boards of Shell and BG have agreed that BG Shareholders will continue to be
entitled to receive their final dividend for 2014 of 14.37 cents (9.52 pence)
per BG Share which has already been announced by BG, as well as an interim
dividend in respect of the six month period up to 30 June 2015 of not more than
the interim dividend in respect of the six month period up to 30 June 2014 of
14.38 cents per BG Share. In addition, should completion of the Combination
occur after the record date for Shell's 2015 fourth quarter interim dividend,
BG Shareholders would be entitled to receive a further BG dividend in respect
of 2015 of not more than the final dividend for 2014 of 14.37 cents per BG
Share. If, however, completion of the Combination occurs prior to the record
date for Shell's 2015 fourth quarter interim dividend, BG Shareholders would
receive that Shell dividend and would not receive a further BG dividend for
2015.

BG Shareholders will benefit from access to Shell's dividend policy in respect
of each dividend for which the record date falls after completion of the
Combination. Shell confirms its intention to pay dividends of $1.88 per
ordinary share in 2015 and at least that amount in 2016.

BG Shareholders will be entitled to elect to receive the share component of the
Consideration in the form of Shell A Shares, as opposed to Shell B Shares, at
the same exchange ratio.

Shell will also provide a Mix and Match Facility, which will allow BG
Shareholders to elect, subject to off-setting elections, to vary the
proportions in which they receive New Shell Shares and cash. The Mix and Match
Facility will not change the total number of New Shell Shares to be issued or
the maximum amount of cash that will be paid under the terms of the
Combination.

The New Shell Shares will be issued credited as fully paid and will rank pari
passu in all respects with Shell ordinary shares in issue at the time the New
Shell Shares are issued pursuant to the Combination, including the right to
receive and retain dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid by
reference to a record date falling after the Effective Date. Application will
be made to the UK Listing Authority and to the London Stock Exchange for the
New Shell Shares to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing
Authority and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London
Stock Exchange, respectively, and to Euronext Amsterdam N.V. for the New Shell
Shares to be admitted to listing and trading on Euronext Amsterdam.

The BG Shares will be acquired pursuant to the Combination fully paid and free
from all liens, charges, equitable interests, encumbrances and rights of
pre-emption and any other interests of any nature whatsoever and together with
all rights attaching thereto.

 3. Recommendations
   The BG Directors, who have been so advised by Goldman Sachs International and
Robey Warshaw LLP, consider the financial terms of the Combination to be fair
and reasonable. In providing advice to the BG Directors, Goldman Sachs
International and Robey Warshaw LLP have taken into account the commercial
assessments of the BG Directors.

Accordingly, the BG Directors intend unanimously to recommend that BG
Shareholders vote in favour of the Scheme at the Court Meeting and the
resolutions relating to the Combination at the BG General Meeting, as they have
irrevocably undertaken to do in respect of their own beneficial holdings of
217,564 BG Shares representing, in aggregate, approximately 0.006% of BG's
issued share capital on 7 April 2015, being the last Business Day before the
date of this Announcement. Further details of these irrevocable undertakings
are set out in Appendix 4 to this Announcement.

The Combination will be put to the vote of Shell Shareholders as a Class 1
transaction for Shell for the purposes of the Listing Rules. The Shell
Directors consider the Combination to be in the best interests of Shell and the
Shell Shareholders as a whole and intend unanimously to recommend that Shell
Shareholders vote in favour of the Shell Resolutions to be proposed at the
Shell General Meeting which will be convened in connection with the
Combination.

The Shell Directors have received financial advice from Bank of America Merrill
Lynch in relation to the Combination. In providing their advice to the Shell
Directors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has relied upon the Shell Directors'
commercial assessment of the Combination.

 4. Background to and reasons for recommendation
   
BG is an international exploration and production and LNG company. BG has a
strong track record in exploration, having added on average approximately 900
million barrels of oil equivalent of resources to its portfolio every year for
a decade. BG has also built a highly flexible LNG business, with a diverse
portfolio of supply and market positions.

BG's strategy has been to create value for shareholders by leveraging its
capabilities in exploration and from its highly competitive LNG business. BG's
upstream production is currently sourced from base assets in ten countries and
key growth projects in Brazil and Australia. Wide geological technical
expertise combined with commercial agility enables the BG Group to access
exploration opportunities, targeting low-cost early entry positions. BG also
explores at existing hubs, aiming to leverage basin knowledge and existing
infrastructure. In LNG, the BG Group's skills and capabilities span the whole
LNG value chain.

BG made substantial progress on a number of fronts in 2014. The start-up of
QCLNG and the continued introduction of FPSOs in Brazil were notable
operational successes. BG is well placed to manage the downturn in oil prices
as it is reaching the end of a high capital expenditure cycle and will continue
to add further production in 2015 from Brazil and Australia.

The BG Board is confident that BG's stand-alone strategy, under the leadership
of new Chief Executive Helge Lund, will deliver value for BG Shareholders.
However, the BG Board also believes that the Combination accelerates the
delivery of value for BG Shareholders through the headline premium offered.
Furthermore, the share component of the Consideration provides BG Shareholders
with the opportunity for continued exposure to a diversified oil and gas
business, underpinned by the strong industrial logic of the Combination and
Shell's intentions in relation to dividends.

In light of these factors, and having received advice from Goldman Sachs
International and Robey Warshaw LLP, the BG Directors consider the financial
terms of the Combination to be fair and reasonable and intend unanimously to
recommend that BG Shareholders vote in favour of the Scheme at the Court
Meeting and the resolutions relating to the Combination at the BG General
Meeting.

 5. Background to and reasons for the Combination
   
The Shell Board believes the Combination represents a compelling opportunity
for shareholders of both Shell and BG to benefit from the significant value
opportunity arising from the combination of the two highly complementary
portfolios.

A leading LNG player

Shell already has a competitive position in integrated gas, with a broad-based
and growing portfolio. Return on average capital employed, excluding identified
items, from the business was 18% in 2014. Underlying earnings of $10.4 billion
in 2014 represented an increase of 470% since 2009. Integrated gas is one of
Shell's key growth priorities.

The Combination will further develop Shell's competitive position as a major
producer and supplier of LNG, including in the core growth regions of Asia and
the Atlantic basin. Shell and BG will realise immediate benefits from their
complementary LNG production operations.

BG's competitive supply position and focus on trading and shipping will also be
further enhanced by Shell's capabilities, volumes and relationships in these
core areas for the future development of the global gas market.

The Combined Group's equity LNG capacity is expected to be 45 mtpa in 2018,
compared to Shell's 26 mtpa in 2014.

Deepening of competitive position in deep water Brazil

Shell is well established as a leader in deep water with approximately 10% of
its total production already coming from deep water fields. Shell's technology
and capabilities in this area are recognised as among the best in the industry,
and return on average capital employed for deep water, excluding identified
items, is attractive at 12% in 2014.

In 2013, Shell entered the Libra pre-salt discovery in Brazil. This experience
with Libra, coupled with its 100 years of history in Brazil, provides Shell
with a high level of confidence in the profitability and growth potential that
can be unlocked by combining Shell's capabilities, portfolio and relationships
with BG's competitive deep water position there.

The Combination will enhance Shell's position as a major reserves holder and
investor in Brazil, with the potential to increase Shell production from 52,000
boepd in 2014 to an estimated 550,000 boepd for the Combined Group at the end
of the decade.

BG's deep water Brazil acreage offers near-term growth and options in the
Santos Basin, complementing Shell's existing production, and longer term growth
potential from the Libra project.

The Combined Group will be the principal partner alongside Petrobras, working
to ensure best practice and learnings are applied for the Combined Group's deep
water development in Brazil in the coming decades.

Springboard for further portfolio change in Shell

Shell is implementing a strategy to improve financial performance, enhance
capital efficiency and ensure strong project delivery.

The Combination will add some 25% to Shell's proved oil and gas reserves,
increasing them to approximately 17 billion boe8, and 20% to oil and gas
production, increasing it to 3.7 million boepd, in each case on a 2014 basis,
with strong growth potential.

The Combination will result in an enhanced suite of growth projects and options
for development, enabling acceleration of this strategy, creating a more
competitive cost structure which would be better suited to a potentially
sustained period of oil price volatility, and allowing a higher rate of
portfolio restructuring and asset sales.

Capital investment and exploration spending for the Combined Group will be
restructured and Shell expects a reduction to the organic capital investment
programme to below $40 billion in 2016 and lower again in 2017. As part of this
restructuring, combined conventional exploration spending will be reduced.

 8. Based on Shell's proved oil and gas reserves calculated on an SEC basis for
    the financial year ended 31 December 2014 of 13,081 mboe and BG's proved
    oil and gas reserves calculated on a PRMS basis for the same period of
    3,612 mboe. Please see paragraph 15 of Appendix 3 for further information.

   
The Combined Group is expected to make substantial disposals of non-core
operations following completion of the Combination. Subject to achieving what
the Shell Board considers to be reasonable value for such operations, Shell
expects these disposals to reach $30 billion during 2016 to 2018.

Cash flow, buyback potentialand dividend intentions

Shell's net cash flow from operations in 2014 was approximately $45 billion,
comprising approximately $20 billion from deep water and integrated gas, with
the remainder from upstream and downstream engines and longer term positions,
all at $99/bbl Brent oil prices.

By applying its capabilities to the BG assets, Shell believes that by around
2020 the Combination would drive a substantial improvement in Shell's cash flow
from operations and free cash flow, enhancing Shell's dividend and share
buyback potential. On this basis, Shell believes that by around 2020 the
Combined Group will have9:

  * two strategic growth businesses - deep water and integrated gas - that
    could potentially each generate $15-$20 billion of cash flow from
    operations per annum;
   
  * upstream and downstream engines that could potentially generate a further
    combined $15-$20 billion of cash flow from operations per annum in total;
    and
   
  * long-term positions which could potentially add around a further $10
    billion of cash flow from operations per annum.
   
The final outcome will be influenced by factors such as operating and
development performance, oil prices, asset sales, and the pace of new
investment decisions.

Following completion of the Combination, Shell's priorities for cash will be
(1) reducing debt; (2) dividends; and (3) share buy backs and capital
investment, and Shell plans to pay down debt from 2016 in order to maintain a
strong balance sheet and credit rating to underpin its business model.

Subject to progress with debt reduction and Brent oil prices recovering towards
the middle of Shell's long term planning range, Shell expects to commence a
share buyback programme in 2017 of at least $25 billion for the period 2017 to
2020, with the number of shares to be repurchased under this programme intended
to offset the shares issued under the Shell scrip dividend programme, and to
significantly reduce the equity issued in connection with the Combination. The
Shell scrip dividend programme is expected to be withdrawn in 2017. Shell
expects that buybacks of both Shell A and Shell B Shares will be possible from
2017, without significant dividend withholding tax implications for Shell.
Shell intends to buy back the cheaper of the two shares from a Shell
perspective.

 9. These ranges are not intended to be capable of being aggregated to form a
    cash flow target for the Combined Group, and assume Brent oil prices return
    to around the middle of Shell's long term planning range. These statements
    should not be construed as profit forecasts and are not subject to the
    requirements of Rule 28 of the City Code.

   
Shell confirms its intention to pay dividends of $1.88 per ordinary share in
2015 and at least that amount in 2016.

 6. Synergy potential of the Combination
   
Shell and BG have a good portfolio and country fit which offer synergy
potential in a number of areas.

Shell is confident that, as a direct result of the Combination, the Combined
Group could generate attractive synergies and create additional shareholder
value. Shell has identified pre-tax synergies that are expected to reach $2.5
billion per annum in 2018, comprising $1 billion of operating cost savings and
a $1.5 billion reduction in exploration expenditure. As reported below, Shell
is also confident of realising additional synergies that cannot be quantified
for reporting under the City Code at this time.

The potential sources of quantified cost savings, which are in addition to
savings previously targeted by Shell and BG separately, include savings from:

  * corporate, administrative, organisational and IT operational efficiencies;
   
  * efficiencies in marketing and shipping costs;
   
  * efficiencies in operated procurement spend; and
   
  * the reduction in exploration expenditure enabled by high-grading and
    optimisation of the combined exploration portfolio.
   
These savings would be incremental to any savings already planned by Shell.

The cost savings referred to in the first two bullets above are expected to be
recurring.

Shell estimates that the implementation of the operating cost savings would
give rise to one-off costs of approximately $980 million incurred in the first
three years post completion to the end of 2018, of which approximately 65%
would be incurred in 2016 and 30% in 2017. No material costs are expected to
arise in relation to the implementation of the reduction in exploration
expenditure.

Please refer to Appendix 5 for further detail on these estimated synergies.
These estimated synergies have been reported on under the City Code by Deloitte
LLP, and by Shell's financial adviser, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Copies of
their letters are included in Parts B and C of Appendix 5 of this Announcement.
References in this Announcement to those estimated synergies should be read in
conjunction with those parts of Appendix 5.

In addition, Shell is confident of realising additional synergies that cannot
be quantified for reporting under the City Code. These include LNG integration
opportunities in the Atlantic basin and in Trinidad; and project coordination
and best practice learnings in deep water Brazil.

 7. Financial effects of the Combination
   
Shell believes that there are significant benefits to its shareholders from a
combination with BG.

  * Shell expects the Combination to be mildly accretive to earnings per share
    in 2017 and strongly accretive to earnings per share from 2018 onwards, on
    a current cost of supply basis and excluding identified items.10
   
  * Shell expects the Combination to be accretive to cash flow from operations
    per share from 2016. 10
   
  * The Combination would have reduced Shell's return on average capital
    employed by around 1.5%, on a 2014 pro-forma CCS basis, excluding
    identified items. Shell expects the impact on return on average capital
    employed from the Combination to be neutral from 2018.10 Shell intends to
    continue its drive for higher returns over time with potential for growth
    in returns after 2018, assuming flat oil prices.
   
Further Information

Shell's appraisal of BG's intrinsic asset value assessment is based across a
range of long term oil price assumptions, where Shell uses Brent oil prices of
$70-$90-$110 per barrel (on 2014 real terms basis).

Per share impacts assume Brent oil prices 2016 $67/bbl; 2017 $75/bbl; 2018-2020
$90/bbl (all on a 2014 real terms basis) and completion of the Combination in
early 2016.

The Combination will be presented in Shell's accounts under IFRS 3 and 13. This
will result in an annual non-cash post tax charge to the profit and loss
account through a step up in annual depreciation charges of approximately $2
billion. The final figure will be assessed once the Combination has been
completed.

10. Per share impacts assume Brent oil prices 2016 $67/bbl; 2017 $75/bbl;
    2018-2020 $90/bbl (all on a 2014 real terms basis) and completion of the
    Combination in early 2016. The statements that the Combination is expected
    to be accretive to cash flow from operations per share and to earnings per
    share, or that the effect on return on average capital employed is expected
    to be neutral in 2018, should not be construed as profit forecasts and are
    therefore not subject to the requirements of Rule 28 of the Code. Such
    statements should not be interpreted to mean that cash flow from operations
    and earnings per share, or income on a clean current cost of supply ("CCS)"
    basis, in any future financial period will necessarily match or be greater
    than those for the relevant preceding financial period.

   
 8. Pre-Conditions and Conditions
   
The receipt of competition authority clearances in the EU, Brazil, China, and
Australia, as well as foreign investment approval in Australia, are
Pre-Conditions to the Combination.

It is expected that the Scheme Document will be despatched to BG Shareholders
no later than 28 days after the date on which the Pre-Conditions are satisfied
and/or waived, as applicable, save as the Panel may otherwise permit.

In addition to the Pre-Conditions, the Combination is conditional, among other
things, on: (i) the BG Meetings being held no later than the 22nd day after the
expected date of the BG Meetings to be set out in the Scheme Document in due
course (or such later date as may be agreed between Shell and BG); (ii)
approval by the requisite majorities of BG Shareholders at the BG Meetings;
(iii) the Scheme being sanctioned by the Court no later than the 22nd day after
the expected date of the Scheme Court Hearing to be set out in the Scheme
Document in due course (or such later date as may be agreed between Shell and
BG); (iv) the Scheme becoming effective no later than the Long Stop Date; and
(v) approval by Shell Shareholders of the Shell Resolutions at the Shell
General Meeting.

The Combination is also conditional on the receipt of various other antitrust
and foreign investment approvals, other regulatory consents and waivers or
non-exercise of any termination rights, pre-emption rights, rights of first
refusal or similar rights in a number of jurisdictions, including (where
required) Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, the US, Tanzania, Kazakhstan, Norway and
the UK. The relevant Conditions are contained in paragraphs (g), (h), (i) and
(j) of Part A of Appendix 2.

 9. Information relating to BG
   
BG is a world IOC leader in natural gas, with a broad portfolio of business
interests focused on exploration and production and LNG. Active in more than 20
countries on five continents, BG combines a deep understanding of gas markets
with a proven track record in finding and commercialising reserves.

BG's strategy is to create value by leveraging its capabilities in exploration
and from its highly competitive LNG business. BG's Upstream production is
currently sourced from base assets in ten countries and key growth projects in
Brazil and Australia. Wide geological technical expertise combined with
commercial agility enables BG to access exploration opportunities, targeting
low-cost early entry positions. BG also explores at existing hubs, aiming to
leverage basin knowledge and existing infrastructure. In LNG, the BG Group's
skills and capabilities span the whole LNG value chain.

BG has two business segments: Upstream and LNG Shipping & Marketing.

Upstream

BG explores for, develops, produces and markets gas and oil around the world.
The Upstream business segment covers exploration and production activities plus
liquefaction operations associated with integrated LNG projects.

LNG Shipping & Marketing

BG purchases, ships, markets and sells LNG. The LNG Shipping & Marketing
segment covers these activities, as well as the BG Group's interests and
capacity in regasification facilities.

For the year ended 31 December 2014, on a business performance basis11, BG
generated revenue and other operating income of $19,546 million and profit
before tax of $6,268 million, pre-tax operating cash flow of $10,015 million
and production of 606 kboepd. As at 31 December 2014, BG had gross assets of
$61,846 million.

10. Information relating to Shell
   
Shell is one of the world's largest independent oil and gas companies in terms
of market capitalisation, operating cash flow and production, aiming for strong
operational performance and productive investments around the world.

As at 7 April 2015, the market capitalisation of Shell was approximately $201.2
billion and for the year ended 31 December 2014, Shell had net cash flow from
operations of $45 billion and production of 3,080 kboepd.

Shell explores for oil and gas worldwide, both from conventional fields and
from sources such as tight rock, shale and coal formations, develops new oil
and gas supplies from major fields and continues to expand its integrated gas
business.

Shell operates a portfolio of refineries and chemical plants enabling it to
capture value from the oil and gas that it produces, and has a strong retail
position not only in major industrialised countries but also in developing
countries.

Shell's reporting segments are Upstream, Downstream and Corporate. Upstreamcomprises the operating segments Upstream International and Upstream Americas.
Upstream and Downstream earnings include their respective elements of Projects
& Technology and of trading activities. Corporate comprises Shell's holdings
and treasury organisation, including its self-insurance activities as well as
its headquarters and central functions.

Upstream

Shell's Upstream business searches for and recovers crude oil and natural gas.
Shell Upstream liquefies and transports natural gas, and operates the
infrastructure needed to deliver both oil and natural gas to market. The
Upstream business also extracts bitumen from oil sands and

11. Business performance excludes discontinued operations and disposals,
    certain re-measurements and impairments and certain other exceptional items
    as exclusion of these items provides a clear and consistent presentation of
    the underlying operating performance of the BG Group's on-going business.
    After disposals, re-measurements and impairments, BG generated total
    revenue and other operating income of $19,949 million and a total loss
    before tax of $2,330 million, each for the year ended 31 December 2014.
   

converts it into synthetic crude oil. Shell is also a developer of wind power
as a means to generate electricity.

Shell's Upstream businesses are grouped into two organisational units: Upstream
Americas, covering the Americas, and Upstream International, covering the rest
of the world, with major interests in Europe, Asia/Middle East/Russia,
Australia/Oceania and Africa.

Downstream

Shell's Downstream business manages its refining and marketing activities for
oil products and chemicals. Refining includes manufacturing, supply and
shipping of crude oil. Marketing sells a range of products, including fuels,
lubricants, bitumen and liquefied petroleum gas, for home, transport and
industrial use. Chemicals produces and markets petrochemicals for industrial
customers, including the raw materials for plastics, coatings and detergents.

The Downstream business also trades crude oil, oil products and petrochemicals
(including supply to Shell's own businesses), markets gas and power and
oversees Shell's interests in alternative energy (excluding wind) and CO2
management.

Projects & Technology

Shell's Projects & Technology organisation manages the delivery of major
projects and drives research and innovation to develop new technologies. Shell
Projects & Technology provides technical services and technology capability in
upstream and downstream activities and is also responsible for providing
leadership across Shell in the areas of safety and environment and contracting
and procurement.

11. Management, employees and locations
   
Shell attaches great importance to the skills and experience of the existing
management and employees of BG. The Combined Group will augment the
capabilities of both Shell and BG and will offer significant opportunities for
employees in a business of greater size and scope and will incorporate the
skills and talents present in both companies.

Shell confirms that it has given assurances to the BG Directors that, upon and
following completion of the Combination, it intends to fully safeguard the
existing employment and pension rights of all of the BG Group's management and
employees.

The Shell Board recognises that in order to achieve the expected benefits of
the Combination, operational and administrative restructuring will be required
following completion of the Combination. The detailed steps for such a
restructuring are not yet known but Shell will aim to retain the best talent
across the Combined Group.

12. Shell A Share alternative and difference between Shell A and B Shares
   
Shell A Share alternative

In addition to the Mix and Match Facility described below, as an alternative to
receiving the share component of the Consideration in the form of Shell B
Shares, BG Shareholders will be able to elect to receive the share component in
the form of Shell A Shares at the same exchange ratio.

If a BG Shareholder does not make an election to receive the share component of
the Consideration in the form of Shell A Shares, it will (subject to paragraph
13 below) receive 0.4454 Shell B Shares per BG Share in respect of the share
component of the Consideration.

Difference between Shell A Shares and Shell B Shares

Shell is incorporated in England and Wales and tax-resident in the Netherlands.
It is therefore generally required by Dutch law to withhold tax on dividends on
its ordinary shares, subject to the provisions of any applicable tax convention
or domestic law. Dividends paid on Shell A Shares have a Dutch source for tax
purposes and are subject to Dutch withholding tax; there is no Dutch
withholding tax on dividends on Shell B Shares provided that such dividends are
paid pursuant to the dividend access mechanism established by Shell, under
which dividends paid are treated as UK-sourced for tax purposes.

Under the existing Shell dividend access mechanism, a dividend access share has
been issued by Shell Transport to a dividend access trustee which holds any
dividends paid in respect of the dividend access share on trust for the holders
of Shell B Shares from time to time and arranges for prompt disbursement of
such dividends to holders of Shell B Shares. Following the declaration of a
dividend by Shell on the Shell B Shares, Shell Transport may declare a dividend
on the dividend access share. Shell Transport may not declare a dividend on the
dividend access share before Shell declares a dividend on the Shell B Shares
and in no event may the aggregate amount of the dividend paid by Shell
Transport under the dividend access mechanism for a particular period exceed
the aggregate amount of the dividend declared by the Shell Board on the Shell B
Shares in respect of the same period.

All dividends with respect to Shell B Shares have been paid on the dividend
access share pursuant to the dividend access mechanism since it was put in
place in 2005.

In accordance with the terms of the consent to the issue of Shell B Shares
received from the Dutch Revenue Service described in paragraph 13 below, the
dividend access trustee will, under the Scheme, obtain a new dividend access
share in BG's share capital and, following completion of the Combination,
dividends paid by BG on the dividend access share will form part of the
dividend access mechanism described above.

Further details on the Shell A Shares, Shell B Shares and the operation of the
dividend access mechanism following completion of the Combination will be
provided in the Scheme Document and the Prospectus. As is currently the case,
the dividend access mechanism may be suspended or terminated at any time, for
any reason and without financial recompense and, accordingly, there can be no
certainty that holders of Shell B Shares will receive dividends via the
dividend access mechanism following completion of the Combination.

13. Consent to the issue of Shell B Shares
   
Any new issue of Shell B Shares benefitting from the dividend access
arrangements described in paragraph 12 above requires prior consultation with,
and the consent of, the Dutch Revenue Service. Shell and the Dutch Revenue
Service have entered into a written settlement agreement under which the Dutch
Revenue Service has provided its consent to the issue of such Shell B Shares in
connection with the implementation of the Combination pursuant to the Scheme.

In accordance with and subject to paragraph 27 below, Shell reserves the right
to implement the Combination by way of an Offer in certain circumstances. In
such circumstances, the consent of the Dutch Revenue Service to the issue of
Shell B Shares described above would cease to be in force and the share
component of the Consideration would comprise Shell A Shares only. BG
Shareholders would in such circumstances (if Shell is permitted to exercise its
right to implement the Combination by way of an Offer as described in paragraph
27 below) be entitled to receive 383 pence in cash and 0.4454 Shell A Shares
per BG Share.

14. Mix and Match Facility
   
BG Shareholders (other than certain Overseas Shareholders) will be entitled to
elect to vary the proportions in which they receive New Shell Shares and cash
in respect of their holdings of BG Shares. However, the total number of New
Shell Shares that will be issued and the maximum amount of cash that will be
paid under the terms of the Combination will not be varied as a result of
elections made under the Mix and Match Facility.

Accordingly, elections made by BG Shareholders under the Mix and Match Facility
will be satisfied only to the extent that other BG Shareholders make
off-setting elections. To the extent that elections cannot be satisfied in
full, they will be scaled down on a pro rata basis. As a result, BG
Shareholders who make an election under the Mix and Match Facility will not
know the exact number of New Shell Shares or the amount of cash they will
receive until settlement of the Consideration due to them, although an
announcement will be made of the approximate extent to which elections under
the Mix and Match Facility will be satisfied.

The Mix and Match Facility will not affect the entitlement of any BG
Shareholder who does not make an election under the Mix and Match Facility. Any
such BG Shareholder will receive 383 pence in cash and 0.4454 New Shell Shares
for each BG Share it holds.

Further details of the Mix and Match Facility (including the action to take in
order to make a valid election, the deadline for making elections, and the
basis on which entitlement to receive cash may be exchanged for an entitlement
to additional New Shell Shares (or vice versa)) for BG Shareholders will be
included in the Scheme Document.

The Mix and Match Facility is conditional upon the Combination becoming
effective.

15. BG Share Plans
   
Participants in any of the BG Share Plans will be contacted regarding the
effect of the Combination on their rights under those plans and provided with
further details concerning the proposals which will be made to them in due
course. Details of the proposals will be set out in the Scheme Document and in
separate letters to be sent to participants in the BG Share Plans.

16. Financing of the Combination
   
Shell intends to finance the cash consideration payable to BG Shareholders
pursuant to the Combination from existing cash resources and third party debt.

Shell has entered into a bridge bank facility with Bank of America, N.A. as
lender and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited as mandated lead
arranger and facility agent in connection with the financing of the cash
consideration payable to BG Shareholders pursuant to the Combination.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is satisfied that sufficient resources are
available to Shell to satisfy in full the cash consideration payable pursuant
to the Combination.

As a result of the Combination, balance sheet gearing would have been
approximately 20% for the Combined Group on a 2014 pro-forma basis.

Further information on the financing of the Combination will be set out in the
Scheme Document.

17. Offer-related arrangements
   
Confidentiality Agreements

Shell and BG have entered into a mutual Confidentiality Agreement dated 31
March 2015 pursuant to which each of Shell and BG has undertaken, among other
things, to keep certain information relating to the Combination and the other
party confidential and not to disclose it to third parties (other than to
permitted parties) unless required by law or regulation. These confidentiality
obligations will remain in force until completion of the Combination.

Shell and BG have also entered into a Clean Team Confidentiality Agreement
dated 2 April 2015 which sets out how any confidential information that is
competitively sensitive can be disclosed, used or shared.

Co-operation Agreement

Shell and BG have entered into the Co-operation Agreement pursuant to which
Shell has agreed to use its reasonable endeavours to secure the regulatory
clearances and authorisations necessary to satisfy the Pre-Conditions and
Regulatory Conditions, including by accepting the imposition of, or offering,
commercially reasonable undertakings or commitments by or to the relevant
authorities.

Shell and BG have agreed to certain undertakings to co-operate and provide each
other with reasonable information, assistance and access in relation to the
filings, submissions and notifications to be made in relation to such
regulatory clearances and authorisations. Shell and BG have also agreed to
provide each other with reasonable information, assistance and access for the
preparation of the key shareholder documentation.

Shell and BG have also agreed certain matters regarding the written settlement
agreement under which the Dutch Revenue Service has provided its consent to the
issue of Shell B Shares benefitting from the dividend access arrangements
described in paragraph 12 above in connection with the implementation of the
Combination pursuant to the Scheme (as further described in paragraph 13
above).

Shell has the right to terminate the Co-operation Agreement if the BG Board
withdraws or modifies its recommendation of the Scheme; if the Court Meeting
and the Scheme Court Hearing are not held by the specified dates; upon a Break
Payment Event (as defined below); and where a competing proposal is recommended
or effected. The Co-operation Agreement will also terminate on Shell notifying
BG of a Pre-Condition or Condition not having been satisfied or waived or
having become incapable of satisfaction or waiver (where its invocation has
been permitted by the Panel); if the Scheme is withdrawn or lapses (other than
pursuant to Shell's right to switch to an Offer or where such withdrawal or
lapse is followed within five Business Days by an announcement by Shell or any
person acting in concert with Shell of a firm intention to make an offer on
substantially the same or improved terms); or if the Scheme has not become
effective by the Long Stop Date.

The Co-operation Agreement records Shell's and BG's intention to implement the
Combination by way of the Scheme, subject to the ability of Shell to proceed by
way of an Offer in the circumstances described in paragraph 27 below.

By way of compensation for any loss suffered by BG in connection with the
preparation and negotiation of the Combination and the documents relating it,
Shell has agreed to pay or procure the payment to BG of £750 million if:

  * on or prior to the Long Stop Date, the Shell Board withdraws its
    recommendation to Shell Shareholders to vote in favour of the Combination,
    does not include such recommendation in the Circular or announces its
    intention not to do so, and, in any such case, Shell or BG exercises its
    right to terminate the Co-operation Agreement as a result;
   
  * on or prior to the Long Stop Date, Shell invokes (with the permission of
    the Panel) any Pre-Condition and/or any Regulatory Condition; or
   
  * on the Long Stop Date, any Pre-Condition and/or Regulatory Condition is not
    satisfied or waived by Shell,
   
(each a "Break Payment Event").

However, no payment will be made if certain termination events have occurred;
if the Break Payment Event has been caused to a material extent by BG's breach
of certain obligations under the Co-operation Agreement relating to
co-operation and assistance with regulatory clearances and authorisations and
key transaction documents; or Shell has exercised its right to implement the
Combination by way of an Offer in circumstances where a third party's firm
intention to make an offer for BG has been recommended by the BG Board or the
BG Board has withdrawn its recommendation of the Scheme.

The Co-operation Agreement also contains provisions that will apply in respect
of the BG Share Plans and certain other employee incentive arrangements.

18. Dividends
   
The Boards of Shell and BG have agreed that BG Shareholders will continue to be
entitled to receive their final dividend for 2014 of 14.37 cents (9.52 pence)
per BG Share which has already been announced by BG, as well as an interim
dividend in respect of the six month period up to 30 June 2015 of not more than
the interim dividend in respect of the six month period up to 30 June 2014 of
14.38 cents per BG Share. In addition, should completion of the Combination
occur after the record date for Shell's 2015 fourth quarter interim dividend,
BG Shareholders would be entitled to receive a further BG dividend in respect
of 2015 of not more than the final dividend for 2014 of 14.37 cents per BG
Share. If, however, completion of the Combination occurs prior to the record
date for Shell's 2015 fourth quarter interim dividend, BG Shareholders would
receive that Shell dividend and would not receive a further BG dividend for
2015.

If any BG dividend, distribution or return of value is declared, announced,
made or paid at any time in excess of those described above, Shell reserves the
right to reduce the value implied under the terms of the Combination at such
date by an amount equal to the excess amount (based on the $/£ exchange rate at
the time of such declaration, announcement, making or payment). In such
circumstances, to the extent possible, the cash component of the Consideration
would be reduced by the amount of such excess.

19. Disclosure of interests in BG
   
In connection with the Combination, Shell will make a public Opening Position
Disclosure setting out details of its interests or short positions in, or
rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of BG by no later than 12 noon
on 21 April 2015.

As at the close of business on 7 April 2015, being the last Business Day prior
to the publication of this Announcement, save for the irrevocable undertakings
referred to in paragraph 22 below and 6,780 BG Shares held by certain Shell
Directors whose interests in BG Shares have been notified to Shell, none of
Shell nor, so far as Shell is aware, any person acting, or deemed to be acting,
in concert (within the meaning of the City Code) with Shell (including Shell
Directors), other than by reason of index tracking activities carried out in
the ordinary course (underlying interests in BG Shares in relation to which
will be included in Shell's Opening Position Disclosure), has:

  * any interest in, or right to subscribe for, any BG Shares nor does any such
    person have any short position in BG Shares, including any short position
    under a derivative, any agreement to sell, any delivery obligation or right
    to require another person to purchase or take delivery of BG Shares;
   
  * procured an irrevocable commitment or letter of intent to accept the terms
    of the Combination in respect of BG Shares; or
   
  * borrowed or lent any BG Shares or entered into any financial collateral
    arrangements relating to BG Shares.
   
It has not been possible by the date of this Announcement to ascertain the
interests in BG Shares (if any) of all of Shell's concert parties. Further
enquiries will be completed prior to publication of Shell's Opening Position
Disclosure which will include details of any interests or short positions in,
or rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of BG held by all persons
acting in concert with Shell.

Furthermore, save for the irrevocable undertakings described in paragraph 22
below, no arrangement exists between Shell or BG or any person acting in
concert with Shell or BG in relation to BG Shares. For these purposes, an
arrangement includes any indemnity or option arrangement, any agreement or any
understanding, formal or informal, of whatever nature, relating to BG Shares
which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing in such securities.

20. Scheme
   
It is intended that, once the Pre-Conditions have been satisfied or waived, as
applicable, the Combination will be effected by a court sanctioned scheme of
arrangement between BG and the Scheme Shareholders under Part 26 of the
Companies Act 2006. The purpose of the scheme is to provide for Shell (or its
nominee) to become the owner of the whole of the issued and to be issued share
capital of BG.

Under the Scheme, save as described in the following sentence, the Scheme
Shares will be transferred to Shell in consideration for which Scheme
Shareholders will receive the Consideration. Under the Scheme, the dividend
access trustee will obtain a dividend access share in BG's share capital as
described in paragraph 12 above.

Once the Pre-Conditions have been satisfied or waived, as applicable, the
Combination will be subject to the Conditions and certain further terms set out
in Appendix 2 and to the full terms and conditions which will be set out in the
Scheme Document.

To become effective, the Scheme requires the approval of Scheme Shareholders by
the passing of a resolution at the Court Meeting. The resolution must be
approved by a majority in number of the Scheme Shareholders present and voting
(and entitled to vote), either in person or by proxy, representing not less
than 75% of the Scheme Shares held by such Scheme Shareholders. In addition, a
special resolution must be passed at the BG General Meeting to deal with
certain ancillary matters which requires the approval of BG Shareholders
representing at least 75% of the votes cast at the BG General Meeting (either
in person or by proxy). The BG General Meeting will be held immediately after
the Court Meeting.

The BG Meetings are to be held no later than the 22nd day after the expected
date of the BG Meetings to be set out in the Scheme Document in due course (or
such later date as may be agreed between Shell and BG).

Following the BG Meetings, the Scheme must be sanctioned by the Court no later
than the 22nd day after the expected date of the Scheme Court Hearing to be set
out in the Scheme Document in due course (or such later date as may be agreed
between Shell and BG). The Scheme will only become effective once a copy of the
Scheme Court Order is delivered to the Registrar of Companies.

Upon the Scheme becoming effective, it will be binding on all BG Shareholders,
irrespective of whether or not they attended or voted at the BG Meetings and
the Consideration will be despatched by Shell to Scheme Shareholders no later
than 14 days after the Effective Date.

The Scheme Document will include full details of the Scheme, together with
notices of the Court Meeting and the BG General Meeting and the expected
timetable, and will specify the action to be taken by Scheme Shareholders. It
is expected that the Scheme Document and Prospectus (as described in paragraph
21 below) will be despatched to BG Shareholders towards the end of 2015 or in
early 2016, and no later than 28 days after the date on which the
Pre-Conditions are satisfied and/or waived, as applicable, save as the Panel
may otherwise permit.

Fractions of New Shell Shares will not be allotted to BG Shareholders but will
be aggregated and sold as soon as practicable after the Scheme becomes
effective. The net proceeds of such sale will then be paid in cash to the
relevant BG Shareholders in accordance with their fractional entitlements.
Individual entitlements, however, to amounts of less than £5 will not be paid
but will be retained for the benefit of Shell.

The Scheme will be governed by English law. The Scheme will be subject to the
applicable requirements of the City Code, the Panel, the London Stock Exchange
and the UK Listing Authority.

The Scheme is expected to become effective in early 2016.

21. Shell Shareholder approval and Prospectus
   
As a result of the size of the acquisition, the Combination constitutes a Class
1 transaction for Shell for the purposes of the Listing Rules. Accordingly,
Shell will be required to seek the approval of Shell Shareholders for the
Combination at the Shell General Meeting.

Shell will prepare and send to Shell Shareholders the Circular summarising the
background to and reasons for the Combination which will include a notice
convening the Shell General Meeting. The Combination is conditional on, among
other things, the Shell Resolutions being passed by the requisite majority of
Shell Shareholders at the Shell General Meeting (but not, for the avoidance of
doubt, any other resolutions to be proposed at the Shell General Meeting which
shall not be conditions to the Combination).

It is expected that the Circular will be posted to Shell Shareholders at the
same time as the Scheme Document is posted to BG Shareholders and that the
Shell General Meeting will be held at or around the same time as the BG
Meetings.

Shell will also be required to produce the Prospectus in connection with the
issue of the New Shell Shares. The Prospectus will contain information relating
to the Shell Group, the BG Group, the Combined Group and the New Shell Shares.
It is expected that the Prospectus will be published at or around the same time
as the Scheme Document is posted to BG Shareholders.

22. Irrevocable undertakings
   
The BG Directors have irrevocably undertaken to vote in favour of the Scheme in
respect of their own beneficial holdings totalling 217,564 BG Shares,
representing in aggregate approximately 0.006% of BG's issued share capital.
See Appendix 4 for a breakdown of these irrevocable undertakings.

These irrevocable undertakings remain binding if a higher competing offer for
BG is made but cease to be binding on and from the earlier of (i) the Long Stop
Date; and (ii) the date on which the Scheme is withdrawn or lapses in
accordance with its terms.

23. Delisting and re-registration
   
It is intended that dealings in BG Shares should be suspended shortly prior to
the Effective Date at a time to be set out in the Scheme Document. It is
further intended that an application will be made to the London Stock Exchange
for the cancellation of the trading of BG Shares on its main market for listed
securities and the UK Listing Authority will be requested to cancel the listing
of BG Shares on the Official List to take effect on or shortly after the
Effective Date.

Share certificates in respect of the BG Shares will cease to be valid and
should be destroyed on the first Business Day following the Effective Date.

In addition, entitlements held within the CREST system to the BG Shares will be
cancelled on the first Business Day following the Effective Date.

As soon as possible after the Effective Date, it is intended that BG will be
re-registered as a private limited company.

If the Scheme is sanctioned by the Court, BG Shares held in treasury will be
cancelled prior to the Scheme Record Time.

24. BG ADRs
   
Shell and BG have agreed that they will put arrangements in place to allow
holders of BG ADRs to participate in the Combination. The BG Depositary will
contact holders of BG ADRs with further details of these proposals in due
course.

BG ADR holders will not be entitled to attend the BG Meetings but may vote in
such meetings by returning a voting instruction card (which will be sent out in
due course) to the BG Depositary or by instructing their financial intermediary
to do so. In addition, if BG ADR holders surrender their BG ADRs to the BG
Depositary for cancellation and withdraw the BG Shares underlying the BG ADRs
in sufficient time to be entered on the BG register of members, they may attend
and vote at the BG Meetings as a BG Shareholder. However, any withdrawal of BG
Shares underlying the BG ADRs will result in the incurrence of cancellation
fees, other expenses and any applicable taxes by the holder.

Following the Effective Date, Shell intends to terminate BG's ADR programme.

25. Overseas Shareholders and holders of BG ADRs
   
The availability of the Combination, and the distribution of this Announcement
to persons who are not resident in the United Kingdom, may be affected by the
laws of the relevant jurisdiction in which they are located. Such persons
should inform themselves of and observe any applicable legal or regulatory
requirements of their jurisdiction. BG Shareholders and holders of BG ADRs who
are in doubt about such matters should consult an appropriate independent
professional adviser in the relevant jurisdiction without delay.

This Announcement does not constitute an offer for sale of any securities or an
offer or an invitation to purchase any securities. BG Shareholders are advised
to read carefully the Scheme Document, the Prospectus, and the forms of proxy
once these have been dispatched.

26. Documents on website
   
Copies of the following documents will by no later than 12 noon on 9 April 2015
be published on www.shell.com and www.bg-group.com:

(a) this Announcement;

(b) the irrevocable undertakings listed in Appendix 4;

(c) the Confidentiality Agreements referred to in paragraph 17 above;

(d) the Co-operation Agreement referred to in paragraph 17 above; and

(e) Shell's financing arrangements in connection with the Combination as
referred to in paragraph 16 above.

27. General
   
Shell reserves the right (with the consent of the Panel) to implement the
Combination by way of an Offer: (i) with the consent of the BG Board; (ii) if a
third party announces a firm intention to make an offer for BG which is
recommended by the BG Board; or (iii) if the BG Board otherwise withdraws its
recommendation of the Combination. If the Combination is implemented by way of
an Offer, the consent of the Dutch Revenue Service to the issue of Shell B
Shares described in paragraph 13 would cease to be in force and the share
component of the Consideration would comprise Shell A Shares only. BG
Shareholders would in such circumstances (if Shell is permitted to exercise its
right to implement the Combination by way of an Offer) be entitled to receive
383 pence in cash and 0.4454 Shell A Shares per BG Share. In such an event the
Offer will be implemented on the same terms (subject to appropriate amendments,
including the offer of Shell A Shares alone in respect of the share component
of the Consideration, as described in paragraph 13 of this Announcement), so
far as applicable, as those which would apply to the Scheme and subject to the
amendment referred to in Part C of Appendix 2 of this Announcement.

If the Combination is effected by way of an Offer and such Offer becomes or is
declared unconditional in all respects and sufficient acceptances are received
Shell intends to: (i) request that the London Stock Exchange and the UK Listing
Authority cancel trading in BG Shares on the London Stock Exchange's main
market for listed securities and the listing of the BG Shares from the Official
List; and (ii) exercise its rights to apply the provisions of Chapter 3 of Part
28 of the Companies Act 2006 to acquire compulsorily the remaining BG Shares in
respect of which the Offer has not been accepted.

Important notices relating to financial advisers

Merrill Lynch International, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation, which
is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the FCA
and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the UK, is acting exclusively for
Shell and no one else in connection with the Combination and will not be
responsible to anyone other than Shell for providing the protections afforded
to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the Combination or any
other matters referred to in this Announcement.

Goldman Sachs International, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation
Authority and regulated by the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority in
the UK, is acting for BG and no one else in connection with the matters
referred to in this Announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other
than BG for providing the protections afforded to its clients, or for giving
advice in connection with any matter referred to in this Announcement.

Robey Warshaw LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the UK, is
acting as financial adviser exclusively for BG and no one else in connection
with the matters referred to in this Announcement and will not regard any other
person as its client in relation to the matters referred to in this
Announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than BG for providing
the protections afforded to its clients, nor for providing advice in relation
to the matters referred to in this Announcement.

Further information

This Announcement is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of
any offer to sell or subscribe for or any invitation to purchase or subscribe
for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any
jurisdiction pursuant to the Combination or otherwise nor shall there be any
sale, issuance or transfer of securities of Shell or BG pursuant to the
Combination in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable laws. The
Combination will be implemented solely pursuant to the terms of the Scheme
Document, which will contain the full terms and conditions of the Combination,
including details of how to vote in respect of the Combination. Any decision in
respect of, or other response to, the Combination should be made only on the
basis of the information contained in the Scheme Document.

This Announcement does not constitute a prospectus or prospectus equivalent
document.

Information relating to BG Shareholders

Please be aware that addresses, electronic addresses and certain other
information provided by BG Shareholders, persons with information rights and
other relevant persons for the receipt of communications from BG may be
provided to Shell during the Offer Period as required under Section 4 of
Appendix 4 of the City Code.

Overseas jurisdictions

The release, publication or distribution of this Announcement in jurisdictions
other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law and therefore any
persons who are subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than the United
Kingdom should inform themselves about, and observe any applicable
requirements. In particular, the ability of persons who are not resident in the
United Kingdom to vote their BG Shares with respect to the Scheme at the Court
Meeting, or to execute and deliver forms of proxy appointing another to vote at
the Court Meeting on their behalf, may be affected by the laws of the relevant
jurisdictions in which they are located.This Announcement has been prepared for
the purpose of complying with English law and the City Code and the information
disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this
Announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws of jurisdictions
outside the United Kingdom.

Unless otherwise determined by Shell or required by the City Code, and
permitted by applicable law and regulation, the Combination will not be made
available, directly or indirectly, in, into or from a Restricted Jurisdiction
where to do so would violate the laws in that jurisdiction and no person may
vote in favour of the Combination by any such use, means, instrumentality or
form within a Restricted Jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction if to do so
would constitute a violation of the laws of that jurisdiction. Accordingly,
copies of this Announcement and any formal documentation relating to the
Combination are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly, mailed or
otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in or into or from any Restricted
Jurisdiction and persons receiving such documents (including custodians,
nominees and trustees) must not mail or otherwise forward, distribute or send
them in or into or from any Restricted Jurisdiction. If the Combination is
implemented by way of an Offer (unless otherwise permitted by applicable law
and regulation), the Offer may not be made directly or indirectly, in or into,
or by the use of mails or any means or instrumentality (including, but not
limited to, facsimile, e-mail or other electronic transmission, telex or
telephone) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or of any facility of a
national, state or other securities exchange of any Restricted Jurisdiction and
the Offer may not be capable of acceptance by any such use, means,
instrumentality or facilities.

The availability of New Shell Shares under the Combination to BG Shareholders
who are not resident in the United Kingdom may be affected by the laws of the
relevant jurisdictions in which they are resident. Persons who are not resident
in the United Kingdom should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable
legal or regulatory requirements.

Further details in relation to BG Shareholders in overseas jurisdictions will
be contained in the Scheme Document.

Additional US information

The Combination relates to the shares of a UK company and is subject to UK
procedural and disclosure requirements that are different from those of the US.
Any financial statements or other financial information included in this
Announcement may have been prepared in accordance with non-US accounting
standards that may not be comparable to the financial statements of US
companies or companies whose financial statements are prepared in accordance
with generally accepted accounting principles in the US. It may be difficult
for US holders of shares to enforce their rights and any claims they may have
arising under the US federal securities laws in connection with the
Combination, since Shell and BG are located in a country other than the US, and
some or all of their officers and directors may be residents of countries other
than the United States. US holders of shares in BG or Shell may not be able to
sue Shell, BG or their respective officers or directors in a non-US court for
violations of US securities laws. Further, it may be difficult to compel Shell,
BG and their respective affiliates to subject themselves to the jurisdiction or
judgment of a US court.

Investors should be aware that Shell may purchase or arrange to purchase BG
Shares otherwise than under any takeover offer or scheme of arrangement related
to the Combination, such as in open market or privately negotiated purchases.

The Combination may be implemented under a scheme of arrangement provided for
under English company law. If so, it is expected that any securities to be
issued under the Combination would be issued in reliance upon the exemption
from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act, provided by
Section 3(a)(10) thereof and also would not be subject to the tender offer
rules under the US Exchange Act.

The Combination may, in the circumstances provided for in this Announcement, be
implemented by way of a takeover offer under English law. If so, any securities
to be issued under the Combination may be issued in reliance upon the exemption
from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act provided by Rule
802 thereunder. Alternatively, any securities to be issued under the
Combination may be registered under the US Securities Act. If the Combination
is implemented by way of takeover offer, it will be done in compliance with the
applicable rules under the US Exchange Act, including any applicable exemptions
provided under Rules 14d-1(c) and 14d-1(d) thereunder.

BG Shareholders and holders of BG ADRs are urged to read any documents related
to the Combination filed, furnished or to be filed or furnished with the SEC
because they will contain important information regarding the Combination and
any related offer of securities. Such documents will be available free of
charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov and from Shell at www.shell.com.
Nothing in this Announcement shall be deemed an acknowledgement that any SECfiling is required or that an offer requiring registration under the US
Securities Act may ever occur in connection with the Combination.

Cautionary note regarding forward looking statements

This Announcement contains certain forward looking statements with respect to
the financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Shell and BG
and their respective Groups, and certain plans and objectives of Shell with
respect to the Combined Group. 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 Shell, BG and the Combined Group to market
risks and statements expressing management's expectations, beliefs, estimates,
forecasts, projections and assumptions, including as to future potential cost
savings, synergies, earnings, cash flow, return on average capital employed,
production and prospects. These forward looking statements are identified by
their use of terms and phrases such as "anticipate", "believe", "could",
"estimate", "expect", "goals", "intend", "may", "objectives", "outlook",
"plan", "probably", "project", "risks", "seek", "should", "target", "will" and
similar terms and phrases.

There are a number of factors that could affect the future operations of Shell,
BG and the Combined Group and that could cause results to differ materially
from those expressed in the forward looking statements included in this
Announcement, including (without limitation): (a) price fluctuations in crude
oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for Shell, BG and the Combined
Group's products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production
results; (e) reserves 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
regulatory measures addressing climate change; (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 Announcement 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 risk factors that may affect future results are
contained in Shell's Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2014 (available
at www.shell.com/investor and www.sec.gov). These risk factors expressly
qualify all forward looking statements contained in this Announcement and
should also be considered by the reader.

For a discussion of important factors which could cause actual results to
differ from forward looking statements relating to BG and the BG Group, refer
to BG's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2014.

Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date of this Announcement.
None of Shell, the Shell Group, BG or the BG Group undertakes any obligation to
publicly update or revise any forward looking statement as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.
In light of these risks, results could differ materially from those stated,
implied or inferred from the forward looking statements contained in this
Announcement.

Rounding

Certain figures included in this Announcement have been subjected to rounding
adjustments. Accordingly, figures shown for the same category presented in
different tables may vary slightly and figures shown as totals in certain
tables may not be an arithmetic aggregation of the figures that precede them.

No forecasts or estimates

No statement in this Announcement (including any statement of estimated
synergies) is intended as a profit forecast or estimate for any period and no
statement in this Announcement should be interpreted to mean that cash flow
from operations, free cash flow, earnings, earnings per share or income on a
clean current cost of supply ("CCS") basis for Shell, BG or the Combined Group,
as appropriate, for the current or future financial years would necessarily
match or exceed the historical published cash flow from operations, free cash
flow, earnings, earnings per share or income on a clean CCS basis for Shell or
BG as appropriate.

Quantified financial benefits

The statements in the Quantified Financial Benefits Statement relate to future
actions and circumstances which, by their nature, involve risks, uncertainties
and contingencies. The synergies and cost savings referred to may not be
achieved, or may be achieved later or sooner than estimated, or those achieved
could be materially different from those estimated. For the purposes of Rule 28
of the City Code, the Quantified Financial Benefits Statement contained in this
Announcement is the responsibility of Shell and the Shell Directors.

Rule 2.10 information

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code, Shell confirms that, as at the
date of this Announcement, it has the following relevant securities held and in
issue outside treasury: 3,894,584,881 A ordinary shares of €0.07 each, with
ISIN reference GB00B03MLX29; and 2,440,410,614 B ordinary shares of €0.07 each,
with ISIN reference GB00B03MM408, each admitted to trading on the main market
of the London Stock Exchange and on Euronext Amsterdam. The total number of
Shell A ordinary shares and B ordinary shares held and in issue outside
treasury is 6,334,995,495. Shell has A and B American Depositary Shares (ADSs)
listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Bank of New York Mellon acts as
depositary. Each A ADS represents two A ordinary shares of €0.07 each and each
B ADS represents two B ordinary shares of €0.07 each. The Shell A ADSs have the
trading symbol RDS.A and ISIN US7802592060 and the Shell B ADSs have the
trading symbol RDS.B and ISIN US7802591070.

In accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code, BG confirms that, as at the date
of this Announcement, it has the following relevant securities held and in
issue outside treasury: 3,414,440,911 ordinary shares of 10 pence each that are
admitted to trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The ISIN
for BG's ordinary shares is GB0008762899. BG has a sponsored Level 1 American
Depositary Receipts (ADR) programme. Each ADR represents one BG ordinary share.
The ADRs trade in the over-the-counter market, OTCQX International Premier. The
trading symbol for these securities is BRGYY and the ISIN is US0554342032.

Disclosure requirements of the City Code

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the City Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more
of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities
exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which
it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash)
must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the
offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities
exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must
contain details of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to
subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and
(ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a
person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm
(London time) on the 10th Business Day following the commencement of the offer
period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th
Business Day following the announcement in which any securities exchange
offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant
securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to
the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a
dealing disclosure.

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the City Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested
in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of
any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing disclosure if the person
deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities
exchange offeror. A dealing disclosure must contain details of the dealing
concerned and of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to
subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and
(ii) any securities exchange offeror(s), save to the extent that these details
have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A dealing disclosure by a person
to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time)
on the Business Day following the date of the relevant dealing.

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding,
whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant
securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be
deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by
any offeror and dealing disclosures must also be made by the offeree company,
by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules
8.1, 8.2 and 8.4).

Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant
securities Opening Position Disclosures and dealing disclosures must be made
can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of relevant
securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was
first identified. You should contact the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on
+44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to
make an Opening Position Disclosure or a dealing disclosure.

Publication on website and availability of hard copies

A copy of this Announcement is and will be available, subject to certain
restrictions relating to persons resident in Restricted Jurisdictions, for
inspection on Shell's website www.shell.com and on BG's website
www.bg-group.com by no later than 12 noon (London time) on the Business Day
following this Announcement. For the avoidance of doubt, the contents of the
websites referred to in this Announcement are not incorporated into and do not
form part of this Announcement.

Shell and BG Shareholders may request a hard copy of this Announcement by
contacting Equiniti during business hours on +44 (0)121 415 7073 (for Shell
Shareholders) or +44 (0)121 415 7029 (for BG Shareholders) or by submitting a
request in writing to Equiniti at Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West
Sussex BN99 6DA.

If you are in any doubt about the contents of this Announcement or the action
you should take, you are recommended to seek your own independent financial
advice immediately from your stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant
or independent financial adviser duly authorised under the Financial Services
and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) if you are resident in the United Kingdom or,
if not, from another appropriately authorised independent financial adviser.

                                  APPENDIX 1                                   

                       PRE-CONDITIONS TO THE COMBINATION                       

The posting of the Scheme Document or making of an Offer will take place
following the satisfaction or waiver of the Pre-Conditions below. Shell shall
be entitled to waive each of the following Pre-Conditions in whole or in part:

European Commission clearance

 a. insofar as the Combination constitutes, or is deemed to constitute, a
    concentration with an EU dimension within the scope of the Regulation:
   

     i. the European Commission having issued a decision, on terms reasonably
        satisfactory to Shell, allowing the Combination to proceed under
        Article 6(1)(b), Article 6(2), Article 8(1) or Article 8(2) of the
        Regulation (or being deemed to have done so under Article 10(6) of the
        Regulation); and/or
       
    ii. if any aspect of the Combination is referred to one or more competent
        authorities of an European Union or EFTA state under Article 9 of the
        Regulation, confirmation having been received from each such competent
        authority that the Combination may proceed on terms reasonably
        satisfactory to Shell; and
       
    iii. no indication having been made that a European Union or EFTA state may
        take appropriate measures to protect legitimate interests pursuant to
        Article 21(4) of the Regulation in relation to the Combination or any
        aspect of it;
       
Brazilian CADE clearance

 b. insofar as the Combination triggers a mandatory filing requirement, CADE
    having approved the consummation of the Combination on terms reasonably
    satisfactory to Shell, pursuant to the Brazilian competition law No 12529
    of 30 November 2011, Title VII Chapter I;
   
Chinese MOFCOM clearance

 c. insofar as the Combination triggers a mandatory merger control filing
    requirement, a filing having been made to and accepted by MOFCOM pursuant
    to the Anti-Monopoly Law and MOFCOM having issued a decision confirming
    that it will not conduct further review of the Combination or allowing the
    Combination to proceed on terms reasonably satisfactory to Shell or all
    applicable waiting periods under the Anti-Monopoly Law in respect of the
    review of the Combination having expired;
   
Australian foreign investment clearance

 d. one of the following having occurred:
   
 
     i. Shell having received written notice issued by or on behalf of the
        Australian Treasurer stating that there are no objections under the
        Australian Government's foreign investment policy to the Combination,
        such notice being on terms reasonably satisfactory to Shell; or
       
    ii. the period provided under FATA during which the Australian Treasurer
        may make an order or interim order under FATA prohibiting the
        Combination having expired, without such an order having been made; or
       
    iii. if an interim order shall have been made to prohibit the Combination,
        the subsequent period for making a final order having elapsed without
        any such final order having been made; and
       
Australian antitrust clearance

 e. either one of the following having occurred:
   
 
     i. Shell having received notice in writing from the ACCC to the effect
        that the ACCC does not propose to intervene in or seek to prevent the
        Combination pursuant to section 50 of the Australian Competition and
        Consumer Act 2010, such notice being on terms reasonably satisfactory
        to Shell; or
       
    ii. Shell having been granted clearance or authorisation for the
        Combination by the ACCC or the Australian Competition Tribunal under
        Part VII, Division 3 of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act
        2010 (such clearance or authorisation being on terms reasonably
        satisfactory to Shell), and no application for review of such clearance
        or authorisation having been made within the period prescribed by such
        Act.
       
                                  APPENDIX 2                                   

          CONDITIONS TO AND CERTAIN FURTHER TERMS OF THE COMBINATION           

Part A: Conditions to the Combination

The Combination will be conditional upon the Scheme becoming unconditional and
becoming effective by no later than the Long Stop Date, or such later date (if
any) as Shell and BG may agree and the Court may allow.

Scheme approval

(a) The Scheme will be conditional upon:

 i. its approval by a majority in number representing not less than
    three-fourths in value of the Scheme Shareholders (or the relevant class or
    classes thereof, if applicable) present and voting, either in person or by
    proxy, at the Court Meeting and at any separate class meeting which may be
    required by the Court or at any adjournment of any such meeting on or
    before the 22nd day after the expected date of the Court Meeting to be set
    out in the Scheme Document in due course (or such later date, if any, as
    Shell and BG may agree and the Court may allow);
   
ii. all resolutions necessary to approve and implement the Scheme being duly
    passed by the requisite majority or majorities at the BG General Meeting or
    at any adjournment of that meeting on or before the 22nd day after the
    expected date of the General Meeting to be set out in the Scheme Document
    in due course (or such later date, if any, as Shell and BG may agree and
    the Court may allow); and
   
iii. the sanction of the Scheme by the Court with or without modification (but
    subject to any such modification being acceptable to Shell and BG) on or
    before the 22nd day after the expected date of the Scheme Court Hearing to
    be set out in the Scheme Document in due course (or such later date, if
    any, as Shell and BG may agree and the Court may allow) and the delivery of
    a copy of the Scheme Court Order to the Registrar of Companies in England
    and Wales.
   
In addition, Shell and BG have agreed that the Combination will be conditional
upon the following Conditions and, accordingly, the necessary actions to make
the Scheme effective will not be taken unless the following Conditions (as
amended if appropriate) have been satisfied or, where relevant, waived:

European Commission clearance

(b) if the Pre-Condition set out in paragraph (a) (European Commission
clearance) of Appendix 1 is waived, insofar as the Combination constitutes, or
is deemed to constitute, a concentration with an EU dimension within the scope
of the Regulation:

 i. the European Commission having issued a decision, on terms reasonably
    satisfactory to Shell, allowing the Combination to proceed under Article 6
    (1)(b), Article 6(2), Article 8(1) or Article 8(2) of the Regulation in
    respect of the Combination (or being deemed to have done so under Article
    10(6) of the Regulation); and/or
   
ii. if any aspect of the Combination is referred to one or more competent
    authorities of a European Union or EFTA state under Article 9 of the
    Regulation, confirmation having been received from each such competent
    authority that the Combination may proceed on terms reasonably satisfactory
    to Shell; and
   
iii. no indication having been made that a European Union or EFTA state may
    take appropriate measures to protect legitimate interests pursuant to
    Article 21(4) of the Regulation in relation to the Combination or any
    aspect of it;
   
Brazilian CADE clearance

(c) if the Pre-Condition set out in paragraph (b) (Brazilian CADE clearance) of
Appendix 1 is waived, insofar as the Combination triggers a mandatory filing
requirement, CADE having approved the consummation of the Combination on terms
reasonably satisfactory to Shell, pursuant to the Brazilian competition law No
12529 of 30 November 2011, Title VII Chapter I;

Chinese MOFCOM clearance

(d) if the Pre-Condition set out in paragraph (c) (Chinese MOFCOM clearance) of
Appendix 1 is waived, insofar as the Combination triggers a mandatory merger
control filing requirement, a filing having been made to and accepted by MOFCOM
pursuant to the Anti-Monopoly Law and MOFCOM having issued a decision
confirming that it will not conduct further review of the Combination or
allowing the Combination to proceed on terms reasonably satisfactory to Shell
or all applicable waiting periods under the Anti-Monopoly Law in respect of the
review of the Combination having expired;

Australian foreign investment clearance

(e) if the Pre-Condition set out in paragraph (d) (Australian foreign
investment clearance) of Appendix 1 is waived, one of the following having
occurred:

 i. Shell having received written notice issued by or on behalf of the
    Australian Treasurer stating that there are no objections under the
    Australian Government's foreign investment policy to the Combination, such
    notice being on terms reasonably satisfactory to Shell; or
   
ii. the period provided under FATA during which the Australian Treasurer may
    make an order or interim order under FATA prohibiting the Combination
    having expired, without such an order having been made; or
   
iii. if an interim order shall have been made to prohibit the Combination, the
    subsequent period for making a final order having elapsed without any such
    final order having been made;
   
Australian antitrust clearance

(f) if the Pre-Condition set out in paragraph (e) (Australian antitrust
clearance) of Appendix 1 is waived, either one of the following having
occurred:

 i. Shell having received notice in writing from the ACCC to the effect that
    the ACCC does not propose to intervene in or seek to prevent the
    Combination pursuant to section 50 of the Australian Competition and
    Consumer Act 2010, such notice being on terms reasonably satisfactory to
    Shell; or
   
 ii. Shell having been granted clearance or authorisation for the Combination by
    the ACCC or the Australian Competition Tribunal under Part VII, Division 3
    of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (such clearance or
    authorisation being on terms reasonably satisfactory to Shell), and no
    application for review of such clearance or authorisation having been made
    within the period prescribed by such Act.
   
United States Hart-Scott-Rodino clearance

(g) all filings having been made and all or any appropriate waiting periods
under the United States Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976
and the regulations thereunder having expired, lapsed or been terminated as
appropriate in each case in respect of the Combination and the proposed
acquisition of any BG Shares or control of BG by Shell or any member of the
Shell Group;

United Kingdom Secretary of State confirmation

(h) the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
confirming in writing that it does not intend (i) to revoke or recommend the
revocation of any interest in any material exploration or production licence in
the United Kingdom held by any member of the BG Group; or (ii) to require a
further change of control of any such member, in each case as result of the
implementation of the Combination;

General Third Party clearances

(i) the waiver (or non-exercise within any applicable time limits) by any
relevant government or governmental, quasi-governmental, supranational,
statutory, regulatory, environmental or investigative body, court, trade
agency, association, institution, any entity owned or controlled by any
relevant government or state, or any other body or person whatsoever in any
jurisdiction (each a "Third Party") of any termination right, right of
pre-emption, first refusal or similar right (which is material in the context
of the Wider BG Group taken as a whole) arising as a result of or in connection
with the Combination including, without limitation, its implementation and
financing or the proposed direct or indirect acquisition of any shares or other
securities in, or control of, BG by Shell or any member of the Shell Group;

(j) other than in respect of Conditions (a) to (h) above, all necessary filings
or applications having been made in connection with the Combination and all
statutory or regulatory obligations in any jurisdiction having been complied
with in connection with the Combination or the acquisition by any member of the
Wider Shell Group of any shares or other securities in, or control of, BG and
all authorisations, orders, recognitions, grants, consents, licences,
confirmations, clearances, permissions and approvals reasonably deemed
necessary or appropriate by Shell or any member of the Wider Shell Group for or
in respect of the Combination including without limitation, its implementation
and financing or the proposed direct or indirect acquisition of any shares or
other securities in, or control of, BG or any member of the Wider BG Group by
any member of the Wider Shell Group having been obtained in terms and in a form
reasonably satisfactory to Shell from all appropriate Third Parties or persons
with whom any member of the Wider BG Group has entered into contractual
arrangements and all such authorisations, orders, recognitions, grants,
consents, licences, confirmations, clearances, permissions and approvals
together with all material authorisations orders, recognitions, grants,
licences, confirmations, clearances, permissions and approvals necessary or
appropriate to carry on the business of any member of the Wider BG Group which
is material in the context of the Shell Group or the BG Group as a whole or of
the financing of the Combination remaining in full force and effect and all
filings necessary for such purpose having been made and there being no notice
or intimation of any intention to revoke or not to renew any of the same at the
time at which the Combination becomes otherwise unconditional and all necessary
statutory or regulatory obligations in any jurisdiction having been complied
with;

(k) other than in respect of Conditions (a) to (h) above, no Third Party having
decided to take, institute, implement or threaten any action, proceeding, suit,
investigation, enquiry or reference, or enacted, made or proposed any statute,
regulation, decision or order, or having taken any other steps which would or
might reasonably be expected to:

 i. require, prevent or delay the divestiture, or materially alter the terms
    envisaged for any proposed divestiture by any member of the Wider Shell
    Group or any member of the Wider BG Group of all or any portion of their
    respective businesses, assets or property or impose any limitation on the
    ability of any of them to conduct their respective businesses (or any of
    them) or to own any of their respective assets or properties or any part
    thereof which, in any such case, is material in the context of the Wider
    Shell Group or the Wider BG Group in either case taken as a whole;
   
ii. require, prevent or delay the divestiture by any member of the Wider Shell
    Group of any shares or other securities in BG;
   
iii. impose any material limitation on, or result in a delay in, the ability of
    any member of the Wider Shell Group directly or indirectly to acquire or to
    hold or to exercise effectively any rights of ownership in respect of
    shares or loans or securities convertible into shares or any other
    securities (or the equivalent) in any member of the Wider BG Group or the
    Wider Shell Group or to exercise management control over any such member;
   
iv. otherwise adversely affect the business, assets, profits or prospects of
    any member of the Wider Shell Group or of any member of the Wider BG Group
    to an extent which is material in the context of the Shell Group or the BG
    Group in either case taken as a whole;
   
v. make the Combination or its implementation or the acquisition or proposed
    acquisition by Shell or any member of the Wider Shell Group of any shares
    or other securities in, or control of BG void, illegal, and/or
    unenforceable under the laws of any jurisdiction, or otherwise, directly or
    indirectly, restrain, restrict, prohibit, delay or otherwise materially
    interfere with the same, or impose additional conditions or obligations
    with respect thereto, or otherwise challenge or interfere therewith;
   
 vi. require any member of the Wider Shell Group or the Wider BG Group to offer
    to acquire any shares or other securities (or the equivalent) or interest
    in any member of the Wider BG Group or the Wider Shell Group owned by any
    third party;
   
vii. impose any limitation on the ability of any member of the Wider BG Group to
    co-ordinate its business, or any part of it, with the businesses of any
    other members which is adverse to and material in the context of the Wider
    BG Group taken as a whole or in the context of the Combination; or
   
viii. result in any member of the Wider BG Group ceasing to be able to carry on
    business under any name under which it presently does so,
   
and all applicable waiting and other time periods during which any such Third
Party could institute, implement or threaten any action, proceeding, suit,
investigation, enquiry or reference or any other step under the laws of any
jurisdiction in respect of the Combination or the acquisition or proposed
acquisition of any BG Shares having expired, lapsed or been terminated;

Shell Shareholder approval

(l) the passing at the Shell General Meeting (or any adjournment thereof) of
such resolution or resolutions as are necessary to approve, implement and
effect the Combination including to authorise the creation and allotment of New
Shell Shares pursuant to the Combination (as such resolutions may be set out in
the Circular in due course);

Listing of New Shell Shares

(m) (i) the UK Listing Authority having acknowledged to Shell or its agent (and
such acknowledgement not having been withdrawn) that the application for the
admission of the New Shell Shares to the Official List with a premium listing
has been approved and (after satisfaction of any conditions to which such
approval is expressed to be subject ("listing conditions")) will become
effective as soon as a dealing notice has been issued by the FCA and any
listing conditions having been satisfied, and (ii) the London Stock Exchange
having acknowledged to Shell or its agent (and such acknowledgement not having
been withdrawn) that the New Shell Shares will be admitted to trading on the
Main Market;

(n) Shell or its agent having received confirmation (and such confirmation not
having been withdrawn) that the application for listing and trading of the New
Shell Shares on Euronext Amsterdam has been approved, with such listing and
trading to become effective on the Effective Date;

(o) absent an available exemption from the registration requirements of the US
Securities Act, an appropriate registration statement for the New Shell Shares
to be issued pursuant to the Combination having been declared effective under
the US Securities Act, and no stop order suspending the effectiveness of the
registration statement having been issued nor proceedings for that purpose
having been initiated or threatened by the SEC;

Certain matters arising as a result of any arrangement, agreement etc.

(p) save as Disclosed, there being no provision of any agreement, arrangement,
licence, permit or other instrument to which any member of the Wider BG Group
is a party or by or to which any such member or any of its assets may be bound,
entitled or subject, which in consequence of the Combination or the proposed
acquisition of any shares or other securities in BG or because of a change in
the control or management of BG or otherwise, could or might reasonably be
expected to result in to an extent which is material in the context of the
Wider BG Group, or the Wider Shell Group, in either case taken as a whole, or
in the context of the Combination:

 i. any moneys borrowed by or any other indebtedness (actual or contingent) of,
    or grant available to any such member, being or becoming repayable or
    capable of being declared repayable immediately or earlier than their or
    its stated maturity date or repayment date or the ability of any such
    member to borrow moneys or incur any indebtedness being withdrawn or
    inhibited or being capable of becoming or being withdrawn or inhibited;
   
ii. any such agreement, arrangement, licence, permit or instrument or the
    rights, liabilities, obligations or interests of any such member thereunder
    being terminated or modified or affected or any obligation or liability
    arising or any action being taken or arising thereunder;
   
iii. any assets or interests of any such member being or falling to be disposed
    of or charged or any right arising under which any such asset or interest
    could be required to be disposed of or charged;
   
iv. the creation or enforcement of any mortgage, charge or other security
    interest over the whole or any part of the business, property or assets of
    any such member;
   
v. the rights, liabilities, obligations or interests of any such member in,
    or the business of any such member with, any person, firm or body (or any
    arrangement or arrangements relating to any such interest or business)
    being terminated, adversely modified or affected;
   
vi. the value of any such member or its financial or trading position or
    prospects being prejudiced or adversely affected;
   
vii. any such member ceasing to be able to carry on business under any name
    under which it presently does so; or
   
viii. the creation of any liability, actual or contingent, by any such member,
   
and no event having occurred which, under any provision of any agreement,
arrangement, licence, permit or other instrument to which any member of the
Wider BG Group is a party or by or to which any such member or any of its
assets may be bound, entitled or subject, would or might reasonably be expected
to result in any of the events or circumstances as are referred to in
sub-paragraphs (i) to (viii) of this condition;

Certain events occurring since 31 December 2014

(q) save as Disclosed, no member of the Wider BG Group having, since 31
December 2014:

 i. save as between BG and wholly-owned subsidiaries of BG or for BG Shares
    issued under or pursuant to the exercise of options and vesting of awards
    granted under the BG Share Plans, issued, authorised or proposed the issue
    of additional shares of any class;
   
ii. save as between BG and wholly-owned subsidiaries of BG or for the grant of
    options and awards and other rights under the BG Share Plans, issued or
    agreed to issue, authorised or proposed the issue of securities convertible
    into shares of any class or rights, warrants or options to subscribe for,
    or acquire, any such shares or convertible securities;
   
iii. other than to another member of the BG Group, recommended, declared, paid
    or made any dividend or other distribution whether payable in cash or
    otherwise except for: (i) the final dividend of 14.37 cents (9.52 pence)
    per BG Share announced on 3 February 2015; (ii) an interim dividend in
    respect of the six month period up to 30 June 2015 of not more than 14.38
    cents per BG Share; and (iii) if completion of the Combination occurs after
    the record date for Shell's 2015 fourth quarter interim dividend, a further
    BG dividend in respect of 2015 of not more than 14.37 cents per BG Share;
   
iv. save for intra-BG Group transactions, merged or demerged with any body
    corporate or acquired or disposed of or transferred, mortgaged or charged
    or created any security interest over any assets or any right, title or
    interest in any asset (including shares and trade investments) or
    authorised or proposed or announced any intention to propose any merger,
    demerger, acquisition or disposal, transfer, mortgage, charge or security
    interest, in each case, other than in the ordinary course of business and,
    in each case, to the extent which is material in the context of the Wider
    BG Group taken as a whole;
   
v. save for intra-BG Group transactions, made or authorised or proposed or
    announced an intention to propose any change in its loan capital in each
    case, to the extent which is material in the context of the Wider BG Group
    taken as a whole;
   
vi. issued, authorised or proposed the issue of any debentures or (save for
    intra-BG Group transactions), save in the ordinary course of business,
    incurred or increased any indebtedness or become subject to any contingent
    liability;
   
vii. purchased, redeemed or repaid or announced any proposal to purchase,
    redeem or repay any of its own shares or other securities or reduced or,
    save in respect to the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (i) above, made
    any other change to any part of its share capital in each case, to the
    extent which is material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken as a
    whole;
   
viii. implemented, or authorised, proposed or announced its intention to
    implement, any reconstruction, amalgamation, scheme, commitment or other
    transaction or arrangement otherwise than in the ordinary course of
    business or entered into or changed the terms of any contract with any
    director or senior executive;
   
ix. entered into or varied or authorised, proposed or announced its
    intention to enter into or vary any contract, transaction or commitment
    (whether in respect of capital expenditure or otherwise) which is of a long
    term, onerous or unusual nature or magnitude or which is or could be
    materially restrictive on the businesses of any member of the Wider BG
    Group or the Wider Shell Group or which involves or is reasonably likely to
    involve an obligation of such a nature or magnitude or which is other than
    in the ordinary course of business, in each case, to the extent which is
    material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken as a whole;
   
x. (other than in respect of a member which is dormant and was solvent at
    the relevant time) taken any corporate action or had any legal proceedings
    started or threatened against it for its winding-up, dissolution or
    reorganisation or for the appointment of a receiver, administrative
    receiver, administrator, trustee or similar officer of all or any part of
    its assets or revenues or any analogous proceedings in any jurisdiction or
    had any such person appointed, in each case, to the extent which is
    material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken as a whole;
   
xi. entered into any contract, transaction or arrangement which would be
    restrictive on the business of any member of the Wider BG Group or the
    Wider Shell Group other than to a nature and extent which is normal in the
    context of the business concerned;
   
xii. waived or compromised any claim otherwise than in the ordinary course of
    business which is material in the context of the BG Group taken as a whole;
   
xiii. entered into any contract, commitment, arrangement or agreement otherwise
    than in the ordinary course of business or passed any resolution or made
    any Combination (which remains open for acceptance) with respect to or
    announced any intention to, or to propose to, effect any of the
    transactions, matters or events referred to in this condition;
   
xiv. having made or agreed or consented to any change to:
   

     1. the terms of the trust deeds constituting the pension scheme(s)
        established by any member of the Wider BG Group for its directors,
        employees or their dependents;
       
     2. the contributions payable to any such scheme(s) or to the benefits
        which accrue or to the pensions which are payable thereunder;
       
     3. the basis on which qualification for, or accrual or entitlement to,
        such benefits or pensions are calculated or determined; or
       
     4. the basis upon which the liabilities (including pensions) of such
        pension schemes are funded, valued or made,
       
in each case, to the extent which is material in the context of the Wider BG
Group taken as a whole;

xv. proposed, agreed to provide or modified the terms of any of the BG
    Share Plans or other benefit constituting a material change relating to the
    employment or termination of employment of a material category of persons
    employed by the Wider BG Group or which constitutes a material change to
    the terms or conditions of employment of any senior employee of the Wider
    BG Group, save as agreed by the Panel or by Shell; or
   
xvi. taken (or agreed or proposed to take) any action which requires, or
    would require, the consent of the Panel or the approval of BG Shareholders
    in general meeting in accordance with, or as contemplated by, Rule 21.1 of
    the City Code,
   
and, for the purposes of paragraphs (iii), (iv), (v) and (vi) of this
condition, the term "BG Group" shall mean BG and its wholly-owned subsidiaries;

No adverse change, litigation or regulatory enquiry

(r) save as Disclosed, since 31 December 2014:

 i. no adverse change or deterioration having occurred in the business, assets,
    financial or trading position or profits or prospects of any member of the
    Wider BG Group which is material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken
    as a whole;
   
ii. no litigation, arbitration proceedings, prosecution or other legal
    proceedings to which any member of the Wider BG Group is or may become a
    party (whether as a plaintiff, defendant or otherwise) and no investigation
    by any Third Party against or in respect of any member of the Wider BG
    Group having been instituted announced or threatened by or against or
    remaining outstanding in respect of any member of the Wider BG Group which
    in any such case has had or might reasonably be expected to have an adverse
    effect on the Wider BG Group taken as a whole;
   
iii. no contingent or other liability having arisen or become apparent to Shell
    which would be likely to adversely affect the Wider BG Group taken as a
    whole; and
   
iv. no steps having been taken which are likely to result in the withdrawal,
    cancellation, termination or modification of any licence held by any member
    of the Wider BG Group which is necessary for the proper carrying on of its
    business and the withdrawal, cancellation, termination or modification of
    which has had, or would reasonably be expected to have, a material adverse
    effect on the Wider BG Group taken as a whole;
   
No discovery of certain matters

(s) save as Disclosed, Shell not having discovered:

 i. that any financial, business or other information concerning the Wider BG
    Group as contained in the information publicly disclosed at any time by or
    on behalf of any member of the Wider BG Group is materially misleading,
    contains a material misrepresentation of fact or omits to state a fact
    necessary to make that information not misleading, in each case, to the
    extent which is material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken as a
    whole;
   
ii. that any member of the Wider BG Group, partnership, company or other
    entity in which any member of the Wider BG Group has a significant economic
    interest and which is not a subsidiary undertaking of BG is subject to any
    liability (contingent or otherwise) which is not disclosed in the Annual
    Report and Accounts of BG for the year ended 31 December 2014 in each case,
    to the extent which is material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken
    as a whole; or
   
iii. any information which affects the import of any information disclosed at
    any time by or on behalf of any member of the Wider BG Group and which is
    material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken as a whole;
   
(t) save as Disclosed, Shell not having discovered that:

 i. any past or present member of the Wider BG Group has failed to comply with
    any and/or all applicable legislation or regulation, of any jurisdiction
    with regard to the storage, carriage, disposal, spillage, release,
    discharge, leak or emission of any waste or hazardous substance or any
    substance likely to impair the environment or harm human health or animal
    health or otherwise relating to environmental matters or the health and
    safety of humans, or that there has otherwise been any such storage,
    carriage, disposal, spillage, release, discharge, leak or emission (whether
    or not the same constituted a non-compliance by any person with any such
    legislation or regulations, and wherever the same may have taken place) any
    of which storage, carriage, disposal, spillage, release, discharge, leak or
    emission would be likely to give rise to any liability (actual or
    contingent) on the part of any member of the Wider BG Group and which is
    material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken as a whole;
   
ii. there is, or is likely to be, for that or any other reason whatsoever, any
    liability (actual or contingent) of any past or present member of the Wider
    BG Group to make good, repair, reinstate or clean up any property or any
    controlled waters now or previously owned, occupied, operated or made use
    of or controlled by any such past or present member of the Wider BG Group,
    under any environmental legislation, regulation, notice, circular or order
    of any government, governmental, quasi-governmental, state or local
    government, supranational, statutory or other regulatory body, agency,
    court, association or any other person or body in any jurisdiction and
    which is material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken as a whole or
    the Combination;
   
iii. circumstances exist (whether as a result of the Combination or otherwise)
    which would be reasonably likely to lead to any Third Party instituting, or
    whereby any member of the Wider Shell Group or any present or past member
    of the Wider BG Group would be likely to be required to institute, an
    environmental audit or take any other steps which would in any such case be
    reasonably likely to result in any liability (whether actual or contingent)
    to improve, modify existing or install new plant, machinery or equipment or
    carry out changes in the processes currently carried out or make good,
    remediate, repair, re-instate or clean up any land or other asset currently
    or previously owned, occupied or made use of by any past or present member
    of the Wider BG Group (or on its behalf) or by any person for which a
    member of the Wider BG Group is or has been responsible, or in which any
    such member may have or previously have had or be deemed to have had an
    interest which is material in the context of the Wider BG Group taken as a
    whole or the Combination; or
   
iv. circumstances exist whereby a person or class of persons would be
    likely to have any claim or claims in respect of any product or process of
    manufacture or materials used therein currently or previously manufactured,
    sold or carried out by any past or present member of the Wider BG Group
    which claim or claims would be likely, materially and adversely, to affect
    any member of the Wider BG Group and which is material in the context of
    the BG Group taken as a whole or the Combination; and
   
Anti-corruption, sanctions and criminal property

(u) save as Disclosed, Shell not having discovered that:

 i. (a) any past or present member, director, officer or employee of the Wider
    BG Group is or has at any time engaged in any activity, practice or conduct
    which would constitute an offence under the Bribery Act 2010, the US
    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or any other applicable
    anti-corruption legislation or (b) any person that performs or has
    performed services for or on behalf of the Wider BG Group is or has at any
    time engaged in any activity, practice or conduct in connection with the
    performance of such services which would constitute an offence under the
    Bribery Act 2010, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 or any other
    applicable anti-corruption legislation; or
   
ii. any asset of any member of the Wider BG Group constitutes criminal property
    as defined by section 340(3) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (but
    disregarding paragraph (b) of that definition); or
   
iii. any past or present member, director, officer or employee of the BG Group,
    or any other person for whom any such person may be liable or responsible,
    has engaged in any business with, made any investments in, made any funds
    or assets available to or received any funds or assets from: (a) any
    government, entity or individual in respect of which US or European Union
    persons, or persons operating in those territories, are prohibited from
    engaging in activities or doing business, or from receiving or making
    available funds or economic resources, by US or European Union laws or
    regulations, including the economic sanctions administered by the United
    States Office of Foreign Assets Control, or HM Treasury & Customs; or (b)
    any government, entity or individual targeted by any of the economic
    sanctions of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union or
    any of its member states; or
   
iv. no member of the BG Group being engaged in any transaction which would
    cause Shell to be in breach of any law or regulation upon its acquisition
    of BG, including the economic sanctions of the United States Office of
    Foreign Assets Control, or HM Treasury & Customers, or any government,
    entity or individual targeted by any of the economic sanctions of the
    United Nations, the United States, the European Union or any of its member
    states.
   
For the purposes of these Conditions the "Wider BG Group" means BG and its
subsidiary undertakings, associated undertakings and any other undertaking in
which BG and/or such undertakings (aggregating their interests) have a
significant interest and the "Wider Shell Group" means Shell and its subsidiary
undertakings, associated undertakings and any other undertaking in which Shell
and/or such undertakings (aggregating their interests) have a significant
interest and for these purposes "subsidiary undertaking" and "undertaking" have
the meanings given by the Companies Act 2006, "associated undertaking" has the
meaning given by paragraph 19 of Schedule 6 to the Large and Medium-sized
Companies and Groups (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008 other than
paragraph 19(1)(b) of Schedule 6 to those Regulations which shall be excluded
for this purpose, and "significant interest" means a direct or indirect
interest in 20% or more of the equity share capital (as defined in the
Companies Act 2006).

Part B: Waiver and Invocation of the Pre-Conditions and Conditions

Shell reserves the right to waive, in whole or in part, all or any of the
Pre-Conditions in Appendix 1 of this Announcement or the Conditions in Part A
above, except for Conditions (a) (Scheme approval), (l) (Shell Shareholder
approval), (m) (UK listing), (n) (Euronext Amsterdam listing) and (o) (SEC
registration), which cannot be waived.

Conditions (l) (Shell Shareholder approval), (m) (UK listing), (n) (Euronext
Amsterdam listing) and (o) (SEC registration), must be fulfilled by, and the
Pre-Conditions and Conditions (b) to (k) (inclusive) and (p) to (u) (inclusive)
fulfilled or waived by, no later than 11.59pm on the date immediately preceding
the date of the Scheme Court Hearing, failing which the Scheme will lapse.
Shell shall be under no obligation to waive or treat as satisfied any of the
Pre-Conditions or Conditions which are capable of waiver by a date earlier than
the latest date specified above for the fulfilment or waiver thereof,
notwithstanding that the other Pre-Conditions or Conditions to the Combination
may at such earlier date have been waived or fulfilled and that there are at
such earlier date no circumstances indicating that any of such Pre-Conditions
or Conditions may not be capable of fulfilment.

If Shell is required by the Panel to make an offer for BG Shares under the
provisions of Rule 9 of the City Code, Shell may make such alterations to any
of the above Conditions as are necessary to comply with the provisions of that
Rule.

If the Pre-Condition set out in paragraph (a) (European Commission clearance)
of Appendix 1 is waived, the Scheme or Offer (as applicable) will lapse if: (i)
after the point at which the Pre-Condition is waived, the European Commission
either initiates Phase 2 proceedings in respect of the Combination before the
Court Meeting and the BG General Meeting; or (ii) it makes a referral to a
competent authority of the United Kingdom under Article 9(1) of the Regulation
and, after the point at which the Pre-Condition is waived, the CMA then
initiates a Phase 2 reference in respect of the Combination.

Part C: Implementation by way of Offer

Shell reserves the right (with the consent of the Panel) to implement the
Combination by way of an Offer: (i) with the consent of the BG Board; (ii) if a
third party announces a firm intention to make an offer for BG which is
recommended by the BG Board; or (iii) if the BG Board otherwise withdraws its
recommendation of the Combination. If the Combination is implemented by way of
an Offer, the consent of the Dutch Revenue Service to the issue of Shell B
Shares described in paragraph 13 would cease to be in force and the share
component of the Consideration would comprise Shell A Shares only. BG
Shareholders would in such circumstances (if Shell is permitted to exercise its
right to implement the Combination by way of an Offer) be entitled to receive
383 pence in cash and 0.4454 Shell A shares per BG share. In such event, such
Offer will be implemented on the same terms, so far as applicable, as those
which would apply to the Scheme, subject to appropriate amendments to reflect
the change in method of effecting the Combination, including: (a) the offer of
Shell A Shares alone in respect of the share component of the Consideration (as
described in paragraph 13 of this Announcement); and (b) (without limitation
and subject to the consent of the Panel) an acceptance condition that is set at
90% (or such lesser percentage, as Shell may, in accordance with the provisions
of the Co-operation Agreement, decide) (i) in nominal value of the shares to
which such Offer relates; and (ii) of the voting rights attached to those
shares, and that is subject to Shell and/or (with the consent of the Panel) any
members of the Shell Group having acquired or agreed to acquire, whether
pursuant to the Combination or otherwise, shares carrying more than 50% of the
voting rights normally exercisable at a general meeting of BG, including, for
this purpose, any such voting rights attaching to BG Shares that are
unconditionally allotted or issued before the Offer becomes or is declared
unconditional as to acceptances, whether pursuant to the exercise of any
outstanding subscription or conversion rights or otherwise.

Part D: Certain further terms of the Combination

The availability of the Combination to persons not resident in the United
Kingdom may be affected by the laws of the relevant jurisdictions. Persons who
are not resident in the United Kingdom should inform themselves about and
observe any applicable requirements.

The Combination will be governed by English law and be subject to the
jurisdiction of the English courts, to the conditions set out below and in the
formal Scheme Document and related form of election. The Combination will
comply with the applicable rules and regulations of the FCA and the London
Stock Exchange and the City Code.

Each of the Conditions shall be regarded as a separate Condition and shall not
be limited by reference to any other Condition.

Fractions of New Shell Shares will not be allotted to BG Shareholders but will
be aggregated and sold as soon as practicable after the Scheme becomes
effective. The net proceeds of such sale will then be paid in cash to the
relevant BG Shareholders in accordance with their fractional entitlements.
Individual entitlements, however, to amounts of less than £5 will not be paid
but will be retained for the benefit of Shell.

The New Shell Shares, which will be issued in connection with the Combination,
have not been and will not be registered under any of the relevant securities
laws of Canada, Japan or Australia and no regulatory clearance in respect of
the New Shell Shares has been, or will be, applied for in any jurisdiction
other than the UK, the Netherlands and, if applicable, the US. The New Shell
Shares may not be offered, sold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in
Canada, Japan or Australia except pursuant to exemptions from applicable
requirements of any such jurisdiction.

The New Shell Shares will be issued credited as fully paid and will rank pari
passu in all respects with Shell shares in issue at the time the New Shell
Shares are issued pursuant to the Combination, including the right to receive
and retain dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid by
reference to a record date falling after the Effective Date. Applications will
be made to the UK Listing Authority for the New Shell Shares to be admitted to
the Official List with a premium listing and to the London Stock Exchange for
the New Shell Shares to be admitted to trading. Application will also be made
for admission to listing and trading of the New Shell Shares on Euronext
Amsterdam.

BG Shares which will be acquired under the Combination will be acquired fully
paid and free from all liens, equities, charges, encumbrances, options, rights
of pre-emption and any other third party rights and interests of any nature and
together with all rights now or hereafter attaching or accruing to them,
including voting rights and the right to receive and retain in full all
dividends and other distributions (if any) declared, made or paid on or after
the date of this Announcement other than (i) the final dividend in respect of
the year ended 31 December 2014 of 14.37 cents (9.52 pence) per BG Share which
has already been announced by BG; (ii) any interim dividend in respect of the
six month period up to 30 June 2015 of not more than 14.38 cents per BG Share;
and (iii) if completion of the Combination occurs after the record date for
Shell's 2015 fourth quarter interim dividend, a further BG dividend in respect
of 2015 of not more than 14.37 cents per BG Share to which BG Shareholders
would be entitled.

If any BG dividend, distribution or return of value is declared, announced,
made or paid at any time in excess of those described above, Shell reserves the
right to reduce the value implied under the terms of the Combination at such
date by an amount equal to the excess amount (based on the $/£ exchange rate at
the time of such declaration, announcement, making or payment). In such
circumstances, to the extent possible, the cash component of the Consideration
would be reduced by the amount of such excess.

                                  APPENDIX 3                                   

                SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND BASES OF CALCULATION                

In this Announcement:

1. All references to BG Shares are to BG ordinary shares of 10 pence each,
references to Shell A Shares are to Shell A ordinary shares of €0.07 each and
to Shell B Shares are to Shell B ordinary shares of €0.07 each.

2. The aggregate value of the cash component of the Consideration of £13.2
billion is calculated by multiplying the offered amount of 383 pence in cash
per BG Share by BG's fully diluted share capital (as referred to in paragraph 6
below).

3. The aggregate value of the share component of the Consideration of £33.8
billion is calculated by multiplying the number of Shell B Shares to be issued
under the terms of the Combination (as referred to in paragraph 7(B) below) by
the price per Shell B Share of 2,208.5 pence (being the Closing Price on 7
April 2015, the last Business Day prior to the date of this Announcement).

4. The value attributed to the entire existing issued and to be issued share
capital of BG under the terms of the Combination of £47.0 billion is the sum of
the aggregate value of the cash component and the aggregate value of the share
component of the Consideration (as referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 above
respectively).

5. The percentage of the share capital of the Combined Group that will be owned
by BG Shareholders of 19% is calculated by dividing the number of Shell B
Shares to be issued under the terms of the Combination referred to in paragraph
7(B) below by the issued share capital of the Combined Group (as set out in
paragraph 7 below) and multiplying the resulting sum by 100 to produce a
percentage.

6. The fully diluted share capital of BG of 3,439,117,047 BG Shares is
calculated on the basis of:

(A) BG's issued share capital as at the close of business on 7 April 2015
(being the last Business Day prior to the date of this Announcement) of
3,414,440,911 BG Shares (excluding 206,948,325 treasury shares); and

(B) 24,676,136 BG Shares which may be issued on or after the date of this
Announcement on the exercise of options or vesting of awards under the BG Share
Plans, as at the close of business on 7 April 2015 (being the last Business Day
prior to the date of this Announcement), but excluding any vestings, exercises
and lapses under the BG Share Plans since 31 December 2014.

7. The share capital of the Combined Group (being 7,866,778,228) has been
calculated as the sum of:

(A) a total number of 6,334,995,495 Shell Shares, being the sum of
3,894,584,881 Shell A Shares and 2,440,410,614 Shell B Shares in issue (as at
the close of business on 7 April 2015, the last Business Day prior to the date
of this Announcement); and

(B) 1,531,782,733 Shell B Shares which would be issued under the terms of the
Combination (being 0.4454 Shell B Shares to be issued per BG Share multiplied
by the fully diluted share capital of BG as referred to in paragraph 6 above).

On the date of this Announcement Shell holds no ordinary shares in treasury.

8. Unless otherwise stated, all prices quoted for Shell and BG Shares have been
derived from the Daily Official List of the London Stock Exchange and represent
closing middle market prices on the relevant date.

9. The premium calculations to the price per BG Share have been calculated by
reference to the 90 trading day volume weighted average price of a Shell B
Share of 2,170.3 pence and of a BG Share of 890.4 pence, and the Closing Price
of a Shell B Share of 2,208.5 pence and of a BG Share of 910.4 pence, as of 7
April 2015 (being the last Business Day prior to the date of this
Announcement).

10. The 90 trading day volume weighted average prices of a Shell B Share and of
a BG Share as of 7 April 2015 are derived from data provided by Bloomberg and
refer to trading on the London Stock Exchange only.

11. Unless otherwise stated:

(A) historic financial information relating to Shell has been extracted or
derived (without material adjustment) from the audited financial statements of
Shell contained in Shell's Annual Report and Accounts and Form 20-F for the
financial year ended 31 December 2014 or from Shell's management sources; and

(B) historic financial information relating to BG has been extracted or derived
(without material adjustment) from the audited financial statements of BG
contained in BG's Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31
December 2014.

12. The synergy numbers are unaudited and are based on analysis by Shell's
management and on Shell's internal records. Further information underlying the
Quantified Financial Benefits Statement contained in paragraph 6 of this
Announcement is provided in Appendix 5.

13. The timing expectations set out in this Announcement assume that the
Combination would be completed in early 2016.

14. Information relating to oil and gas production has been extracted from
Shell's Annual Report and Accounts and Form 20-F for the financial year ended
31 December 2014 and from Shell management information (in the case of
information relating to Shell) and from BG's Annual Report and Accounts for the
financial year ended 31 December 2014 (in the case of information relating to
BG). Forward looking production estimates have been compiled by Shell
management.

15. The information relating to Shell's proved reserves has been extracted from
Shell's Annual Report and Accounts and Form 20-F for the financial year ended
31 December 2014 and the information relating to BG's proved reserves has been
extracted from BG's Annual Report and Accounts for the financial year ended 31
December 2014. Shell's proved reserves estimates are calculated pursuant to SEC
Rules; BG adopts the reserves definitions and guidelines consistent with the
Petroleum Resources Management System published by the Society of Petroleum
Engineers. If the Combination is completed, the reserves of the Combined Group
will be determined and reported on an SEC basis. Accordingly, the reported
reserves will likely differ from the estimates provided for the Combined Group
and such differences could be material.

16. For the purpose of this announcement, Shell defines return on average
capital employed as income for the relevant period on a clean current cost of
supply ("CCS") basis as a percentage of the average capital employed for the
period. Forward looking assessments of the impact of the Combination on Shell's
return on average capital employed have been compiled by Shell management.

17. Shell's forward looking estimates of cash flow from operations by around
2020 have been compiled by Shell management and assume $90/bbl Brent oil prices
(on a 2014 real terms basis).

18. Shell management's assessment of the timing and size of share buybacks is
subject to progress with debt reduction and oil prices recovering towards the
middle of Shell's long term planning range of $70-$90-$110 per barrel.

19. Where amounts are shown in both US dollars and sterling in this
Announcement, an exchange rate of £1.00/US$1.4857 has been used, which was
derived from data provided by Bloomberg as at 4.30 p.m. London Time on 7 April
2015 (being the last Business Day prior to the date of this Announcement).

20. Certain figures included in this Announcement have been subject to rounding
adjustments.

                                  APPENDIX 4                                   

                      DETAILS OF IRREVOCABLE UNDERTAKINGS                      

Name of BG Director       Number of BG Shares        Percentage of BG issued  
                                                     share capital (excluding 
                                                         treasury shares)     
                                                                              
Andrew Gould                       65,000                    0.001904         
                                                                              
Helge Lund                         16,771                    0.000491         
                                                                              
Simon Lowth                        28,913                    0.000847         
                                                                              
Sir John Hood                       8,795                    0.000258         
                                                                              
Vivienne Cox                        4,557                    0.000133         
                                                                              
Pam Daley                          32,000                    0.000937         
                                                                              
Martin Ferguson                      57                      0.000002         
                                                                              
Baroness Hogg                      18,466                    0.000541         
                                                                              
Caio Koch-Weser                     3,600                    0.000105         
                                                                              
Lim Haw Kuang                       5,087                    0.000149         
                                                                              
Sir David Manning                   3,412                    0.000100         
                                                                              
Mark Seligman                      22,126                    0.000648         
                                                                              
Patrick Thomas                      8,780                    0.000257         
                                                                              
TOTAL                              217,564                   0.006372         

                                  APPENDIX 5                                   

                    QUANTIFIED FINANCIAL BENEFITS STATEMENT                    

                                    Part A                                     

Paragraph 6 of this Announcement (Synergy potential of the Combination)
contains statements of estimated cost savings and synergies arising from the
Combination (together, the "Quantified Financial Benefits Statement").

A copy of the Quantified Financial Benefits Statement is set out below:

"Shell and BG have a good portfolio and country fit which offer synergy
potential in a number of areas.

Shell is confident that, as a direct result of the Combination, the Combined
Group could generate attractive synergies and create additional shareholder
value. Shell has identified pre-tax synergies that are expected to reach $2.5
billion per annum in 2018, comprising $1 billion of operating cost savings and
a $1.5 billion reduction in exploration expenditure. As reported below, Shell
is also confident of realising additional synergies that cannot be quantified
for reporting under the City Code at this time.

The potential sources of quantified cost savings, which are in addition to
savings previously targeted by Shell and BG separately, include savings from:

  * corporate, administrative, organisational and IT operational efficiencies;
   
  * efficiencies in marketing and shipping costs;
   
  * efficiencies in operated procurement spend; and
   
  * the reduction in exploration expenditure enabled by high-grading and
    optimisation of the combined exploration portfolio.
   
These savings would be incremental to any savings already planned by Shell.

The cost savings referred to in the first two bullets above are expected to be
recurring.

Shell estimates that the implementation of the operating cost savings would
give rise to one-off costs of approximately $980 million incurred in the first
three years post completion to the end of 2018, of which approximately 65%
would be incurred in 2016 and 30% in 2017. No material costs are expected to
arise in relation to the implementation of the reduction in exploration
expenditure."

In identifying these synergies, the Shell Directors have formulated the
following bases of belief:

  * Corporate, administrative, organisational and IT operational efficiencies:
    $870 million from the de-duplication of overlapping back office and
    business support functions, the elimination of overlapping support costs,
    office consolidation, the migration of BG onto Shell IT systems, and
    removal of duplicative corporate costs;
   
  * Efficiencies in operated procurement spend ($90 million), and marketing and
    shipping costs ($50 million): $140 million from economies of scale in
    addressable operating, capital and raw material cost areas and optimisation
    of shipping and marketing; and
   
  * Reduction in exploration expenditure: $1.5 billion from the reduction in
    exploration expenditure enabled by high-grading and optimisation of the
    combined exploration portfolio.
   
The Shell Directors expect that these synergies would be delivered
progressively, and anticipate that 50% on a run rate basis would be achieved by
the end of 2016, 80% by the end of 2017, and the full run-rate in 2018.

Aside from the one-off costs referred to in the statement above, the Shell
Directors do not expect any material dis-synergies to arise in connection with
the Combination.

Bases of belief

In preparing the Quantified Financial Benefits Statement, BG has provided Shell
with certain operating and financial information to facilitate a detailed
analysis in support of evaluating the potential synergies available from the
Combination. In circumstances where data has been limited for commercial or
other reasons, the team has made estimates and assumptions to aid its
development of individual synergy initiatives.

The cost base used as the basis for the quantified exercise is that contained
in BG's 2014 Annual Report and Accounts.

The assessment and quantification of the potential synergies have in turn been
informed by Shell management's industry experience as well as their experience
of executing and integrating past acquisitions.

In arriving at the estimate of synergies set out in this Announcement,
following discussions with BG, the Shell Directors made the following
operational assumptions:

  * as regards headcount, Shell has assumed salary levels proportional to
    Shell's own salaries by grade, aligned to BG reported employee expenditure;
   
  * as regards IT costs, Shell anticipates transitioning BG support function
    activities (such as Finance, HR etc.) onto Shell's existing systems and
    legacy BG support function systems will cease to be used. Project IT,
    infrastructure and certain enterprise resource planning systems are assumed
    to be at least partially integrated into Shell;
   
  * as regards synergies targeting procurement expenditure for operating
    assets, these are based on scale reductions in operating and capital
    expenditure forecasts informed by third party analysts data;
   
  * as regards synergies targeting shipping and marketing, these are based on
    scale efficiencies across global marketing and shipping operations of the
    Combined Group; and
   
  * the targeted operating cost savings synergies assume inflation at 2% per
    annum; exploration expenditure savings do not include inflation.
   
The Shell Directors have, in addition, assumed that:

  * the Combination will be completed in the first quarter of 2016 for these
    purposes;
   
  * following completion of the transaction, Shell will own 100% of the
    ordinary share capital of BG;
   
  * there will be no significant impact on the underlying operations of either
    company or their ability to continue to conduct their businesses;
   
  * there will be no material change to macroeconomic, political or legal
    conditions in the markets or regions in which Shell and BG operate that
    materially impact on the implementation or costs to achieve the proposed
    cost savings;
   
  * there will be no material change in current foreign exchange rates; and
   
  * there will be no change in tax legislation or tax rates in the countries in
    which Shell and BG operate that could materially impact the ability to
    achieve any benefits.
   
The Shell Directors consider that the expected benefits will accrue as a direct
result of the Combination and could not be achieved independently of the
Combination.

Reports

As required by Rule 28.1(a) of the City Code, Deloitte LLP, as reporting
accountants to Shell, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, financial adviser to
Shell, have provided the opinions required under that Rule. Each of Deloitte
LLP and Bank of America Merrill Lynch has given and has not withdrawn its
consent to the publication of its report in the form and context in which it is
included.

Notes:

1. The statements of estimated synergies relate to future actions and
circumstances which, by their nature, involve risks, uncertainties and
contingencies. As a result, the synergies referred to may not be achieved, or
may be achieved later or sooner than estimated, or those achieved could be
materially different from those estimated.

2. Due to the scale of the Combined Group, there may be additional changes to
the Combined Group's operations. As a result, and given the fact that the
changes relate to the future, the resulting synergies may be materially greater
or less than those estimated.

3. No statement should be construed as a profit forecast or interpreted to mean
that the combined group's earnings in the first full year following
implementation of the Combination, or in any subsequent period, would
necessarily match or be greater than or be less than those of Shell and/or BG
for the relevant preceding financial period or any other period.

                                    Part B                                     

                           Report from Deloitte LLP                            

The Directors
on behalf of Royal Dutch Shell plc
Carel van Bylandtlaan 16
2596 HR The Hague
Netherlands

Merrill Lynch International
Merrill Lynch Financial Centre
2 King Edward Street
London EC1A 1HQ

8 April 2015

Dear Sirs

FIRM INTENTION TO MAKE AN OFFER FOR BG Group PLC (THE "TARGET") BY ROYAL DUTCH
SHELL PLC ("SHELL")

We report on the statement made by the directors of Shell (the "Directors") of
synergy benefits set out in Part A of Appendix 5 to the announcement (the "
Announcement") issued by Shell (the "Quantified Financial Benefits Statement"
or "the Statement"). The Statement has been made in the context of the
disclosures within Part A of Appendix 5 setting out, inter alia, the basis of
the Directors' belief (identifying the principal assumptions and sources of
information) supporting the Statement and their analysis, explanation and
quantification of the constituent elements.

Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the Directors to prepare the Statement in
accordance with Rule 28 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "City 
Code").

It is our responsibility to form our opinion, as required by Rule 28.1(a) of
the City Code, as to whether the Statement has been properly compiled on the
basis stated.

This report is given solely for the purposes of complying with Rule 28.1(a)(i)
of the City Code and for no other purpose. Therefore to the fullest extent
permitted by law we do not assume any other responsibility to any person for
any loss suffered by any such person as a result of, arising out of, or in
connection with this report or our statement consenting to its inclusion in the
Announcement, which are required by Rule 28.1(a)(i) and Rule 23.3 of the City
Code respectively.

Basis of opinion

We conducted our work in accordance with the Standards for Investment Reporting
issued by the Auditing Practices Board in the United Kingdom.

Our work included considering whether the Statement has been accurately
computed based upon the disclosed bases of belief (including the principal
assumptions). Whilst the bases of belief (and the principal assumptions) upon
which the Statement is based are solely the responsibility of the Directors, we
considered whether anything came to our attention to indicate that any of the
bases of belief (or principal assumptions) adopted by the Directors which, in
our opinion, are necessary for a proper understanding of the Statement have not
been disclosed or if any basis of belief (or principal assumption) made by the
Directors appears to us to be unrealistic. Our work did not involve any
independent examination of any of the financial or other information underlying
the Statement.

We planned and performed our work so as to obtain the information and
explanations we considered necessary in order to provide us with reasonable
assurance that the Quantified Financial Benefits Statement has been properly
compiled on the basis stated.

Since the Statement (and the principal assumptions on which it is based)
relates to the future, the actual synergy benefits achieved are likely to be
different from those anticipated in the Statement and the differences may be
material. Accordingly, we can express no opinion as to the achievability of the
synergy benefits identified by the Directors in the Statement.

Our work has not been carried out in accordance with auditing or other
standards and practices generally accepted in jurisdictions outside the United
Kingdom, including the United States of America, and accordingly should not be
relied upon as if it had been carried out in accordance with those standards
and practices. We therefore accept no responsibility and deny any liability to
any person using this report in connection with an offering of securities who
makes a claim on the basis they had acted in reliance on the protections
afforded by United States of America law and regulation.

Opinion

In our opinion, based on the foregoing, the Quantified Financial Benefits
Statement has been properly compiled on the basis stated.

Yours faithfully

Deloitte LLP
Chartered Accountants

Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales
with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 2 New Street
Square, London EC4A 3BZ, United Kingdom. Deloitte LLP is the United Kingdom
member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited ("DTTL"), a UK private company
limited by guarantee, whose member firms are legally separate and independent
entities. Please see www.deloitte.co.uk/about for a detailed description of the
legal structure of DTTL and its member firms.

                                    Part C                                     

                    Report from Merrill Lynch International                    

The Board of Directors
Carel van Bylandtlaan 16
2596 HR The Hague
Netherlands

8 April 2015

Dear Sirs,

Firm intention to make an offer for BG Group plc by Royal Dutch Shell plc ("
Shell")

We refer to the Quantified Financial Benefits Statement, the bases of belief
thereof and the notes thereto (together, the "Statement") as set out in Part A
of Appendix 5 of this Announcement, for which the Board of Directors of Shell
(the "Directors") are solely responsible under Rule 28 of the City Code on
Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code").

We have discussed the Statement (including the assumptions and sources of
information referred to therein), with the Directors and those officers and
employees of Shell who developed the underlying plans. The Statement is subject
to uncertainty as described in this Announcement and our work did not involve
an independent examination of any of the financial or other information
underlying the Statement.

We have relied upon the accuracy and completeness of all the financial and
other information provided to us by, or on behalf of, Shell, or otherwise
discussed with or reviewed by us, and we have assumed such accuracy and
completeness for the purposes of providing this letter.

We do not express any opinion as to the achievability of the quantified
financial benefits identified by the Directors.

We have also reviewed the work carried out by Deloitte LLP and have discussed
with them the opinion set out in Part B of Appendix 5 of this Announcement
addressed to yourselves and ourselves on this matter.

This letter is provided to you solely in connection with Rule 28.1(a)(ii) of
the Code and for no other purpose. We accept no responsibility to Shell or its
shareholders or any person other than the Directors in respect of the contents
of this letter; no person other than the Directors can rely on the contents of
this letter, and to the fullest extent permitted by law, we exclude all
liability (whether in contract, tort or otherwise) to any other person, in
respect of this letter, its results, or the work undertaken in connection with
this letter, or any of the results that can be derived from this letter or any
written or oral information provided in connection with this letter, and any
such liability is expressly disclaimed except to the extent that such liability
cannot be excluded by law.

On the basis of the foregoing, we consider that the Statement, for which you as
the Directors are solely responsible, has been prepared with due care and
consideration.

Yours faithfully,

Merrill Lynch International

                                  APPENDIX 6                                   

                                  DEFINITIONS                                  

"ACCC"                            Australian Competition and Consumer          
                                  Commission                                   
                                                                               
"Announcement"                    this Announcement made pursuant to Rule 2.7  
                                  of the City Code                             
                                                                               
"Anti-Monopoly Law"               the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People's        
                                  Republic of China                            
                                                                               
"Authorisations"                  for the purposes of the Conditions, means    
                                  authorisations, orders, grants, recognitions,
                                  determinations, confirmations, consents,     
                                  licences, clearances, permissions, exemptions
                                  and approvals                                
                                                                               
"Bank of America Merrill Lynch"   Merrill Lynch International, a subsidiary of 
                                  Bank of America Corporation                  
                                                                               
"BG"                              BG Group plc, incorporated in England and    
                                  Wales with registered number 03690065        
                                                                               
"BG ADRs"                         American Depositary Receipts, each evidencing
                                  a BG American Depositary Share, which        
                                  represents one BG Share                      
                                                                               
"BG Board"                        the BG Directors collectively                
                                                                               
"BG Depositary"                   the depositary from time to time for the BG  
                                  ADRs pursuant to a deposit agreement between 
                                  it, BG and the holders and beneficial owners 
                                  of BG ADRs                                   
                                                                               
"BG Directors"                    the directors of BG as at the date of this   
                                  Announcement or, where the context so        
                                  requires, the directors of BG from time to   
                                  time                                         
                                                                               
"BG General Meeting"              the general meeting of BG Shareholders to be 
                                  convened to consider and if thought fit pass,
                                  inter alia, a special resolution in relation 
                                  to the Combination                           
                                                                               
"BG Group"                        BG and its Subsidiaries and subsidiary       
                                  undertakings                                 
                                                                               
"BG Meetings"                     the Court Meeting and the BG General Meeting 
                                                                               
"BG Shareholders"                 the holders of BG Shares                     
                                                                               
"BG Share Plans"                  the BG Long-Term Incentive Plan 2008         
                                  (including the BG Deferred Bonus Plan 2008   
                                  and the BG Voluntary Bonus Deferral Plan),   
                                  the BG Sharesave Plan 2008, the BG Company   
                                  Share Option Scheme, the BG Share Award Plan,
                                  the BG Share Incentive Plan 2008 and the BG  
                                  Global Partnership Plan                      
                                                                               
"BG Shares"                       BG ordinary shares of 10 pence each          
                                                                               
"boe(pd)"                         barrels of oil equivalent (per day)          
                                                                               
"Break Payment Event"             as defined in paragraph 17 of this           
                                  Announcement                                 
                                                                               
"Business Day"                    a day (other than a Saturday, Sunday, public 
                                  or bank holiday) on which banks are generally
                                  open for business in London, other than      
                                  solely for trading and settlement in Euro    
                                                                               
"CADE"                            Brazil's Council for Economic Defence        
                                                                               
"CCS"                             current cost of supply                       
                                                                               
"Circular"                        the circular to be sent by Shell to Shell    
                                  Shareholders summarising the background to   
                                  and reasons for the Combination which will   
                                  include a notice convening the Shell General 
                                  Meeting                                      
                                                                               
"City Code"                       the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers       
                                                                               
"Closing Price"                   the closing middle market quotations of a    
                                  share derived from the Daily Official List of
                                  the London Stock Exchange                    
                                                                               
"CMA"                             UK Competition and Markets Authority         
                                                                               
"Combination"                     the proposed acquisition of the entire issued
                                  and to be issued share capital of BG by      
                                  Shell, to be effected by the Scheme as       
                                  described in this document (or by the Offer  
                                  under certain circumstances described in this
                                  document)                                    
                                                                               
"Combined Group"                  the enlarged group following the Combination,
                                  comprising the Shell Group and the BG Group  
                                                                               
"Conditions"                      the conditions to the implementation of the  
                                  Combination set out in Part A of Appendix 2  
                                  to this Announcement and to be set out in the
                                  Scheme Document                              
                                                                               
"Consideration"                   the consideration payable to BG Shareholders 
                                  in connection with the Combination comprising
                                  a cash component of 383 pence per BG Share   
                                  and a share component of 0.4454 New Shell    
                                  Shares per BG Share                          
                                                                               
"Co-operation Agreement"          the agreement dated 8 April 2015 between     
                                  Shell and BG and relating, among other       
                                  things, to the implementation of the         
                                  Combination                                  
                                                                               
"Court"                           the High Court of Justice in England and     
                                  Wales                                        
                                                                               
"Court Meeting"                   the meeting of the BG Shareholders to be     
                                  convened by order of the Court pursuant to   
                                  section 896 of the Companies Act 2006 for the
                                  purpose of considering and, if thought fit,  
                                  approving the Scheme (with or without        
                                  amendment) and any adjournment, postponement 
                                  or reconvention thereof                      
                                                                               
"CREST"                           the relevant system (as defined in the       
                                  Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001   
                                  (SI 2001/3755)) in respect of which Euroclear
                                  UK & Ireland Limited is the Operator (as     
                                  defined in the Regulations)                  
                                                                               
"Deloitte LLP"                    Deloitte LLP, the United Kingdom member firm 
                                  of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK    
                                  private company limited by guarantee, whose  
                                  member firms are legally separate and        
                                  independent entities                         
                                                                               
"Disclosed"                       the information fairly disclosed by, or on   
                                  behalf of BG: (i) in the Annual Report and   
                                  Accounts of the BG Group for the financial   
                                  year ended 31 December 2014; (ii) in this    
                                  Announcement; (iii) in any other public      
                                  announcement made by BG in accordance with   
                                  the Listing Rules, Disclosure Rules or       
                                  Transparency Rules after 31 December 2014; or
                                  (iv) as disclosed in writing prior to the    
                                  date of this Announcement by or on behalf of 
                                  BG to Shell (or its respective officers,     
                                  employees, agents or advisers in their       
                                  capacity as such)                            
                                                                               
"Dutch Revenue Service"           the Dutch Revenue Service (Belastingdienst), 
                                  a unit governed by the Dutch Ministry of     
                                  Finance (Ministerie van Financiën) competent 
                                  to impose and collect Dutch income tax       
                                  (inkomstenbelasting), Dutch corporate income 
                                  tax (vennootschapsbelasting) and             
                                  miscellaneous other Dutch taxes              
                                                                               
"Effective Date"                  the date on which:                           
                                                                               
                                  (a) the Scheme becomes effective in          
                                  accordance with its terms; or                
                                                                               
                                  (b) if Shell elects to implement the         
                                  Combination by way of an Offer, the date the 
                                  Offer becomes or is declared unconditional in
                                  all respects                                 
                                                                               
"EFTA"                            the European Free Trade Association          
                                                                               
"EU" or "European Union"          an economic and political union of 28 member 
                                  states which are located primarily in Europe 
                                                                               
"Euronext Amsterdam"              Euronext in Amsterdam, a regulated market of 
                                  Euronext Amsterdam N.V.                      
                                                                               
"FATA"                            the Australian Foreign Acquisitions and      
                                  Takeovers Act 1975 (Cth)                     
                                                                               
"FCA"                             the Financial Conduct Authority              
                                                                               
"kboe(pd)"                        thousand barrels of oil equivalent (per day) 
                                                                               
"Listing Rules"                   the rules and regulations made by the FCA    
                                  pursuant to Part 6 of the Financial Services 
                                  and Markets Act 2000 and contained in the    
                                  FCA's publication of the same name           
                                                                               
"LNG"                             liquefied natural gas                        
                                                                               
"London Stock Exchange"           London Stock Exchange plc                    
                                                                               
"Long Stop Date"                  31 July 2016 or such later date as may be    
                                  agreed in writing by BG and Shell (with the  
                                  Panel's consent and as the Court may approve 
                                  (if such approval is required))              
                                                                               
"mboe"                            million barrels of oil equivalent            
                                                                               
"Mix and Match Facility"          the mix and match facility under which BG    
                                  Shareholders may, subject to countervailing  
                                  elections made by other BG Shareholders,     
                                  elect to vary the proportion of New Shell    
                                  Shares and cash received under the terms of  
                                  the Combination                              
                                                                               
"MOFCOM"                          the Ministry of Commerce of the People's     
                                  Republic of China                            
                                                                               
"mtpa"                            million tonnes per annum                     
                                                                               
"New Shell Shares"                the Shell B Shares to be issued and, subject 
                                  to a valid election to that effect by a BG   
                                  Shareholder (or if it is no longer possible  
                                  to issue Shell B Shares and subject to       
                                  paragraphs 13, 17 and 27 of this Announcement
                                  and the provisions of the Co-operation       
                                  Agreement) the Shell A Shares to be issued   
                                  pursuant to the Combination                  
                                                                               
"Offer"                           should the Combination be implemented by way 
                                  of a takeover offer as defined in Chapter 3  
                                  of Part 28 of the Companies Act 2006 in the  
                                  circumstances described in this Announcement,
                                  the offer to be made by or on behalf of Shell
                                  to acquire the entire issued and to be issued
                                  share capital of BG and, where the context   
                                  admits, any subsequent revision, variation,  
                                  extension or renewal of such offer           
                                                                               
"Offer Document"                  should the Combination be implemented by     
                                  means of the Offer, the document to be sent  
                                  to BG Shareholders which will contain, inter 
                                  alia, the terms and conditions of the Offer  
                                                                               
"Offer Period"                    the period commencing on 7 April 2015 and    
                                  ending on: (i) the earlier of the date on    
                                  which the Scheme becomes effective and/or the
                                  date on which the Scheme lapses or is        
                                  withdrawn (or such other date as the Panel   
                                  may decide); or (ii) the earlier of the date 
                                  on which the Offer has become or has been    
                                  declared unconditional as to acceptances and/
                                  or the date on which the Offer lapses or is  
                                  withdrawn (or such other date as the Panel   
                                  may decide), in each case other than where   
                                  such lapsing or withdrawal is a result of    
                                  Shell exercising its right to implement the  
                                  Combination by way of an Offer or a Scheme   
                                  (as appropriate)                             
                                                                               
"Official List"                   the official list maintained by the UK       
                                  Listing Authority                            
                                                                               
"Opening Position Disclosure"     an announcement containing details of        
                                  interests or short positions in, or rights to
                                  subscribe for, any relevant securities of a  
                                  party to the offer if the person concerned   
                                  has such a position                          
                                                                               
"Overseas Shareholders"           Scheme Shareholders who are resident in,     
                                  ordinarily resident in, or citizens of,      
                                  jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom     
                                                                               
"Panel"                           the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers           
                                                                               
"Pre-Conditions"                  the pre-conditions to the Combination, as set
                                  out in Appendix 1 to this Announcement       
                                                                               
"PRMS"                            Petroleum Resources Management System        
                                                                               
"Prospectus"                      the prospectus document to be published by   
                                  Shell at the same time as the Scheme Document
                                  in respect of the New Shell Shares to be     
                                  issued to BG Shareholders in connection with 
                                  the Combination and for the purpose of       
                                  admission of the New Shell Shares to the     
                                  Official List and to Euronext Amsterdam      
                                                                               
"Quantified Financial Benefits    as defined in Part A of Appendix 5 to this   
Statement"                        Announcement                                 
                                                                               
"Regulation"                      Council Regulation (EC) 139/2004 (as amended)
                                                                               
"Regulatory Conditions"           the Conditions set out in paragraphs (b) to  
                                  (k) (inclusive) of Part A of Appendix 2 (so  
                                  far as, in the case of the Conditions set out
                                  in paragraphs (i), (j) and (k) of Part A of  
                                  Appendix 2, the relevant Third Party under   
                                  those Conditions is a Relevant Authority, as 
                                  defined in the Co-operation Agreement)       
                                                                               
"Restricted Jurisdiction"         any jurisdiction where local laws or         
                                  regulations may result in a significant risk 
                                  of civil, regulatory or criminal exposure if 
                                  information concerning the Combination is    
                                  sent or made available to BG Shareholders in 
                                  that jurisdiction                            
                                                                               
"Scheme"                          the proposed scheme of arrangement under Part
                                  26 of the Companies Act 2006 between BG and  
                                  BG Shareholders to implement the Combination 
                                  with or subject to any modification, addition
                                  or condition approved or imposed by the Court
                                                                               
"Scheme Court Hearing"            the hearing of the Court to sanction the     
                                  Scheme under section 899 of the Companies Act
                                  2006                                         
                                                                               
"Scheme Court Order"              the order of the Court sanctioning the Scheme
                                  under section 899 of the Companies Act 2006  
                                                                               
"Scheme Document"                 the document to be dispatched to BG          
                                  Shareholders including the particulars       
                                  required by section 897 of the Companies Act 
                                  2006                                         
                                                                               
"Scheme Record Time"              the time and date specified as such in the   
                                  Scheme Document or such later time as BG and 
                                  Shell may agree                              
                                                                               
"Scheme Shareholder"              holders of Scheme Shares                     
                                                                               
"Scheme Shares"                    1. the BG Shares in issue at the date of the
                                      Scheme Document;                         
                                                                               
                                   2. any BG Shares issued after the date of   
                                      the Scheme Document and prior to the     
                                      Voting Record Time; and                  
                                                                               
                                   3. any BG Shares issued at or after the     
                                      Voting Record Time and prior to the      
                                      Scheme Record Time in respect of which   
                                      the original or any subsequent holder    
                                      thereof is bound by the Scheme, or shall 
                                      by such time have agreed in writing to be
                                      bound by the Scheme,                     
                                                                               
                                  in each case excluding any BG Shares held in 
                                  treasury                                     
                                                                               
"SEC"                             the US Securities and Exchange Commission    
                                                                               
"Shell"                           Royal Dutch Shell plc, incorporated in       
                                  England and Wales with registered number     
                                  04366849                                     
                                                                               
"Shell A Shares"                  Shell A ordinary shares of €0.07 each        
                                                                               
"Shell B Shares"                  Shell B ordinary shares of €0.07 each        
                                                                               
"Shell Board"                     the Shell Directors collectively             
                                                                               
"Shell Directors"                 the directors of Shell as at the date of this
                                  Announcement or, where the context so        
                                  requires, the directors of Shell from time to
                                  time                                         
                                                                               
"Shell General Meeting"           the general meeting of Shell to be convened  
                                  in connection with the Combination, notice of
                                  which will be sent to the Shell Shareholders,
                                  including any adjournment thereof            
                                                                               
"Shell Group"                     Shell and its Subsidiaries and subsidiary    
                                  undertakings                                 
                                                                               
"Shell Resolutions"               the ordinary shareholder resolutions of Shell
                                  to approve, effect and implement the         
                                  Combination and to grant authority to the    
                                  Shell Directors to allot the New Shell Shares
                                                                               
"Shell Shareholders"              holders of Shell A Shares or Shell B Shares  
                                                                               
"Shell Transport"                 The Shell Transport and Trading Company      
                                  Limited                                      
                                                                               
"Subsidiary"                      has the meaning given in section 1159 of the 
                                  Companies Act 2006                           
                                                                               
"subsidiary undertaking"          has the meaning given in section 1162 of the 
                                  Companies Act 2006                           
                                                                               
"UK" or "United Kingdom"          the United Kingdom of Great Britain and      
                                  Northern Ireland                             
                                                                               
"UK Listing Authority"            the FCA acting in its capacity as the        
                                  authority for listing in the UK              
                                                                               
"US" or "United States"           the United States of America, its territories
                                  and possessions, any state of the United     
                                  States of America and the District of        
                                  Columbia                                     
                                                                               
"US Exchange Act"                 the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as   
                                  amended                                      
                                                                               
"US Securities Act"               the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended    
                                                                               
"Voting Record Time"              6.00 p.m. on the day which is two days prior 
                                  to the date of the Court Meeting or any      
                                  adjournment thereof (as the case may be)     
                                                                               
"Wider BG Group"                  has the meaning given in Appendix 2          
                                                                               
"Wider Shell Group"               has the meaning given in Appendix 2          

All times referred to are London time unless otherwise stated.

All references to "GBP", "pence", "sterling" or "£" are to the lawful currency
of the United Kingdom.

All references to "Euro" or "€" are to the lawful currency of the European
Union.

All references to "US dollar", "USD", "US$" or "cents", are to the lawful
currency of the United States.

All references to statutory provision or law or to any order or regulation
shall be construed as a reference to that provision, law, order or regulation
as extended, modified, replaced or re-enacted from time to time and all
statutory instruments, regulations and orders from time to time made thereunder
or deriving validity therefrom.

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