Royal Dutch Shell plc - Shell Canada Limited Files Formal Offer for Duvernay Oil Corp.



    THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, July 18 /CNW/ - Shell Canada Limited, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:   RDS.A) (NYSE:   RDS.B)
("Royal Dutch Shell"), has filed its formal offer (the "Offer") to acquire all
the common shares of Duvernay Oil Corp. ("Duvernay") with securities
regulators in Canada, and has mailed its offering circular and related
documents (the "Offer Documents") to Duvernay shareholders.
    The Offer remains open until 1:01 a.m. (Calgary time) on August 22, 2008,
unless the Offer is withdrawn or extended by Shell Canada Limited. Under the
terms of the Offer, Duvernay shareholders will receive C$83.00 for each
Duvernay common share.
    The Offer Documents are available on the Shell website at
http://www.shell.com/ir and also on the System for Electronic Document and
Retrieval in Canada at http://www.sedar.com under the Duvernay Oil Corp
company profile.

    Legal Notice

    This release does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation
of an offer to sell securities. Duvernay shareholders are advised to review
the Offer Documents and any other relevant documents filed with the Canadian
securities regulatory authorities in respect of the Offer because they will
contain important information. In addition to mailed copies of the Offer
Documents, investors will be able to obtain such documents free of charge
through the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at
http://www.sedar.com.

    Cautionary Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements concerning the
financial condition, results of operations and businesses of Royal Dutch
Shell. All statements other than statements of historical fact are, or may be
deemed to be, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are
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and similar terms and phrases. There are a number of factors that could affect
the future operations of Royal Dutch Shell and could cause those results to
differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements
included in this announcement, including (without limitation): (a) price
fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas; (b) changes in demand for the
Group's products; (c) currency fluctuations; (d) drilling and production
results; (e) reserve estimates; (f) loss of market and industry competition;
(g) environmental and physical risks; (h) risks associated with the
identification of suitable potential acquisition properties and targets, and
successful negotiation and completion of such transactions; (i) the risk of
doing business in developing countries and countries subject to international
sanctions; (j) legislative, fiscal and regulatory developments including
potential litigation and regulatory effects arising from recategorisation of
reserves; (k) economic and financial market conditions in various countries
and regions; (l) political risks, including the risks of expropriation and
renegotiation of the terms of contracts with governmental entities, delays or
advancements in the approval of projects and delays in the reimbursement for
shared costs; and (m) changes in trading conditions. All forward-looking
statements contained in this 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 factors that may affect future results are contained in
Royal Dutch Shell's 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2007 (available at
http://www.shell.com/investor and http://www.sec.gov ). These factors also
should be considered by the reader. Each forward-looking statement speaks only
as of the date of this announcement, July 18, 2008. Neither Royal Dutch Shell
nor any of its subsidiaries undertake any obligation to publicly update or
revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future
events or other information. In light of these risks, results could differ
materially from those stated, implied or inferred from the forward-looking
statements contained in this announcement.





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