Slaughter and May is advising Royal Dutch Shell plc on the issue by its subsidiary, Shell International Finance B.V., of US$2,000,000,000 1.875 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2013, US$1,250,000,000 4.375 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2020 and US$1,000,000,000 5.500 per cent. Guaranteed Notes due 2040 (together, the “Notes”) under its US Shelf Registration.
The Notes will be issued on 25 March 2010 and are unconditionally guaranteed by Royal Dutch Shell plc. The Notes have been rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and Aa1 by Moody’s