Shell Canada Appoints New CEO

Shell Canada announced reports that Linda Cook, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be leaving the company in July, 2004. This coincides with an announcement by Royal Dutch Petroleum Company of the Netherlands that it will be proposed at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders that Ms Cook be appointed a Managing Director of Royal Dutch Petroleum, effective August 2004. Mr. Clive Mather, currently Chairman of Shell UK Limited, will be appointed by Shell Canada's Board of Directors to succeed Ms. Cook as Shell Canada's President and CEO.

Mr. Mather joined Shell in 1969. His career of 35 years has spanned all its major businesses, including overseas assignments in Brunei, Gabon, South Africa and the Netherlands. At senior management level, he has held Royal Dutch/Shell Group responsibility for Information Technology, Contract and Procurement, eBusiness, International Affairs and Leadership Development.