Shell's van der Veer to Stay at Helm Until Mid-2009

Jeroen van der Veer will continue as Chief Executive of Royal Dutch Shell plc until June 30, 2009. Van der Veer became Royal Dutch Shell's first Chief Executive, following the unification of the company in 2005.

Jorma Ollila, Shell's Chairman said: "There has been great progress in our company in recent years. Jeroen's decision today provides clarity, and I am most pleased that he will stay on longer, providing valuable continuity and leadership in Shell over the next years."

van der Veer said: "I am keen to further progress our delivery and growth agenda."