The departure of the head office of Shell in the Netherlands is one of the solutions to eliminate the dual share structure that allows the company to make. This confirms a spokesperson in response to an interview with Ben van Beurden in the FD, which Shell CEO holds open that option.
All stressed the Shell spokesman, as Van Beurden, there are no concrete plans to cut the Dutch headquarters.
Van Beurden said in the interview FD thinking about relocating because the plan of the Cabinet to abolish the dividend tax is final table. This British energy giant falls under two tax regimes and is forced to issue two classes of shares. The dividend tax in the UK is even all at zero for years.
Shell sees this “dual structure” as a limitation and wants some time from there. That is why the company thinks solutions to this problem. “One of those solutions could indeed be a departure from the Netherlands. But concrete plans to do so are not there, “the spokesman said.
Any pick departure Shell would mean that two of the largest companies in the Netherlands headquartered in the Netherlands. A month ago announced Unilever, a multinational of the same Anglo-Dutch roots, to want to move to London, though the company denies that the dividend has to do with.