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European investors balk at director pay

Financial Times

By Kate Burgess and Richard Milne

Published: June 1 2009 20:15 | Last updated: June 1 2009 20:15

Jeroen van der veer
Protest vote: Jeroen van der Veer, Shell chief executive, at last month’s annual meeting. Investors rejected a remuneration report that was to award directors €4.2m in bonuses despite missed targets

Guy Jubb cannot remember when he last spoke out publicly at a company’s annual meeting – until this year, that is. Last month the head of corporate governance at Standard Life Investments travelled to The Hague from Edinburgh to look the board ofRoyal Dutch Shell “eyeball to eyeball” as he outlined his grievances at the oil group’s attitude to executive pay.

The anger evident at Shell’s meeting pointed to a new determination among shareholders across Europe to be seen to hold boards to account, clamp down on excesses and stave off the political backlash that many see brewing against corporate greed. read more

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Shell Announces New Executive Vice President of Global Government Relations Position Based in Washington, D.C.

HOUSTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS.A, RDS.B) announces the appointment of Roxanne Decyk to a newly created position of Executive Vice President of Global Government Relations, based inWashington, D.C.

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Giving away the Corrib gas

Shell’s private security agents – Integrated Risk Management Systems (IRMS) – have engaged in disturbing surveillance operations against local people, filming children as they undress on the beach at Glengad and aiming cameras into the kitchen of a nearby home. During a recent protest by Willie Corduff, a middle-aged local farmer, a group of masked security guards beat him severely, leaving him with extensive bruising and in deep shock. These security guards previously included Michael Dwyer, the Irishman shot dead by police in Bolivia in April. Dwyer worked for Shell at Glengad with a Hungarian colleague who invited him to visit Bolivia and connected him with Eduardo Rozsa Flores, a mercenary with a record of anti-communist military actions in Croatia.

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Irish media failing over Rossport

"I hate to criticise a multinational, because generally speaking I am a great fan of multinationals (they being the basis of our present prosperity) but I have to say that Shell has been scandalously remiss in not employing someone to bump off a few of these fellows." Kevin Myers, Irish Independent, Friday 3rd August 2007.

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Eight charged over Shell protest

RTÉ News

Monday, 1 June 2009 08:10

Eight people who were arrested following yesterday’s protest at the Shell compound in Glengad, Co Mayo were last night charged and released.

Gardaí said over 100 protestors took part in the demonstration and some attempted to gain entry through security fencing.

Earlier this month seven activists were charged over an attempt to pull down a security fence around the site where the planned Corrib gas pipeline will come ashore at Glengad beach, claiming it had no planning permission. read more

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Corrib pipeline protest leads to eight arrests

PROTESTERS OPPOSED to Shell EP Ireland’s controversial Corrib gas pipeline in Co Mayo have been involved in fresh clashes with gardaí leading to the arrest of eight people.

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New delay hits human rights suit against Shell

NEW YORK (AFP) — A pre-trial conference scheduled in the potentially landmark lawsuit brought by Nigerian plaintiffs against oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has been delayed until Wednesday, court papers show.

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Nigeria turns fresh fire on oil militants

Royal Dutch Shell is still affected by -devastating attacks in Mr Ekpemupolo's native Delta State in 2006.

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US probes target British business

British-linked businesses are the prime foreign targets of US corporate bribery probes, according to research published on Monday that highlights how UK companies and executives are being caught up in Washington’s purge on international corporate corruption.

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