Royal Dutch Shell and BG plc

There is a proposal on the table for Royal Dutch Shell to purchase the share capital of BG plc during the summer of 2015.

If this goes ahead the default position is a mixture of shares in Royal Dutch Shell and cash. Mix and match facilities will be available so if you wish to try and prevent a capital gains tax liability arising as you have already used up your annual capital gains tax exemption you might be able to.

However no more cash or shares will be available so it will depend on other shareholders wanting more cash for you to be successful. Look out for further paperwork from the companies.