In the first quarter of every year, we send all new green shareholders of the previous calendar year an annual dividend email asking whether they wish to keep the dividends themselves or contribute their dividends to financing the Follow This organization.
- If you want to keep the dividends for yourself, just let us know that with a reply to the dividend email.
- If you want to let us use the dividends to finance the Follow This organization, then you do not need to reply to the dividend email.
In both cases, you retain ownership of the green share, including any change in its share value.
Most green shareholders contribute their dividends to Follow This. This saves the organization the effort of transferring €1.40 every year (this amount reflects deduction of dividend tax).
As of 1 January 2019, the investment account of Follow This included more than 4,150 shares. The other shares mentioned on our website belong to shareholders who participate with shares in their own portfolios. For members who retain management of their own shares and receive dividends on their own accounts, nothing changes; they continue to receive dividends on their own accounts as before.
We ask for a €5 transaction fee for each share in order to help finance the operations of our organization, for example the costs of maintaining this website.
On our website you can buy one share of Shell stock, which is our way of making becoming a shareholder as simple as possible. If you want to buy more than one share via Follow This, look at the FAQ “Can I buy more than one share?”
If you want to withdraw your participation in Follow This and sell your share, you can send an email to [email protected] The value of the share will then be deposited to your bank account.
Yes. You can purchase a green share as a gift. Just click here.
You will get a replica of a real share certificate to print and give as a gift. Two weeks later (to keep it a surprise), we will send a confirmation email to the recipient and add the recipient to our mailing list so that he or she will get our updates. That welcome email is also the proof of ownership of the green share (in the investment account of Follow This).
If you don’t receive an email, check your spam folder or send an email to [email protected]
Yes. If you already have shares in Shell in your investment portfolio and want Shell to go in a sustainable direction, click the button Join with Your Own Shares in Shell on the Follow This homepage (or click here). Then we can also address Shell on your behalf. You remain the owner of your shares and of the dividends. We only ask you to vote in favour of our resolution and to spread the word that you are helping to change the world. That is how we can show Shell at the annual shareholders meeting that they have the support of thousands of shareholders in taking a new direction.
Yes, you can.
On our website you can buy one share, which is our way of making becoming a shareholder as simple as possible. If you want to buy additional green shares, we advise you to do that via your own investment account, which is cheaper if you want to own more than two shares. If you don’t already have an investment account, you can open one via any reputable brokerage firm.
You can green your Shell shares by clicking the button Join with Your Own Shares in Shell on the Follow This homepage.
If you would rather acquire additional shares via Follow This, here is how to do that:
- Look at the Follow This homepage and make a note of the price of one green share (that is the price of one share of Shell stock plus a transaction fee of €5).
- Transfer x times the price per share to the Follow This bank account: NL98 RABO 0300 6847 11, stating “x shares” in the transaction remarks.
- Send an email with your personal contact details to [email protected], Subject: x shares.
- You will then receive a welcome email that serves as your proof of ownership.
Subject: Change the world
I believe that you can change the world.
As a shareholder in Shell, I want you to know that I expect the company to move in a new direction. I want Shell to change course and make the move to sustainable energy.
You can make a difference. That is why I have become a shareholder.
You have my support.
If you join with your own shares, you can use this text:
Subject: Change the world
We believe that you can change the world.
Our portfolio has included Shell shares for years, and we want you to know that we expect the company to move in a new direction. We want Shell to change course and make the move to sustainable energy.
You can make a difference.
You have our support.
You can reed the resolution here.
In response to the support for the shareholder resolution of Follow This in 2017 Shell pledged to half the carbon footprint of its energy products.
Investors can support Shell’s new course at the AGM in May 2018, when the Follow This resolution comes to vote.
You can purchase a green share as a present here (click).
You wil get a symbolic share to print and give as a present. After two weeks (to keep your present a surprise) we will send a confirmation to the receiver, and add the receiver to our mailing list so he or she will get our updates.