As from your retirement date you will receive a retirement pension. This pension is calculated using

Your pension base salary

This is the salary that forms the basis for the calculation of your pension. The basis is 12 times your monthly salary plus the lump-sum payments in April and/or December. If you receive a pensionable supplement it is factored into your pension basis. A shift work supplement may, for example, be a pensionable supplement.

The pension base salary on which pension is accrued is maximised. If your pensionable salary exceeds the permissible fiscal limit you may participate in the Shell Net pension scheme.

The increase of accrued entitlements

Pension accrued in the past is adjusted annually based on increases in salary scales at Shell Nederland.

Your retirement date

Your retirement date is the last day of the month in which your 67th birthday falls. You may retire earlier, but not before the last day of the month in which your 55th birthday falls.

If you retire early, you will have accrued fewer pension years. Furthermore, the accrued pension entitlements have to be distributed over a larger number of years. Consequently your annual pension will be lower.

In consultation with your employer, you can continue working after your 67th birthday – until no later than the last day of the month in which your 70th birthday falls - and hence postpone the commencement date of your retirement. In that case your pension will be higher.

Form 'Early retirement or postpone retirement'

you wish to take early retirement or postpone your retirement, before or after the regulatory retirement age

More in You accrue pension

Pension for your partner and children

If you as a pension scheme participant would die, your partner will receive a partner’s pension and any dependant children will receive an orphan’s pension.


If you become disabled, you may under certain conditions be entitled to a disability pension.

Pensioen 1-2-3

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