I got fractional shares in A shares on the last dividend using Vanguard. It took an extra day. However, I don't want A shares, so I had to sell them, pay the commission, and change my divd reinvestment on my B shares.
I agree.. previously B shares got reinvested in B shares. Now there are reinvested in A shares and only in even amounts with the balance paid is Cash. I don't remember Shell telling us this was changing.
It appears that there was a change. If you hold RDS-B shares, your dividend will be in A shares only and in even shares, with the balance paid in cash. What a complicated mess! This must be a recent change as my previous dividend was paid in all B shares.