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Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

11 March 2021

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

11 March 2021

DIRECTORATE CHANGES

ROLLS-ROYCE APPOINTS PAUL ADAMS

AS A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rolls-Royce today announces the appointment of Paul Adams as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board with immediate effect and will become a member of the Nominations & Governance Committee, the Safety, Ethics & Sustainability Committee and the Science & Technology Committee.

Paul has spent much of his career with Pratt & Whitney where he held various senior management roles including chief operating officer before serving as president until 2016. He left Pratt & Whitney to become chief operating officer at Precision Castparts, the world's largest supplier of aerospace metal, castings and forgings, a position he held until his retirement in 2018. Always with a keen interest in the sector, Paul gained a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and in 2013 was inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, Washington DC. He started his career with Williams International where he held various engineering, operations and programme management positions. Paul is currently a non-executive director of OC Oerlikon Corporation AG and Aerion Supersonic.

Ian Davis, Chairman of Rolls-Royce, said: "I am delighted to welcome Paul to our Board. He has deep experience across the aerospace industry and in engine manufacturing in particular, gained from over 30 years of leadership experience in the aviation industry. He will be a great asset to both our Safety, Ethics & Sustainability Committee and our Science & Technology Committee. We are looking forward to working with him."

Paul Adams said: "I am delighted to be joining the Rolls-Royce Board. I am looking forward to being part of a major international business in an industry I remain passionate about."

Save as disclosed above, there are no further details to disclose under paragraphs 9.6.13 R (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules in respect of Paul Adams.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

Further to the Company's announcement on 2 June 2020, Rolls-Royce announces that Nick Luff will assume the role of Chair of the Audit Committee with immediate effect, following the release of our preliminary results.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR OF THE SAFETY, ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE

Rolls-Royce announces that Dame Angela Strank will be appointed Chair of the Safety, Ethics & Sustainability Committee following the Company's Annual General Meeting on 13 May 2021.

For further information, please contact:

Media

Richard Wray

Director of External Communications & Brand, Rolls-Royce plc

Tel +44 (0) 7810 850055

richard.wray@rolls-royce.com

Investors

Isabel Green

Head of Investor Relations, Rolls-Royce plc

Tel +44 (0) 7880 160976

isabel.green@rolls-royce.com

www.Rolls-Royce.com

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

1. Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet's vital power needs.

2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

3. Annual underlying revenue was GBP15.3 billion in 2019, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.

4. In 2019, Rolls-Royce invested GBP1.45 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

   5.   Rolls-Royce Holdings plc LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69. 

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