Communications with shareholders
- How do I obtain a copy of the Company’s annual report?
- How will I receive shareholder communications?
- How can I avoid receiving unsolicited mail?
- I have heard about boiler room scams. What are they and how can I tell if an unsolicited call is genuine?
You can download copy of the latest annual report from this website or you can request a hard copy to be sent to you.
Following shareholder approval, the Company’s default method of communicating with shareholders is by website communication. This not only reduces printing and mailing costs but also reduces the environmental impact usually associated with paper communications.
The most economical and environmentally friendly way of receiving your company documents is to provide us with an email address. If you register with Investor Centre you will automatically be given the option of receiving communications from the Company directly to your email address. Alternatively register your e-mail address at www.etreeuk.com/rolls-royce . For every shareholder that signs up to receive e-communications using the eTreeTM website, the Company will donate £1 to the Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity.
If you do not provide an e-mail address you will receive a written notification from the Company that the Annual Report and the Notice of Annual General Meeting are available to view and download from our website.
Of course, we recognise that not all of our shareholders are able to accept delivery of these documents electronically. Shareholders who prefer to receive paper copies of these documents can register this preference by contacting our Registrar.
The Company is legally obliged to supply the names and addresses of its members to other organisations on request. Because of this, you may receive mail you have not asked for.
To limit the amount of personally addressed unsolicited mail you receive at a UK registered address, please write to:
Mailing Preference Service (MPS),
70 Margaret Street,
Register by telephoning +44 (0) 845 703 4599 or online www.mpsonline.org.uk
Share scams are often run from ‘boiler rooms’ where fraudsters cold-call investors offering them worthless, overpriced or even non-existent shares. While they promise high returns, those who invest usually end up losing their money.
Boiler rooms use increasingly sophisticated means to approach investors offering to buy or sell shares in a way that will give investors a huge return. But in the end, victims are often left out of pocket – sometimes losing all of their savings or even their family home.
The Financial Conduct Authority reports that victims of boiler rooms lose an average of £20,000 to these scams. With as much as £200m being lost in the UK each year. Even seasoned investors have been caught out, with the biggest individual loss recorded by the police being £6m.
REMEMBER: IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, IT PROBABLY IS!
Find out more about how to protect yourself from boiler room fraud