The Companies Act 2006 introduced the key principle that that companies should, subject to shareholder approval, be able to default to using e-communications. Previously the default was for paper communications with an option to elect for electronic communications.
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. You can do this by registering your e-mail address at www.etreeuk.com/rolls-royce.com. For every shareholder that signs up to receive e-communications using the eTree™ website, the Company will donate £1 to the Woodland Trust, the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity, in support of their Tree for All programme.
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.