Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, announces that Warren East will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2014. Warren East, previously Chief Executive of ARM Holdings, is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit committee of De La Rue plc. and a Non-Executive Director of Dyson and Micron Technology Inc. BT Group has also announced his appointment as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2014.
The Chairman of Rolls-Royce, Ian Davis, said: "I am delighted to welcome Warren onto the Board of Rolls-Royce. He brings a wealth of experience in the global technology sector and an outstanding record of business achievement that will be of great value to Rolls-Royce."
Warren East graduated in Engineering Science from Oxford University and holds an MBA from Cranfield University who also awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2011. He joined ARM Holdings in 1994 and was appointed Chief Executive in 2001. Under his leadership the company became the world's leading Semiconductor IP licensing company. He retired from the ARM Holdings in 2013.
Warren East is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Distinguished Fellow of the BCS.
ARM Holdings plc and De La Rue plc are listed on the London Stock Exchange. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. Micron Technology, Inc is listed on NASDAQ.
Save as disclosed above there are no other details to disclose under paragraph 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules in relation to Warren East.