Rolls-Royce appoints Warren East as a Non-Executive Director

Friday, 8 November 2013

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.

  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 300 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenue was £12.2 billion in 2012, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £69.2 billion at 30 June 2013, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 45,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 14,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2012, Rolls-Royce invested £919 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company's engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.

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