The directors present the Annual report for the year ended December 31, 2010 which includes the business review, governance report and audited financial statements for the year. References to ‘Rolls-Royce’, the ‘Group’, the ‘Company’, ‘we’, or ‘our’ are to Rolls-Royce Group plc and/or its subsidiaries, or any of them as the context may require. The business review and governance sections of this Annual report comprise a Directors’ report that has been drawn up and presented in accordance with English company law and the liabilities of the directors in connection with that report shall be subject to the limitations and restrictions provided by such law. Rolls-Royce Group plc is incorporated as a public limited company and is registered in England under the UK Companies Act 1985 with the registered number 4706930. Rolls-Royce Group plc’s registered office is 65 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AT.
This Annual report has been prepared for the members of the Company only. The Company, its directors, employees or agents do not accept or assume responsibility to any other person in connection with this document and any such responsibility or liability is expressly disclaimed. This Annual report contains certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. In particular, all statements that express forecasts, expectations and projections with respect to future matters, including trends in results of operations, margins, growth rates, overall market trends, the impact of interest or exchange rates, the availability of financing to the Group, anticipated cost savings or synergies and the completion of the Group’s strategic transactions, are forward-looking statements. By their nature, these statements and forecasts involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements and forecasts. The forward-looking statements reflect the knowledge and information available at the date of preparation of this Annual report, and will not be updated during the year. Nothing in this Annual report should be construed as a profit forecast.