ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS PLC: Rolls-Royce reports to the SFO

6 December 2012 

                        Rolls-Royce reports to the SFO                         

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has passed information to the
Serious Fraud Office (SFO) relating to concerns about bribery and corruption
involving intermediaries in overseas markets.

This follows a request for information from the SFO about allegations of
malpractice in Indonesia and China. Investigations by Rolls-Royce have
identified matters of concern in these, and in other overseas markets.

The consequence of these disclosures will be decided by the regulatory
authorities. It is too early to predict the outcomes, but these could include
the prosecution of individuals and of the company. We will cooperate fully.

Rolls-Royce has significantly strengthened its compliance procedures in recent
years, including a new Global Ethics Code and a new Intermediaries Policy. It
has also expanded the Compliance function. As a further measure, Rolls-Royce
will appoint an independent senior figure who will lead a review of current
procedures and report to the Ethics Committee of the Board.

John Rishton, Rolls-Royce Chief Executive, said:

"I want to make it crystal clear that neither I nor the Board will tolerate
improper business conduct of any sort and will take all necessary action to
ensure compliance. This is a company with exceptional prospects and I will not
accept any behaviour that undermines its future success".

Notes to Editors:

 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 500 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 revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than
    half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book
    stood at £62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility of future
    levels of activity.
     4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and
    service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are

 5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research and development, 

    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
     7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment
    and to further developing employee skills.
    For further information, please contact:

Media relations:                          Investor relations:

Josh Rosenstock                           Simon Goodson
Director of External Communications       Director of Investor Relations
Rolls-Royce plc                           Rolls-Royce plc
Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 9163                  Tel: +44 (0)20 7227 9237 

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