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Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

04 August 2021

04 August 2021

ROLLS-ROYCE SIGNS AGREEMENT TO SELL BERGEN ENGINES BUSINESS

TO LANGLEY HOLDINGS

Rolls-Royce (LSE:RR., ADR:RYCEY) has signed an agreement to sell its Bergen Engines medium speed liquid fuel and gas engines business to global engineering group Langley Holdings plc for an enterprise value of EUR63m. Langley is funding the deal, together with working capital requirements for the Bergen business going forward, from existing cash reserves.

The agreed sale of Bergen Engines is a part of our ongoing portfolio management to create a more focused group and follows a strategic review of Bergen Engines. It contributes towards our target to generate at least GBP2bn from disposals, as announced last year. Sale proceeds of EUR 70m from the transaction together with EUR40m of cash currently held within Bergen Engines which is to be retained by Rolls-Royce, will be used to help rebuild the Rolls-Royce balance sheet in support of our medium-term ambition to return to an investment grade credit profile.

The agreed sale includes the Bergen Engines factory, service workshop and foundry in Norway; engine and power plant design capability; and a global service network spanning more than seven countries. Bergen Engines employs more than 900 people worldwide including 650 in the main factory in Hordvikneset. In 2020, the business generated revenues of approximately EUR200m with the assets and liabilities of the business presented as held for sale in the Rolls-Royce Holdings plc consolidated balance sheet.

Langley Holdings, headquartered in the UK, is a diverse, global, engineering group with its main operations in Germany, Italy, France and the UK, alongside a substantial presence in the US. The group employs around 4,600 people. Its activities range from the production of uninterruptible power systems, packaging machinery and electric motors and generators, to the manufacture of safety-critical mechanical handling equipment including for the UK Ministry of Defence's submarine missile loading facility at Coulport, Scotland. Established in 1975 by Anthony Langley, Chairman and CEO, the Langley Group is financially independent and remains under family ownership. Bergen Engines will be operated by Langley Group as a stand-alone business.

The agreement is subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions. We have notified the Norwegian government of the agreed sale and effective completion is scheduled for the 31 December 2021. Bergen Engines' long-term relationship with Kongsberg Maritime, distributor of Bergen medium speed engines to the maritime market, is planned to continue as is.

Warren East, CEO of Rolls-Royce, said: "We believe that this agreement will provide Bergen Engines and its skilled workforce with a new owner able to take the business on the next step of its journey. The sale of Bergen Engines is a part of our ongoing portfolio management to create a simpler, more focused group and contributes towards our target to generate at least GBP2bn from disposals, as announced last year."

Anthony Langley, Chairman and CEO of Langley Holdings plc, said: "We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Rolls-Royce. The acquisition of Bergen Engines is a strategic step in the development of our power solutions division, and I am looking forward to welcoming the 900 plus employees of Bergen Engines to our family of businesses."

Jon Erik Røv, Managing Director, Bergen Engines, said: "Today marks the beginning of a new era for Bergen Engines. Through the investments made by Rolls-Royce in our business, together with our dedicated and skilled workforce, and worldwide reputation for quality, I'm confident that Bergen Engines will prosper with Langley Holdings as our new owners."

For further information, please contact:

Media:

Teresa Towner

External Communications Manager

Rolls-Royce plc

Tel +44 (0) 7071 832 542

Teresa.Towner@Rolls-Royce.com

Merethe Fjeldstad

Bergen Engines

Tel: +47 913 72 128

Merethe.Fjeldstad@ps.rolls-royce.com

Langley Holdings

Crista Baxter

Head of Group Marketing & Communications

Langley Holdings plc

Tel: +44 (0) 7778 412468

Crista.baxter@langleyholdings.com

Investors:

Isabel Green

Head of Investor Relations

Rolls-Royce plc

Tel +44 (0) 7880 160976

Isabel.Green@Rolls-Royce.com

www.Rolls-Royce.com

About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

1. Rolls-Royce pioneers the power that matters to connect, power and protect society. We have pledged to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in our operations by 2030. We joined the UN Race to Zero campaign in 2020 and have committed to ensuring our new products will be compatible with net zero operation by 2030, and all products will be compatible with net zero by 2050.

2. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces and navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

3. Annual underlying revenue was GBP11.76 billion in 2020 and we invested GBP1.25 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.

4. Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is a publicly traded company (LSE:RR., ADR: RYCEY, LEI: 213800EC7997ZBLZJH69).

About Langley Holdings plc

Langley Holdings plc (Langley) is a globally operating, multi-disciplined engineering and industrial manufacturing concern, principally providing capital equipment technologies to diverse markets around the world. Langley businesses are either outright market leaders or occupy strong niche positions in their respective fields, providing advanced technologies in a solutions-based approach.

The group's principal operations are currently based in Germany, Italy, France and the UK and have worldwide manufacturing and commercial footprint of several million square feet with 17 production facilities in Germany, Italy, France, the United States, Asia and the UK with more than 100 sales and service subsidiaries across Europe, the Americas, the Far East and Australasia. The group was established in 1975 by Anthony Langley, the current Chairman & CEO, and remains in family ownership.

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