Rolls-Royce Names Gill Vice President - Human Resources

    CHANTILLY, Va., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolls-Royce today announced the
 appointment of John W. Gill as Vice President - Human Resources, Rolls-Royce
 North America Inc., effective July 2nd, 2001.
     As Vice President - Human Resources, Gill will join the senior management
 team and work to align Rolls-Royce North American based activities to achieve
 corporate objectives.  He will also lead the human resources functions and
 establish human resources policies across more than 65 business sites in North
 America.
     In this position, Gill will report directly to James M. Guyette, President
 and CEO, Rolls-Royce North America Inc., and also be accountable to John
 Rivers, Director - Human Resources, Rolls-Royce plc.  He will be based in the
 company's headquarters in Chantilly, VA.
     Gill joins Rolls-Royce with over two decades of human resources
 experience.  He has held a number of increasingly senior positions within the
 aircraft manufacturing industry, his most recent being Business Area Vice
 President, People and Organization Services, Aeronautics for the Lockheed
 Martin Corporation.
     John was awarded a Master of Business Administration in 1984 by Florida
 Technical University and graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of
 Arts in 1975.  He is married with two teenage children.
 
     Rolls-Royce plc is a global company providing power on land, sea and air.
 The company has established leading positions in civil aerospace, defence,
 marine and energy markets. Its core gas turbine technology has created one of
 the broadest product ranges of aero engines in the world, with 55,000 engines
 in service in over 150 countries. Customers include more than 500 airlines,
 2,400 corporate and utility operators and 160 armed forces, using both fixed
 and rotary wing aircraft.
     Rolls-Royce is the global leader in marine power systems with a broad
 product range and full systems integration capability. Over 2,000 marine
 customers and more than 30 navies use Rolls-Royce propulsion. The company is
 investing in new products and capabilities for energy markets which include
 the oil and gas industry and power generation. It also develops its own power
 projects through Rolls-Royce Power Ventures Ltd.
     Rolls-Royce employs over 8,500 people at more than 65 locations throughout
 North America.
     Rolls-Royce pioneered gas turbine technology for aerospace, power
 generation and marine propulsion and is involved in the major future
 programmes in these fields. These include the Trent aero and industrial
 engines, the Eurofighter Typhoon and Joint Strike Fighter combat engines, the
 WR21 marine engine and leading edge water jet propulsion systems.
 
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