14 July 2004

Rolls-Royce Selects UGS for Trent 1000 and TP400 New Engine Projects

FOR RELEASE Wednesday, July 14, 2004

NEW YORK– As part of a Global Product Lifecycle Management strategy, and following a competitive evaluation process, Rolls-Royce has selected and entered into a framework agreement with UGS for the supply of PLM related products and services.

The initial scope of supply will be for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) together with local data management applications and related services for the Trent 1000 and TP400 new engine projects.

About Rolls-Royce Group plc

Rolls-Royce operates in four global markets – civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.  It is investing in technology and capability that can be exploited in each of these sectors to create a competitive range of products.  The success of these products is demonstrated by the company’s rapid and substantial gains in market share over recent years.  The company now has a total of 54,000 gas turbines in service worldwide.  The investments in product, capability and infrastructure to gain this market position create high barriers to entry.

Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces and more than 2,000 marine customers, including 50 navies.  The company has energy customers in nearly 120 countries.  Rolls-Royce employs around 35,000 people, of which 21,000 are in the UK.  Forty percent of its employees are based outside the UK – including 5,000 in the rest of Europe and 8,000 in North America. www.rolls-royce.com

About UGS

UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with more than 3 million licensed seats and 42,000 clients worldwide.  The company promotes openness and standardization and works collaboratively with its clients in creating enterprise solutions enabling them to transform their process of innovation and thus begin to capture the value of PLM.