The next dividend paid will be the Interim dividend in respect of the financial year ending 31 December 2019. The key dates in respect of this dividend payment are:
A dividend mandate form enables shareholders to give instructions for all future dividends on their shares to be paid directly to their sterling bank or building society account in the UK. If you would like your dividends to be paid in this way, you can arrange this either:
- By telephone (provided you own 2,500 shares or less). You will need your Shareholder Reference Number and a UK registered address; or
- By post – just complete the Dividend mandate form.
The above instructions need to be received by Equiniti before the record date for a dividend.
Shareholders wishing to find further information about dividend payment details should visit the Shareview website.
Overseas payment service
The Registrar's Overseas Payment Service enables you to receive your dividend directly into your bank account in your local currency by arrangement with Citibank Europe PLC. Please note that Equiniti will deduct a payment charge from each dividend payment before converting it into your chosen currency. Your dividend confirmation will be despatched in the normal manner.
This is a service that can be arranged in over 90 countries worldwide and it normally costs less than paying in a UK cheque. The dividend will be credited to your account automatically - normally just a few days after the company's dividend payment date.
For further information on this service or to sign up for this service, please visit Shareview, download the appropriate application form and terms and conditions and then complete and return it to the relevant address, as detailed on the form. Alternatively you can contact Equiniti on +44 (0) 121 415 7062 to request an application form and terms and conditions. Please have details of your shareholding and Shareholder Reference with you.
Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP)
You can elect to receive future dividends as shares rather than cash under Pearson's Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP). The DRIP allows shareholders to reinvest their cash dividends in shares bought on the London Stock Exchange. On each dividend payment date, the company buys shares in the market on your behalf using your cash dividend, having first deducted a percentage to cover stamp duty and administration fees. A share certificate will be sent to you within 10 working days after the dividend payment date.
You can participate by completing a DRIP mandate form (attached below) or by contacting the Registrar (contact details below). The forms are also available on the Shareview website. A booklet explaining how the plan operates and the charges applicable is attached below. To be eligible for the next dividend, the Registrar must have received your completed form at least 15 days before the dividend payment date.
0371 384 2043* (UK callers)
+44 (0)121 415 7062 (non-UK callers)
0371 384 2255* (for UK callers with hearing loss: this is the textphone number. Callers must have compatible equipment.)
+44 (0)121 415 7028 (for non-UK callers with hearing loss: this is the textphone number. Callers must have compatible equipment.)
Visit the Equiniti Shareview website.
Lines are open 8.30 to 5.30 Monday to Friday (excluding UK public holidays).