Annual Information Update

Pearson plc ("Pearson" or "the Company")

Annual Information Update for the period 4 April 2008 up to and including 30 March 2009.

In accordance with Prospectus Rule 5.2, Pearson sets out below a summary of the information which has been published or made available to the public during the defined period.  The information referred to in this Update was up to date at the time it was published, but some of it may now be out of date.

RNS Announcements

Announcements made by the Company via RNS, a Regulatory Information Service, can be found on the London Stock Exchange website at www.londonstockexchange.com and on the Company's website at www.pearson.com, which also shows announcements concerning Pearson group news.  The RNS announcements made during the defined period were:

Date of Announcement

Headline of Announcement at Stock Exchange

26 March 2009 20F Filing
26 March 2009 Circ re. Publication of Offering Circular
26 March 2009 Doc re. Notice of AGM
12 March 2009 Annual Report and Accounts
4 March 2009 Director/PDMR Shareholding
2 March 2009 Total Voting Rights
2 March 2009 Directorate Change
2 March 2009 Final Results
3 February 2009 Total Voting Rights
23 January 2009 Director/PDMR Shareholding
21 January 2009 Director/PDMR Shareholding
19 January 2009 Director Declaration
19 January 2009 Trading Statement
5 January 2009 Holding(s) in Company
5 January 2009 Total Voting Rights
23 December 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
10 December 2008 Acquisition
1 December 2008 Total Voting Rights
4 November 2008 Total Voting Rights
27 October 2008 Holding(s) in Company
23 October 2008 Pearson to Increase Stake in Maskew Miller Longman
22 October 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
17 October 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
15 October 2008 Trading Statement
6 October 2008 Directorate Change
2 October 2008 Total Voting Rights
1 October 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
30 September 2008 Holding(s) in Company
24 September 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
22 September 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
8 September 2008 Holding(s) in Company
2 September 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 September 2008 Total Voting Rights
7 August 2008 Acquisition
1 August 2008 Total Voting Rights
1 August 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
29 July 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
28 July 2008 Interim Results
9 July 2008 Holding(s) in Company
9 July 2008 Holding(s) in Company
8 July 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 July 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 July 2008 Total Voting Rights
27 June 2008 Pearson Education: New Segmental Analysis
13 June 2008 Directorate Change
13 June 2008 Holding(s) in Company
5 June 2008 Blocklisting Interim Review
5 June 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
4 June 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
3 June 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
2 June 2008 Total Voting Rights
28 May 2008 Acquisition
20 May 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
12 May 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
12 May 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
12 May 2008 Holding(s) in Company
7 May 2008 Director Declaration
1 May 2008 Total Voting Rights
25 April 2008 Annual Report and Accounts
25 April 2008 Result of AGM
25 April 2008 AGM Statement
21 April 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
18 April 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
16 April 2008 Additional Listing
10 April 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
4 April 2008 Director/PDMR Shareholding
4 April 2008 Annual Information Update

Documents Filed with Companies House

The Company made the following filings with Companies House during the defined period. Copies of these documents may be obtained from Companies House, Crown Way, Cardiff CF14 3UZ or through Companies House Direct at www.direct.companieshouse.gov.uk.

Date Posted on Companies House Direct Website Document Filed with Companies House
22 January 2009 Form 353a – Location of Register of Members
18 November 2008 Form 288c – Change of Director’s Particulars
13 November 2008 Form 363a – Annual Return
13 November 2008 Form 288c – Change of Director’s Particulars
13 November 2008 Form 288c – Change of Director’s Particulars
13 November 2008 Form 190 - Location of Debenture Register
18 June 2008 Form 288a – Appointment of Director
12 May 2008 New Articles of Association
12 May 2008 Form 288a – Appointment of Director
1 May 2008 Annual Accounts to 31 December 2007
29 April 2008 Resolution Approved at AGM
29 April 2008 Form 123 – Notice of Increase in Nominal Capital
29 April 2008 Resolution Approved at AGM

In addition, the Company filed Forms 88(2) – Return of Allotment of Shares with Companies House. These were posted on the Companies House Direct website on 18 March 2009, 14 October 2008, 18 August 2008, 12 August 2008, 31 July 2008, 22 July 2008, 2 July 2008, 20 June 2008, 17 June 2008, 10 June 2008, 7 May 2008 and 16 April 2008.

Interim Results

The Company’s interim results for the period 1 January 2008 to 30 June 2008 were published in the Financial Times newspaper on 28 July 2008. They are available on the Company’s website at www.pearson.com.

Information Provided to Shareholders

The Company sent to its shareholders and, with the exception of the Form of Proxy, made available on its website, the following documents during the defined period:

Date of Mailing Documents Sent to Shareholders
26 March 2009 Annual Report and Accounts 2008 and/or Performance Summary 2008.
  Letter from the Chairman and Notice of 2009 AGM.
  Form of Proxy in relation to 2009 AGM.

Copies of the Annual Report and Accounts, Letter from the Chairman and Notice of AGM and Form of Proxy for the 2008 year end (“the AGM documentation”) were submitted to the UK Listing Authority on 26 March 2009. In addition, copies of the resolutions passed at the 2008 AGM were sent to the UK Listing Authority on 25 April 2008. Copies of these documents are available from the Company Secretary, Pearson plc, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.

US Listing

The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) as well as on the London Stock Exchange. There is a requirement, therefore, that information made public in the UK also needs to be made available in the US. Such documentation is listed below:

Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)

The Company filed hard copies of its RNS announcements with the SEC, pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These bulk filings were sent, during the defined period, on 13 March 2009, 6 March 2009, 20 February 2009, 23 January 2009, 9 January 2009, 28 November 2008, 24 October 2008, 6 October 2008, 18 August 2008, 21 July 2008, 13 June 2008, 16 May 2008, 25 April 2008 and 4 April 2008. In addition, the AGM documentation, referred to above, was sent to the SEC on 27 March 2009 and copies of the resolutions passed at the 2008 AGM were sent to the SEC on 25 April 2008. Copies of these documents can be obtained from the Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20549, USA, as well as from the Company Secretary of Pearson.

NYSE

The Company sent copies of the AGM documentation, referred to above, to the NYSE on 26 March 2009 and copies of the resolutions passed at the 2008 AGM were sent to the NYSE on 25 April 2008.

Bank of New York (“BoNY”)

The Company sent copies of the AGM documentation, referred to above, to the BoNY on 26 March 2009.

Form 20-F

The Company filed a Form 20-F with the SEC on 25 April 2008 and on 26 March 2009.Copies of these documents can be found on the Company’s website at www.pearson.com and hard copies are available from the Company Secretary of Pearson.

Stephen Jones
Deputy Secretary