Joshua Lewis appointed to Pearson Board

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announces the appointment of Joshua Lewis as an independent non-executive director, effective from 1 March 2011.

Mr. Lewis is managing principal of Salmon River Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity/venture capital firm focused on technology-enabled companies in education, financial services and other industries. He founded Salmon River Capital almost a decade ago and was previously a general partner of both Warburg Pincus and Forstmann Little.

Long active in education, Mr. Lewis has been involved in a broad range of successful education enterprises. He served for many years on the board of the Capella Education Company, a pioneering provider of web-based post-secondary education. He was long-serving board chair of New Leaders for New Schools, a leading social enterprise focused on training the next generation of U.S. urban school principals, and remains involved with that organization. He is also an advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Next Generation Learning Challenges programme, which aims to boost college readiness and completion through technology.

Pearson’s chairman Glen Moreno said:

"I am delighted that Josh has agreed to join our board. He brings to Pearson deep expertise in finance and technology-based companies, as well as an acute understanding of the educational challenges Pearson is working to meet to help learners in all corners of the world.”

ENDS

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