Annual Information Update

Annual Information Update for the period 31 March 2010 up to and including 5 April 2011.

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 The information referred to in this Update was up to date at the time it was published, but some of it may now be out of date.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
1 April 2011 Total Voting Rights
28 March 2011 EDI Acceptances and Extension
25 March 2011 Form 20-F
24 March 2011 Annual Financial Report
22 March 2011 Director/PDMR Shareholding
10 March 2011 Form 8 (OPD) EDI - correction
10 March 2011 Offer for EDI – correction
7 March 2011 Offer for Education Development International plc
7 March 2011 Offer for Education Development International plc
2 March 2011 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 March 2011 Statement re the Libyan Investment Authority
1 March 2011 Total Voting Rights
28 February 2011 Final Results
25 February 2011 Non-Executive Director
11 February 2011 Director Declaration
7 February 2011 Joshua Lewis appointed to Pearson Board
1 February 2011 Total Voting Rights
19 January 2011 Trading Statement
18 January 2011 Acquisition
7 January 2011 Director/PDMR Shareholding
4 January 2011 Total Voting Rights
22 December 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
16 December 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
13 December 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
10 December 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
10 December 2010 Additional Listing
1 December 2010 Total Voting Rights
25 November 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
22 November 2010 Acquisition
16 November 2010 Acquisition
9 November 2010 Holding(s) in Company
1 November 2010 Holding(s) in Company
1 November 2010 Total Voting Rights
25 October 2010 Nine-Month Interim Management Statement
1 October 2010 Total Voting Rights
1 October 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 October 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 October 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
20 September 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 September 2010 Total Voting Rights
3 August 2010 Pearson to Acquire America’s Choice
2 August 2010 Total Voting Rights
30 July 2010 Sale of Stake in Interactive Data Completed
29 July 2010 Pearson to Acquire Wall Street Institute
26 July 2010 Interim Results
22 July 2010 Acquisition
7 July 2010 Compulsory Acquisition of Shares
5 July 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 July 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 July 2010 Total Voting Rights
21 June 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
17 June 2010 Offer Update
11 June 2010 Offer Update
9 June 2010 Form 8 (DD) Melorio plc
7 June 2010 Holding(s) in Company
1 June 2010 Total Voting Rights
26 May 2010 Form 8 (DD) Melorio plc
26 May 2010 Form 8 (DD) Melorio plc
24 May 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
24 May 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
24 May 2010 Form 8 (DD) Melorio plc
24 May 2010 Form 8 (OPD) Melorio plc
21 May 2010 Offer Document Posted
19 May 2010 Form 8 (OPD) Melorio plc
19 May 2010 Form 8 (OPD) Melorio plc
19 May 2010 Offer for Melorio plc
10 May 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
4 May 2010 Total Voting Rights
4 May 2010 Pearson to Sell 61% Stake in Interactive Data
30 April 2010 AGM Statement
30 April 2010 Trading Statement
22 April 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
19 April 2010 Directorate: CK Prahalad
1 April 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
1 April 2010 Total Voting Rights
31 March 2010 Form 20-F
31 March 2010 Director/PDMR Shareholding
31 March 2010 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
3 March 2011 AP01 – Appointment: Joshua Lewis
14 February 2011 Annual Return
2 June 2010 Annual Return
12 May 2010 Articles of Association
10 May 2010 RES01 - Alteration to Memorandum & Articles of Association
7 May 2010 TM01 – Appointment Terminated: Terry Burns
22 April 2010 TM01 – Appointment Terminated: CK Prahalad
19 April 2010 AA – Annual Accounts to 31 December 2009

In addition, the Company filed Forms SH01 (Statement of Capital) with Companies House. These were posted on the Companies House Direct website on 1 November 2010, 16 September 2010, 18 August 2010, 18 May 2010 and 1 April 2010.

Interim Results

The Company’s interim results for the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010 were announced on 26 July 2010. 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
24 March 2011 Annual Report and Accounts 2010 and/or Performance Summary 2010.
  Letter from the Chairman and Notice of 2011 AGM.
  Form of Proxy in relation to 2011 AGM.

Copies of the Annual Report and Accounts, Letter from the Chairman and Notice of AGM and Form of Proxy for the 2010 year end (“the AGM documentation”) were submitted to the National Storage Mechanism on 24 March 2011. In addition, copies of the resolutions passed at the 2010 AGM were sent to the UK Listing Authority on 30 April 2010. 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:

NYSE

The Company sent copies of the AGM documentation, referred to above, to the NYSE on 24 March 2011 and copies of the resolutions passed at the 2010 AGM were sent to the NYSE on 30 April 2010.

Bank of New York (“BoNY”)

The Company sent copies of the AGM documentation, referred to above, to the BoNY on 24 March 2011.

Form 20-F

The Company filed a Form 20-F with the SEC on 31 March 2010 and on 25 March 2011. 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

Head of Company Secretarial