Annual Information Update for the period from 6 April 2011 up to and including 29 March 2012.
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 The information referred to in this Update was up to date at the time it was published, but some of it may now be out of date.
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:
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|
|9 January 2012||AP01 - Vivienne Cox Appointed|
|12 December 2011||AD02 – Change of SAIL Address|
|13 June 2011||Annual Return|
|6 May 2011||Ordinary Resolution – Approval of Share Plan|
|6 May 2011||Ordinary Resolution – Allotment of Shares|
|6 May 2011||Special Resolution – Waiver of Pre-Emption Rights|
|6 May 2011||Special Resolution – Authority to Purchase Own Shares|
|6 May 2011||Special Resolution – Notice of Meetings|
|7 April 2011||Annual Accounts to 31 December 2010|
In addition, the Company filed Forms SH01 (Statement of Capital) with Companies House. These were posted on the Companies House Direct website on 15 June 2011 and 14 June 2011.
The Company’s interim results for the period 1 January 2011 to 30 June 2011 were announced on 29 July 2011. 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|
|22 March 2012||Annual Report and Accounts 2011 and/or Performance Summary 2011.|
|Letter from the Chairman and Notice of 2012 AGM.|
|Form of Proxy in relation to 2012 AGM.|
Copies of the Annual Report and Accounts, Letter from the Chairman and Notice of AGM and Form of Proxy for the 2011 year end (“the AGM documentation”) were submitted to the National Storage Mechanism on 22 March 2012. Copies of these documents are available from the Company Secretary, Pearson plc, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.
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:
The Company sent copies of the AGM documentation, referred to above, to the NYSE on 22 March 2012 and copies of the resolutions passed at the 2011 AGM were sent to the NYSE on 28 April 2011.
Bank of New York Mellon (“BNY Mellon”)
The Company sent copies of the AGM documentation, referred to above, to BNY Mellon on 22 March 2012.
The Company filed a Form 20-F with the SEC on 27 March 2012. Copies of this document can be found on the Company’s website at www.pearson.com and hard copies are available from the Company Secretary of Pearson.
Head of Company Secretarial