Flexibility, Diversity, Help Put New Jersey-Based Pearson Education on Working Mother's Top 100 List for Seventh Straight Year

Upper Saddle River, NJ. - For the seventh consecutive year, Pearson Education, the world's leading educational publisher (NYSE: PSO), was named today to Working Mother magazine's prestigious list of "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers." This annual list cites corporations that recognize the value of meeting the needs of working families.

My Life Solutions Offers Flexibility Through a Wide Range of Services

"My Life Solutions is the comprehensive program we offer our employees to help them navigate their work and personal lives," said Christine Trum, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Pearson Education. "My Life Solutions provides remarkably diverse services, ranging from childcare assistance to diet and nutrition advice, legal counseling to help caring for an elderly parent."

Working mothers are not only interested in childcare benefits like lactation rooms and emergency childcare. "These women are dealing with issues as diverse as our workforce," Ms. Trum continued. "My Life Solutions can get them help with everything from post-partum depression to retirement planning to choosing a good pre-K program."

"Being recognized for the seventh time by Working Mother is an honor," Ms. Trum concluded. "Clearly, working mothers benefit from the programs we provide, but what is really gratifying is the fact that Pearson offers services flexible and diverse enough to benefit all our employees."

About Pearson Education:

Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in educational publishing. With brands such as Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson Longman, Pearson Addison Wesley, and many others, Pearson Education provides quality content, assessment tools and educational services in all available media, spanning the learning curve from birth through college and beyond. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations also include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. To learn more about Pearson Education's My Life Solutions, see our brochure online at: http://www.pearsoned.com/careers/.

Note to Editors re Working Mother:

For a copy of the Working Mother list of "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" or the 2006 issue of Working Mother magazine, in which the list appears, log in at www.workingmother.com or contact Lori Dolnick, Thacker and Frank Communications, at 609-490-0999 ext. 22 or LDolnick@TandFcom.com.


Lori Dolnick
Thacker & Frank Communications
609-490-0999, ext. 22