LONDON – 28 August 2020: On 24 August 2020, the Board of Pearson plc ("Pearson") announced the prospective appointment of Andy Bird as Pearson’s new Chief Executive and its intention to seek shareholder approval for an amendment to Pearson’s Directors’ Remuneration Policy to permit the grant of a co-investment share award to be made to him.
Further to that announcement, Pearson announces that it has today published a circular (the "Circular") outlining the details of the co-investment award, the necessary shareholder resolution to be considered at the General Meeting and the Notice of General Meeting. The Circular will be distributed to Pearson shareholders together with a form of proxy for the General Meeting.
The General Meeting will be held at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 65 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HS at 12 noon on Friday, 18 September 2020. Please note that this is a closed meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions. No shareholders are permitted to attend and instead are encouraged to vote their shares by proxy and submit any questions they have in accordance with the instructions set out in the notes to the Notice of General Meeting. The voting results of the resolution proposed at the General Meeting will be announced as soon as possible after the General Meeting.
A copy of the Circular is available on Pearson's website: https://www.pearson.com/investors.html and will also be submitted to, and will shortly be available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.
Unless stated otherwise, capitalised terms used in this announcement shall have the same meanings as in the Circular.
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