Results of Annual General Meeting

Pearson plc held its annual general meeting for shareholders earlier today. All resolutions were put to the meeting and approved on a show of hands.

Full details of the resolutions passed as special business have today been submitted to the UK Listing Authority for publication through the Listing Authority's Document and Viewing Facility.

The audited proxy position at the close of books at midday on Wednesday, 27 April 2005 is set out below. The number of 25p ordinary shares in issue at that date was 803,667,028.

Voting summary
Resolution Description For and Discretionary Against Abstain
Resolution 1 To receive the 2004 report and accounts 458,217,517 1,465,428 7,241,833
Resolution 2 To declare a final dividend 466,683,744 96,590 144,444
Resolution 3 To re-elect Marjorie Scardino 460,964,755 3,625,535 2,334,488
Resolution 4 To re-elect Rona Fairhead 461,207,027 3,711,650 2,006,101
Resolution 5 To re-elect Patrick Cescau 463,927,150 1,302,143 1,695,485
Resolution 6 To re-elect Reuben Mark 451,399,139 4,352,624 11,173,015
Resolution 7 To re-elect Vernon Sankey 464,780,391 1,820,216 324,171
Resolution 8 To reappoint Susan Fuhrman 465,330,109 1,273,810 320,859
Resolution 9 To approve the report on directors' remuneration 433,810,161 16,081,824 17,032,793
Resolution 10 To reappoint the auditors 459,547,240 2,942,231 4,435,307
Resolution 11 To determine the remuneration of the auditors 464,792,636 1,707,146 424,996
Resolution 12 To authorise the company to allot ordinary shares 453,078,524 11,806,996 2,039,258
Resolution 13 To increase the authorised share capital 465,667,944 760,215 496,619
Resolution 14 To waive the pre-emption rights 457,477,417 8,905,145 542,216
Resolution 15 To authorise the company to purchase its own shares 466,248,378 319,675 356,725