Annual Information Update

Pearson plc

("Pearson" or "the Company")

Annual Information Update

Annual Information Update for the period 31 March 2005 up to and including 31 March 2006.

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referred to in this Update was up to date at the time the information was published, but some information may now be out of date.

Stock Exchange Announcements

Announcements made by the Company via RNS, a Regulatory Information Service, may be viewed and downloaded from the London Stock Exchange website (www.londonstockexchange.com/marketnews) or from the press releases page on the Company's website at (www.pearson.com/investor/press_release.cfm). The Stock Exchange announcements made during the defined period are:

 

Date of Announcement

Headline of
Announcement at
Stock Exchange

21 March 2006

Annual Report and Accounts

8 March 2006

Director/PDMR Shareholding

7 March 2006

Directorate Change

1 March 2006

Directorate Change

28 February 2006

Holding(s) in Company

27 February 2006

Preliminary Results

24 February 2006

Holding(s) in Company

21 February 2006

Additional Listing

31 January 2006

Holding(s) in Company

23 January 2006

Pearson Acquires Promissor

20 January 2006

Holding(s) in Company

17 January 2006

Trading Statement

10 January 2006

Holding(s) in Company

9 January 2006

Purchase of IDC Shares

5 January 2006

Director/PDMR Shareholding

21 December 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

9 December 2005

Additional Listing

8 December 2005

School Presentation

2 December 2005

Holding(s) in Company

28 November 2005

Holding(s) in Company

23 November 2005

Holding(s) in Company

14 November 2005

Holding(s) in Company

11 November 2005

Holding(s) in Company

7 November 2005

Additional Listing

3 November 2005

Holding(s) in Company

1 November 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

1 November 2005

Trading Statement

26 October 2005

Holding(s) in Company

19 October 2005

Holding(s) in Company

13 October 2005

Additional Listing

3 October 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

3 October 2005

Holding(s) in Company

27 September 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

26 September 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

15 September 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

23 August 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

17 August 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

1 August 2005

Director Declaration

29 July 2005

Directorate Change

27 July 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

25 July 2005

Pearson Interim Results

6 July 2005

Director/PDMR Shareholding

30 June 2005

Director Shareholding

30 June 2005

Half Year IFRS Comparatives

23 June 2005

Acquisition of AGS Publishing

9 May 2005

Director Shareholding

9 May 2005

Director Shareholding

9 May 2005

Director Shareholding

9 May 2005

Director Shareholding

6 May 2005

Director Shareholding

5 May 2005

Holding(s) in Company

4 May 2005

IFRS Briefing

29 April 2005

Result of AGM

29 April 2005

AGM Statement

20 April 2005

Director Shareholding

18 April 2005

Director Shareholding

13 April 2005

Director Shareholding

12 April 2005

Holding(s) in Company

31 March 2005

Director Shareholding

31 March 2005

Annual Report and Accounts

 

Documents Filed with Companies House

The Company has made the following filings with Companies House. Copies of these documents may be obtained from Companies House, Crown Way, Maindy, Cardiff CF14 3UZ or, if you are a registered user, they may be viewed and downloaded using Companies House Direct at www.direct.companieshouse.gov.uk. The Companies House filings made during the defined period are:

 

Date Posted
on Companies
House Direct
Website

Document
Filedwith
Companies House

30 March 2006

Form 288a - Appointment of Director

14 March 2006

Form 288a - Appointment of Director

24 October 2005

Form 288c - Change of Director's Particulars

21 October 2005

Form 288c - Change of Director's Particulars

12 October 2005

Form 288a - Appointment of Director

12 October 2005

Form 288b - Resignation of Director

16 June 2005

Annual Accounts to 31 December 2004

20 June 2005

Form 363a - Annual Return

8 June 2005

Amended Memorandum & Articles of Association

1 June 2005

Form 123 - Notice of Increase in Nominal Capital

9 May 2005

Ordinary and Special Resolutions approved at AGM

13 April 2005

Form 288c - Change of Director's Particulars

 

In addition, the Company filed Forms 88(2) - Return of Allotment of Shares with Companies House. These were posted on the Companies House Direct website on 15 March 2006, 2 March 2006, 28 February 2006, 17 February 2006, 30 January 2006, 20 January 2006, 11 January 2006, 24 October 2005, 21 September 2005, 6 September 2005, 18 August 2005, 12 August 2005, 7 July 2005, 9 June 2005, 6 June 2005 and 3 June 2005.

Interim Results

The Company's interim results for the period 1 January 2005 to 30 June 2005 were published in the Financial Times newspaper worldwide on 26 July 2005. They are now available on the annual report page on the Company's website at (www.pearson.com/investor/reports.htm).

Information Provided to Shareholders

The Company sent the following documents to its shareholders during the defined period:

 

Date of
Mailing

Documents
Sent to
Shareholders

21 March 2006

Governance and Financial Statements 2005 and/or Annual Review and Summary Financial Statements 2005.

 

Letter from the Chairman and Notice of 2006 AGM.

 

Form of Proxy in relation to 2006 AGM.

31 March 2005

Governance and Financial Statements 2004 and/or Annual Review and Summary Financial Statements 2004.

 

Letter from the Chairman and Notice of 2005 AGM.

 

Form of Proxy in relation to 2005 AGM.

 

Copies of the Governance and Financial Statements, Annual Review and Summary Financial Statements, Letter from the Chairman and Notice of AGM and Form of Proxy for the 2005 and 2004 year ends were also submitted to the UK Listing Authority on 21 March 2006 and 31 March 2005 respectively. In addition, copies of the resolutions passed at the 2005 AGM were sent to the UK Listing Authority on 29 April 2005. 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 (the "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:

Securities and Exchange Commission ("the SEC")

The Company filed hard copies of its Stock Exchange announcements with the SEC, pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These bulk filings were sent, during the defined period, on 23 March 2006, 15 March 2006, 3 March 2006, 27 January 2006, 6 January 2006, 16 December 2005, 25 November 2005, 4 November 2005, 14 October 2005, 23 September 2005, 26 August 2005, 29 July 2005, 27 June 2005, 29 April 2005 and 1 April 2005. In addition, the AGM documentation, referred to above, was sent to the SEC on 21 March 2006 and 31 March 2005 and copies of the resolutions passed at the 2005 AGM were also sent to the SEC on 29 April 2005. Copies of these documents can be obtained from the Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street N.W., Washington D.C. 20549, USA, as well as from the Company Secretary of Pearson.

NYSE

The Company sent copies of the AGM documentation, referred to above, to the NYSE on 21 March 2006 and 31 March 2005 and copies of the resolutions passed at the 2005 AGM were also sent to the NYSE on 29 April 2005.

Bank of New York (the "BoNY")

The Company sent copies of the AGM documentation, referred to above, to the BoNY on 21 March 2006 and 31 March 2005.

Information Provided to US Shareholders Only

The Company sent to all of its US shareholders a copy of the Form 20-F on 29 June 2005, with the SEC having received a copy on 27 June 2005. A copy of this document can be viewed and downloaded from the Company's website at (www.pearson.com/investor/sec.htm) and hard copies are available from the Company Secretary of Pearson.

Stephen Jones
Deputy Secretary
31 March 2006