Annual Information Update

Pearson plc
("Pearson" or "the Company")

Annual Information Update for the period 1 April 2006 up to and including 4 April 2007.

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referred to in this Update was up to date at the time the information was published, but some of it may now be out of date.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 at www.londonstockexchange.com or from the press releases page on the Company's website, which also shows announcements concerning Group news. The Stock Exchange announcements made during the defined period are:

Stock Exchange Announcements
Date of Announcement Headline of Announcement at Stock Exchange
02 Apr 07 Total Voting Rights and Capital
02 Apr 07 Director Shareholding
26 Mar 07 Pearson 2006 annual report
22 Mar 07 Director Shareholding
21 Mar 07 Notification of Holding in the Company
21 Mar 07 Notification of Holding in the Company
02 Mar 07 Notification of Holdings in the Company
01 Mar 07 Total Voting Rights and Capital
28 Feb 07 Notification of Holdings in the Company
26 Feb 07 Pearson 2006 Preliminary results
02 Feb 07 Total Voting Rights and Capital
22 Jan 07 Pearson Trading Update: Strong end to the year; on track for record profits
18 Jan 07 Voting Rights and Capital
18 Jan 07 Voting Rights and Capital
15 Jan 07 Voting Rights and Capital
11 Jan 07 Notification of Transactions of Directors
10 Jan 07 Voting Rights and Capital
22 Dec 06 Purchase of shares
21 Dec 06 Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
18 Dec 06 Voting rights and capital
14 Dec 06 6 monthly blocklisting review
12 Dec 06 Additional listing of shares
11 Dec 06 Pearson to sell Government Solutions to Veritas Capital
05 Dec 06 Block listing of shares
27 Nov 06 Change of interest in shares
15 Nov 06 Change of interest in shares
30 Oct 06 Pearson nine-month trading update: on track to deliver record profits in 2006
18 Oct 06 Director shareholdings
16 Oct 06 Director shareholdings
06 Oct 06 Change of interest in shares
02 Oct 06 Directors' shareholding
27 Sep 06 Long term Incentive Plan
26 Sep 06 Director Shareholdings
05 Sep 06 Change of interest in shares
04 Sep 06 Change of interest in shares
01 Sep 06 Notification of Directors' Interests
24 Aug 06 Change of interest in shares
16 Aug 06 Change of interest in shares
08 Aug 06 Pearson acquires Mergermarket: adds new financial content and services to the FT Group
08 Aug 06 Change of interest in shares
03 Aug 06 Notification of transactions of directors
02 Aug 06 Notification of transactions of directors
31 Jul 06 Pearson 2006 Interim results
24 Jul 06 Block listing of shares
14 Jul 06 Change in interest in shares
14 Jul 06 Change in interest in shares
12 Jul 06 Additional listing of shares
07 Jul 06 Purchase of additional ADR's
06 Jul 06 Additional listing of shares
03 Jul 06 Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
30 Jun 06 Director's share interests
28 Jun 06 Change of Director Shareholding
22 Jun 06 Change in interest in shares
15 Jun 06 Change in interest in shares
08 Jun 06 Block listing of shares
31 May 06 Pearson to acquire Chancery Software Ltd
25 May 06 Pearson to acquire Powerschool
24 May 06 Six monthly block listing announcement (Schedule 5)
22 May 06 Director's appointment
15 May 06 Pearson: Board changes
15 May 06 Block listing of shares
11 May 06 Release of restricted shares
11 May 06 Change of Directors' Shares
08 May 06 Directors' shareholdings
05 May 06 Director's shareholding
05 May 06 Pearson to acquire Paravia Bruno Mondadori: Gains leading position in Italian Education Market
28 Apr 06 Change in interest in shares
28 Apr 06 Directorate changes
25 Apr 06 Pearson enters teacher certification market by acquiring National Evaluation Systems
21 Apr 06 2006 AGM Results
21 Apr 06 2006 AGM trading update
20 Apr 06 Change in Interest in Shares
12 Apr 06 Change of Director Shareholding
11 Apr 06 Block listing
11 Apr 06 Change in interest in shares
03 Apr 06 Directors shareholding

 

Documents Filed with Companies House

The Company has made the following filings with Companies House during the defined period. 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 at www.direct.companieshouse.gov.uk, using Companies House Direct.

Documents Filed with Companies House
Date Posted on Companies House Direct Website Document Filed with Companies House
29 September 2006 Form 288c - Change of Director's Particulars
10 July 2006 Form 363a - Annual Return
22 June 2006 Form 288a - Appointment of Director
20 June 2006 Form 288c - Change of Director's Particulars
9 May 2006 Form 288c - Change of Director's Particulars
5 May 2006 Annual Accounts to 31 December 2005
2 May 2006 Form 288b - Resignation of Director
2 May 2006 Form 288b - Resignation of Director
28 April 2006 Form 123 - Notice of Increase in Nominal Capital
28 April 2006 Ordinary and Special Resolutions approved at AGM

 

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 2007, 6 March 2007, 2 March 2007, 27 February 2007, 19 February 2007, 25 January 2007, 23 January 2007, 18 January 2007, 12 January 2007, 6 January 2007, 29 December 2006, 18 December 2006, 12 December 2006, 30 November 2006, 23 November 2006, 10 November 2006, 3 November 2006, 2 November 2006, 31 October 2006, 26 October 2006, 19 October 2006, 11 October 2006, 25 September 2006, 22 September 2006, 30 August 2006, 24 August 2006, 22 August 2006, 17 August 2006, 15 August 2006, 25 July 2006, 27 June 2006, 19 June 2006, 14 June 2006, 1 June 2006, 23 May 2006, 17 May 2006 and 4 April 2006.

Interim Results

The Company's interim results for the period 1 January 2006 to 30 June 2006 were published in the Financial Times newspaper worldwide on 1 August 2006. They are now available on the annual report page on the Company's website at www.pearson.com/index.cfm?pageid=58.

Information Provided to Shareholders

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

Information Provided to Shareholders
Date of Mailing Documents Sent to Shareholders
26 March 2007 Governance and Financial Statements 2006 and/or Annual Review and Summary Financial Statements 2006.
  Letter from the Chairman and Notice of 2007 AGM.
  Form of Proxy in relation to 2007 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 2006 year end were also submitted to the UK Listing Authority on 26 March 2007. In addition, copies of the resolutions passed at the 2006 AGM were sent to the UK Listing Authority on 21 April 2006. 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 ("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 ("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 2007, 5 March 2007, 19 January 2007, 5 January 2007, 14 December 2006, 16 November 2006, 17 October 2006, 22 September 2006, 11 August 2006, 3 August 2006, 14 July 2006, 26 June 2006, 2 June 2006, 11 May 2006 and 24 April 2006. In addition, the AGM documentation, referred to above, was sent to the SEC on 26 March 2007 and copies of the resolutions passed at the 2006 AGM were also sent to the SEC on 21 April 2006. 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 26 March 2007 and copies of the resolutions passed at the 2006 AGM were also sent to the NYSE on 21 April 2006.

Bank of New York ("BoNY")

The Company sent copies of the AGM documentation, referred to above, to the BoNY on 26 March 2007.

Information Provided to US Shareholders Only

The Company sent to its US shareholders a copy of the Form 20-F on 11 May 2006, with the SEC having received a copy on 5 May 2006. A copy of this document can be viewed and downloaded from the Company's website at www.pearson.com/index.cfm?pageid=58 and hard copies are available from the Company Secretary of Pearson.

Stephen Jones
Deputy Secretary
5 April 2007