Statement regarding GE and Dow Jones

Pearson notes recent press speculation concerning Dow Jones.

Pearson regularly reviews a variety of investment ideas and evaluates whether they would enhance value for its shareholders. Pearson has had exploratory talks with GE about opportunities in business and financial information, including Dow Jones, and has decided not to pursue a combination of CNBC, the Financial Times Group and Dow Jones.

The two companies continue to discuss co-operating agreements between CNBC and the Financial Times Group.

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