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Shareholder information

Payment of dividends to mandated accounts

Dividends are paid through BACS and can be made directly into a bank or building society account, with the tax voucher sent to the shareholder’s registered address. For more information, please contact Equiniti, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA. Telephone 0871 384 2043* or, for those shareholders with hearing difficulties, textphone number 0871 384 2255*.

Dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP)

The DRIP gives shareholders the right to buy the company’s shares on the London stock market with their cash dividend. For further information, please contact Equiniti on 0871 384 2268*.

Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs)

Equiniti offers ISAs in Pearson shares. For more information, please call them on 0871 384 2244*.

Share dealing facilities

Equiniti offers telephone and internet services for dealing in Pearson shares. For further information, please contact them on 08456 037 037 (telephone dealing - weekdays only) or log on to www.shareview.co.uk/dealing (online dealing). You will need your shareholder reference number as shown on your share certificate.

A postal facility for dealing in Pearson shares is also available through JPMorgan Cazenove Limited, 20 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA. Telephone 020 7588 2828. An alternative weekly postal dealing service is available through Equiniti. Please telephone 0871 384 2248* for details.


Shareholders with small holdings of shares, whose value makes them uneconomic to sell, may wish to donate them to ShareGift, the share donation charity (registered charity number 1052686). Further information about ShareGift and the charities it has supported may be obtained from their website, www.ShareGift.org or by contacting them at 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH.

Shareholder information online

Equiniti provides a range of shareholder information online. You can check your holding and find practical help on transferring shares or updating your details at www.shareview.co.uk. Equiniti can be contacted for information on 0871 384 2233*.

Information about the Pearson share price

The company’s share price can be found on our website at www.pearson.com. It also appears in the financial columns of the national press.

American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)

Pearson’s ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and traded under the symbol PSO. Each ADR represents one ordinary share. For enquiries regarding registered ADR holder accounts and dividends, please contact BNY Mellon Shareowner Services, PO Box 358516, Pittsburgh, PA 15252-8516, telephone 1 866 259 2289 (toll free within the US) or 1 201 680 6825 (outside the US). Alternatively, you may e-mail shrrelations@bnymellon.com, or log on to www.bnymellon.com\shareowner. Voting rights for registered ADR holders can be exercised through The Bank of New York Mellon, and for beneficial ADR holders (and/or nominee accounts) through your US brokerage institution. Pearson will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a Form 20-F.

Share register fraud: protecting your investment

Pearson does not contact its shareholders directly to provide recommendation advice and neither does it appoint third parties to do so. As required by law, our shareholder register is available for public inspection but we cannot control the use of information obtained by persons inspecting the register. Please treat any approaches purporting to originate from Pearson with caution.

Tips on protecting your shares

— Keep any documentation that contains your shareholder reference number in a safe place and    shred any unwanted documentation.

— Inform the registrars promptly when you change address.

— Be aware of dividend payment dates and contact the registrars if you do not receive your    dividend cheque or better still, make arrangements to have the dividend paid directly into your    bank account.

— Consider holding your shares electronically in a CREST account via a nominee.

For more information, please log on to our website at www.pearson.com


Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Bankers HSBC Bank plc
Brokers JPMorgan Cazenove Limited and Citigroup
Financial advisers Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Lazard
Solicitors Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

2009 Financial calendar

Ex-dividend date - 8 April
Record date - 14 April
Last date for dividend reinvestment election - 16 April
Annual general meeting - 1 May
Payment date for dividend and share purchase date for dividend reinvestment - 8 May
Interim results - 27 July
Payment date for interim dividend - 18 September

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