Annual Report and Accounts 2010

Shareholder information

Pearson ordinary shares are listed on the
London Stock Exchange and on the New
York Stock Exchange in the form of
American Depositary Receipts.

Corporate website

The investors’ section of our corporate website provides a wealth of information for shareholders. It is also possible to sign up to receive email alerts for reports and press releases relating to Pearson.

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 For more information, please contact our registrar, Equiniti, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA. Telephone 0871 384 2233* or, for those shareholders with hearing difficulties, textphone number 0871 384 2255*.

Information about the Pearson share price

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

Payment of dividends to mandated accounts

Should you elect to have your dividends paid through BACS, this can be done directly into a bank or building society account, with the tax voucher sent to the shareholder’s registered address. Equiniti can be contacted for information on 0871 384 2043*.

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 go to or call customer services on 0845 300 0430*.

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 (online dealing). You will need your shareholder reference number as shown on your share certificate.

A weekly postal dealing service is also available through Equiniti. Please telephone 0871 384 2248* for details or log on to to download a form.


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, or by contacting them at 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH.

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 001 201 680 6825 (outside the US). Alternatively, you may e-mail, or log on to 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.

*Calls to these numbers are charged at 8p per minute from a BT landline. Other provider costs may vary. Lines open 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.

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 registrar promptly when you change address.
  • Be aware of dividend payment dates and contact the registrar 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


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

2011 Financial calendar

2011 Financial calendar
Ex-dividend date 6 April
Record date 8 April
Last date for dividend reinvestment election 12 April
Annual General Meeting 28 April
Payment date for dividend and share purchase date for dividend reinvestment 6 May
Interim results 1 August
Payment date for interim dividend 16 September

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