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Business Summary
Logo Pearson plc
Provides education and publishing services

Pearson Plc is an international media and education company, which engages in the education, business information and consumer publishing markets.

Pearson delivers content in a variety of forms and through a variety of channels, including books, newspapers and online services.

The company operates its business through three segments: North American Education, International Education and Professional.

It also operates with other segment The FT Group.

The North American Education segment publishes assessment and testing for the school and higher education market within United States of America and Canada.

It serves educators and students in the USA and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools and into higher education with a wide range of products and services: curriculum textbooks and other learning materials, student assessments and testing services and education technologies.

The International Education segment covers all educational publishing and related services outside of North America.

Its portfolio includes innovative text books, digital learning solutions, online testing and assessments and a suite of integrated services.

The Professional segment provides business, technology publishing training, testing and certification for professional bodies.

It is focused on publishing, training, testing and certification for professionals.

Its professional training business provides technical education and training services with particular expertise in skills related to defense, engineering, oil and gas and construction sectors.

The FT Group segment publishes Financial Times, business magazines and specialist information.

Pearson was founded by Pearson Samuel in 1844 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Number of employees : 40 876 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20132014Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
North America2,77954.8%2,97461% +6.56%
International Education1,53930.4%---
Professional410.008.1%---
FT Group341.006.7%---
Corporate-----
Penguin Random House-----
Discontinued Operations-----
Core--1,15423.7%-
Growth--746.0015.3%-
Sales per Regions
20132014Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
United States2,91357.5%2,82658% -3.08%
United Kingdom649.0012.8%610.0012.5% -6.39%
Asia Pacific624.0012.3%598.0012.3% -4.35%
Other Countries389.007.7%383.007.9% -1.57%
Other European Countries366.007.2%347.007.1% -5.48%
Canada128.002.5%110.002.3% -16.36%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
John Fallon522012Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Katelyn Rae Donnelly--Managing Director & Executive Director
Glen Moreno712005Non-Executive Chairman
Robin Freestone562004Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Coram Williams-2015Chief Financial Officer-Designate
Albert Roger Hitchcock492013Chief Information Officer
Josh Lewis, PhD522011Independent Non-Executive Director
Vivienne Cox, MBA562012Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Linda Koch Lorimer622013Independent Non-Executive Director
Harish Manwani612013Independent Non-Executive Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd. 34,185,905 4.17%
Lindsell Train Ltd. 28,431,242 3.47%
Libyan Investment Authority (Investment Management) 26,752,000 3.26%
Longview Partners LLP 24,069,000 2.93%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd. 23,481,889 2.86%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd. 23,347,000 2.85%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd. 22,515,000 2.74%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 16,683,000 2.03%
The Public Sector Pension Investment Board 14,316,000 1.75%
Norges Bank Investment Management 14,256,000 1.74%
Sector
Consumer Cyclicals
Cyclical Consumer Services
 Media & Publishing
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Company contact information
80 Strand
WC2R 0RL London
United Kingdom

Phone : +44 (0)20 7010 2000
Fax : +44 (0)20 7010 6060
Internet : http://www.pearson.com
Markets and indexes
- London Stock Exchange, SETS
- Main Market
- FTSE 100 / Stoxx UK 50
Stock Exchange Codes
- ISIN Code :  GB0006776081
- Bloomberg Code :  PSON:LN
- Reuters Code :  PSON.L
- Datastream Code :  PSON
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