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PEARSON PLC (PSON)

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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 : 42 115 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20122013Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
North American Education2,65852.5%2,77954.8% +4.35%
International Education1,56831%1,53930.4% -1.88%
FT Group443.008.8%341.006.7% -29.91%
Professional390.007.7%410.008.1% +4.88%
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Sales per Regions
20122013Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
United States2,80055.3%2,91357.5% +3.88%
United Kingdom705.0013.9%649.0012.8% -8.63%
Asia Pacific647.0012.8%624.0012.3% -3.69%
European Countries391.007.7%366.007.2% -6.83%
Rest of the World371.007.3%389.007.7% +4.63%
Canada145.002.9%128.002.5% -13.28%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
John Fallon512012Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Glen Moreno702005Non-Executive Chairman
Robin Freestone552004Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director
Thomas David Guy Arculus, MBA672006Independent Non-Executive Director
Kenneth John Hydon692006Independent Non-Executive Director
Josh Lewis, PhD512011Independent Non-Executive Director
Vivienne Cox, MBA542012Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Linda Koch Lorimer612013Independent Non-Executive Director
Harish Manwani602013Independent Non-Executive Director
Elizabeth Corley572014Independent Non-Executive Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd. 26,188,513 3.19%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd. 25,549,940 3.12%
Longview Partners LLP 25,493,567 3.11%
Northern Cross LLC 24,480,701 2.99%
Libyan Investment Authority (Investment Management) 24,431,000 2.98%
Lindsell Train Ltd. 23,351,604 2.85%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd. 18,258,965 2.23%
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Ltd. 17,660,760 2.15%
Mackenzie Financial Corp. 16,445,599 2.01%
The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec 16,199,000 1.98%
Sector
Consumer Cyclicals
Cyclical Consumer Services
 Media & Publishing
  Consumer Publishing
   Consumer Publishing - NEC
Advertisement
Sector Consumer 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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