Where shareholders have given instruction for payment to be made direct into a bank or building society, this is done through the Bankers Automated Clearing System (BACS), with the associated tax voucher showing the tax credit attributable to the dividend payment sent direct to the shareholder at the address shown on our register. If you wish the tax voucher to be sent to your bank or building society, please inform our registrar, Lloyds TSB Registrars, The Causeway, Worthing, West Sussex BN99 6DA. Telephone 0870 600 3986 or, for those shareholders with hearing difficulties, textphone number 0870 600 3950.
The plan provides the benefit of giving shareholders the right to buy the company's shares on the London stock market with the cash dividend. If you would like further information about the DRIP, please contact Lloyds TSB Registrars. Telephone 0870 241 3018.
Lloyds TSB Registrars offer ISAs in Pearson shares. They can be contacted for information on 0870 242 4244.
A telephone and internet dealing service has been arranged through Lloyds TSB Registrars which provides a simple way of buying and selling Pearson shares. Commission is 0.5% with a minimum charge of £20 for telephone dealing and £17.50 for internet dealing. For telephone sales call 0870 850 0852 between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday, and for internet sales log on to www.shareview.co.uk/dealing. You will need your shareholder reference number shown on your share certificate. A postal facility, which provides a simple, low cost way of buying and selling Pearson shares, is available through the company's stockbroker, JPMorgan Cazenove Limited, 20 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA. Telephone 020 7588 2828. An alternative weekly postal dealing service is available through our registrars, telephone 0870 242 4244 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). ShareGift is particularly designed to use donated shares to support a wide range of UK charities. Over £7m has been given by ShareGift so far to over 1,000 UK charities. Further information about ShareGift and the charities it has supported may be obtained from their website, www.sharegift.org or by contacting ShareGift at 46 Grosvenor Street, London W1K 3HN.
Lloyds TSB Registrars provide 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. Lloyds TSB Registrars can be contacted for information on 0870 600 3970.
Pearson's ordinary shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of ADRs and traded under the symbol PSO. Each ADR represents one ordinary share. All enquiries regarding registered ADR holder accounts and payment of dividends should be directed to The Bank of New York, the authorised depositary bank for Pearson's ADR programme, at The Bank of New York, Investor Services, P.O. Box 11258, Church Street Station, New York, NY 10286-1258, telephone 1-888 BNY ADRs (toll free within the US) or (1) 212 815 3700 (outside the US), or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign-in at www.stockbny.com. Voting rights for registered ADR holders can be exercised through The Bank of New York, and for beneficial ADR holders (and/or nominee accounts) through your US brokerage institution. Pearson will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a report on Form 20-F that will contain a US GAAP reconciliation.
Auditors PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Bankers HSBC Bank Plc
Brokers JPMorgan Cazenove Limited, Citigroup
Financial advisers Lazard Brothers & Co. Limited, J. Henry Schroder & Co. Limited
Solicitors Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
|Ex-dividend date||5 April|
|Record date||7 April|
|Last date for dividend reinvestment election||20 April|
|Annual general meeting||21 April|
|Payment date for dividend and share purchase date for dividend reinvestment||5 May|
|Interim results||31 July|
|Interim dividend||22 September|