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Thursday 02 April, 2020

Pearson PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 6001I
Pearson PLC
02 April 2020
 

TR-1: S tandard form for notification of major holdings

 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible) i


1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached ii :

Pearson plc

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer   (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer


2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

X

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments


An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify)iii:


3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation iv

Name

Silchester International Investors LLP

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

London, UK

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) v

Name

No individual shareholder holds more than 5% of voting rights.

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Not applicable.

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached vi :

1st April 2020

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

2nd April 2020

7. Total positions of person(s) subject to the notification obligation


% of voting rights attached to shares (total of 8. A)

% of voting rights through financial instruments
(total of 8.B 1 + 8.B 2)

Total of both in % (8.A + 8.B)

Total number of voting rights of issuer vii

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

10.995%

Nil

10.995%

752,404,738

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

11.000%

Nil

11.000%


 

 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached viii

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rights ix

% of voting rights

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

GB0006776081

Nil

82,728,837

Nil

10.995%











SUBTOTAL 8. A

82,728,837

10.995%

 

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A













SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

N/A

N/A

 

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash

settlement xii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A
















SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an "X")

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer xiii

X

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity
xiv (please add additional rows as necessary)


Name xv

% of voting rights if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

% of voting rights through financial instruments if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

Total of both if it equals or is higher than the notifiable threshold

N/A





















10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

Silchester International Investors LLP

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A


11. Additional information xvi

Silchester International Investors LLP ("Silchester") acts as investment manager for certain commingled funds (our "Clients"). In acting for our Clients, Silchester is given full discretion over their investments and is empowered to vote on their behalf. However, we do not act as our Clients' custodian and therefore shares are not held in our name but in the name of each Client's custodian bank. The change in Silchester's holdings was due to a series of transactions over a series of different trading days.

 

Place of completion

London, UK

Date of completion

2nd April 2020

 

 

Natalie White

Deputy Company Secretary

Pearson plc

 

2 April 2020

 


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