Pearson is the global leader in education, providing print and digital learning materials and services used by millions of students every year, principally in North America but also Europe, Asia and Latin America. The Company's education related revenues top $6.5bn. The Company also owns The Financial Times Group, which has an international network of business and financial newspapers and online services and Penguin Group, which is one of the pre-eminent names in consumer publishing.
01 March 2013 - Pearson’s shares fell on the release of its 2012 results. Despite a 7% increase in the dividend, the Company now expects its earnings in 2013 to remain broadly level with 2012. Additionally, the Company announced a £200m restructuring programme for 2013 and 2014. more →
25 February 2013 - Pearson’s shares fell on the release of its 2012 results. Despite a 7% increase in the dividend, the Company now expects its earnings in 2013 to remain broadly level with 2012. Additionally, the Company announced a £200m restructuring programme for 2013 and 2014. more →
28 January 2013 - Pearson cautioned the market in its regular January trading update last week. It continues to face tough market conditions and structural industry change, although it believes it continues to gain share in key markets and to benefit from its investments in digital services and developing economies. more →
07 January 2013 - Pearson's 2010 acquisition of Melorio plc does not pay off as it announces plans to exit Pearson in Practice. more →
28 December 2012 - Pearson has announced it is to invest in Barnes & Noble's Nook media more →
29 October 2012 - Pearson reiterates its full year outlook of growth in sales and operating profits with margins reflecting acquisition integration costs and the FTSE sale. more →
29 October 2012 - Pearson has reached an agreement with Bertelsmann to merge Penguin and Random House. The combination brings together two of the world's leading English language publishers. more →
16 October 2012 - Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has announced the acquisition of EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe, for $650m in cash. more →
04 October 2012 - AEC Education plc, a higher eductation, vocational training and English language business, has agreed to sell its non-core examinations subsidiary, Educational Resources Pte Ltd, or ER, to Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd. for £2.5 million in cash. more →
03 October 2012 - Pearson has announced that Marjorie Scardino has decided to step down as Pearson's chief executive at the end of 2012. John Fallon will succeed her as chief executive on 1 January 2013, and joins the Pearson board with immediate effect. more →
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