Pearson PLC PSON Statement re. Press Comment

  Pearson PLC (PSON) - Statement re. Press Comment

RNS Number : 5812P
Pearson PLC
25 October 2012






Press release
25 October 2012


STATEMENT ON MEDIA COVERAGE REGARDING PENGUIN

Pearson notes recent media coverage regarding Penguin, its consumer publishing
division, and Random House (part of Bertelsmann). Pearson confirms that it is
discussing with Bertelsmann a possible combination of Penguin and Random
House. The two companies have not reached agreement and there is no certainty
that the discussions will lead to a transaction. A further announcement will
be made if and when appropriate.

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