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Pearson PLC PSON Director/PDMR Shareholding

  Pearson PLC (PSON) - Director/PDMR Shareholding

RNS Number : 0086Q
Pearson PLC
31 October 2012




NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS/PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY AND CONNECTED PERSONS



All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.

1.  Name of the issuer                 2.  State whether the notification
                                           relates to (i) a transaction
                                          notified in accordance with
                                           DTR3.1.2R; (ii) a disclosure made
    PEARSON PLC                            in accordance with LR 9.8.6R(1); or
                                           (iii) a disclosure made in
                                           accordance with section 793 of the
                                           Companies Act 2006.

                                           

                                           BOTH (i) AND (ii)

                                           
3.  Name of person discharging         4.  State whether notification relates
    managerial                             to a person connected with a person
    responsibilities/director              discharging managerial
                                           responsibilities/director named in
                                          3and identify the connected person

    RONA FAIRHEAD                          

                                           PERSON NAMED IN 3
5.  Indicate whether the notification  6   Description of shares (including
    is in respect of a holding of the      class), debentures or derivatives
    person referred to in 3or 4above     or financial instruments relating
    or in respect of a non-beneficial      to shares
    interest^1
                                           
    
                                           ORDINARY SHARES OF 25P EACH
    HOLDING
7.  Name of registered shareholder(s)  8.  State the nature of the transaction
    and, if more than one, the number
    of shares held by each of them         

                                          1) EXERCISE OF OPTIONS AND
                                           SUBSEQUENT SALE OF SHARES UNDER
    PERSON NAMED IN 3                      COMPANY'S 5 YEAR SAVE AS YOU EARN
                                           SCHEME
    
                                           

                                           2) SALE

                                           
9   Number of shares, debentures or    10. Percentage of issued class acquired
    financial instruments relating to      (treasury shares of that class
    shares acquired                        should not be taken into account
                                           when calculating percentage)
    
                                           
    N/A
                                           N/A
11. Number of shares, debentures or    12. Percentage of issued class disposed
    financial instruments relating to      (treasury shares of that class
    shares disposed               should not be taken into account
                                           when calculating percentage)
    
                                           
    1) 2,371 SHARES
                                           TOTAL - 0.00641%
    2) 50,000 SHARES
                                           
13. Price per share or value of        14. Date and place of transaction
    transaction
                                           
    
                                           31 OCTOBER 2012 - LONDON
    £12.44 PER SHARE
15. Total holding following            16. Date issuer informed of transaction
    notification and total percentage
    holding following notification         
    (any treasury shares should not be
    taken into account when                31 OCTOBER 2012
    calculating percentage)

    

    440,522 0.05392%



If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted options
by the issuer complete the following boxes

17. Date of grant                           18. Period during which or date on
                                                which it can be exercised
    
                                                N/A
    N/A
19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of 20. Description of shares or
    the option                                  debentures involved (class and
                                                number)
    N/A
                                                N/A
21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of     22. Total number of shares or
    grant) or indication that price is to       debentures over which options
    be fixed at the time of exercise            held following notification

    N/A                                         N/A



23. Any additional information 24. Name of contact and telephone number for
                                   queries:
    
                                   
    N/A
                                   NATALIE DALE 020 7010 2261

                                   



Name of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making notification

NATALIE DALE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY


Date of notification: 31 OCTOBER 2012



Notes: This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS
notification required by DTR3.1.4.

(1) An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction
relating to the shares or debentures of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to
16, 23 and 24.

(2) An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative
relating the shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13, 14,
16, 23 and 24.

(3) An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to
a director/person discharging managerial responsibilities should complete
boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.

(4) An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial
instrument relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a debenture)
should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.



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