Pearson Announces Publishing Distribution Agreement with Microsoft Press

  Pearson Announces Publishing Distribution Agreement with Microsoft Press

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- March 11, 2014

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has been selected by Microsoft
as the official distributor of Microsoft Press products. Pearson has entered
into an agreement, effective, April 1, 2014, to distribute print and digital
Microsoft Press products globally. Pearson Technology Group (PTG), which
consists of leading technology publishers and brands of Pearson, will manage
the relationship.

This most recent announcement adds Microsoft Press to a list of respected
technology companies which have partnered with Pearson to deliver learning
resources around the world. Microsoft Press will benefit from the established
retailer relationships Pearson maintains both nationally and internationally,
as well as translation rights and licensing programs in place. Additionally,
Pearson and Microsoft Press will jointly create microsoftpressstore.com, also
launching in April.

“We’re thrilled that Microsoft Press is joining the Pearson family, and know
that this relationship will provide best-of-class content to Microsoft users
and IT professionals all over the world,” said Paul Boger, Vice President and
Publisher of PTG. “We’re anxious to begin the work, and believe that this is
only one of many opportunities for Pearson and Microsoft, together, to teach
21^st century skills to 21^st century learners.”

About Pearson

Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more
than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable
progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson,
visitwww.pearson.com.

A division of Pearson, Pearson Technology Group (PTG) is the world's largest
publisher of books, eBooks, video, software, and courseware learning products
for technical and creative professionals, computer users and business
professionals. PTG publishing imprints include Addison-Wesley Professional,
Adobe Press, Cisco Press, IBM Press, FT Press, Microsoft Press, Peachpit
Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall Professional, Que, Sams, and
VMware Press.

Contact:

Pearson
Lisa Jacobson Brown, Sr. PR & Community Manager, 317-428-3575
Lisa.jacobson-brown@pearson.com
 
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