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Form 6-K PEARSON PLC For: Aug 16

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
FORM 6-K
 
 
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
 
For the month of August 2022
 
 
PEARSON plc
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
N/A
 
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
 
80 Strand
London, England WC2R 0RL
44-20-7010-2000
(Address of principal executive office)
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:
 
 
 
Form 20-F X                                                Form 40-F
 
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
 
 
Yes                                              No X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings
 
1. Issuer Details
 
ISIN
GB0006776081
 
Issuer Name
PEARSON PLC
 
UK or Non-UK Issuer
UK
 
2. Reason for Notification
 
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights; An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments
 
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
 
Name
BlackRock, Inc.
 
City of registered office (if applicable)
Wilmington
 
Country of registered office (if applicable)
USA
 
4. Details of the shareholder
 
Full name of shareholder(s) if different from the person(s) subject to the notification obligation, above
 
 
 
City of registered office (if applicable)
 
 
 
Country of registered office (if applicable)
 
 
 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached
 
12-Aug-2022
6. Date on which Issuer notified
 
15-Aug-2022
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 held in issuer
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached
 
9.120000
 
0.890000
 
10.010000
 
73834220
 
Position of previous notification (if applicable)
 
8.640000
 
1.040000
 
9.680000
 
 
8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached
 
8A. Voting rights attached to shares
 
 
Class/Type of shares ISIN code(if possible)
 
Number of direct voting rights (DTR5.1)
Number of indirect voting rights (DTR5.2.1)
% of direct voting rights (DTR5.1)
% of indirect voting rights (DTR5.2.1)
GB0006776081
 
 
67154557
 
 
9.120000
 
Sub Total 8.A
67154557
 
9.120000%
 
8B1. Financial Instruments according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (a))
 
Type of financial instrument
Expiration date
Exercise/conversion period
Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/converted
% of voting rights
American Depository Receipt
 
 
 
1397359
 
0.180000
 
Securities Lending
 
 
 
546595
 
0.070000
 
Sub Total 8.B1
 
1943954
 
0.250000%
 
8B2. Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to (DTR5.3.1R.(1) (b))
 
 
Type of financial instrument
 
Expiration date
Exercise/conversion period
Physical or cash settlement
Number of voting rights
% of voting rights
CFD
 
 
 
Cash
 
4735709
 
0.640000
 
Sub Total 8.B2
 
4735709
 
0.640000%
 
9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation
 
2. 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 entities (please add additional rows as necessary)
 
 
Ultimate controlling person
Name of controlled undertaking
% 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
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1)
 
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1)
 
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1)
 
BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1)
 
BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1)
 
BlackRock Lux Finco S.a.r.l.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1)
 
BlackRock Japan Holdings GK
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 1)
 
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 2)
 
Trident Merger, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 2)
 
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock Cayman 1 LP
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock Group Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock Finance Europe Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 3)
 
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4)
 
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4)
 
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4)
 
BlackRock Australia Holdco Pty. Ltd.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 4)
 
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BlackRock Cayman 1 LP
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BlackRock Group Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 5)
 
BlackRock International Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6)
 
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6)
 
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6)
 
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 6)
 
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7)
 
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7)
 
BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7)
 
BlackRock Delaware Holdings Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 7)
 
BlackRock Fund Advisors
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 8)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 8)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9)
 
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9)
 
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9)
 
BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9)
 
BlackRock HK Holdco Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 9)
 
BlackRock Asset Management North Asia Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock Cayman 1 LP
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock Group Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock Finance Europe Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock (Netherlands) B.V.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 10)
 
BlackRock Asset Management Deutschland AG
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11)
 
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11)
 
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11)
 
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11)
 
BlackRock Canada Holdings LP
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11)
 
BlackRock Canada Holdings ULC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 11)
 
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12)
 
BlackRock Capital Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 12)
 
BlackRock Advisors, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock Holdco 3, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock Cayman 1 LP
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay Finco Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock Cayman West Bay IV Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock Group Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock Finance Europe Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 13)
 
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14)
 
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14)
 
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14)
 
BlackRock International Holdings, Inc.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14)
 
BR Jersey International Holdings L.P.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14)
 
BlackRock (Singapore) Holdco Pte. Ltd.
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 14)
 
BlackRock (Singapore) Limited
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15)
 
Trident Merger, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15)
 
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15)
 
Amethyst Intermediate, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15)
 
Aperio Holdings, LLC
 
 
 
 
BlackRock, Inc. (Chain 15)
 
Aperio Group, LLC
 
 
 
 
10. In case of proxy voting
 
Name of the proxy holder
 
 
 
The number and % of voting rights held
 
 
 
The date until which the voting rights will be held
 
 
 
11. Additional Information
 
BlackRock Regulatory Threshold Reporting Team
 
Jana Blumenstein
 
020 7743 3650
12. Date of Completion
 
15th August 2022
 
13. Place Of Completion
 
12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K
 
 
Artiom Bendelston
Company Secretarial Assistant
Pearson plc
 
16th August 2022
 
 
SIGNATURE
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
PEARSON plc
 
 
Date: 16 August 2022
 
 
By: /s/ NATALIE WHITE
 
 
 
------------------------------------
 
Natalie White
 
Deputy Company Secretary


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