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Form 6-K PEARSON PLC For: Jun 16

June 16, 2022 9:51 AM EDT

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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 June 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
 
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
 
Name
Cevian Capital II G.P. Limited
City of registered office (if applicable)
St Helier
Country of registered office (if applicable)
Jersey
 
4. Details of the shareholder
 
Name
City of registered office
Country of registered office
  Aurora Nominees Limited
  London
  England
 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached
 
13-Jun-2022
 
6. Date on which Issuer notified
 
15-Jun-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
11.158585
0.000000
11.158585
82952354
Position of previous notification (if applicable)
10.190092
0.000000
10.190092
 
 
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
                               
 
82952354
 
11.158585
 
                                Sub Total 8.A
                           
82952354
11.158585%
 
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
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                Sub Total 8.B1
                           
 
 
 
 
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
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                Sub Total 8.B2
                           
 
 
 
 
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
                           
 
 
                                    Cevian Capital II G.P. Limited
                               
 
                                    Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P.
                               
11.158585
 
11.158585%
 
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
 
Cevian Capital II G.P. Limited acts as general partner for Cevian Capital II Master Fund L.P.The legal owner of the shares is Aurora Nominees Limited (acting as nominee), which holds the shares on behalf of UBS AG (acting as custodian).
 
12. Date of Completion
 
15-Jun-2022
 
13. Place Of Completion
 
Jersey
 
 
 Emily Spooner
Assistant Company Secretary
Pearson plc
16th June 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 June 2022
 
 
By: /s/ NATALIE WHITE
 
 
 
------------------------------------
 
Natalie White
 
Deputy Company Secretary


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