Form 6-K PEARSON PLC For: May 18

May 18, 2022 12:33 PM 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 May 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
 
 
Pearson plc - (the "Company")
 
Notification of PDMRs' Interests
 
 
Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Sally Johnson
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
b)
 
Initial notification /Amendment
 
Initial notification
 
3
 
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
 
a)
 
Name
 
Pearson plc
 
b)
 
LEI
 
2138004JBXWWJKIURC57
 
4
 
Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
 
a)
 
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
 
Identification code
 
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each in Pearson plc
 
ISIN: GB0006776081
 
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
Purchase of shares arising from Company's Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP")
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
£7.35 per share
 
157
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
- Aggregated volume
 
- Price
 
 
 
Aggregated volume: 157
 
Aggregated price: £1,153.95
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
13 May 2022
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
London Stock Exchange (XLON)
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Giovanni Giovannelli
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
President - English Language Learning
 
b)
 
Initial notification /Amendment
 
Initial notification
 
3
 
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
 
a)
 
Name
 
Pearson plc
 
b)
 
LEI
 
2138004JBXWWJKIURC57
 
4
 
Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
 
a)
 
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
 
Identification code
 
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each in Pearson plc
 
ISIN: GB0006776081
 
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
Purchase of shares arising from Company's Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP")
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
£7.35 per share
 
3,276
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
- Aggregated volume
 
- Price
 
 
 
Aggregated volume: 3,276 shares
 
Aggregated price: £24,078.60
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
13 May 2022
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
London Stock Exchange (XLON)
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Giovanni Giovannelli
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
President - English Language Learning
 
b)
 
Initial notification /Amendment
 
Initial notification
 
3
 
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
 
a)
 
Name
 
Pearson plc
 
b)
 
LEI
 
2138004JBXWWJKIURC57
 
4
 
Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
 
a)
 
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
 
Identification code
 
Ordinary shares of 25 pence each in Pearson plc
 
ISIN: GB0006776081
 
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
Grant of options under the Company's Save for Shares Plan over a three-year savings period with an exercise price of £4.86 per share
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
N/A
 
3,702 (The Number of Options to be granted)
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
- Aggregated volume
 
- Price
 
 
 
Aggregated volume: 3,702 Options
 
Aggregated price: N/A
 
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
31 March 2022
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
Outside a trading venue
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Tom ap Simon
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
President - Virtual Learning
 
b)
 
Initial notification /Amendment
 
Initial notification
 
3
 
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
 
a)
 
Name
 
Pearson plc
 
b)
 
LEI
 
2138004JBXWWJKIURC57
 
4
 
Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
 
a)
 
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument
 
Identification code
 
American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), each representing one ordinary share of 25 pence, in Pearson plc
 
ISIN: US7050151056
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
Purchase of ADRs arising from Company's Dividend Reinvestment Plan ("DRIP")
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
$9.0488 per ADR
 
101.015600 ADRs
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
 
- Aggregated volume
 
- Price
 
 
 
Aggregated volume: 101.015600
 
Aggregated price: $914.07
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
13 May 2022
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
 
 
 
 
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: 18 May 2022
 
 
By: /s/ NATALIE WHITE
 
 
 
------------------------------------
 
Natalie White
 
Deputy Company Secretary
 
 


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