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Thursday 25 October, 2012

Pearson PLC

Statement re. Press Comment

RNS Number : 5812P
Pearson PLC
25 October 2012
 

 

 

Press release
25 October 2012
 
STATEMENT ON MEDIA COVERAGE REGARDING PENGUIN
 
Pearson notes recent media coverage regarding Penguin, its consumer publishing division, and Random House (part of Bertelsmann). Pearson confirms that it is discussing with Bertelsmann a possible combination of Penguin and Random House. The two companies have not reached agreement and there is no certainty that the discussions will lead to a transaction. A further announcement will be made if and when appropriate.
 
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