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Thursday 14 February, 2019

Pearson PLC

Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 0283Q
Pearson PLC
14 February 2019
 

TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings

 

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR HOLDINGS (to be sent to the relevant issuer and to the FCA in Microsoft Word format if possible)i


1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are

attachedii:

Pearson PLC

1b. Please indicate if the issuer is a non-UK issuer  (please mark with an "X" if appropriate)

Non-UK issuer


2. Reason for the notification (please mark the appropriate box or boxes with an "X")

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights


An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments

X

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights


Other (please specify)iii


3. Details of person subject to the notification obligationiv

Name

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street,

Wilmington DE 19801, USA

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.)v

Name

City and country of registered office (if applicable)

Peterborough Court, 133 Fleet Street, London

EC4A 2BB, UK

5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedvi:

11/02/2019

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

13/02/2019

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 of

issuervii

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

0.54%

6.11%

6.65%

                           781,409,422

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

0.55%

5.49%

6.04%


 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rightsix

% of voting rights

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

Direct

(Art 9 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.1)

Indirect

(Art 10 of Directive 2004/109/EC) (DTR5.2.1)

GB0006776081


3,711,297


0.47%

US7050151056


473,013


0.06%






SUBTOTAL 8. A

4,184,310

0.54%

 

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial

instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion

Periodxi

Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is

exercised/converted.

% of voting rights

Securities Lending

Open


9,495,413

1.22%

Put Option

15-Feb-2019


1,500,000

0.19%

Put Option

15-Feb-2019


1,000,000

0.13%

Put Option

15-Mar-2019


1,000,000

0.13%

Put Option

15-Mar-2019


1,000,000

0.13%

Put Option

15-Mar-2019


1,000,000

0.13%



SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

14,995,413

1.92%

 

 

 

 

 

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
x

Exercise/
Conversion Period
xi

Physical or cash

settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Refer to

Annexure





















SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

32,771,979

4.19%

 

 

 

 

9. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation (please mark the

applicable box with an "X")

Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled by any natural person or legal entity and does not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuerxiii


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 entity
xiv (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

Namexv

% 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

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




Goldman Sachs (UK) L.L.C.




Goldman Sachs Group UK Limited




Goldman Sachs

International


4.91%

4.91%





The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC








The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




GSAM Holdings LLC




Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.




Goldman Sachs Asset Management International Holdings L.L.C.




Goldman Sachs Asset Management Co., Ltd.








The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.




GSAM Holdings LLC




Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. In case of proxy voting, please identify:

Name of the proxy holder

N/A

The number and % of voting rights held

N/A

The date until which the voting rights will be held

N/A

 

 

11. Additional informationxvi

Please note, total amount of voting rights have been rounded to 2 decimal places therefore there is a possibility of a rounding error.

 

General email contact:

[email protected]

 

Place of completion

London

Date of completion

13/02/2019

 

 

Natalie White

Deputy Company Secretary

Pearson plc

 

14 February 2019



 

Annexure

B 2: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect according to Art. 13(1)(b) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (b))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration datex

Exercise/Conversion periodxi

Physical or cash settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

CFD

15-Sep-2028


Cash

                        3,197,875

0.41%

CFD

10-Dec-2025


Cash

                        2,650,131

0.34%

CFD

23-Sep-2020


Cash

                        1,834,093

0.23%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                        1,578,008

0.20%

CFD

20-Oct-2027


Cash

                        1,322,476

0.17%

CFD

7-Feb-2024


Cash

                        1,240,000

0.16%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                        1,050,699

0.13%

CFD

14-Feb-2024


Cash

                            970,000

0.12%

CFD

12-Feb-2024


Cash

                            865,494

0.11%

CFD

26-Jan-2024


Cash

                            865,000

0.11%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                            757,148

0.10%

CFD

17-Jul-2020


Cash

                            667,745

0.09%

CFD

29-Jan-2024


Cash

                            663,999

0.08%

CFD

9-Sep-2021


Cash

                            528,729

0.07%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                            445,560

0.06%

CFD

9-Feb-2024


Cash

                            406,520

0.05%

CFD

18-Jan-2029


Cash

                            378,017

0.05%

CFD

15-Jul-2021


Cash

                            328,703

0.04%

CFD

16-Jun-2028


Cash

                            328,703

0.04%

CFD

6-Dec-2028


Cash

                            316,393

0.04%

Swap

30-Nov-2023


Cash

                            300,000

0.04%

CFD

20-Oct-2027


Cash

                            268,440

0.03%

CFD

20-Oct-2027


Cash

                            264,321

0.03%

CFD

24-Mar-2028


Cash

                            259,000

0.03%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                            251,216

0.03%

Swap

3-Feb-2023


Cash

                            250,801

0.03%

Swap

29-Nov-2023


Cash

                            250,000

0.03%

CFD

19-May-2027


Cash

                            230,013

0.03%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                            228,893

0.03%

CFD

12-Jul-2023


Cash

                            227,445

0.03%

Swap

29-Nov-2023


Cash

                            225,000

0.03%

Swap

18-Jan-2024


Cash

                            222,460

0.03%

CFD

27-Sep-2028


Cash

                            217,594

0.03%

CFD

23-Aug-2028


Cash

                            204,000

0.03%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                            203,317

0.03%

CFD

21-Jun-2028


Cash

                            200,165

0.03%

Swap

2-Feb-2023


Cash

                            198,606

0.03%

Call Option

16-Apr-2019


Cash

                            184,851

0.02%

Swap

18-Jan-2024


Cash

                            183,004

0.02%

Swap

21-May-2019


Cash

                            177,447

0.02%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                            170,231

0.02%

CFD

18-Jan-2029


Cash

                            170,000

0.02%

Call Option

9-Apr-2019


Cash

                            167,482

0.02%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                            166,473

0.02%

Swap

1-Feb-2024


Cash

                            155,100

0.02%

CFD

9-Sep-2021


Cash

                            152,746

0.02%

CFD

18-Jan-2029


Cash

                            152,120

0.02%

CFD

25-Jan-2029


Cash

                            152,120

0.02%

Call Option

7-May-2019


Cash

                            149,202

0.02%

CFD

31-Jan-2024


Cash

                            136,001

0.02%

CFD

17-Jan-2029


Cash

                            135,485

0.02%

CFD

22-Nov-2028


Cash

                            134,667

0.02%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                            131,070

0.02%

Swap

17-Sep-2020


Cash

                            125,171

0.02%

CFD

2-Feb-2029


Cash

                            122,404

0.02%

CFD

10-Mar-2028


Cash

                            122,203

0.02%

CFD

18-Jan-2029


Cash

                            118,983

0.02%

Swap

3-Feb-2023


Cash

                            117,797

0.02%

Call Option

17-Apr-2019


Cash

                            117,387

0.02%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                            115,429

0.01%

CFD

25-Feb-2027


Cash

                            115,007

0.01%

Swap

22-Mar-2019


Cash

                            113,300

0.01%

CFD

19-Jan-2029


Cash

                            110,000

0.01%

Call Option

8-May-2019


Cash

                            108,973

0.01%

CFD

15-Feb-2022


Cash

                            107,000

0.01%

Swap

18-Jan-2024


Cash

                            106,899

0.01%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                            102,090

0.01%

Swap

18-Jan-2024


Cash

                            101,869

0.01%

CFD

18-Jan-2029


Cash

                            100,000

0.01%

CFD

12-Jun-2028


Cash

                              98,591

0.01%

Swap

2-Feb-2023


Cash

                              93,281

0.01%

Swap

29-Nov-2023


Cash

                              91,988

0.01%

Swap

14-Jun-2023


Cash

                              86,565

0.01%

CFD

8-Feb-2024


Cash

                              86,367

0.01%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                              85,399

0.01%

Swap

12-Jul-2023


Cash

                              84,590

0.01%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                              83,905

0.01%

CFD

26-Nov-2021


Cash

                              80,948

0.01%

CFD

18-Jan-2029


Cash

                              80,000

0.01%

CFD

11-Aug-2023


Cash

                              78,684

0.01%

CFD

18-Jan-2029


Cash

                              75,000

0.01%

Swap

7-Jul-2023


Cash

                              73,094

0.01%

CFD

17-Jul-2028


Cash

                              71,500

0.01%

Swap

3-Feb-2023


Cash

                              68,758

0.01%

Swap

29-Nov-2023


Cash

                              65,026

0.01%

CFD

20-Oct-2021


Cash

                              64,000

0.01%

Swap

18-Jan-2024


Cash

                              62,356

0.01%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                              60,475

0.01%

CFD

19-Jan-2029


Cash

                              60,000

0.01%

Swap

18-Jan-2024


Cash

                              59,338

0.01%

CFD

5-Nov-2027


Cash

                              59,199

0.01%

Swap

15-Jun-2023


Cash

                              57,709

0.01%

Swap

5-Sep-2019


Cash

                              55,700

0.01%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                              54,900

0.01%

Swap

2-Feb-2023


Cash

                              54,448

0.01%

Swap

5-Sep-2019


Cash

                              53,400

0.01%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                              50,954

0.01%

CFD

19-Jan-2029


Cash

                              50,000

0.01%

CFD

1-Mar-2028


Cash

                              48,879

0.01%

CFD

18-Jan-2029


Cash

                              47,880

0.01%

CFD

25-Jan-2029


Cash

                              47,880

0.01%

CFD

2-Feb-2029


Cash

                              45,733

0.01%

CFD

25-Jan-2029


Cash

                              45,600

0.01%

CFD

10-Mar-2028


Cash

                              44,180

0.01%

Swap

1-Feb-2023


Cash

                              43,214

0.01%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                              42,813

0.01%

CFD

17-Jul-2020


Cash

                              41,727

0.01%

Swap

14-Jun-2023


Cash

                              40,052

0.01%

Swap

12-Jul-2023


Cash

                              37,897

0.005%

CFD

17-Nov-2028


Cash

                              36,622

0.005%

Call Option

12-Mar-2019


Cash

                              36,417

0.005%

CFD

21-Jul-2028


Cash

                              34,000

0.004%

CFD

25-Apr-2019


Cash

                              33,191

0.004%

CFD

1-Mar-2028


Cash

                              33,059

0.004%

CFD

2-Feb-2029


Cash

                              33,056

0.004%

Swap

7-Jul-2023


Cash

                              32,746

0.004%

CFD

14-Feb-2029


Cash

                              32,485

0.004%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                              31,908

0.004%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                              31,349

0.004%

CFD

14-Jul-2023


Cash

                              30,500

0.004%

Swap

12-Jun-2023


Cash

                              30,225

0.004%

CFD

17-Jul-2023


Cash

                              29,700

0.004%

CFD

25-Apr-2019


Cash

                              29,469

0.004%

CFD

14-Feb-2029


Cash

                              27,575

0.004%

Swap

15-Jun-2023


Cash

                              26,702

0.003%

CFD

6-Jul-2023


Cash

                              25,488

0.003%

CFD

18-Sep-2019


Cash

                              24,830

0.003%

CFD

25-Apr-2019


Cash

                              24,541

0.003%

CFD

26-Nov-2021


Cash

                              24,179

0.003%

Swap

14-Jun-2023


Cash

                              23,383

0.003%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                              22,595

0.003%

Swap

11-Feb-2020


Cash

                              22,499

0.003%

Swap

12-Jul-2023


Cash

                              22,173

0.003%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                              22,124

0.003%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                              21,737

0.003%

CFD

24-Jan-2029


Cash

                              21,600

0.003%

Call Option

8-Mar-2019


Cash

                              21,258

0.003%

Call Option

5-Mar-2019


Cash

                              20,983

0.003%

Swap

1-Feb-2023


Cash

                              20,297

0.003%

CFD

25-Apr-2019


Cash

                              19,385

0.002%

Swap

7-Jul-2023


Cash

                              19,160

0.002%

CFD

19-Jan-2029


Cash

                              17,850

0.002%

CFD

23-Nov-2028


Cash

                              17,711

0.002%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                              16,930

0.002%

Call Option

7-May-2019


Cash

                              16,835

0.002%

Swap

28-Mar-2019


Cash

                              16,200

0.002%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                              16,129

0.002%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                              15,996

0.002%

Swap

17-Sep-2020


Cash

                              15,868

0.002%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                              15,819

0.002%

Swap

30-Apr-2019


Cash

                              15,800

0.002%

Call Option

6-Mar-2019


Cash

                              15,723

0.002%

Swap

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                              15,710

0.002%

CFD

17-Jan-2029


Cash

                              15,700

0.002%

Swap

15-Jun-2023


Cash

                              15,589

0.002%

CFD

11-Nov-2020


Cash

                              15,090

0.002%

CFD

17-Jul-2023


Cash

                              14,800

0.002%

Swap

31-Dec-2019


Cash

                              14,300

0.002%

Swap

12-Jun-2023


Cash

                              13,985

0.002%

Swap

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                              13,826

0.002%

Swap

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                              13,507

0.002%

Swap

3-Nov-2021


Cash

                              12,609

0.002%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                              12,562

0.002%

CFD

14-Feb-2029


Cash

                              12,137

0.002%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                              11,984

0.002%

Swap

1-Feb-2023


Cash

                              11,847

0.002%

Call Option

25-Feb-2019


Cash

                              11,648

0.001%

Call Option

12-Apr-2019


Cash

                              10,912

0.001%

Swap

31-Dec-2019


Cash

                              10,900

0.001%

CFD

28-Oct-2020


Cash

                              10,812

0.001%

Swap

6-Mar-2020


Cash

                              10,500

0.001%

CFD

14-Feb-2029


Cash

                              10,303

0.001%

CFD

14-Jan-2021


Cash

                                9,358

0.001%

CFD

14-Jan-2021


Cash

                                9,153

0.001%

CFD

14-Feb-2029


Cash

                                9,094

0.001%

Call Option

10-Apr-2019


Cash

                                8,477

0.001%

Swap

12-Feb-2020


Cash

                                8,429

0.001%

Swap

12-Jun-2023


Cash

                                8,165

0.001%

Swap

11-Feb-2020


Cash

                                7,757

0.001%

CFD

14-Feb-2029


Cash

                                7,720

0.001%

CFD

25-Jan-2029


Cash

                                7,400

0.001%

CFD

7-Feb-2029


Cash

                                7,263

0.001%

CFD

1-Feb-2029


Cash

                                6,777

0.001%

Call Option

4-Apr-2019


Cash

                                6,622

0.001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                6,507

0.001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                6,153

0.001%

CFD

1-Feb-2029


Cash

                                5,100

0.001%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                                5,085

0.001%

CFD

15-Dec-2027


Cash

                                5,000

0.001%

CFD

8-Mar-2028


Cash

                                5,000

0.001%

CFD

12-May-2028


Cash

                                5,000

0.001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                4,774

0.001%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                                4,694

0.001%

CFD

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                                4,300

0.001%

Call Option

19-Feb-2019


Cash

                                4,096

0.001%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                                3,966

0.001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                3,941

0.001%

CFD

1-Feb-2029


Cash

                                3,800

0.0005%

CFD

25-Jan-2029


Cash

                                3,641

0.0005%

Swap

3-Nov-2021


Cash

                                3,634

0.0005%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                                3,517

0.0005%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                3,050

0.0004%

Swap

12-Feb-2020


Cash

                                2,916

0.0004%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                2,857

0.0004%

Swap

3-Nov-2021


Cash

                                2,556

0.0003%

CFD

14-Feb-2024


Cash

                                2,500

0.0003%

Swap

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                                2,470

0.0003%

Call Option

22-Feb-2019


Cash

                                2,362

0.0003%

CFD

28-Oct-2020


Cash

                                2,350

0.0003%

CFD

28-Oct-2020


Cash

                                2,350

0.0003%

Swap

3-Nov-2021


Cash

                                2,214

0.0003%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                                1,900

0.0002%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                1,768

0.0002%

Call Option

12-Mar-2019


Cash

                                1,627

0.0002%

CFD

9-Feb-2029


Cash

                                1,424

0.0002%

CFD

5-Feb-2029


Cash

                                1,226

0.0002%

CFD

14-Feb-2029


Cash

                                1,200

0.0002%

CFD

31-Jan-2029


Cash

                                1,000

0.0001%

CFD

7-Feb-2029


Cash

                                    908

0.0001%

Call Option

8-Apr-2019


Cash

                                    865

0.0001%

CFD

8-Feb-2029


Cash

                                    700

0.0001%

CFD

7-Feb-2029


Cash

                                    646

0.0001%

CFD

22-Jan-2029


Cash

                                    600

0.0001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                    461

0.0001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                    419

0.0001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                    329

0.00004%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                    323

0.00004%

CFD

1-Feb-2029


Cash

                                    200

0.00003%

CFD

12-Feb-2029


Cash

                                    200

0.00003%

CFD

14-Feb-2029


Cash

                                    148

0.00002%

Call Option

22-Feb-2019


Cash

                                      31

0.000004%

Swap

4-Mar-2020


Cash

                                      23

0.000003%

Call Option

22-Feb-2019


Cash

                                         8

0.000001%

Total Number of voting rights and percentage of voting rights

                      32,771,979

4.19%

Additional information: Please note, total amount of voting rights have been rounded to 2 decimal places therefore there is a possibility of a rounding error.

 


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