Report of Foreign Issuer (6-k)

Date : 05/04/2018 @ 12:15PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Pearson, (PSO)
Quote : 12.38  0.14 (1.14%) @ 12:51PM

Report of Foreign Issuer (6-k)

 
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 2018
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
4 May 2018
Pearson plc
(the "Company")
 
Results of Annual General Meeting 2018
 
Pearson plc held its annual general meeting at 12 noon today.  All resolutions set out in the Company's Notice of Annual General Meeting dated 28 March 2018 were proposed and approved on a poll.
​​
The table below shows the results of the poll for each resolution.  The Company's issued share capital on 4 May 2018 was 780,668,607   ordinary shares of 25p each. The proportion of the Company's issued share capital represented by those votes cast is approximately 80%.
 
 
 
Resolution
For and Discretionary
% votes cast For and Discretionary
Against
%
votes cast Against
Total votes cast (excluding votes withheld)
% of issued capital voted
Withheld/
Abstentions*
1
To receive the 2017 report and accounts
631,698,774
99.92
485,988
0.08
632,184,762
80.98%
93,270
2
To declare a final dividend
632,118,046
99.98
99,332
0.02
632,217,378
80.98%
60,972
3
To elect Michael Lynton
542,765,561
86.61
83,903,973
13.39
626,669,534
80.27%
5,610,177
4
To re-elect Elizabeth Corley
542,096,380
86.47
84,843,865
13.53
626,940,245
80.31%
5,339,460
5
To re-elect Vivienne Cox
548,476,707
86.79
83,510,499
13.21
631,987,206
80.95%
292,505
6
To re-elect John Fallon
631,298,336
99.86
897,098
0.14
632,195,434
80.98%
84,277
7
To re-elect Josh Lewis
630,500,958
99.77
1,478,864
0.23
631,979,822
80.95%
299,889
8
To re-elect Linda Lorimer
631,888,830
99.96
250,612
0.04
632,139,442
80.97%
140,069
9
To re-elect Tim Score
541,958,565
85.75
90,026,449
14.25
631,985,014
80.95%
294,697
10
To re-elect Sidney Taurel
629,702,012
99.70
1,911,893
0.30
631,613,905
80.91%
665,706
11
To re-elect Lincoln Wallen
631,515,844
99.90
608,431
0.10
632,124,275
80.97%
155,336
12
To re-elect Coram Williams
630,495,252
99.73
1,704,827
0.27
632,200,079
80.98%
79,950
13
To approve the annual remuneration report
622,728,372
99.36
4,001,793
0.64
626,730,165
80.28%
5,547,864
14
To re-appoint the auditors
591,924,864
93.63
40,283,584
6.37
632,208,448
80.98%
71,580
15
To determine the remuneration of the auditors
626,072,509
99.03
6,101,992
0.97
632,174,501
80.98%
105,528
16
To authorise the company to allot ordinary shares
530,339,090
83.89
101,863,480
16.11
632,202,570
80.98%
77,459
17
To waive the pre-emption rights
549,095,053
86.87
82,969,806
13.13
632,064,859
80.96%
206,940
18
To waive the pre-emption rights - additional percentage
510,793,950
80.81
121,268,537
19.19
632,062,487
80.96%
209,312
19
To authorise the company to purchase its own shares
625,283,866
98.91
6,882,064
1.09
632,165,930
80.98%
105,869
20
To approve the holding of general meetings on 14 clear days' notice
608,785,459
96.70
20,755,052
3.30
629,540,511
80.64%
2,728,105
 
 
* Votes withheld are not legal votes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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:  04 May 2018
 
 
By: /s/ NATALIE WHITE
 
 
 
------------------------------------
 
Natalie White
 
Deputy Company Secretary
 

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