Report of Foreign Issuer (6-k)

Date : 10/01/2018 @ 11:29AM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Pearson, (PSO)
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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 October 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
 
 
 
 
PEARSON PLC
(the "Company")
 
Notification of Director and PDMRs' Interests
 
 
Below are details of purchases (made under the Company's Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan) of Pearson plc ordinary shares of 25p each and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) made on the London and New York Stock Exchanges on behalf of the Company's Chairman and Non-Executive Directors on 28 September 2018:
 
 
 
Name of Director
 
No. of Shares Purchased
 
Price per Share
 
Total Holding Following Notification
 
Elizabeth Corley
 
1,588
 
£8.966
 
11,729
 
Vivienne Cox
 
241
 
£8.966
6,052
 
Tim Score
 
2,396
 
£8.966
24,201
 
Lincoln Wallen
 
446
 
£8.966
5,921
 
 
 
 
Name of Director
 
No. of ADRs Purchased
 
Price per ADR
 
Total Holding Following Notification
 
Joshua Lewis
 
357
 
$11.65
 
12,177
 
Linda Lorimer
 
460
 
$11.65
 
8,454
 
Michael Lynton
 
341
 
$11.65
 
3,166
 
Sidney Taurel
 
2,495
 
$11.65
 
86,688
 
 
 
The following notifications, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, give further detail.
 
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
 
Elizabeth Corley
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Non-Executive Director
 
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 Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
Purchase price: £8.966000 per share
 
1,588
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume
- Price
 
Aggregated volume: 1,588 shares
Aggregated price: £14,238.01
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
28 September 2018
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
London Stock Exchange (XLON)
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Vivienne Cox
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Non-Executive Director
 
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 Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
Purchase price: £8.966000 per share
 
241
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume
- Price
 
Aggregated volume: 241 shares
Aggregated price: £2,160.81
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
28 September 2018
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
London Stock Exchange (XLON)
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Tim Score
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Non-Executive Director
 
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 Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
Purchase price: £8.966000 per share
 
2,396
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume
- Price
 
Aggregated volume: 2,396 shares
Aggregated price: £21,482.54
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
28 September 2018
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
London Stock Exchange (XLON)
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Lincoln Wallen
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Non-Executive Director
 
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 Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
Purchase price: £8.966000 per share
 
446
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume
- Price
 
Aggregated volume: 446 shares
Aggregated price: £3,998.84
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
28 September 2018
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
London Stock Exchange (XLON)
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Joshua Lewis
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Non-Executive Director
 
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) in Pearson plc (each ADR represents one ordinary share of 25 pence in Pearson plc)
ISIN: US7050151056
 
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
Purchase of shares arising from Company's Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
Purchase price: $11.65 per ADR
 
357
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume
- Price
 
Aggregated volume: 357 ADRs.
Aggregated price: $4,159.05
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
28 September 2018
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
New York Stock Exchange (XNYS)
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Linda Lorimer
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Non-Executive Director
 
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) in Pearson plc (each ADR represents one ordinary share of 25 pence in Pearson plc)
ISIN: US7050151056
 
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
Purchase of shares arising from Company's Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
Purchase price: $11.65 per ADR
 
460
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume
- Price
 
Aggregated volume: 460 ADRs.
Aggregated price: $5,359.00
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
28 September 2018
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
New York Stock Exchange (XNYS)
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Michael Lynton
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Non-Executive Director
 
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) in Pearson plc (each ADR represents one ordinary share of 25 pence in Pearson plc)
ISIN: US7050151056
 
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
Purchase of shares arising from Company's Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
Purchase price: $11.65 per ADR
 
341
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume
- Price
 
Aggregated volume: 341 ADRs.
Aggregated price: $3,972.65
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
28 September 2018
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
New York Stock Exchange (XNYS)
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
 
a)
 
Name
 
Sidney Taurel
 
2
 
Reason for the notification
 
a)
 
Position/status
 
Chairman
 
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) in Pearson plc (each ADR represents one ordinary share of 25 pence in Pearson plc)
ISIN: US7050151056
 
b)
 
Nature of the transaction
 
Purchase of shares arising from Company's Non-Executive Directors' Share Purchase Plan
 
c)
 
Price(s) and volume(s)
 
Price(s)
 
Volume(s)
 
Purchase price: $11.65 per ADR
 
2,495
 
d)
 
Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume
- Price
 
Aggregated volume: 2,495 ADRs.
Aggregated price: $29,066.75
 
e)
 
Date of the transaction
 
28 September 2018
 
f)
 
Place of the transaction
 
New York Stock Exchange (XNYS)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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:  01 October 2018
 
 
By: /s/ NATALIE WHITE
 
 
 
------------------------------------
 
Natalie White
 
Deputy Company Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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