Report of Foreign Issuer (6-k)

Date : 10/15/2018 @ 7:08AM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Pearson, (PSO)
Quote : 12.05  0.12 (1.01%) @ 2:19PM

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
TR-1: Standard form for notification of major holdings
 
 
1a. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are             attached:
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
 
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
X
Other (please specify) iii : i. Type 1 Disclosure as per the Transparency Directive II Regulation
                                    
 
3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation iv
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
 Goldman Sachs International
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 reached vi :
10/10/2018
6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):
12/10/2018
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 issuer vii
Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached
0.50%
6.19%
6.69%
781,064,746
Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
0.60%
5.47%
6.06%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reached viii
 
 
 
A: Voting rights attached to shares
 
 
 
Class/type ofshares
ISIN code (if possible)
Number of voting rights ix
% 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
 
3,591,794
 
0.46%
 
 
 
 US7050151056
 
                301,885
 
         0.04%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUBTOTAL 8. A
3,893,679
0.50%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))
 
 
 
Type of financial instrument
Expirationdate x
Exercise/Conversion Period xi
Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is
exercised/converted.
% of voting rights
 
 
 
Securities Lending
Open
 
19,349,109
 2.48%
 
 
 
  Call Option
 21-Dec-2018
 
  400,000
 0.05%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUBTOTAL 8. B 1
19,749,109
 2.53%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
Expirationdate x
Exercise/Conversion Period  xi
Physical or cash
settlement xii
Number of voting rights
% of voting rights                                  
 
Refer to the
Annexure
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUBTOTAL 8.B.2
28,622,117
3.66%
 
 
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) issuer xiii
 
Full  chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or thefinancial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity xiv  (please add additional rows as necessary)
X
Name xv
% 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
 
3.64%
3.64%
 
 
 
 
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 information xvi
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:
gs-regops-emea-position-enquiries@gs.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
Place of completion
London, UK
Date of completion
12/10/2018
 
 
Natalie White
Deputy Company Secretary
Pearson plc
 
15 October 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 date x
Exercise/Conversion period xi
Physical or cash settlement xii
Number of voting rights
% of voting rights
 
 
CFD
10-Dec-2025
 
Cash
                              3,850,190
0.49%
 
CFD
23-Sep-2020
 
Cash
                              2,464,000
0.32%
 
CFD
10-Apr-2028
 
Cash
                              2,116,003
0.27%
 
Swap
7-May-2019
 
Cash
                              1,896,936
0.24%
 
CFD
15-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                              1,745,000
0.22%
 
CFD
20-Oct-2027
 
Cash
                              1,505,835
0.19%
 
Swap
28-Jul-2021
 
Cash
                              1,096,212
0.14%
 
CFD
9-Sep-2021
 
Cash
                                 820,388
0.11%
 
Swap
28-Jul-2021
 
Cash
                                 757,148
0.10%
 
Swap
21-May-2019
 
Cash
                                 622,194
0.08%
 
CFD
12-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                 593,776
0.08%
 
CFD
29-Oct-2027
 
Cash
                                 525,035
0.07%
 
CFD
20-Oct-2027
 
Cash
                                 384,473
0.05%
 
CFD
20-Oct-2027
 
Cash
                                 384,147
0.05%
 
CFD
27-Oct-2027
 
Cash
                                 373,164
0.05%
 
Swap
7-May-2019
 
Cash
                                 344,973
0.04%
 
CFD
16-Jun-2028
 
Cash
                                 328,703
0.04%
 
CFD
15-Jul-2021
 
Cash
                                 328,703
0.04%
 
Swap
7-May-2019
 
Cash
                                 262,835
0.03%
 
CFD
19-May-2027
 
Cash
                                 253,415
0.03%
 
Swap
3-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                 250,801
0.03%
 
CFD
10-Apr-2028
 
Cash
                                 249,676
0.03%
 
CFD
9-Sep-2021
 
Cash
                                 241,924
0.03%
 
CFD
24-Mar-2028
 
Cash
                                 219,000
0.03%
 
CFD
21-Jun-2028
 
Cash
                                 218,357
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%
 
Swap
12-Oct-2023
 
Cash
                                 200,000
0.03%
 
Swap
2-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                 198,606
0.03%
 
Swap
12-Oct-2023
 
Cash
                                 197,330
0.03%
 
Swap
17-Sep-2020
 
Cash
                                 189,942
0.02%
 
Swap
28-Jul-2021
 
Cash
                                 170,231
0.02%
 
CFD
12-Jun-2028
 
Cash
                                 156,757
0.02%
 
CFD
18-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                 133,410
0.02%
 
CFD
20-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                 132,450
0.02%
 
Swap
28-Jul-2021
 
Cash
                                 131,070
0.02%
 
CFD
22-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                 128,710
0.02%
 
CFD
25-Apr-2019
 
Cash
                                 124,313
0.02%
 
CFD
25-Feb-2027
 
Cash
                                 122,707
0.02%
 
Swap
7-May-2019
 
Cash
                                 121,966
0.02%
 
Swap
5-Sep-2019
 
Cash
                                 120,300
0.02%
 
Swap
3-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                 117,797
0.02%
 
CFD
25-Feb-2027
 
Cash
                                 117,407
0.02%
 
Swap
22-Mar-2019
 
Cash
                                 113,300
0.01%
 
CFD
5-Nov-2027
 
Cash
                                 111,297
0.01%
 
CFD
12-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                 105,663
0.01%
 
CFD
17-Jul-2028
 
Cash
                                 103,200
0.01%
 
CFD
11-Aug-2028
 
Cash
                                 100,000
0.01%
 
Swap
2-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                   93,281
0.01%
 
CFD
1-Mar-2028
 
Cash
                                   92,133
0.01%
 
Swap
14-Jun-2023
 
Cash
                                   86,565
0.01%
 
Swap
12-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   84,590
0.01%
 
CFD
11-Aug-2023
 
Cash
                                   79,619
0.01%
 
CFD
10-Mar-2028
 
Cash
                                   78,808
0.01%
 
CFD
15-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   73,785
0.01%
 
Swap
7-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   73,094
0.01%
 
Swap
5-Sep-2019
 
Cash
                                   72,000
0.01%
 
Swap
7-May-2019
 
Cash
                                   71,570
0.01%
 
CFD
25-Apr-2019
 
Cash
                                   69,385
0.01%
 
Swap
3-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                   68,758
0.01%
 
CFD
10-Jul-2019
 
Cash
                                   63,409
0.01%
 
CFD
27-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   62,740
0.01%
 
Swap
15-Jun-2023
 
Cash
                                   57,709
0.01%
 
Swap
7-May-2019
 
Cash
                                   57,156
0.01%
 
Swap
5-Sep-2019
 
Cash
                                   55,700
0.01%
 
CFD
14-Jan-2021
 
Cash
                                   55,648
0.01%
 
CFD
17-Jul-2028
 
Cash
                                   55,000
0.01%
 
Swap
2-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                   54,448
0.01%
 
CFD
21-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   50,000
0.01%
 
CFD
1-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   50,000
0.01%
 
CFD
25-Apr-2019
 
Cash
                                   50,000
0.01%
 
CFD
18-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   48,590
0.01%
 
CFD
20-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   48,250
0.01%
 
CFD
14-Jan-2021
 
Cash
                                   47,488
0.01%
 
CFD
22-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   46,890
0.01%
 
CFD
25-Feb-2027
 
Cash
                                   46,703
0.01%
 
CFD
18-Sep-2019
 
Cash
                                   43,473
0.01%
 
Swap
1-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                   43,214
0.01%
 
Swap
21-Nov-2018
 
Cash
                                   42,200
0.01%
 
CFD
25-Apr-2019
 
Cash
                                   41,002
0.01%
 
CFD
17-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   40,500
0.01%
 
CFD
1-Mar-2028
 
Cash
                                   40,474
0.01%
 
CFD
14-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   40,055
0.01%
 
Swap
14-Jun-2023
 
Cash
                                   40,052
0.01%
 
Swap
12-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   37,897
0.005%
 
CFD
21-Jul-2028
 
Cash
                                   34,000
0.004%
 
Swap
7-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   32,746
0.004%
 
CFD
14-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   30,500
0.004%
 
Swap
12-Jun-2023
 
Cash
                                   30,225
0.004%
 
CFD
10-Mar-2028
 
Cash
                                   29,574
0.004%
 
CFD
27-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                   29,498
0.004%
 
CFD
25-Apr-2019
 
Cash
                                   29,469
0.004%
 
CFD
22-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   27,275
0.003%
 
CFD
15-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   26,877
0.003%
 
Swap
15-Jun-2023
 
Cash
                                   26,702
0.003%
 
CFD
13-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   26,000
0.003%
 
CFD
6-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   25,488
0.003%
 
CFD
25-Apr-2019
 
Cash
                                   24,541
0.003%
 
CFD
17-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   23,600
0.003%
 
Swap
14-Jun-2023
 
Cash
                                   23,383
0.003%
 
CFD
27-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   22,860
0.003%
 
CFD
27-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                   22,803
0.003%
 
Swap
17-Sep-2020
 
Cash
                                   22,452
0.003%
 
Swap
12-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   22,173
0.003%
 
CFD
25-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   20,756
0.003%
 
CFD
25-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   20,406
0.003%
 
Swap
1-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                   20,297
0.003%
 
Swap
7-Jul-2023
 
Cash
                                   19,160
0.002%
 
Swap
5-Sep-2019
 
Cash
                                   18,900
0.002%
 
Swap
28-Mar-2019
 
Cash
                                   16,200
0.002%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                   16,129
0.002%
 
Swap
30-Apr-2019
 
Cash
                                   15,800
0.002%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                   15,796
0.002%
 
CFD
27-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                   15,624
0.002%
 
Swap
15-Jun-2023
 
Cash
                                   15,589
0.002%
 
Swap
7-May-2019
 
Cash
                                   15,465
0.002%
 
CFD
21-Jul-2028
 
Cash
                                   15,000
0.002%
 
CFD
14-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   14,583
0.002%
 
Swap
28-Nov-2018
 
Cash
                                   14,300
0.002%
 
Swap
12-Jun-2023
 
Cash
                                   13,985
0.002%
 
CFD
25-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                   13,930
0.002%
 
CFD
21-Jan-2028
 
Cash
                                   12,793
0.002%
 
Swap
3-Nov-2021
 
Cash
                                   12,609
0.002%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                   12,597
0.002%
 
CFD
11-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                   12,078
0.002%
 
Swap
1-Feb-2023
 
Cash
                                   11,847
0.002%
 
CFD
26-Jun-2019
 
Cash
                                   11,475
0.001%
 
Swap
29-Nov-2018
 
Cash
                                   10,900
0.001%
 
Swap
5-Sep-2019
 
Cash
                                   10,800
0.001%
 
Swap
6-Feb-2019
 
Cash
                                   10,500
0.001%
 
CFD
31-Aug-2028
 
Cash
                                   10,187
0.001%
 
CFD
2-Oct-2019
 
Cash
                                     9,971
0.001%
 
CFD
27-Jan-2028
 
Cash
                                     9,649
0.001%
 
Swap
12-Oct-2023
 
Cash
                                     8,622
0.001%
 
Swap
12-Jun-2023
 
Cash
                                     8,165
0.001%
 
CFD
12-Jul-2028
 
Cash
                                     8,100
0.001%
 
CFD
5-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                     7,978
0.001%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                     7,925
0.001%
 
CFD
25-Apr-2019
 
Cash
                                     7,650
0.001%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                     7,437
0.001%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                     6,834
0.001%
 
CFD
27-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                     6,200
0.001%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                     6,153
0.001%
 
CFD
27-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                     5,104
0.001%
 
CFD
15-Dec-2027
 
Cash
                                     5,000
0.001%
 
CFD
12-May-2028
 
Cash
                                     5,000
0.001%
 
CFD
8-Mar-2028
 
Cash
                                     5,000
0.001%
 
Call Option
2-Nov-2018
 
Cash
                                     4,920
0.001%
 
Call Option
31-Oct-2018
 
Cash
                                     4,779
0.001%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                     4,774
0.001%
 
CFD
6-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                     4,764
0.001%
 
Call Option
20-Nov-2018
 
Cash
                                     4,049
0.001%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                     3,941
0.001%
 
Swap
5-Sep-2019
 
Cash
                                     3,900
0.0005%
 
CFD
11-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                     3,757
0.0005%
 
Swap
3-Nov-2021
 
Cash
                                     3,634
0.0005%
 
Call Option
21-Nov-2018
 
Cash
                                     3,602
0.0005%
 
CFD
25-Apr-2019
 
Cash
                                     3,060
0.0004%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                     3,050
0.0004%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                     2,857
0.0004%
 
CFD
27-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                     2,723
0.0003%
 
Swap
3-Nov-2021
 
Cash
                                     2,556
0.0003%
 
CFD
29-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                     2,500
0.0003%
 
CFD
27-Jan-2028
 
Cash
                                     2,248
0.0003%
 
CFD
27-Jan-2028
 
Cash
                                     2,247
0.0003%
 
Swap
3-Nov-2021
 
Cash
                                     2,214
0.0003%
 
CFD
27-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                     2,000
0.0003%
 
CFD
27-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                     1,900
0.0002%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                     1,768
0.0002%
 
CFD
6-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                     1,700
0.0002%
 
CFD
11-Aug-2023
 
Cash
                                     1,574
0.0002%
 
CFD
18-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                     1,049
0.0001%
 
CFD
27-Jan-2028
 
Cash
                                         961
0.0001%
 
CFD
7-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         800
0.0001%
 
CFD
21-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         600
0.0001%
 
CFD
14-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         579
0.0001%
 
CFD
31-Aug-2028
 
Cash
                                         545
0.0001%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                         461
0.0001%
 
CFD
8-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         437
0.0001%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                         419
0.0001%
 
CFD
11-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                         400
0.0001%
 
CFD
28-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         396
0.0001%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                         329
0.00004%
 
Swap
22-May-2020
 
Cash
                                         323
0.00004%
 
CFD
29-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         196
0.00003%
 
CFD
8-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         128
0.00002%
 
CFD
27-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         123
0.00002%
 
CFD
5-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                         122
0.00002%
 
CFD
4-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                         100
0.00001%
 
CFD
2-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                         100
0.00001%
 
CFD
14-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         100
0.00001%
 
CFD
13-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                         100
0.00001%
 
CFD
27-Sep-2028
 
Cash
                                           90
0.00001%
 
CFD
6-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                           82
0.00001%
 
CFD
2-Oct-2028
 
Cash
                                           61
0.00001%
 
Total Number of voting rights and percentage of voting rights
                           28,622,117
3.66%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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:  15 October 2018
 
 
By: /s/ NATALIE WHITE
 
 
 
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Natalie White
 
Deputy Company Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 

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