Report of Foreign Issuer (6-k)

Date : 11/16/2018 @ 11:44AM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Pearson, (PSO)
Quote : 11.73  0.03 (0.26%) @ 4:14PM

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 November 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
 
 
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
attached ii :
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 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
 
City and country of registered office (if applicable)
 
5. Date on which the threshold was crossed or reached vi :
13/11/2018
6.  Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):
15/11/2018
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
0.57%
2.20%
2.77%
                        781,067,196
 
Position of previous notification (if
applicable)
0.54%
5.95%
6.50%
 
 
 
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
 
4,065,713
 
0.52%
US7050151056
 
359,159
 
0.05%
 
 
 
 
 
SUBTOTAL 8. A
4,424,872
0.57%
 
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
 
16,271,429
2.08%
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUBTOTAL 8. B 1
16,271,429
2.08%
 
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
Swap
21-May-2019
 
Cash
601,165
0.08%
CFD
21-Jun-2028
 
Cash
336,681
0.04%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUBTOTAL 8.B.2
937,846
0.12%
 
 
 
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 & 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
Date of completion
15/11/2018
 
 
Natalie White
Deputy Company Secretary
16 November 2018
 
 
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:  16 November 2018
 
 
By: /s/ NATALIE WHITE
 
 
 
------------------------------------
 
Natalie White
 
Deputy Company Secretary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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