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Pearson PLC (PSON.L)

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Pearson To Sell Wall Street English To A Consortium Of Funds​
Monday, 27 Nov 2017 

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Pearson Plc ::DISPOSAL.PEARSON ANNOUNCES SALE OF WALL STREET ENGLISH​.PEARSON - ‍HAS AGREED SALE OF WALL STREET ENGLISH (WSE) TO A CONSORTIUM CONSISTING OF FUNDS AFFILIATED WITH BARING PRIVATE EQUITY ASIA AND CITIC CAPITAL​.‍MOELIS & COMPANY ACTED AS FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO PEARSON ON THIS TRANSACTION​.PEARSON - ‍TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO GENERATE GROSS CASH TO PEARSON OF AROUND $300M AFTER ADJUSTMENTS FOR ASSUMED DEFERRED REVENUE AND HISTORICAL TAX LIABILITIES​.PEARSON - ‍IMPROVEMENT IN PEARSON NET DEBT AS A RESULT WILL BE C. $100M AS AROUND $150M OF OPERATING CASH WILL BE RETAINED IN DISPOSED BUSINESS​.‍TRANSACTION IS EXPECTED TO CLOSE IN FIRST HALF OF 2018​.  Full Article

Pearson shares rise 7 percent on profit upgrade
Tuesday, 17 Oct 2017 

Oct 17 (Reuters) - Pearson :Cfo says do not expect a repeat of last year when trading deteriorated.Shares rise 7 percent after group nudges full-year profit forecasts higher.Cfo says should assume a better second half will influence the final dividend payout.  Full Article

Pearson says H1 trading in line with expectations
Friday, 29 Jul 2016 

Pearson Plc : Is trading in-line with expectations set in February and is reiterating 2016 guidance . Growth and simplification plan is on-track and our 2018 goals are unchanged . If current exchange rates persist until end of 2016 earnings per share guidance range will increase by approximately 4p . H1 sales of 1,866 mln pounds declined 7 pct in underlying terms primarily due to expected declines in assessment revenues in US and UK . H1 adjusted EPS loss 1.3 pence versus 4.4 pence profit year ago . Interim dividend 18 penceper share . H1 adjusted operating profit of 15m pounds is in-line with our expectations and down 39m pounds when compared to H1 2015 . H1 revenues declined 11 pct at constant exchange rates, reflecting underlying revenue declines . Dividend held level at 18p, in-line with previous guidance, reflecting board's confidence in medium term outlook .In 2016, expect to report adjusted operating profit, adjusted EPS before costs of restructuring of between 580m pounds and 620m pounds and between 50p and 55p.  Full Article

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