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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sidney Taurel

69 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Fallon

56 2012 Chief Executive officer, Executive Director

Coram Williams

44 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Tim Bozik

President - Global Product

Rod Bristow

President - UK and Core Markets

Kevin Capitani

President - North America

Giovanni Giovannelli

President - Growth Markets

Bob Whelan

President - Pearson Assessments

Albert Hitchcock

Chief Technology and Operations Officer

Anna Persson

Chief Human Resource Officer

Bjarne Tellmann

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan

Chief Strategy Officer

Kate James

Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer

Stephen Jones

2016 Company Secretary

Elizabeth Corley

62 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Vivienne Cox

59 2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Josh Lewis

55 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Linda Lorimer

65 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Michael Lynton

58 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Harish Manwani

63 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tim Score

57 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lincoln Wallen

57 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tom Waldron

2014 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Sidney Taurel

Mr. Sidney Taurel serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Sidney has over 45 years of experience in business and finance, and is currently a board director and chairman of the compensation committee at IBM Corporation. Sidney is an advisory board member at pharmaceutical firm Almirall. He was chief executive officer of global pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company from 1998 until 2008, chairman from 1999 until 2008, and has been chairman emeritus since 2009. He was also a director at McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a role which he held from 1996 until April 2016, and at ITT Industries from 1996 to 2001. Sidney has received three US presidential appointments to: the Homeland Security Advisory Council, the President’s Export Council and the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, and is an officer of the French Legion of Honour.

John Fallon

Mr. John Fallon serves as Chief Executive officer, Executive Director of Pearson PLC. Since 2008, he had been responsible for the company’s education businesses outside North America and a member of the Pearson management committee. He joined Pearson in 1997 as Director of Communications and was appointed President of Pearson Inc. in 2000. In 2003 he was appointed CEO of Pearson’s educational publishing businesses for Europe, Middle East & Africa. Prior to joining Pearson, John was director of corporate affairs at Powergen plc and was also a member of the company’s executive committee. Earlier in his career, John held senior public policy and communications roles in UK local government. He is an advisory board member of the Global Business Coalition for Education, a member of the Council of the University of Hull, and trustee and director of the Oracle Cancer Trust.

Coram Williams

Mr. Coram Williams serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company. He joined Pearson in 2003 and has held a number of senior positions including Finance and Operations Director for Pearson’s English Language Teaching business in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Interim President of Pearson Education Italia and Head of Financial Planning and Analysis for Pearson. In 2008, Coram became CFO of The Penguin Group and was latterly appointed CFO of Penguin Random House in 2013, where he oversaw the integration of the two businesses. Coram trained at Arthur Andersen, and subsequently worked in both the auditing and consulting practices of the firm. He is a non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee for the Guardian Media Group.

Tim Bozik

Rod Bristow

Kevin Capitani

Giovanni Giovannelli

Bob Whelan

Albert Hitchcock

Anna Persson

Bjarne Tellmann

Jonathan Chocqueel-Mangan

Kate James

Stephen Jones

Mr. Stephen Jones is Company Secretary of the Company since 1 January 2016. He was appointed as Deputy Secretary of the Company.

Elizabeth Corley

Ms. Elizabeth Corley CBE serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. She was CEO of Allianz Global Investors, initially for Europe then globally, from 2005 to 2016, and continues to act as a senior adviser to the firm as vice-chair. She was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Coopers & Lybrand. In addition to Pearson, Elizabeth serves on two other company boards as a non-executive director – BAE Systems plc and Morgan Stanley. She has various financial services industry roles including as a member of the FICC Markets Standards Board, the ESMA stakeholder group and the TheCityUK Advisory Council. Additionally she is a member of the Committee of 200 and a trustee of the British Museum. Elizabeth currently chairs a group advising the UK government on social impact investing. She is also a crime fiction author.

Vivienne Cox

Ms. Vivienne Cox CBE serves as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. She has wide experience in energy, natural resources and business innovation. She worked for BP plc for 28 years in global roles including executive vice president and chief executive of BP’s gas, power and renewables business and its alternative energy unit. She is non-executive director of Stena International and chairman of the supervisory board of Vallourec, a leader in the seamless steel pipe markets. She is also non-executive director at pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plc and an advisory board member of the African Leadership Institute.

Josh Lewis

Mr. Josh Lewis serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. Josh’s experience spans finance, education and the development of digital enterprises. He is the founder of Salmon River Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity/venture capital firm focused on technology-enabled businesses in education, financial services and other sectors. Over a 25-year career in active, principal investing, he has been involved in a broad range of successful companies, including several pioneering enterprises in the education sector. In addition, he has long been active in the non-profit education sector, with associations including New Leaders, New Classrooms and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also a non-executive director of several enterprises in the fin-tech/data, education and other sectors.

Linda Lorimer

Ms. Linda Koch Lorimer serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. She retired from Yale in spring 2016 after 34 years at the university where she served in an array of senior positions including vice president for Global & Strategic Initiatives. She oversaw the development of Yale’s burgeoning online education division and the expansion of Yale international programmes and centres. During her tenure, she was responsible for many administrative services, ranging from Yale’s public communications and alumni relations to sustainability, human resources and the university press. Previously, Linda was president of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and chair of the board of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. She also served on the boards of several public companies, including as presiding director of the McGraw-Hill companies. She is a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Michael Lynton

Mr. Michael M. Lynton has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Michael served as CEO of Sony Entertainment from 2012 until 2017, overseeing Sony’s global entertainment businesses. He also served as chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment from 2004. Prior to this, he held senior roles within Time Warner and AOL, and earlier served as chairman and CEO of Penguin Group where he extended the Penguin brand to music and the internet. Michael is chairman of Snap, Inc., and currently serves on the boards of Pandora Media Inc., IEX and Ares Management, L.P. He is also a member on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Harvard Board of Overseers and serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Tate and the Rand Corporation. Michael holds a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard College, where he also received his M.B.A.

Harish Manwani

Mr. Harish M. Manwani serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. Harish has an extensive background in emerging markets and senior experience in a successful global organisation. He was previously chief operating officer of consumer products company Unilever, having joined the company in 1976 as a marketing management trainee in India, and held senior management roles around the world, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He is non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited in India, and serves on the boards of Whirlpool Corporation, Qualcomm Inc. and Nielsen Holdings. He is also on the board of the Indian School of Business and the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore, and is global executive advisor at Blackstone Private Equity

Tim Score

Mr. Tim Score serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has extensive experience of the technology sector in both developed and emerging markets, having served as chief financial officer of ARM Holdings plc, the world’s leading semiconductor IP company, for 13 years. He is an experienced non-executive director and currently sits on the boards of The British Land Company plc and HM Treasury, in addition to being on the board of trustees of the Royal National Theatre and chairman of the group audit committee of the Football Association. He served on the board of National Express Group plc from 2005 to 2014, including time as interim chairman and six years as the senior independent director. Earlier in his career Tim held senior finance roles with Rebus Group, William Baird, LucasVarity plc and BTR plc.

Lincoln Wallen

Mr. Lincoln Wallen serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He has extensive experience in the technology and media industries, having been CEO of DWA Nova, a software-as-a-service company spun out of DreamWorks Animation Studios in Los Angeles, a position he held until 2017. He worked at DreamWorks Animation for nine years in a variety of leadership roles including chief technology officer and head of animation technology. He was formerly CTO at Electronic Arts Mobile, leading EA’s entry into the mobile gaming business internationally. He is currently a visiting associate in Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Lincoln is also a non-executive director of the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and Systems Engineering. Lincoln’s early career involved 20 years of professional IT and mathematics research, including as a reader in Computer Science at Oxford.

Tom Waldron