Company Announcements

Holding(s) in Company

Source: RNS
RNS Number : 5143N
Pearson PLC
18 January 2019
 

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 attachedii:

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 obligationiv

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 reachedvi:

15/01/2019

6. Date on which issuer notified (DD/MM/YYYY):

17/01/2019

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 issuervii

Resulting situation on the date on which threshold was crossed or reached

0.64%

5.43%

6.08%

                        781,078,167

 

Position of previous notification (if

applicable)

0.54%

5.99%

6.52%


 

8. Notified details of the resulting situation on the date on which the threshold was crossed or reachedviii

A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of
shares

ISIN code (if possible)

Number of voting rightsix

% 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


4,577,765


0.59%

US7050151056


442,810


0.06%






SUBTOTAL 8. A

5,020,575

0.64%

 

 

B 1: Financial Instruments according to Art. 13(1)(a) of Directive 2004/109/EC (DTR5.3.1.1 (a))

Type of financial instrument

Expiration
date
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


12,749,145

1.63%

Put option

15-Feb-2019


1,500,000

0.19%

Put option

15-Feb-2019


1,000,000

0.13%

Put option

15-Mar-2019


1,000,000

0.13%

Put option

15-Mar-2019


1,000,000

0.13%

Put option

15-Mar-2019


1,000,000

0.13%



SUBTOTAL 8. B 1

18,249,145

2.34%

 

 

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

settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

Refer to Annexure





















SUBTOTAL 8.B.2

24,198,120

3.10%

 

 

 

 

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) issuerxiii


Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity
xiv (please add additional rows as necessary)

X

Namexv

% 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


3.86%

3.91%





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 informationxvi

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

17/01/2019

 

 

Natalie White

Deputy Company Secretary

Pearson plc

 

18 January 2019

 

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 datex

Exercise/Conversion periodxi

Physical or cash settlementxii

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

 

CFD

10-Dec-2025


Cash

                        2,650,131

0.34%

CFD

15-Sep-2028


Cash

                        1,966,365

0.25%

CFD

23-Sep-2020


Cash

                        1,694,093

0.22%

CFD

20-Oct-2027


Cash

                        1,307,594

0.17%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                        1,253,439

0.16%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                        1,050,699

0.13%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                            757,148

0.10%

CFD

9-Sep-2021


Cash

                            711,542

0.09%

CFD

10-Jan-2029


Cash

                            414,526

0.05%

Swap

12-Oct-2023


Cash

                            397,330

0.05%

CFD

15-Jul-2021


Cash

                            328,703

0.04%

CFD

16-Jun-2028


Cash

                            328,703

0.04%

CFD

17-Nov-2028


Cash

                            326,700

0.04%

CFD

20-Oct-2027


Cash

                            300,700

0.04%

Swap

30-Nov-2023


Cash

                            300,000

0.04%

CFD

20-Oct-2027


Cash

                            294,339

0.04%

CFD

24-Mar-2028


Cash

                            259,000

0.03%

CFD

19-May-2027


Cash

                            256,115

0.03%

Swap

3-Feb-2023


Cash

                            250,801

0.03%

Swap

29-Nov-2023


Cash

                            250,000

0.03%

Swap

29-Nov-2023


Cash

                            225,000

0.03%

CFD

27-Sep-2028


Cash

                            217,594

0.03%

CFD

21-Jun-2028


Cash

                            211,858

0.03%

CFD

9-Sep-2021


Cash

                            204,579

0.03%

CFD

23-Aug-2028


Cash

                            204,000

0.03%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                            203,317

0.03%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                            201,600

0.03%

Swap

2-Feb-2023


Cash

                            198,606

0.03%

CFD

11-Jan-2029


Cash

                            193,953

0.02%

Swap

18-Jan-2024


Cash

                            183,004

0.02%

Call Option

12-Mar-2019


Cash

                            180,990

0.02%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                            180,624

0.02%

CFD

6-Dec-2028


Cash

                            176,900

0.02%

Call Option

8-Feb-2019


Cash

                            175,212

0.02%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                            170,231

0.02%

Swap

21-May-2019


Cash

                            164,749

0.02%

Call Option

19-Feb-2019


Cash

                            161,295

0.02%

CFD

12-Jul-2023


Cash

                            158,153

0.02%

Call Option

25-Feb-2019


Cash

                            154,465

0.02%

CFD

11-Jan-2029


Cash

                            144,514

0.02%

Call Option

5-Mar-2019


Cash

                            137,414

0.02%

CFD

17-Jan-2029


Cash

                            135,485

0.02%

CFD

22-Nov-2028


Cash

                            134,667

0.02%

Swap

28-Jul-2021


Cash

                            131,070

0.02%

CFD

10-Jan-2029


Cash

                            130,474

0.02%

CFD

10-Mar-2028


Cash

                            129,569

0.02%

Swap

17-Sep-2020


Cash

                            125,171

0.02%

Call Option

8-Mar-2019


Cash

                            118,025

0.02%

Swap

3-Feb-2023


Cash

                            117,797

0.02%

CFD

25-Feb-2027


Cash

                            115,007

0.01%

Call Option

6-Mar-2019


Cash

                            113,819

0.01%

Swap

13-Oct-2023


Cash

                            113,548

0.01%

Swap

22-Mar-2019


Cash

                            113,300

0.01%

CFD

20-Oct-2021


Cash

                            108,500

0.01%

CFD

24-Nov-2028


Cash

                            106,470

0.01%

Swap

18-Jan-2024


Cash

                            101,869

0.01%

CFD

12-Jun-2028


Cash

                              98,591

0.01%

CFD

17-Jan-2029


Cash

                              95,075

0.01%

Swap

2-Feb-2023


Cash

                              93,281

0.01%

Swap

29-Nov-2023


Cash

                              91,988

0.01%

Swap

8-Dec-2023


Cash

                              91,426

0.01%

Swap

14-Jun-2023


Cash

                              86,565

0.01%

Swap

12-Jul-2023


Cash

                              84,590

0.01%

CFD

26-Nov-2021


Cash

                              80,948

0.01%

Call Option

22-Feb-2019


Cash

                              80,625

0.01%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                              80,248

0.01%

CFD

11-Aug-2023


Cash

                              79,277

0.01%

CFD

17-Jul-2028


Cash

                              77,500

0.01%

CFD

1-Mar-2028


Cash

                              76,610

0.01%

Swap

7-Jul-2023


Cash

                              73,094

0.01%

Swap

3-Feb-2023


Cash

                              68,758

0.01%

Swap

29-Nov-2023


Cash

                              65,026

0.01%

CFD

11-Jan-2029


Cash

                              61,047

0.01%

Swap

18-Jan-2024


Cash

                              59,338

0.01%

Swap

15-Jun-2023


Cash

                              57,709

0.01%

CFD

1-Mar-2028


Cash

                              57,626

0.01%

Call Option

10-Apr-2019


Cash

                              56,557

0.01%

Swap

5-Sep-2019


Cash

                              55,700

0.01%

Swap

2-Feb-2023


Cash

                              54,448

0.01%

Swap

5-Sep-2019


Cash

                              53,400

0.01%

Call Option

4-Apr-2019


Cash

                              51,827

0.01%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                              48,652

0.01%

CFD

24-Nov-2028


Cash

                              45,650

0.01%

CFD

11-Jan-2029


Cash

                              45,486

0.01%

Swap

1-Feb-2023


Cash

                              43,214

0.01%

CFD

10-Mar-2028


Cash

                              40,183

0.01%

Swap

14-Jun-2023


Cash

                              40,052

0.01%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                              39,064

0.01%

CFD

11-Jan-2029


Cash

                              38,030

0.005%

Swap

12-Jul-2023


Cash

                              37,897

0.005%

CFD

10-Jan-2029


Cash

                              37,482

0.005%

CFD

17-Nov-2028


Cash

                              36,622

0.005%

CFD

21-Jul-2028


Cash

                              34,000

0.004%

CFD

24-Nov-2028


Cash

                              33,512

0.004%

CFD

25-Apr-2019


Cash

                              33,191

0.004%

Swap

7-Jul-2023


Cash

                              32,746

0.004%

CFD

17-Jul-2023


Cash

                              31,400

0.004%

CFD

14-Jul-2023


Cash

                              30,500

0.004%

Swap

12-Jun-2023


Cash

                              30,225

0.004%

CFD

17-Jan-2029


Cash

                              29,925

0.004%

CFD

25-Apr-2019


Cash

                              29,469

0.004%

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

26-Nov-2021


Cash

                              24,179

0.003%

Swap

14-Jun-2023


Cash

                              23,383

0.003%

CFD

5-Nov-2027


Cash

                              22,730

0.003%

Swap

11-Feb-2020


Cash

                              22,499

0.003%

Swap

12-Jul-2023


Cash

                              22,173

0.003%

CFD

25-Feb-2027


Cash

                              22,001

0.003%

Swap

1-Feb-2023


Cash

                              20,297

0.003%

CFD

25-Apr-2019


Cash

                              19,385

0.002%

Swap

7-Jul-2023


Cash

                              19,160

0.002%

CFD

23-Nov-2028


Cash

                              17,711

0.002%

CFD

17-Jul-2023


Cash

                              17,100

0.002%

Swap

28-Mar-2019


Cash

                              16,200

0.002%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                              16,129

0.002%

Swap

17-Sep-2020


Cash

                              15,868

0.002%

Swap

30-Apr-2019


Cash

                              15,800

0.002%

Swap

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                              15,710

0.002%

CFD

17-Jan-2029


Cash

                              15,700

0.002%

Swap

15-Jun-2023


Cash

                              15,589

0.002%

CFD

11-Nov-2020


Cash

                              15,090

0.002%

CFD

18-Sep-2019


Cash

                              15,000

0.002%

CFD

24-Nov-2028


Cash

                              14,368

0.002%

Swap

31-Dec-2019


Cash

                              14,300

0.002%

Swap

12-Jun-2023


Cash

                              13,985

0.002%

Swap

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                              13,826

0.002%

Swap

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                              13,507

0.002%

Swap

3-Nov-2021


Cash

                              12,609

0.002%

CFD

20-Nov-2028


Cash

                              12,400

0.002%

CFD

11-Jan-2029


Cash

                              11,970

0.002%

Swap

1-Feb-2023


Cash

                              11,847

0.002%

CFD

4-Dec-2023


Cash

                              11,498

0.001%

Call Option

12-Mar-2019


Cash

                              11,312

0.001%

CFD

11-Jan-2029


Cash

                              11,311

0.001%

CFD

14-Jan-2021


Cash

                              11,110

0.001%

Swap

31-Dec-2019


Cash

                              10,900

0.001%

CFD

14-Jan-2021


Cash

                              10,863

0.001%

CFD

28-Oct-2020


Cash

                              10,812

0.001%

Swap

6-Feb-2019


Cash

                              10,500

0.001%

CFD

18-Feb-2020


Cash

                                9,830

0.001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                9,432

0.001%

CFD

13-Dec-2028


Cash

                                9,303

0.001%

Swap

12-Oct-2023


Cash

                                8,622

0.001%

Swap

12-Feb-2020


Cash

                                8,429

0.001%

Swap

12-Jun-2023


Cash

                                8,165

0.001%

Swap

11-Feb-2020


Cash

                                7,780

0.001%

CFD

27-Feb-2023


Cash

                                6,910

0.001%

Call Option

8-Apr-2019


Cash

                                6,725

0.001%

CFD

1-Nov-2028


Cash

                                6,602

0.001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                6,153

0.001%

Swap

8-Dec-2023


Cash

                                6,074

0.001%

CFD

10-Jan-2029


Cash

                                5,738

0.001%

CFD

15-Dec-2027


Cash

                                5,000

0.001%

CFD

8-Mar-2028


Cash

                                5,000

0.001%

CFD

12-May-2028


Cash

                                5,000

0.001%

CFD

3-Nov-2028


Cash

                                4,984

0.001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                4,774

0.001%

CFD

20-Dec-2028


Cash

                                4,700

0.001%

CFD

27-Feb-2023


Cash

                                4,551

0.001%

CFD

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                                4,300

0.001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                3,941

0.001%

Call Option

22-Feb-2019


Cash

                                3,911

0.001%

CFD

27-Feb-2023


Cash

                                3,728

0.0005%

Swap

3-Nov-2021


Cash

                                3,634

0.0005%

CFD

19-Jan-2022


Cash

                                3,388

0.0004%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                3,050

0.0004%

Swap

12-Feb-2020


Cash

                                2,916

0.0004%

CFD

2-Nov-2028


Cash

                                2,900

0.0004%

CFD

21-Dec-2028


Cash

                                2,880

0.0004%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                2,857

0.0004%

Swap

3-Nov-2021


Cash

                                2,556

0.0003%

Swap

4-Feb-2022


Cash

                                2,470

0.0003%

CFD

27-Dec-2028


Cash

                                2,356

0.0003%

CFD

28-Oct-2020


Cash

                                2,350

0.0003%

CFD

28-Oct-2020


Cash

                                2,350

0.0003%

Swap

3-Nov-2021


Cash

                                2,214

0.0003%

CFD

29-Nov-2028


Cash

                                1,900

0.0002%

CFD

6-Dec-2023


Cash

                                1,860

0.0002%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                1,768

0.0002%

CFD

14-Jul-2020


Cash

                                1,555

0.0002%

CFD

16-Nov-2028


Cash

                                1,259

0.0002%

CFD

22-Dec-2028


Cash

                                1,200

0.0002%

CFD

2-Jan-2029


Cash

                                1,160

0.0001%

CFD

15-Nov-2028


Cash

                                1,100

0.0001%

Call Option

22-Feb-2019


Cash

                                1,055

0.0001%

CFD

27-Feb-2023


Cash

                                    899

0.0001%

CFD

20-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    532

0.0001%

CFD

18-Sep-2028


Cash

                                    516

0.0001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                    461

0.0001%

CFD

6-Dec-2028


Cash

                                    433

0.0001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                    419

0.0001%

CFD

29-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    406

0.0001%

CFD

8-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    400

0.0001%

CFD

22-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    400

0.0001%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                    329

0.00004%

Swap

22-May-2020


Cash

                                    323

0.00004%

CFD

9-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    300

0.00004%

CFD

10-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    300

0.00004%

CFD

15-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    300

0.00004%

CFD

29-Dec-2028


Cash

                                    300

0.00004%

CFD

6-Dec-2028


Cash

                                    200

0.00003%

CFD

18-Dec-2028


Cash

                                    200

0.00003%

CFD

20-Dec-2028


Cash

                                    200

0.00003%

CFD

12-Jan-2029


Cash

                                    200

0.00003%

CFD

17-Jan-2029


Cash

                                    200

0.00003%

CFD

27-Dec-2028


Cash

                                    172

0.00002%

CFD

17-Jan-2029


Cash

                                    158

0.00002%

CFD

27-Sep-2028


Cash

                                    123

0.00002%

CFD

5-Oct-2028


Cash

                                    122

0.00002%

CFD

8-Jan-2029


Cash

                                    105

0.00001%

CFD

22-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    100

0.00001%

CFD

29-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    100

0.00001%

CFD

30-Nov-2028


Cash

                                    100

0.00001%

CFD

13-Dec-2028


Cash

                                    100

0.00001%

CFD

15-Dec-2028


Cash

                                    100

0.00001%

CFD

27-Sep-2028


Cash

                                      90

0.00001%

CFD

6-Oct-2028


Cash

                                      82

0.00001%

CFD

23-Nov-2028


Cash

                                      63

0.00001%

CFD

2-Oct-2028


Cash

                                      61

0.00001%

CFD

23-Oct-2028


Cash

                                      19

0.000002%

CFD

4-Jan-2029


Cash

                                      10

0.000001%

Total Number of voting rights and percentage of voting rights

                      24,198,120

3.10%

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.

 


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