("Pearson" or the "Company")
Board and Committee Changes
The Company hereby announces that Dame Elizabeth Corley, a Non-Executive Director of Pearson and Chair of its Remuneration Committee, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director, Nominations Committee member and Chair-Designate of Schroders plc ("Schroders"), with effect from 1 September 2021. Subject to Schroders shareholder approval, Dame Elizabeth is expected to become Chair at the conclusion of Schroders' AGM, currently scheduled for 28 April 2022.
Dame Elizabeth has advised the Company of her intention to step down from the Pearson Board prior to becoming Chair of Schroders. She will also step down as Chair of Pearson's Remuneration Committee, with effect from 1 September 2021.
Accordingly, the Company further announces that Sherry Coutu CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pearson Remuneration Committee, with effect from 1 September 2021.
Dame Elizabeth will support an orderly transition to the new Remuneration Committee Chair and will continue to serve as a member of the Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee and Nomination & Governance Committee for the remainder of her time on the Pearson Board.
This notification is made in accordance with LR 9.6.11 and 9.6.14.