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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sidney Taurel

67 2016 Chairman of the Board

John Fallon

54 2012 Chief Executive officer, Executive Director

Coram Williams

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Jones

2016 Company Secretary

Tim Score

55 2015 Non-Executive Director

Elizabeth Corley

60 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Vivienne Cox

57 2013 Senior Non-Executive Independent Director

Joshua Lewis

53 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Linda Lorimer

63 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Harish Manwani

63 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lincoln Wallen

55 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Tom Waldron

2014 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Sidney Taurel

Mr. Sidney Taurel has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Company., effective 1 January 2016. He has over 40 years of experience in business and fi nance, and is currently a board director and chairman of the Compensation Committee at IBM Corporation. He is also a director at McGraw Hill Financial, Inc., a role from which he will step down during 2016. Sidney is senior advisor at global investment bank Moelis & Co and an advisory board member at pharmaceutical fi rms Takeda Pharmaceutical and Almirall. He was chief executive offi cer of global pharmaceutical fi rm Eli Lilly and Company from 1998 until 2008, chairman of the business from 1999 until 2008, and has been chairman emeritus since 2009. 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 offi cer of the French Legion of Honour.

John Fallon

Mr. John Fallon is Chief Executive officer, Executive Director of Pearson PLC. He became Pearson’s chief executive on 1 January 2013. 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 and Africa. Prior to joining Pearson, John was director of corporate aff airs 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 and a member of the Council of the University of Hull.

Coram Williams

Mr. Coram Williams is Chief Financial Officer of the Company., effective August 1st, 2015. He joined Pearson in 2003 and has held a number of senior positions including fi nance and operations director for Pearson’s English Language Teaching business in Europe, Middle East & Africa, interim president of Pearson Education Italia and head of fi nancial 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. Coram was trained at Arthur Andersen, and subsequently worked in both the auditing and consulting practices of the fi rm.

Stephen Jones

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

Tim Score

Mr. Tim Score is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He has extensive experience of the technology sector in both developed and emerging markets, having served as chief fi nancial offi cer of ARM Holdings plc, the world’s leading semiconductor IP company, a position he held 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. 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 fi nance roles with Rebus Group, William Baird, BTR plc and others.

Elizabeth Corley

Ms. Elizabeth Corley is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC., effective from May 1, 2014. She is non-executive vice chair of Allianz Global Investors, where she was chief executive offi cer from 2005 to 2016. She was previously at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (formerly Mercury Asset Management) and Coopers & Lybrand. Elizabeth is acting-chair of the FICC Markets Standards Board, a member of the ESMA stakeholder group and an advisory council member of TheCityUK. She is a nonexecutive director of BAE Systems plc and the Financial Reporting Council. In addition, she is a member of FEAM’s management committee, the CFA Future of Finance Council, the Supervisory Board of Euler SA, a council member of the City of London IRSG and a member of the Committee of 200. She is a fellow of the CFA and the Royal Society of Arts and is also a crime fi ction author.

Vivienne Cox

Ms. Vivienne Cox is 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 Britain and Continental Europe, in posts including executive vice president and chief executive of BP’s gas, power and renewables business and its alternative energy unit. She is nonexecutive director of Stena International and chairman of the supervisory board of Vallourec, which supplies tubular systems for the energy industry. She is also lead independent director at the UK Department for International Development. Vivienne was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to the UK Economy and Sustainability.

Joshua Lewis

Mr. Joshua Lewis is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC. He is experience spans fi nance, education and the development of digital enterprises. He is the founder of Salmon River Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity/ venture capital fi rm focused on technologyenabled businesses in education, fi nancial 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 nonprofi t 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 fi n-tech/data, education, and other sectors.

Linda Lorimer

Ms. Linda Koch Lorimer is Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC., effective July 1, 2013. She has a deep background in education strategy, administration and public aff airs. She is senior counsellor to the president and provost of Yale University and until recently served as vice president for Global & Strategic Initiatives at Yale, where her duties included oversight of Yale’s Offi ce of International Aff airs and Offi ce of Digital Dissemination. Over a 30-year career in higher education, she has been responsible for many of Yale’s administrative services including the university’s public communications, alumni relations and Offi ce of Sustainability. Previously, Linda served as president of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Virginia and was 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.

Harish Manwani

Mr. Harish Manwani has been appointed as Non-Executive Independent Director of Pearson PLC., effective from 1 October 2013. He has an extensive background in emerging markets and senior experience in a successful global organisation. He was previously chief operating offi cer 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.

Lincoln Wallen

Mr. Lincoln Wallen is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., effective from January 1st 2016. He is chief technology offi cer for DreamWorks Animation, the global family entertainment company, a position he has held since 2012, having joined the company as head of research and development in 2008. Prior to this, Lincoln served as chief technology offi cer for the mobile business of Electronic Arts, Inc., a leading interactive entertainment software company. He has held senior positions at Criterion Software, MathEngine plc and is a non-executive director of the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics & System Engineering. Lincoln is also an advisory board member of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and a member of the STEM Advisory Committee of the National Academy foundation. Lincoln was formerly a lecturer and reader in computation at the University of Oxford.

Tom Waldron

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