Pearson announce board change

Board change: senior independent director

December 10, 2012

Pearson today announces that Patrick Cescau, a non-executive director, will retire from the board on 31 December 2012. Patrick has been a non-executive director of Pearson since 2002 and senior independent director since 2010. Vivienne Cox, who joined the Pearson board as a non-executive director at the beginning of 2012, will become Pearson's senior independent director on 1 January 2013.

Vivienne Cox is also a non-executive director of Rio Tinto plc, BG, the UK Department for International Development and Vallourec. Previously, Vivienne worked for BP plc for 28 years in various senior roles including executive vice president and chief executive of BP's gas, power and renewables business.