From company website:
Pearson is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing.
We help children and adults to learn, business people to make good decisions, and readers to wise up or wind down with a good book.
Our businesses feel the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common purpose: to help our customers live and learn.
With 37,000 employees based in more than 60 countries, we draw on common assets, processes and share a common purpose: to help our customers live and learn. Pearson is listed on the
and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO) and in 2009 we had sales of £5,624m and operating profit of £858m.