Pearson Plc has declared an interim dividend of 6.6p per equity share, payable on 19 September 2022 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 12 August 2022. This interim dividend, which will absorb an estimated £49m of shareholders' funds, has not been included as a liability as at 30 June 2022.
Other Financial Highlights:
Strong financial performance with underlying sales growth of 6% and adjusted operating profit up 22%. Full year expectations reaffirmed.
Continued strategic and operational momentum across the business.
Accelerating the digital journey with the development of Pearson's lifelong learning ecosystem.
At least £100m of further efficiencies identified and to be delivered in 2023; accelerates improved margin expectation to 2023 from 2025.
We are launching a strategic review of OPM business.