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Pearson Releases 2011 Performance Results

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BritCham- CBBC member Pearson recently announced its preliminary results for 2011, reporting sales up 6% at CER and adjusted operating profit up 12%, reaching £942 million, with growth in all businesses. In developing markets, Pearson reported revenues of US$1 billion, up 24% and now accounting for 11% of Pearson's sales.

In China, Pearson's international education business continued to make significant organic investments in expanding the footprint of Wall Street English. Student enrolments at Pearson's Wall Street English centres in China increased 25% to 53,000, boosted by strong underlying demand and the launch of 11 new centres. Pearson's students continued to rapidly acquire high-level English language skills, with average grade levels achieved by its students rising 11% during 2011.

In December 2011, Pearson also acquired Global Education and Technology Group, a leading provider of test preparation services for students in China who are learning English, for US$155 million in cash. Global Education has approximately 450 (115 owned and 335 franchised) learning centres in 150 cities across China.

The results can be accessed in the document below

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