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Pearson Funding Four plc -- Moody's changes Pearson's outlook to stable from negative

Moody's Investors Service, ("Moody's") has today changed the outlook on Pearson plc to stable from negative. Concurrently, Moody's has affirmed Pearson's Baa2 senior unsecured ratings. "In the backdrop of muted topline performance, Pearson continues to remain focused on improving its profits in 2019 via implementing its cost efficiency program, maintaining low debt leverage and positioning its business for growth by implementing its strategic priorities," says Gunjan Dixit, a Moody's Vice President -- Senior Credit Officer and lead analyst for Pearson.