Pearson, the FTSE-100 schooling group, will announce on Friday a renewed drive to restructure its pension liabilities when it unveils a £500m buy-in take care of Authorized & Basic (L&G).
Sky Information has learnt that Pearson will unveil the deal encompassing a big proportion of its retirement scheme alongside its annual outcomes.
Will probably be the newest so-called Pension Danger Switch (PRT) transaction struck by a number one blue-chip British firm.
Pearson itself has agreed related pension buy-ins up to now, saying offers to insure £1.2bn of its liabilities with Aviva and L&G within the autumn of 2017.
The PRT sector has ballooned in measurement as pension trustees and company boards have tried to handle pension dangers extra successfully.
Dozens of corporations within the FTSE-100, corresponding to British Airways and Rolls-Royce Holdings, have turned to such offers lately.
A supply near Pearson stated the settlement with L&G to be introduced on Friday would imply that roughly half the liabilities within the Pearson Pension Plan had now been insured.
The publication of its annual outcomes will come in the course of a turnaround of the previous proprietor of the Monetary Occasions led by John Fallon, its chief government.
Pearson stated in January that it anticipated to ship adjusted working revenue of between £540m and £545m for final 12 months.
This week, it introduced the sale of a US textbook enterprise to Nexus Capital Administration, a personal fairness agency, for $250m.
Pearson and L&G declined to remark.