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For Immediate Release: 30 September 2008
PR Contact: Pearson VUE
Mary Beth Mohn, Marketing Director
marybeth.mohn@pearson.com

Pearson VUE appoints Eileen Youds as Chief Operating Officer

New position allows growing testing company to focus on new initiatives

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., September 30, 2008 — Pearson VUE, the computer-based testing business of Pearson, today announced that it has appointed seasoned executive Eileen Youds as Chief Operating Officer. This new position will add greater operational structure and oversight to the rapidly growing global business.

Ms. Youds’ background, which includes CIO roles with large, global operations, positions her perfectly for her new role with Pearson VUE—a company supporting operations in more than 160 countries throughout the world.

“Adding an executive of Eileen’s caliber will bolster an already excellent operations team and help prepare us for continued future growth while maintaining the operational excellence our clients have come to expect,” explained Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE.

Ms. Youds brings a wealth of experience to her role at Pearson VUE having served in CIO and vice president roles for Honeywell, Kelly Services and Ceridian. Her education includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Northern Iowa.

“Pearson VUE is an exciting company with an amazing track record of growth. It is a pleasure and a privilege to come in as COO to a business so committed to customer service and operational excellence. I am looking forward to leading such a strong team,” said Ms. Youds.

About Pearson VUE
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s largest and most secure network of test centers in 162 countries. Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson (NYSE: PSO; LSE: PSON), the international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group.

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Last updated 2008-09-30