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  Pearson Annual Report 2001    

Notes to the Accounts

   
 

7b. Other net finance costs

In 2000, the amortisation of an arrangement fee in respect of a borrowing facility was accelerated due to the early redemption of the facility resulting in a charge of 16m. An 8m premium was paid in 2000 in respect of a forward currency option in connection with the acquisition of National Computer Systems.

 
 

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