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  Pearson Annual Report 2001    

Notes to the Accounts

   
 

24. Share capital



  number
(000s)
m


Authorised    
Ordinary shares of 25p each    
At 31 December 2001 1,170,000 293


Called up, allotted and fully paid    
At 31 December 2000 797,593 199
Issued under share option and employee share schemes 2,996 1


At 31 December 2001 800,589 200


note The consideration received in respect of shares issued during the year was 20m (2000: 1,961m).



  when
granted
(000s) number
of shares
price (p)
original
subscription
exercise
period


Options outstanding at 31 December 2001        
Worldwide Save for Shares plans 1994 13 455 1999 02
  1995 64 390 2000 03
  1996 92 517 2001 04
  1997 231 530 2000 05
  1998 457 687 2001 06
  1999 712 913 970 2001 07
  2000 358 688 1,793 2000 08
  2001 1,141 957 1,096 2004 09


    3,068    


Discretionary share option plans 1992 40 293 380 1995 02
  1994 171 567 635 1997 04
  1995 202 487 606 1998 05
  1996 298 584 683 1999 06
  1997 1,208 664 758 2000 07
  1998 2,595 847 1,090 2001 08
  1999 4,711 1,081 1,922 2002 09
  2000 11,837 64 3,224 2000 10
  2001 15,467 822 1,421 2001 11


    36,529    


note The subscription prices have been rounded up to the nearest whole penny. The figures include replacement options granted to employees of Dorling Kindersley and the Family Education Network following their acquisition. The discretionary share option plans include all options granted under the Pearson Executive Share Option Plans, the Pearson Reward Plan, the Pearson Special Share Option Plan and the Pearson Long Term Incentive Plan.

 
 

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