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Pearson Announces Publishing Distribution Agreement With Microsoft Press

Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has been selected by Microsoft as the official distributor of Microsoft Press products. Pearson has entered into an agreement, effective, April 1, 2014, to distribute print and digital Microsoft Press products globally. Pearson Technology Group (PTG), which consists of leading technology publishers and brands of Pearson, will manage the relationship.

This most recent announcement adds Microsoft Press to a list of respected technology companies which have partnered with Pearson to deliver learning resources around the world. Microsoft Press will benefit from the established retailer relationships Pearson maintains both nationally and internationally, as well as translation rights and licensing programs in place. Additionally, Pearson and Microsoft Press will jointly create microsoftpressstore.com, also launching in April.

“We’re thrilled that Microsoft Press is joining the Pearson family, and know that this relationship will provide best-of-class content to Microsoft users and IT professionals all over the world,” said Paul Boger, Vice President and Publisher of PTG. “We’re anxious to begin the work, and believe that this is only one of many opportunities for Pearson and Microsoft, together, to teach 21 st century skills to 21 st century learners.”

About Pearson

Pearson is the world's leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit  www.pearson.com.

A division of Pearson, Pearson Technology Group (PTG) is the world's largest publisher of books, eBooks, video, software, and courseware learning products for technical and creative professionals, computer users and business professionals. PTG publishing imprints include Addison-Wesley Professional, Adobe Press, Cisco Press, IBM Press, FT Press, Microsoft Press, Peachpit Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall Professional, Que, Sams, and VMware Press.

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