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Heather Young

Promissor Begins a New Contract with Kentucky Real Estate

Philadelphia, PA (July 10, 2006) — Promissor®, Inc., a leading content development and high-stakes assessment provider recently acquired by Pearson VUE, announced today they recently began a new two-year contract with the Kentucky Real Estate Commission to develop and administer computer-based examinations. This represents a continuation of service for the Commission with Promissor.

Promissor began its long-standing relationship with the Kentucky Real Estate Commission in 1987 and administered the Commission’s real estate program consecutively until 1994. The Commission returned to Promissor as a client in 1995 and has selected Promissor as its testing vendor 10 times since then through an annual, competitive proposal process.

Promissor’s experience with the needs of the Commission had led to many noteworthy achievements, including:

Promissor’s highly qualified Content Development and Measurement staff has developed superior real estate exams that have been ARELLO-accredited for the last 11 years. Promissor also brings to the Commission a strong, consistent track record of providing outstanding client and candidate services, characterized by our swift implementation of new requirements and prompt resolution of issues and concerns.

“It is a mark of our deep commitment to the Kentucky Real Estate Commission that they continue to sign annual contracts with us. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to continue strengthening our partnership,” said Art Valentine, Promissor’s general manager of regulatory services.

Robert Whelan, president of Pearson VUE said, “We are extremely pleased to continue working with the Kentucky Real Estate Commission. Retaining a long-term client like Kentucky Real Estate is proof of our commitment to superior quality and exceptional customer service for every client. We will continue to work closely with the Commission to provide the reliable and attentive service and support that they have come to expect from us.”

About Pearson VUE and Promissor
Pearson VUE ( is the global leader in electronic testing services for academic admissions, certification and licensure programs. Pearson VUE offers exams through the world’s largest network of more than 4,000 test centers in 145 countries, providing testing services for information technology, regulatory and certification boards, academic, government and corporate clients. Its innovative technology offers the security and control required by admissions, licensure and certification programs while its commitment to service provides customers with an unmatched testing experience. The company recently acquired Promissor, the leading provider of licensing examinations for state and federal regulatory bodies in the U.S., extending its leadership in the testing and certification industry.

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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