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Linda Jackson Appointed as European MD of Thomson Financial’s Corporate Group

LONDON, 27 January, 2005 – Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC), and leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community, announced that Linda Jackson has been appointed as Managing Director, Corporate Group, Europe.

Jackson is responsible for continuing to build Thomson Financial’s leading position in the Corporate space and further capitalising on the market opportunity in Europe. She brings a great deal of experience to her new role, with a strong knowledge of the corporate segment and proven leadership ability. Jackson reports to Donal Smith, European Chief Operating Officer, Thomson Financial.

Jackson joined Thomson Financial in May 2004, with the acquisition of RAW Communications, Europe’s leading provider of Webcasting services. At RAW, she was Head of Global Corporate Sales, with responsibility for building RAW's client base in new and existing markets, successfully achieving sales targets and leading and developing the global sales team. Prior to joining RAW, she spent five years at Reuters in various management positions in the financial television and corporate strategy arena and before that, four years as Producer at financial news channel, CNN. Jackson holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Albert Lojko, formerly Managing Director, Corporate Group, Europe has been promoted to Vice President, Institutional Equities, Thomson Financial and has relocated to the US.

Commenting on the appointment, Donal Smith, Chief Operating Officer – Europe, Thomson Financial said: "We are confident that Linda’s leadership and expertise will help Thomson Financial increase its penetration amongst European corporations by offering a complete integrated end-to-end solution for the IR professional. Our IR services offer corporations a competitive edge in investor relations communications through a blend of technology and financial data solutions".

Thomson Financial’s IR services allows clients in Europe to:

• Manage their own IR Website, through Web Hosting
• Integrate Webcasting content over Thomson Financial’s unparalleled distribution network
• Deliver targeted communications to key investors with bespoke messaging service
• Manage analysis of financial information and contacts through Thomson IRChannel and the Thomson ONE application suite
• Understand the implications of capital flows through the Capital Market Intelligence (CMI) programme

Thomson Financial’s IR Webcasting services are already widely accepted in the United States and used by corporate communications professionals at over 3,000 companies to deliver relevant content into a time-saving, efficiency tool subscribed to by over 17,000 Wall Street professionals.