THOMSON FINANCIAL OFFERS DIRECT MARKET ACCESS TO OVER 60 EXCHANGES THROUGH INTEGRATION OF GL TRADE MOSAIX TRADING STATION WITHIN THOMSON ONE

New York, NY, October 13, 2003 -- Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC, NYSE: TOC), and leading provider of information and technology solutions to the global financial community, today announced it has fully integrated the GL TRADE MOSAIX trading station within the Thomson ONE platform. The integration of MOSAIX provides traders access to international markets, allowing them to directly trade with global exchanges using Thomson ONE Equity's desktop interface. Following the current U.S. rollout, Thomson Financial plans to introduce MOSAIX globally in 2004.

Thomson ONE is an open framework solution incorporating data and applications from across Thomson Financial, along with proprietary and third party sources, integrated within a single user interface. Thomson ONE Equity is a complete equity solution targeted to the institutional markets, providing flexible access to research, market data, news, analytics and connectivity. It provides links to the pre-to-post trade community with a host of integrated solutions. Users can send and receive messages with important news and research attached using Thomson Connect and link up with Thomson AutEx, the global buy side and sell side network. The entire open framework application is highly configurable for seamless integration within a financial institution's current business processes.

The MOSAIX trading station has been integrated into the Thomson ONE front-end, providing Thomson ONE users with the ability to view the markets and trade on them directly from a single user interface. GL TRADE's proprietary international network, GL NET, provides Thomson ONE Equity users with global access to more than 60 equity and derivatives markets. Thomson ONE users will have unrivaled access to the global electronic markets, while MOSAIX sales representatives will have access to the significant order flow available from Thomson ONE users.

The MOSAIX trading station is designed to send, modify, monitor and cancel orders with a single click, and provides easy access to international markets. A complete audit trail displaying all real-time acknowledgement messages allows users to monitor the life cycle of their orders. MOSAIX also makes it possible to export trading data for back-end system access.

"Thomson Financial and GL TRADE are two-world class companies with powerful market positions," said Gerard Varjacques, chief executive officer of GL TRADE Americas. "We believe this partnership will further strengthen our respective companies within the financial services industry," said Varjacques.

"Our vision for providing our clients with world-class solutions has rapidly taken shape since Thomson ONE's open architecture framework makes the integration of third party providers a simple task," said Lou Eccleston, president, Banking and Brokerage, Thomson Financial. "The combination of market information, trading capabilities and connectivity, seamlessly integrated within Thomson ONE Equity's single user interface, is a hard one to beat," said Eccleston.

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