RABOBANK INTERNATIONAL SIGNS FOR THOMSON ONE EQUITY WEB

London, 6 October, 2003 -- 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, today announced that Rabobank International London Branch, part of the corporate and investment banking arm of the Netherlands based Rabobank Group has deployed Thomson ONE Equity Web in a two year deal. Specific terms were not disclosed.

Targeted at the off-trading floor community, as well as retail brokers and institutional investors, Thomson ONE Equity Web is a browser-based solution for clients requiring real-time exchange and news, integrated with premium historical and fundamental data and analytics, at a cost effective price. It draws on the modular, open application framework of the Thomson ONE suite and is the thin-client version of Thomson ONE Equity workstation.

Thomson ONE Equity Web was awarded the contract in place of the incumbent market data vendor and was selected because it is a cost effective browser based application geared to the off-trading floor community, without the high cost of owning unnecessary infrastructure or unwanted content.

"We selected Thomson One Equity Web because it provides our M&A team with a desktop solution that that can be personalized to each user’s workspace. It has significantly enhanced our research and information gathering capabilities by creating a single integrated solution for real-time market data, news and analytics," said Michael Bourke, Head of the European Regional M&A Group at Rabobank International.

Thomson ONE Equity Web provides Rabobank International with:

- Equity prices, together with on-screen and mobile alerts
- Real time news from Dow Jones, AFX and other providers, together with Regulatory Disclosures (and 390 day news archive)
- Company fundamentals from Thomson Datastream
- 10 year price chart history and technical studies from Thomson Datastream
- Broker earnings estimates on 80,000 instruments from Thomson First Call
- Live and historical market data downloads into Excel
- One click navigation to switch between current trading, historical and fundamental views
- Workspace personalisation to in-house customised screens

Jonathan Morris, European Product Director, Thomson Financial commented: “We are encouraged that Rabobank International London Branch selected Thomson ONE Equity Web. As a browser based option, it is consistent with our philosophy of offering off-trading floor clients an alternative to the Thomson ONE Equity workstation, while still delivering a modular application that gives clients what they need, geared around the workflow intrinsic to their job functions.”

Thomson ONE Equity is a component of Thomson ONE, a flexible, open application framework that allows for the easy integration of content and tools from Thomson Financial, third parties and clients’ own proprietary systems. Thomson ONE has the ability to deliver tailored integration, without the high cost of ownership and unwanted features. It is both an architecture and new service configurable to the specific needs of corporate finance, institutional, brokerage and fixed income market professionals. Each component within the solution suite is tailored to a different audience: Thomson ONE Equity is aimed at the institutional equities market; Thomson ONE Advisor offers financial advisors a wealth management solution integrated with market data; Thomson ONE Banker is aimed at the investment banking market; Thomson ONE Analytics is aimed at the institutional investment market. Thomson Financial will launch Thomson ONE Yield for fixed income users in Europe, portfolio management and investor relations product suites later this year and early in 2004.

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