London, 11 February 2004 --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 that Henderson Global Investors has deployed a combination of Thomson Financial’s Agency IRChannel and its Share Register Analysis (SRA) for all of its Investment Trusts. Thomson Financial was awarded the three-year contract following a competitive pitch, however, specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Stephen Phillips, IR Director, Investment Trusts, Henderson Global Investors said: "We are delighted to have entered into a partnership with Thomson Financial to provide shareholder analysis and Investor Relations Services for the Investment Trusts that we manage. We believe that this will enable us to provide a market leading Investor Relations service to the Investment Trusts of our clients."

Thomson Financial’s Agency IRChannel is the only IR solution that encompasses the full range of IR activities including investor targeting, analyst research, contact management and outbound communications capabilities such as webcasting. By consolidating IR technologies on a single Web-based platform, clients can increase their efficiency and increase service levels to the trusts that they manage. Agency IRChannel gives clients and IR agencies the breadth of resources to improve their service quality through seamlessly integrating the following modules:
- Holders: Retrieves stock ownership of a company, set of peers, and/or industry, using in-depth profiles of more than 10,725 institutions and more than 49,320 portfolios.
- Targets: Identifies a company’s targeted investors and ranks institutions according to their buying potential and other customer-determined criteria. iTarget, a premium feature, further refines targeting efforts by dynamically linking peer exposure, financially comparable peer exposure, and portfolio compatibility to assign an "iTarget Score" to each institution.
- Contacts: Provides reliable information on more than 88,200 financial contacts screened by buyside/sellside, equity/fixed income, job function, industry, global location, and other criteria. Easily loads contacts into Agency IRChannel’s contact management system (CMS) module.
- Contact Management System (CMS): Leverages Thomson Financial’s investor database and tracks all interactions with the professional investment community. Seamlessly integrates contacts with communications tools such as blast email and fax.
- Outbound: Maximizes investment manager’s reach to institutional and individual investors. Integrates these communication capabilities into a single web solution -- Web Hosting, webcasting, blast messaging and press release distribution.

Albert Lojko, European Managing Director, Corporate Group, Thomson Financial added: "We're pleased to be in partnership with Henderson Global Investors, a leading player in the Investment Trust market. Central to this partnership is timely ownership analysis for all of their Investment Trusts being delivered via the Thomson Financial platform – Agency IRChannel. This will enable the Henderson senior management to have a deeper understanding of investor behaviour, ultimately achieving a more effective approach with the investment community. Communication between Henderson Global Investors and the boards of the trusts will be made more timely and effective with this solution."

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