London, 30 June, 2004 -- 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 SG Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) arm of Société Générale Group (SOGN.PA), has deployed a combination of solutions from the Thomson ONE application suite across more than 100 seats in the UK and France.

Under the terms of the two-year contract, Thomson Financial will provide the Thomson ONE Banker solution to the Corporate Finance area whilst Thomson ONE Equity Web will equip users in Equity Research. Both solutions will be used in Paris and London. Thomson Financial was awarded the contract in place of products supplied by the incumbent market data vendor.

“The combination of Thomson ONE components we selected is a great choice for our users. They offer opportunities to gain efficiencies in workflow and achieve significant cost savings by aggregating functionality and content from many sources into one application framework.” said John Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, Société Générale. “We look forward to further developing our relationship with Thomson Financial and maximizing the benefits from this solution.”

Thomson ONE Equity Web is targeted at the off-trading floor community, as well as retail brokers and institutional investors. It 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 includes:

· Equity prices, together with on-screen and e-mail alerting,
· Real time news from Dow Jones, AFX News and other providers, together with regulatory disclosures and a 390-day news archive,
· Company fundamentals from Thomson Datastream,
· 10-year price chart history and technical studies from Thomson D 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.

Thomson ONE Banker is an open application framework providing low-cost integration and flexible access to real-time market data and news with authoritative content from industry leading sources. It offers users quick and easy access to transaction data, company fundamentals, earnings estimates and analyses, broker research, combined with real-time or delayed, global market data and news. Components of the application come from industry-leading sources such as:

· Thomson SDC transaction data includes five years of financial transactions in capital market new issues, M&A activity, and loans with tear sheets for each transaction,
· Thomson Global Ownership covers insider, officer, institutional and mutual fund corporate holdings and transaction data,
· Investext brokerage research collection, industry insider and morning meeting notes, domestic and international SEC and regional corporate filings and annual reports,
· Thomson Worldscope offers company fundamental data,
· Market Data with Thomson global real-time and delayed market data.

Donal Smith, European Chief Operating Officer, Thomson Financial said: “We are pleased that SG CIB, a recognized leader in the investment banking community, has chosen Thomson Financial as a major source for financial information technology. The combination of components of the Thomson ONE application suite leverages the best content and technology to provide an intuitive workflow solution at a lower cost of ownership for the investment banking community.”

Thomson ONE is the flexible, open application framework that allows for the easy integration of content and tools from Thomson Financial, third parties and 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 Banker is aimed at the investment banking market; Thomson ONE Analytics and Thomson ONE Portfolio are aimed at the institutional investment market. In the US, Thomson ONE Yield is aimed at fixed income users and Thomson ONE Advisor offers financial advisors a wealth management solution integrated with market data.

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