BLOXHAM SIGNS FOR THOMSON FINANCIAL'S REAL TIME EQUITY SOLUTIONS. Thomson Financial Expands Presence in Ireland

London - 10 May, 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 Bloxham, a Stockbroker based in Dublin’s Financial Services Centre, has deployed a combination of Thomson Financial’s real-time equity solutions.

Thomson Financial will provide Thomson ONE Equity Web and Thomson GlobalTOPIC to users across all of Bloxham’s business activities, including, Partners, Private Client Dealers, Portfolio Managers, Finance and Research Analysts.

Angus McDonnell, Managing Partner of Bloxham said: "We are pleased to be working with Thomson Financial. They have provided our users with a customizable solution that meets their workflow needs."

Thomson GlobalTOPIC combines leading market data and news with innovative, flexible trading functions for international trading requirements. It offers electronic trading links to major European exchanges and Retail Service Providers (RSPs), plus modular components that include order routing, order management, position keeping and IOI messaging.

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 provides Bloxhams with:

- Equity prices, together with on screen and mobile alerts
- Real time news from Dow Jones, AFX and other providers, together with Regulatory Disclosures ( 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 ThomsonFirst Call
- Life and historical market data downloads into Excel
- One click navigation to switch between current trading, historical and fundamental views
- Workspace personalization to in-house customized screens

David Bilbé, Commercial Director - Europe, Thomson Financial commented: "We’re pleased to have established a new office in Dublin and this deal with Bloxhams underlines our commitment to the Irish market. The combination of Thomson Financial’s real-time equity applications provides different users across Bloxhams’ business with the right solution to meet their diverse requirements – be they private client brokers on the road, traders or analysts."

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 an architecture 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 and Thomson ONE Analytics and Thomson ONE Portfolio are aimed at the institutional investment market. In the US, Thomson ONE Advisor offers financial advisors a wealth management solution integrated with market data and Thomson ONE Yield is aimed at fixed income users.

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