LONDON: 10 May 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 it has signed a significant contract with Hawkpoint, a leading European corporate finance advisory business.

The agreement to provide Thomson ONE Banker to Hawkpoint strengthens Thomson Financial’s long-term relationship with Hawkpoint.

Martin Ainsworth, Associate Director Information Services at Hawkpoint said: "Thomson ONE Banker is a desktop solution we believe will save time and increase productivity across our investment banking teams. Thomson One Banker enables us to integrate existing Thomson content already used at Hawkpoint with further Analytical and Deal data through one framework to provide an easy to use desktop tool."

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 real-time or delayed global market data and news, company fundamental data, earnings estimates and analyses, transaction data, research, and more. Components of the application come from industry-leading sources such as First Call, Worldscope, Investext, Thomson Global Ownership and Thomson SDC.

Using Thomson ONE Banker’s open framework, Hawkpoint’s bankers have access to the following content and functionality via a single, flexible and easy-to-use desktop application:

- Thomson SDC transaction data - includes more than 30 years of financial transactions in capital market new issues, M&A, and loans with tear sheets for each transaction.
- Thomson Global Ownership - insider, officer, institutional and mutual fund corporate holdings and transaction data.
- Thomson Research including Investext® brokerage research collection, industry insider and morning meeting notes, domestic and international SEC and regional corporate filings and annual reports.
- Company Financials – Thomson Extel and Worldscope Company fundamental data.
- Market Data - Thomson global real-time and delayed market data.

Thomson ONE Banker can be accessed via two powerful and comprehensive platforms – as a browser-based product or a desktop solution to support extensive usage. In addition, all of the Thomson Financial products can easily be combined with the customer’s own proprietary content as well as third party sources.

Thomson ONE Banker is a component of Thomson ONE, a flexible, open application framework that allows for the easy integration and distribution of Thomson products, third parties and proprietary systems onto one convenient platform. Thomson ONE has the ability to deliver tailored integration without the high cost of ownership and unwanted features. It is 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 is aimed at the institutional investment market; and in the US Thomson ONE Yield is targeted at fixed income users and Thomson ONE Advisor offers financial advisors a wealth management solution integrated with market data. Portfolio management and investor relations product suites will be introduced later in the year.

Jonathan Morris, European Product Director, Thomson Financial said: "We are pleased to extend our relationship with Hawkpoint. The Thomson ONE framework leverages the best content and technology to provide Hawkpoint with an intuitive workflow solution at a total lower cost of ownership than a myriad of products from alternative providers."

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