THOMSON FINANCIAL AND DOW JONES NEWSWIRES EXTEND DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT IN EUROPE AND ASIA

LONDON (26 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 world-wide financial community, and Dow Jones Newswires today announced an agreement to provide a range of additional news solutions to Thomson ONE users in Europe and Asia.

As part of the Thomson ONE open application suite standard package in Europe and Asia, customers will now receive the Dow Jones Financial Wire, a real-time, comprehensive service providing coverage of markets, companies and events, and one of a selection of Dow Jones’ local-language news services. These include Dutch-, French-, German-, Italian-, Portuguese-, Spanish-, Japanese- and Chinese-language services. Customers that need global, real-time fixed-income, currency and money-markets news will receive Dow Jones Economic Report.

The core Thomson ONE package in Europe and Asia has been further enhanced to incorporate Dow Jones NewsPlus Global Equities. This provides users with an at-a-glance view of the day’s top stories, selected by experienced business editors and delivered in an easy-to-read, front-page format.

The addition of these Dow Jones services provides a compelling news offering for European and Asian customers of Thomson Financial.

"Thomson Financial and Dow Jones have a long history of working together to provide our customers with the industry's leading source of news and to develop innovative solutions that meet their needs," said Donal Smith, chief operating officer, Europe, Thomson Financial. "We are pleased to enhance the overall value of the Thomson ONE news package by including local-language financial news, together with the comprehensive Dow Jones Financial Wire and value-added, hand-picked, leading financial news contained within Dow Jones NewsPlus."

"We look forward to providing Thomson Financial and our mutual subscribers with the most comprehensive and actionable news and information available," said Mike Bergmeijer, vice president, international sales and marketing, Dow Jones Newswires. "Dow Jones is pleased that we will be bringing our local-language services to new audiences and extending the reach of Dow Jones NewsPlus."

Media contact for Dow Jones & Company:
Kate Dobbin (Europe)
44-20-7842-9684
Nadia Stoyle (Asia)
852-2831-6482

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