THOMSON FINANCIAL AND I-DEAL LLC DELIVER WORKFLOW TOOLS VIA THOMSON ONE. Combined Product Integrates Best-of-Breed Syndication Book-building Tool into Thomson ONE Framework for Equity Capital Markets Professionals

NEW YORK, NY, May 25, 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, and i-Deal LLC, a financial services software and solutions provider for the global syndicate markets, today announced the delivery of i-Deal Equity, the global, internet-based, book-building application for Equity Capital Markets (ECM) professionals through Thomson ONE Banker, the industry-leading desktop Investment Banking solution.

The combination of Thomson Financial’s Investment Banking desktop with i-Deal’s equity workflow solution will provide ECM professionals with the most complete source for integrated information and technology applications available in the global financial services industry. As a result of the partnership, ECM professionals will realize the benefits of reduced costs and number of systems - one application for all users, for all products in all offices - as well as improved productivity and efficiency with delivery of a single, global, Internet-based desktop.

"We are pleased to leverage this best-of-breed technology which accelerates the extension of Thomson ONE into the capital markets workflow," said Debra Walton, global managing director, Thomson Financial’s Investment Banking and Research group. "The easy integration of i-Deal highlights Thomson ONE’s open framework and reinforces our commitment to establish relationships with industry leading partners to quickly deliver best of breed workflow solutions to market."

"It was our vision to deliver a single, global, integrated, cost-effective desktop solution and companion services package to ECM professionals," said Scott Ganeles, CEO of i-Deal. "The combined resources of Thomson Financial and i-Deal allow users to facilitate every stage of the Equity Capital Markets workflow from origination through final settlement."

One year after being launched in the US and Europe, Thomson ONE Banker has become the industry standard for the global investment banking community. Thomson ONE Banker is a market leading desktop solution that delivers the critical information and analysis tools investment banking professionals need — via one complete and intuitive interface. For information professionals or investment bankers, Thomson ONE Banker provides access to relevant real-time global market data, news, and authoritative content from industry-leading sources. Thomson ONE Banker streamlines the investment banking workflow and enables professionals and bankers to make well informed decisions with confidence.

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