REUTERS DATASCOPE ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH AIM SOFTWARE FOR DATA MANAGEMENT SOLUTION

New York, NY – April 26, 2005– Reuters (LSE: RTR, Nasdaq: RTRSY), the global information company, announced today that it has entered into a strategic alliance between Reuters DataScope, Reuters complete back-office solution, and international data management solutions provider AIM Software.

Reuters DataScope is providing its comprehensive real-time and historical reference data for equities and fixed income via AIM Software’s proven data management platform GAIN DataDesktop, which offers clients a wide range of functions for the automatic processing of financial market’ data. Built on the foundation of the expandable GAIN framework, GAIN Light Reuters is the basic version for the processing of Reuters data, acting as an inexpensive entry point into reference data management.

Caroline O’Shaughnessy, Third Party Channel Director for Reuters DataScope, EMEA, said: "AIM Software’s state-of-the-art data management platform, combined with the unrivalled breadth and quality of the Reuters DataScope service, offers clients a truly scalable out-of-the-box solution for managing reference, pricing and corporate actions data across all asset classes. Pre-built interfaces to multiple databases facilitate a true consolidated best of breed choice for our clients."

Matthias Rahmatian, Head of Marketing & Alliances of AIM Software, said: "This strategic alliance with Reuters DataScope means another step forward in AIM’s global strategy to offer total data management solutions to the international financial industry. This best of breed offering combines the expertise and know-how of both companies and will therefore help financial services firms to speed up the usually tedious integration process of data feeds."

The alliance with AIM Software is another example of Reuters DataScope being a preferred data source, offering complete solutions to manage and distribute Reuters data to a department or throughout the enterprise – from automatic corporate action management to synchronizing pricing and reference data.

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