ABN AMRO SIGNS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH THOMSON FINANCIAL FOR EMBARGOED INVESTMENT RESEARCH

NEW YORK, NY, 24 October, 2005 -- 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 ABN AMRO, one of the largest banks in the world, will distribute its embargoed investment research through Thomson Financial on an exclusive basis.

ABN AMRO, which has been contributing research reports to Thomson Financial’s investment research collections since 1983, becomes the 29th firm to sign an exclusive distribution agreement with Thomson, joining an elite group of exclusive contributors including Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse First Boston, Sanford C. Bernstein, Grupo Santander and Citigroup.

Research reports from ABN AMRO are available on Thomson Financial’s Investext database, which provides access to over 7 million in-depth research reports on companies and industries. The reports are written by research analysts from over 1000 firms worldwide.

"ABN AMRO’s decision to distribute exclusively via Thomson Financial underscores the value that research providers are seeing in Thomson Financial as a partner," said Debra Walton, global managing director, Thomson Financial. "Our willingness to meet the demands of research providers amplifies Thomson Financial’s commitment to maintaining its position as the market leading provider of investment research."

ABN AMRO, headquartered in Amsterdam, is consistently ranked among the top research firms globally. For the past eight consecutive years, ABN AMRO has been ranked in the top 12 in the Institutional Investor All-Europe Research Team. The firm has also consistently been in the top ten Leading Pan European Brokerage Firm for Equity & Equity-linked Research in the Thomson Extel Survey and was also top ranked firm this year for both Pan European Economic and Strategy Research and UK Small and Midcap.

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