THOMSON FINANCIAL LAUNCHES THOMSON INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT NEWS IN EUROPE

In Partnership with AFX News to deliver a focused, timely news service
for the Investment Management Community

LONDON, 3 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 the launch of Thomson Investment Management News in Europe.

Thomson Investment Management News is a timely news service dedicated to the investment management community. It covers breaking news, insight and analysis tailored to the needs of research, risk and performance analysts, fund managers and the hedge fund community across Europe.

Thomson Investment Management News is available exclusively through Thomson ONE, as part of the core investment management and institutional research packages. Through integration into Thomson ONE, it also leverages Thomson Financial’s proprietary investment management content and functionality including market-leading brands, such as Thomson Datastream, First Call, I/B/E/S and Worldscope and offers buyside clients an unrivalled workflow solution.

Edited by John Coppock, Thomson Investment Management News has a dedicated editorial team comprising 11 experienced journalists and is the result of an agreement, signed in June 2005, with AFX News Ltd., the leading European financial news agency owned by Agence France Presse, to build a proprietary news service for the investment management community.

Donal Smith, President and Chief Operating Officer – Europe & Asia, Thomson Financial said: "As part of our commitment to be the premier partner to the investment management community in Europe, we appreciate the value of providing our clients with a customisable financial information platform that is tailored to their needs. Our decision to launch a dedicated and exclusive news service for this community, in partnership with AFX, is in direct response to feedback from our buyside clients. It is consistent with our news philosophy and complements the recently launched Thomson Merger News service, which delivers tailored news on deals to the European investment banking community."

Key Features
• Identify market and industry trends across all asset classes: Offers insight, commentary and analysis on the events and people that shape the whole investment management sector, including equities, debt, hedge and pension funds and derivatives.

• Reduce the information overload: Focuses on the relevant news with headlines that are
clearly identifiable by industry sector. Information can additionally be searched and filtered for relevance by symbol, portfolio, category code, keyword or phrase.

• Timeliness: Thomson Investment Management News delivers a focused level of coverage each day on blue-chips, market-movers, fund news and market reports. Every morning, it brings an overnight summary, daily outlook and Markets at a Glance.

John Coppock, Editor, Thomson Investment Management News said: "In a market where it can be difficult to distinguish what really matters, Thomson Investment Management News sets aside the irrelevant by delivering the most important news in one place. It will help users of Thomson ONE focus on the developments that count in the European fund management community."

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