REUTERS DATASCOPE PRICING & REFERENCE DATA SELECTED AS KEY DATA SOURCE FOR VALUELINK CUSTOMERS

6th February 2006

New York - Reuters (LSE: RTR.L, NASDAQ: RTRSY) today announced that
Reuters DataScope Pricing & Reference Data is now a key source within ValueLink Information Service’s core validated data service.

Reuters and ValueLink customers can now receive Reuters DataScope Pricing & Reference Data’s leading data, including:

• Fixed income evaluated pricing for over 1 million US securities, plus evaluated prices on over 60,000 European securities in four major currencies (Euro, Sterling, Swiss franc and US dollar),
• Contributed pricing direct from the marketplace, from over 600 sources and 70 exchanges.
• Corporate actions data, which is continually being enhanced; recent enhancements announced include adding new markets and companies to global coverage, the launch of a Public Equity and IPO service, and expanding delivery options via an ISO 15022 compliant data feed.
• Deep reference data including global terms and conditions.

As part of Valuelink’s new operating model, the service will be available to all current and new customers under direct license from Reuters. Reuters DataScope Pricing & Reference Data customers will also be able to benefit from this service as a premium, managed data source delivered direct from Valuelink.

Stephen Choate, CEO at ValueLink comments: “We aspire to the highest levels of client satisfaction in the financial services industry. Reuters DataScope has the greatest breadth and depth of information available in the marketplace, so making Reuters a key data supplier will strengthen our position even further.”

Caroline O’Shaughnessy, Head of Third Party Alliances at Reuters Enterprise Information, comments: “We are delighted to be a key provider of data for ValueLink’s validation service. This collaboration shows Reuters commitment to ensuring our clients can benefit from the universal cross asset coverage held within Reuters DataScope within ValueLink’s validated and cleansed solution.”

ValueLink provides financial data collection, consolidation and cleansing, and offers tailored solutions which can be delivered in the format the customer desires.

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