THOMSON FINANCIAL CROWNED BEST EQUITIES DATA SOLUTION AT THE FINANCIAL NEWS AWARDS FOR IT EXCELLENCE

London - 20 September 2006

Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC, TSX: TOC), and leading provider of information and technology solutions to the global financial community, was this week declared Best Equities Data Solution, at the Financial News Awards for IT Excellence.

Thomson Financial shared its award with Reuters, ahead of other shortlisted vendors including Bloomberg, Proquote and Dealogic. The winners were announced at the Financial News its gala event on Wednesday 20th September 2006 at Merchant Taylor's Hall in the City of London. Financial News compiled its short list based on firms nominating themselves and in consultation with industry experts. The winners were chosen by a panel of ten judges who are independent analysts and consultants.

Commenting on the award, David Bilbé, European Commercial Director, Thomson Financial, said: “It is particularly pleasing that Thomson Financial has received this accolade in recognition of the positive impact our equities solutions have made with our clients across both the buy and sell-side and with the judging panel. The fact that Thomson ONE can be configured to reflect the different needs of clients, together with the integration of our leading products, including GlobalTOPIC, AutEx, IBES and Datastream, has helped to strengthen our position as a major player in the financial information sector”.

Luke Jeffs, Technology Editor of Financial News, said: “The Financial News Awards for IT Excellence acknowledge how Technology is indispensable to the smooth operation of the financial markets. My congratulations go to Thomson Financial for winning this accolade.”

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