Thomson Financial and The Associated Press Announce News Partnership
New York, 11/21/2006, Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC, NYSE: TOC) and leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community, today announced an agreement to enhance its news offerings with content from The Associated Press.
The agreement with AP Digital, a commercial division of The Associated Press, gives Thomson the rights to expand its current news offerings by including leading content from AP.
“As we continue to expand our news capabilities, we see the AP as an ideal partner, with the depth of resources and understanding of the value of news, that will allow us to continue to differentiate Thomson Financial from the competition,” said Sharon Rowlands, CEO, Thomson Financial. “We are delighted to be able to incorporate AP content into our services to enhance our offering to Thomson Financial clients.”
“This agreement with Thomson underscores the value of the AP’s quality and the importance of news to the financial markets,” said Tom Curley, AP’s CEO and President. “Through working with Thomson, an industry leader, we will be delivering our essential news into the workflow of the markets.”
Through this arrangement with the AP, and a similar partnership with Agence France Presse (AFP) in Europe, Thomson has access to an unrivaled network of news coverage across the globe.
About Thomson Financial
Thomson Financial is a US$1.9 billion provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. Through the widest range of products and services in the industry, Thomson Financial helps clients in more than 70 countries make better decisions, be more productive and achieve superior results. Thomson Financial is part of The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With revenues of US$8.4 billion, The Thomson Corporation lists its common shares on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com) is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to more than 20 million users in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation’s common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).
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