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Thomson Extel Surveys Announces Results of its Focus France Survey


Paris 12/20/2007

Thomson Extel Surveys, part of Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC, NYSE: TOC), last night unveiled the winners of its dedicated country survey in France.

The Focus France Survey reflects the views of the global buyside community, holding French equity assets. This year’s survey has seen a record participation of 350 buy-side firms, with contributions from more than 700 professionals in more than 21 countries, with 60% of the votes coming from outside France. The Focus France Survey ran from October 1 to October 31, 2007.

For the second time, Thomson Focus France has been conducted in association with L’Agefi and brings together the L’Agefi “Les Grands Prix de l’Analyse Financière” awards and the Thomson Extel Focus France Survey, to deliver pre-eminent rankings of leading brokerage firms, analysts and salespeople for French equities. Votes have been weighted according to the size of French Equity Funds under Management and French Equity Commissions Paid of the voting firms, in line with the Pan-European Thomson Extel Survey – with all key ratings based on commissions, the true reflector of market importance.

Exane BNP Paribas took the top prize of Leading Brokerage Firm in the French Market for the second consecutive year, with Olivier Esnou of Exane BNP Paribas rated as the Leading Individual Analyst in the French Market.

To view the headline results, log on to and click on the Focus France 2007 button. Aggregate and Top 3 data is free of charge.

The key winners are:

• Leading Brokerage Firms - Exane BNP Paribas
• Leading Equity Sectors Brokerage Firms - Exane BNP Paribas
• Leading Brokerage Firms (Based On Small FMs Votes) - Exane BNP Paribas
• Leading Individual Analyst - Olivier Esnou, Exane BNP Paribas

Sector Breakdown, Leading Brokerage Firm:

• Aerospace & Defence - Cheuvreux
• Autos & Automotive Components - Exane BNP Paribas
• Banks & Other Financials - Natixis Securities
• Leading Brokerage firm - Beverages - Natixis Securities
• Leading Brokerage firm - Capital Goods - Exane BNP Paribas
• Leading Brokerage firm - Chemicals - Exane BNP Paribas
• Construction & Building Materials - Exane BNP Paribas
• Food Manufacturers - Natixis Securities
• Household Products & Personal Care - Exane BNP Paribas
• Insurance - Natixis Securities
• Leisure, Entertainment & Hotels - Natixis Securities
• Luxury Goods - Exane BNP Paribas
• Media - Exane BNP Paribas
• Metals & Mining - Exane BNP Paribas
• Oil & Gas - Natixis Securities
• Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology - Natixis Securities
• Real Estate - Exane BNP Paribas
• Retailers (Food) - Exane BNP Paribas
• Retailers (Non Food) - Natixis Securities
• Semiconductors - Exane BNP Paribas
• Software & IT Services - Exane BNP Paribas
• Support & Business Services - Exane BNP Paribas
• Telecomms Equip./IT Hardware - Exane BNP Paribas
• Telecommunications Services - Exane BNP Paribas
• Transport - Oddo Securities
• Utilities - Natixis Securities
• Small & Mid Caps Research - Oddo Securities
• Equity Sales - Natixis Securities
• Trading & Execution - Natixis Securities
• Equity Market Strategy - Exane BNP Paribas
• Economics - Exane BNP Paribas
• Equity Technical Analysis - Oddo Securities
• Equity Derivatives - Exane Derivatives
• Convertibles - Exane Derivatives
• SRI Research - Cheuvreux
• French Research - Exane BNP Paribas

Thomson Extel Surveys
Thomson Extel Surveys aims to professionally gather, collate and present perception opinions and ratings from the investment community worldwide. Specifically Extel Surveys provides rankings of brokerage firms and individuals for research, equity sales and trading; of buyside firms and analysts; of quoted companies for IR expertise; and in-depth analysis of industry and market trends. (

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Alex Brog
Director, Public Relations, Europe
Thomson Financial
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