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Goodbody Selects Thomson Financial Across All Functions


London, 05/08/2006, 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 that Goodbody Stockbrokers, Ireland’s leading and longest established stockbroking firm, has deployed a combination of Thomson Financial’s applications across all of its functions.

David Bilbe, European Commercial Director, Thomson Financial commented: “We’re pleased to be providing Goodbody, Ireland’s premier stockbroking business, with customizable workflow applications across the whole of its business. This deal is testament to Thomson Financial’s commitment to Ireland and the success we have achieved, which has seen sales increase almost 150% and our customer base grow by 80%, over the last year”.

Goodbody has signed a three-year, multi-million US Dollar contract with Thomson Financial, which replaced the incumbent market data providers. Under the terms of the contract, Thomson Financial will deploy a combination of its workflow applications to Goodbody users in Institutional Equities, Private Clients, International Bonds and Corporate Finance. This includes:

* 50 positions of Thomson GlobalTOPIC, the domestic real-time market data solution, with news and innovative, flexible trading functions for international trading requirements
* 30 positions of Thomson Datastream, the world’s largest historical financial numerical database of multiple asset classes in over 175 countries and 60 markets
* 5 positions of Thomson ONE Investment Banking, the leading desktop for investment banking. It offers a flexible framework that allows clients to combine Thomson and third-party resources with their own data and applications into a proprietary workflow solution that makes bankers more productive at generating business.

About Goodbody Stockbrokers
Founded in 1877, Goodbody Stockbrokers has long been a leader in the Irish stockbroking market. As the company grew it expanded into new areas of business where it established itself by building a reputation based on expertise and the highest levels of customer service.

Goodbody Stockbrokers now consists of 8 departments covering national and international markets. It accommodate the demands of the Irish government, the EU, domestic and international business, as well as private individuals.

Today Goodbody’s are admired for our expertise, innovation and pure client focus. Each department offers core strengths that make it the envy of the industry, and it’s reputation for client service is recognised around the world.

Our skills are focused on eight core areas:

* Equity Sales and Trading
* Research
* International Bonds
* Goodbody Economic Consultants
* Goodbody Corporate Finance
* Investment Funds and Specialist Securities
* Private Clients
* Goodbody Alternative Investment Management

No matter how big or small your requirements you will have access to the knowledge of over 300 people, across all eight departments. Goodbody Stockbrokers is built on expertise and a reputation that is second to none.

About Thomson Financial
Thomson Financial, with 2005 revenues of US$1.9 billion, is a 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 (, a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to more than 20 million business and professional customers 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$8.70 billion, The Thomson Corporation lists its common shares on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).


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