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Hilliard Lyons Adopts Thomson Financial News and Takes a Full Site License


May 30, 2006

Thomson Financial’s Award-Winning Real-Time Market News and Analysis to be Deployed Firm-wide via 1400 Thomson ONE Workstations

NEW YORK, NY, - 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 Hilliard Lyons has agreed to a full site license to deploy Thomson Financial News, an award-winning financial news service delivered via the Thomson ONE solution suite. Hilliard Lyons, a full-service investment firm headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, currently is migrating 1400 advisor desktops to the Thomson ONE workstation for wealth management professionals, with firm-wide access to Thomson Financial News.

“Hilliard Lyons has elected to deploy Thomson Financial News firm-wide, recognizing the differentiated value provided by a news service specifically designed to enhance the performance of the financial professional,” said Anne Gable, vice president, News Content & Strategy, Thomson Financial. “This news service brings together exclusive insights drawn from Thomson Financial’s proprietary content, with award-winning news coverage from more than 335 journalists, commentators and analysts around the globe,” said Gable.

Thomson Financial News brings Thomson Financial’s proprietary content together with the award-winning news coverage of MarketWatch, a unit of Dow Jones & Company, to create a comprehensive newswire focused on real-time market, industry and company news. The newswire also incorporates items drawn from Thomson Financial’s premier content sets, including IFR, CCBN, SDC deals data and Thomson First Call.

“Helping our customers reap the full potential of their investments is our primary goal. Thomson Financial News integrated on the Thomson ONE workstation provides Hilliard Lyons wealth advisors with easy access to breaking news stories and expert commentary, helping them to gain fresh perspectives on the markets and enhance their performance in serving our clients,” said Darryl Metzger, executive vice president, Hilliard Lyons.

Thomson Financial News provides company and industry coverage along with market insights that include the following:

Broad Market Coverage – Coverage of market-moving events that affect a client’s business:

* Overnight International News
* Global Economic News
* Breaking News
* Ongoing Market Summaries: DJIA, Nasdaq, S&P 500, Russell 2000
* Winners & Losers
* Major Court Actions
* Government and Legislation

Global 1000 – Insight into the top 1000 global firms through such features as:

* Press Releases
* Earnings Reports
* New Product Introductions
* Mergers and Acquisitions
* Initial Public Offerings
* SEC filings
* Research Coverage
* Mutual Fund Watch
* Due Diligence

Specialized Sector Coverage – Intraday reports on major industry sectors and sub-sectors, including advertising and media, automotive, biotech, financial stocks, Internet and telecom stocks.

Market Pulse Bulletins – Snapshot bulletins that break throughout the trading day, providing key insight into the stories that count.

Special Reports and Exclusives – Regular reports, interviews and exclusives that tackle the larger issues affecting the marketplace.

Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange – Intraday reports from all major centers, Fed and other central bank coverage, Washington calendar, economic forecasts and releases, and analysis from market experts.

Thomson Financial News is available exclusively to Thomson ONE customers as well as to clients of Thomson affiliates.

About Hilliard Lyons
J.J.B Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, Inc., member SIPC, NASD and NYSE, Inc., a member of the PNC Financial Services Group Inc., provides securities and products and services. Hilliard Lyons is a full service investment firm with offices in 13 states.

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).

Janice Addams
Manager, Public Relations
Thomson Financial
Tel: +1 646 822 2826


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