Thomson Financial Clients Take Top Honors at the

                Interactive Investor Relations Awards 
  NEW YORK, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 seventeen clients, more than any other
provider, have been awarded top honors for their Thomson/CCBN hosted IR Web
sites at the first annual Interactive Investor Relations Awards (IIR Awards)
for investor-oriented Web site development. Entries competed with peers within
more than 50 industry categories as well as against an overall standard of
excellence. Web sites were judged on design, navigation, ease of use and use
of technology to enhance the investor's experience as well as specific content
criteria relating to investor and financial communication. 
Thomson/CCBN is the leader in IR Web site hosting and webcasting, with
over 3,000 public company clients worldwide. "The IIR Awards validate the
services we provide to help our clients improve online communications and
promote corporate transparency," said Steve Roycroft, Executive Vice President
of Thomson's Corporate Communications Services group. "To have a majority of
the IIR awards presented to Thomson/CCBN clients is an honor and a testament
to our mission of promoting best practices that contribute to shareholder
value." 


      Some of the Thomson/CCBN clients awarded honors include:
      Allied Capital
     Corporation          (NYSE: ALD)    Best Professional Services IR Site
    AmeriCredit Corp.     (NYSE: ACF)    Best Financial Services IR Site
    Avaya Inc.            (NYSE: AV)     Outstanding IR Site
    CVS Corporation       (NYSE: CVS)    Outstanding IR Site
    Dell Inc              (Nasdaq: DELL) Best Computer Hardware IR Site
    General Motors        (NYSE: GM)     Best Automotive IR Site
    Keane, Inc.           (NYSE: KEA)    Outstanding IR Site
    Nevada Gold and
     Casinos, Inc.        (AMEX: UWN)    Best Entertainment IR Site
    Pinnacle West
     Capital Corp         (NYSE: PNW)    Best Energy IR Site
    Redwood Trust, Inc.   (NYSE: RWT)    Outstanding IR Site
    SI International      (Nasdaq: SINT) Outstanding IR Site
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO)     Best Beverage IR Site
    The Procter & Gamble                 Best Personal Care Products IR
     Company              (NYSE: PG)     Site
    W.W. Grainger, Inc.   (NYSE: GWW)    Best Industrial Services IR Site


  A complete list of the winning sites can be found at the interactive
Investor Relations Award Web site at http://www.iirawards.org/iir/ 
  About Thomson Financial 
Thomson Financial is a US$1.5 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 (http://www.thomson.com), a leading provider of 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 training and assessment, scientific research
and healthcare.   With revenues of US$7.6 billion, The Thomson Corporation
lists its common shares on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges
(NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC.)
  

SOURCE  Thomson Financial 
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/CONTACT:  Kerri Shepherd, Manager, Public Relations, Thomson Financial,
+1-646-822-2077, kerri.shepherd@thomson.com / 


    /Web site:  http://www.thomsonfinancial.com
                http://www.iirawards.org/iir /


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