Thomson Reuters Corporation : Thomson Reuters Launches Corporate Responsibility Indices

       Thomson Reuters Corporation : Thomson Reuters Launches Corporate
                            Responsibility Indices

"An objective, rules-based benchmarking solution for measuring ESG
performance"

NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 - Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of
intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the
launch of a new family of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)
indices. The Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Indices were developed
jointly with S-Network Global Indexes, a New York based specialist index
design firm, as an objective and transparent, rules-based benchmarking
solution for measuring ESG performance. The announcement of the launch of the
indices was made today at the CSR Investing Summit in New York.

Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Indices support Thomson Reuters
vision to connect and enable the global financial community. They rate
companies' performance and practices in the three key pillars of CSR
investing: environmental, social and corporate governance practices. Unlike
the majority of ESG indices, the indices mirror the performance of major
global benchmarks via companies that have substantially higher ESG ratings
than the weighted average for such indices as the S&P 500 or MSCI EAFE.

"Responsible investing is rapidly becoming central to the investment processes
of large-scale owners of capital around the world and these indices serve as
rational benchmarks for measuring ESG performance," said Jason du Preez,
global head, indices and symbology at Thomson Reuters.

The new indices are powered by "dynamic" ratings based on the Thomson Reuters
ASSET4 ESG database. The Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Indices
employ a large array of indicators, each having different levels of importance
depending on the industry, country and regional focus of a company's
operations. The ratings include a greater emphasis on quantitative outcomes
than on qualitative corporate statements to ensure the indices are as
objective and transparent as possible.

The top ESG rated companies from each sector are included in the indices,
which do not use negative screening to exclude certain industries. This
process results in more accurate and diversified benchmarks.

"The first generation of ESG indices were designed to target the very best
performers under the presumption that they would provide better returns than
others," said Joseph LaCorte, president of S-Network. "That approach, however,
resulted in companies concentrated in certain sectors and regions, resulting
in excessive risk and unwanted volatility. These new indices are designed to
represent the performance of American and global markets whilst reassuring
investors that all included stocks have better than average ESG ratings."

The first two sets of indices cover large capitalization stocks located in the
US and the International Developed Ex- North America region (also known as
EAFE). Composite ESG indices are available for these two regions, as well as
indices for the two regions based on the individual Economic, Social and
Governance pillars. Real Time index values will be available on Thomson
Reuters desktops and feed products from May 30, 2013. The indices and ratings
will also be available via an S-Network operated website, which will allow
users such as advisors, students and the media an affordable way to not only
benchmark against the index but also rate ESG performance of a portfolio of
stocks.

According to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN
PRI), over $3 trillion in financial assets are managed by signatories of the
UN PRI's framework. Adherence to ESG principles is widely regarded as a key
indicator of the sustainability of companies' business practices.

The Thomson Reuters Corporate Responsibility Indices (TRCRI):

The Thomson Reuters US Large Cap Environmental Index (RIC)
The Thomson Reuters US Large Cap Social Index (RIC)
The Thomson Reuters US Large Cap Governance Index (RIC)
The Thomson Reuters US Large Cap ESG Index (RIC)
The Thomson Reuters Global Large Cap Environmental Index (RIC)
The Thomson Reuters Global Large Cap Social Index (RIC)
The Thomson Reuters Global Large Cap Governance Index (RIC)
The Thomson Reuters Global Large Cap ESG Index (RIC)

Thomson Reuters today provides over 10,000 indices that allow market
professionals to make better investment decisions and understand market
trends. Thomson Reuters equity indices cover 51 countries and 29 regions and
utilize the unique Thomson Reuters Business Classification system.
Additionally, we offer Canadian Fixed Income Indices, Sovereign Bond Indices
for 28 markets and indices for a variety of other asset classes - such as the
recently launched TR/GPR Real Estate Indices, Venture Capital Indices and
Shariah compliant Indices for Islamic Finance.

Thomson Reuters provides innovative indices and index-related services to the
global financial community to help investors make better decisions. Thomson
Reuters index clients and partners rely upon the unparalleled breadth, depth,
global network and vast data and content sets that only Thomson Reuters can
provide. Backed by the content, data, independence and global information
network of Thomson Reuters, our indices and index services are designed to
suit any need. For more information, go toThomson Reuters Indices.

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CONTACT

Lauren Herman
Thomson Reuters
+1 646 223 5985
lauren.herman@thomsonreuters.com

Lemuel Brewster
PR Director, Investors
Thomson Reuters
+1 646-223-5147
Lemuel.brewster@thomsonreuters.com

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