Thomson Completes Sale of Thomson Prometric

    STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 15 /CNW/ -- The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC;
TSX: TOC), a leading provider of information solutions to business and
professional customers worldwide, today reported that it has completed the
sale of Thomson Prometric to Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's
largest educational research and assessment organization, for approximately
$435 million.  The purchase price includes approximately $310 million in cash
plus $125 million to be paid through a promissory note due in 2014, and is
subject to certain post-closing adjustments.  In July 2007, Thomson announced
it had entered into a definitive agreement with ETS.
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    Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. acted as the financial advisor to Thomson
for the Prometric sale.
    The Thomson Corporation
    The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing
essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers.  With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York
and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC).

    Media Contact:                   Investor Contact:
    Fred Hawrysh                     Frank J. Golden
    Global Director,                 Vice President,
    External Communications          Investor Relations
    (203) 539-8314                   (203) 539-8470

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For further information: Media: Fred Hawrysh, Global Director, External 
Communications, +1-203-539-8314,, or Investors: 
Frank J. Golden, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-203-539-8470,, both of The Thomson Corporation Web Site:

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