Thomson Vice Chairman Brian H. Hall to Retire

    STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 10 /CNW/ -- The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC;
TSX: TOC), a leading global provider of information solutions to business and
professional customers, announced today that the company's vice chairman,
Brian H. Hall, will retire from Thomson effective September 1, 2007.
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    "I am very proud and thankful to have been a key member of the executive
team that led the transformation of Thomson into a global leader in our
industry," Mr. Hall said.  "With Thomson entering a new phase of growth
through the proposed transaction with Reuters, it is the right time for me to
explore new challenges.  I thank all of my colleagues for their support and I
am confident in the future success of The Thomson Corporation."
    Mr. Hall joined Thomson in 1995 as president and CEO of Thomson Legal
Publishing, where he led the acquisition and integration of West Publishing,
which formed the foundation of the Thomson Legal & Regulatory group.  Over the
course of his career, Mr. Hall was responsible for the strong growth of
Thomson's legal and regulatory businesses, with 2006 revenues exceeding $3.6
billion.  In his current role as vice chairman, Mr. Hall has played a leading
role in systematizing the company's growth strategy and investment decisions.
    "Brian has been an invaluable asset and exemplary leader at Thomson,
playing a pivotal role in shaping and positioning our legal and regulatory
business as a global leader and creating a culture that recognizes and rewards
success," said Richard J. Harrington, Thomson's president and CEO.  "Since
joining Thomson more than a decade ago, Brian has led the growth of our legal
and regulatory businesses into our company's largest and most profitable
segment.  In addition, Brian was the primary driver of Thomson University and,
as a result, helped to develop a new generation of leaders across our
organization.  We are grateful to Brian for his dedication and commitment and
thank him for his many years of contributions. We wish him well in his future
    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:
    Fred Hawrysh
    Global Director, External Communications
    (203) 539-8314

    Investor Contact:
    Frank J. Golden
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    (203) 539-8470

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For further information: Media, Fred Hawrysh, Global Director, External 
Communications, +1-203-539-8314,, or Investors, 
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