Thomson Completes Debt Securities Sale in Canada

On November 26, 2004, the Thomson Corp. completed the sale in Canada of $900 million of debt securities consisting of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.35 per cent notes due 2009 and $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.20 per cent notes due 2014. The dealer syndicate for the offering was led by TD Securities Inc. and RBC Dominion Securities Inc. and included BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. The offering was conducted pursuant to a prospectus supplement to Thomson’s existing US$2 billion short form base shelf prospectus. Thomson used the proceeds from the offering to partially fund its previously announced redemption of outstanding debt securities.

Thomson was represented in-house by Marc Gold, senior counsel, and by Torys LLP, with a team that included Michael Siltala, Cornell Wright, James Welkoff and Catrina Card.

The dealers were represented by McCarthy Tétrault LLP, with a team that included David Woollcombe, Michael A. Smith, Michael McConnell and Caroline Jageman (corporate) and James Morand (tax).