Thomson Corporation completed a US$700 million global bond offering of notes due January 5, 2012. This offering, completed on November 20, 2001, was the first public offering of securities outside Canada by Thomson. Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. were joint book-running managers.
Torys LLP acted as Canadian and U.S. counsel to Thomson. The Torys team included Andrew Beck, Alexandra Kau, Peter Keenan, Amy Johnson-Spina and Rachel Sklar in New York, and Michael Siltala, David Seville and James Welkoff in Toronto.
Shearman & Sterling acted as U.S. counsel to the underwriters, with a team that included Lisa Jacobs, Michelle Jenab and Kevin R. Krist in New York, and Christopher Cummings and Nancy Hoi Bertrand in Toronto.