Thomson Completes US$400M Global Bond Offering

On January 24, 2002, The Thomson Corporation completed a US$400 million global bond offering of 5.75 per cent notes due to mature on February 1, 2008. Barclays Capital Inc. and Salomon Smith Barney Inc. were joint book-running managers.

Andrew Beck, Alexandra Kau and Hilary Paterson of Torys LLP in New York acted as U.S. counsel, and Michael Siltala in Toronto acted as Canadian counsel to Thomson. Lisa Jacobs and Michelle Jenab of Shearman & Sterling in New York and Nancy Hoi Bertrand in Toronto acted as U.S. counsel to the underwriters.