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Thomson Reuters Assembles Leading Thinkers to Assess Impact of Information Technology and Social Media on the Rule of Law

February 1, 2010

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Thomson Reuters, (TSX/NYSE: TRI) the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, is hosting a noteworthy group of leading thinkers in diplomacy, law and medicine for wide-ranging discussions on the future of law in the virtual age at LegalTech New York 2010 (www.legaltechshow.com).

Today’s conference general session featured Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, co-winner of the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize and former director general of the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency, and Peter Warwick, president and CEO of Thomson Reuters, Legal, discussing the rule of law in emerging nations.

“The rule of law is undergoing dynamic transformation around the world, and it is important that our customers be actively engaged in the best thinking on the subject,” said Chief Executive Officer Tom Glocer.

A February 3 keynote panel includes futurist and best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, The Tipping Point), author and New York Times medical columnist Dr. Lisa Sanders, and Thomson Reuters Chief Strategy Officer David Craig on “The New Convergence of Intelligence, Intuition, and Information.”

Glocer continued, “As the leader in providing critical information to professionals, Thomson Reuters strives to offer our clients, and the industry at large, the best ideas and insights from around the world that impact their businesses. Our role in shaping this event promotes stakeholder conversations. We plan to continue engaging innovative thinkers throughout the year, in all of our businesses.”

“Our goal in organizing this forum was to spark ideas and discuss opportunities for combining digital technology and the human spirit in promoting justice and the rule of law in an increasingly complex global environment in which many of the legal services organizations attending LegalTech now operate,” said Peter Warwick, as he exited the stage after his session.

These speaker sessions complement Thomson Reuters’ introduction of the next generation in legal research, the WestlawNext(TM) research system. “Innovative products, such as WestlawNext(TM), are shaped by a combination of customer knowledge and the expertise of our own people” said Craig.

Thomson Reuters maximizes technologies to enable delivery of rapid, relevant, trustworthy, actionable data across its businesses. Ongoing conversation with customers, designers and innovators is vital to the company’s role as a global leader in the supply of intelligent information. Glocer concluded, “Encouraging conversations on the future of information delivery is as important to the success of our customers as it is to our business.”

About Thomson Reuters. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in more than 100 countries. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com.

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