Practitioners Publishing Company Names Top Executive

Practitioners Publishing Company (PPC), a business within The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:TOC; TSX:TOC) and a leading national provider of specialized information, guidance and practice aids for accountants, auditors and tax professionals, today announced the appointment of Richard S. Alfano as General Manager.

"Rich Alfano brings strong financial and general management skills to PPC," said Peter Warwick, President and CEO of Thomson Tax & Accounting and Executive Vice President of Thomson Legal & Regulatory.

Alfano joins PPC with a broad financial and general management background in publishing with CBS Inc., Times Mirror and most recently as a publishing consultant. At Times Mirror Magazines, where he spent 13 years of his career between 1988 and 2001, he was successively Division Controller, General Manager for Golf Magazine Properties, Vice President of Corporate Development, President of Yachting Magazine, and President of Golf Magazine Properties. Under Alfano’s management, Golf Magazine became the number one, most widely-read golf publication in the world. He also helped to launch Golfonline.com, which generates over one million unique users and more than 15 million page views per month.

Alfano is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.B.A. in Accounting and a M.B.A. in Corporate Financial Management, both from Pace University in New York. He will be relocating from Westchester County, New York to the PPC headquarters in Fort Worth.

As part of Thomson, Practitioners Publishing Company (PPC) (http://www.ppcnet.com ) is a leading national provider of specialized information, guidance and practice aids for accountants, auditors and tax professionals, and provides electronic and print resources to nearly 100,000 professionals in the US.

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