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Thomson Reuters To Explore Strategic Options For

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

its Intellectual Property & Science Business

NEW YORK, November 11, 2015

Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI) today announced that it is exploring strategic options for its Intellectual Property & Science business. With leading products and solutions such as Web of Science, Thomson CompuMark, Thomson Innovation, MarkMonitor, Thomson Reuters Cortellis and Thomson IP Manager, the Intellectual Property & Science business provides its customers with comprehensive intellectual property and scientific information, decision support tools and services supporting the innovation lifecycle for governments, acade mia and corporations.

Our Intellectual Property & Science division contains growing and profitable businesses which operate in attractive markets, said James C. Smith, president and chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. By sharpening our strategic focus, we are increasingly prioritizing investments behind the many opportunities we see at the intersection of global commerce and regulation. I believe that Intellectual Property & Science will continue to thrive in the future and we want to put it in the best position possible to realize its potential.

Thomson Reuters would plan to use any net proceeds from a potential transaction for general corporate purposes, including investing in its core businesses, repaying debt and accelerating share buyback activity.

Intellectual Property & Science had revenues of...