Thomson shareholders vote in favor of Reuters deal

Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:35am EDT
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Shareholders of electronic publisher Thomson Corp have approved its takeover of financial news and data provider Reuters Group Plc.

About 99 percent of the votes cast on Wednesday were in favor of the deal. The vote in Toronto was a formality as Woodbridge Co Ltd, the investment vehicle of the Thomson family, which owns 70 percent of Thomson's shares, had already said it was behind the transaction.

(Reporters and editors involved in writing and editing this report may own Reuters securities and are bound by the Reuters Code of Conduct, which restricts dealing in securities in companies on which a journalist is reporting)

(Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; Editing by Peter Galloway)

<p>Thomson Corporation Chairman David Thomson arrives at their annual meeting of shareholders in Toronto May 2, 2007. REUTERS/J.P. Moczulski</p>