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2015-09-28

Thomson Reuters Corporation : Thomson Reuters Partners with Crowdnetic to Help Increase Transparency in Crowdfunding Market

Crowdfunding data tracked using Thomson Reuters Permanent Identifier to be
available in Thomson Reuters Eikon

NEW YORK, September 28, 2015
- Thomson Reuters today announces a partnership with Crowdnetic that will
increase financial professionals' access to information about the global
crowdfunding market. The goal is to improve transparency and create new
opportunities for innovation in an industry that has matured in recent years,
requiring a more substantial information infrastructure of the kind Thomson
Reuters is perfectly suited to provide.

Crowdnetic provides technology, real-time data and research to the global
marketplace-lending and crowdfunded-startup industries. It has adopted
Thomson Reuters Permanent Identifier (PermID) as its primary symbology system
for the recording and tracking of crowdfunding transactions. The move brings
investors more insight into the dynamics of this fast-growing investment
area.

Thomson Reuters PermID is a machine-readable identifier developed to create a
unique reference for any data item. Unlike stock tickers and other such
symbols, the PermID never changes. This makes it invaluable for managing data
in rapidly growing sectors such as crowdfunding, where early-stage entities
and unlisted securities are often poorly described, making them difficult to
track over the long haul. PermID was developed by Thomson Reuters to manage
its own internal datasets and is now being made available more widely to help
solve the big data challenges faced by multiple industries.

As part of the collaboration with Thomson Reuters, Crowdnetic's company and
investment data will be made available on Thomson Reuters Eikon, the
company's flagship desktop for financial markets professionals. The
partnership will offer Eikon users greater access to data about crowdfunded
companies along with powerful analytics tools. Users will better understand
this increasingly important market and improve their ability to make informed
investment and advisory decisions.

"Recent regulatory changes, including passage of the JOBS Act in the U.S.,
have been a catalyst for the development of crowdfunding as a serious way for
companies to raise funding," said Debra Walton, chief content officer,
Financial&Risk, Thomson Reuters. "The resulting surge in unlisted securities
poses significant challenges to investors and regulators seeking to track
deals and build an efficient primary market. With the data management and
analysis provided by PermID and Thomson Reuters Eikon, we can help financial
professionals gain a comprehensive view of the crowdfunding market."

"Crowdfunding offers huge potential to both early-stage companies and
investors, but this potential can only be fully realized through the creation
of an efficient, transparent, and orderly marketplace," said Luan Cox,
president and chief executive officer, Crowdnetic. "We aim to help achieve
this by providing education and transparency to the industry. With PermID and
other data-management and analysis tools in Eikon in the equation, Thomson
Reuters will play a key role in helping the industry develop."

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 and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and
science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news
organization. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York
Stock Exchanges. For more information, go tohttp://thomsonreuters.com.

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