Thomson Reuters Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Results

TORONTO – Thomson Reuters (TSX /NYSE: TRI) today reported results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2016.

  • The company achieved its full-year 2016 Outlook.
  • Fourth-quarter diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $3.03, reflecting the gain on the sale of IP & Science.
    • Fourth-quarter adjusted EPS was $0.31, a decrease of $0.24 per share.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EPS was $0.60, an increase of 9%.
  • Full-year diluted EPS was $4.13, reflecting the gain on the sale of IP & Science.
    • Full-year adjusted EPS was $1.79, an increase of $0.01 per share.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EPS was $2.07, up 16% from the prior year.
  • Full-year cash flow from operations increased 5% to $3.0 billion.
    • Full-year free cash flow increased 12% to $2.0 billion.
  • The company’s board of directors approved an additional $1 billion share buyback program and also approved a $0.02 per share annualized increase in the dividend to $1.38.

"2016 was a year of continued progress. I am encouraged by the momentum and the foundation we have built heading into 2017, and we are well positioned to deliver on our commitments,” said Jim Smith, president and chief executive officer of Thomson Reuters. “Today’s results reflect the clear progress we are making against the objectives we set out three years ago. 2017 is the year we work to accelerate revenue growth. In these uncertain times, customers lean more heavily on trusted partners like Thomson Reuters to help navigate a changing environment – and we are ready to help them.”

Consolidated Financial Highlights – Fourth-Quarter 2016

Unless otherwise indicated, all amounts for the fourth quarter and full year are from continuing operations and exclude the results of the IP & Science business, which was sold in October 2016. IP & Science was classified as a discontinued operation for 2016 reporting purposes. 2015 amounts (except cash flow measures) are restated to conform to the 2016 presentation.

Three Months Ended December 31,

(Millions of U.S. dollars, except earnings per share (EPS))

IFRS Financial Measures 2016 2015 Change
Revenues $2,860 $2,887 -1%
Operating profit $294 $433 -32%
Diluted EPS (includes discontinued operations) $3.03 $0.53 472%
Cash flow from operations (includes discontinued operations) $998 $963 4%
  • Revenues declined 1% due to the impact of foreign currency.
  • Operating profit declined 32% due to the fourth-quarter severance charges of $212 million.
  • Diluted EPS, which includes discontinued operations, was $3.03 compared to $0.53 in the prior-year period due to a $2.0 billion gain on the sale of the IP & Science business.
  • Cash flow from operations, which includes discontinued operations, increased 4%.

 

Three Months Ended December 31,

(Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS and margins)

Non-IFRS Financial Measures(1) 2016 2015 Change
Revenues $2,860 $2,887 -1%
Adjusted EBITDA $635 $802 -21%
Adjusted EBITDA margin 22.2% 27.8% -560bp
Underlying operating profit $368 $560 -34%
Underlying operating profit margin 12.9% 19.4% -650bp
Adjusted EPS $0.31 $0.55 -44%
Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations) $755 $708 7%

 

Excluding Q4 2016 Charges (2)
Non-IFRS Financial Measures (1) 2016 Change Change Before Currency
Revenues $2,860 -1% 1%
Adjusted EBITDA $847 6% 5%
Adjusted EBITDA margin 29.6% 180bp 100bp
Underlying operating profit $580 4% 2%
Underlying operating profit margin 20.3% 90bp 20bp
Adjusted EPS $0.60 9% 7%
Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations) $794 12%  

(1) In addition to results reported in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the company uses certain non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes to the appended tables.
(2) Results exclude the impact of $212 million of fourth-quarter 2016 charges from adjusted EBITDA, underlying operating profit and adjusted EPS. Free cash flow excludes 2016 cash payments of $39 million associated with these charges. See Appendix A for a reconciliation of the company’s results including and excluding the impact of the charges.

  • Revenues decreased 1% to $2.9 billion.
    • Before currency, revenues increased 1%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased 21% to $635 million from the prior-year period due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EBITDA increased 6% to $847 million, and the margin increased to 29.6% from 27.8%.
  • Underlying operating profit decreased 34% to $368 million from the prior-year period due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, underlying operating profit increased 4% to $580 million, and the margin increased to 20.3% from 19.4%.
  • Adjusted EPS was $0.31, a decrease of 44% or $0.24 per share.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EPS was $0.60, an increase of 9% or $0.05 per share. Currency had a $0.01 favorable impact.

Consolidated Financial Highlights – Full-Year 2016

Year Ended December 31,

(Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS)

IFRS Financial Measures 2016 2015 Change
Revenues $11,166 $11,257 -1%
Operating profit $1,390 $1,526 -9%
Diluted EPS (includes discontinued operations) $4.13 $1.60 158%
Cash flow from operations (includes discontinued operations) $2,984 $2,838 5%
  • Revenues declined 1% as higher subscription revenues were more than offset by the impact of foreign currency and a decline in both transactions and recoveries revenues.
  • Operating profit decreased 9% due to the fourth-quarter charges.
  • Diluted EPS, which includes discontinued operations, was $4.13 compared to $1.60 in the prior year due to the $2.0 billion gain on the sale of the IP & Science business.
  • Cash flow from operations, which includes discontinued operations, increased 5%.

 

Year Ended December 31,

(Millions of U.S. dollars, except EPS and margins)

Non-IFRS Financial Measures(1) 2016 2015 Change
Revenues $11,166 $11,257 -1%
Adjusted EBITDA $2,954 $3,089 -4%
Adjusted EBITDA margin 26.5% 27.4% -90bp
Underlying operating profit $1,930 $2,055 -6%
Underlying operating profit margin 17.3% 18.3% -100bp
Adjusted EPS $1.79 $1.78 1%
Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations) $2,022 $1,801 12%

 

Excluding Q4 2016 Charges (2)
Non-IFRS Financial Measures (1) 2016 Change Change Before Currency
Revenues $11,166 -1% 1%
Adjusted EBITDA $3,166 2% 2%
Adjusted EBITDA margin 28.4% 100bp 20bp
Underlying operating profit $2,142 4% 2%
Underlying operating profit margin 19.2% 90bp 20bp
Adjusted EPS $2.07 16% 12%
Free cash flow (includes discontinued operations) $2,061 14%  

(1) In addition to results reported in accordance with IFRS, the company uses certain non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These and other non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the tables appended to this news release. Additional information is provided in the explanatory footnotes to the appended tables.
(2) Results exclude the impact of $212 million of fourth-quarter 2016 charges from adjusted EBITDA, underlying operating profit and adjusted EPS. Free cash flow excludes 2016 cash payments of $39 million associated with these charges. See Appendix A for a reconciliation of the company’s results including and excluding the impact of the charges.

  • Revenues decreased 1% to $11.2 billion.
    • Before currency, revenues increased 1%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased 4% to $3.0 billion from the prior-year period due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EBITDA increased 2% to $3.2 billion, and the margin increased to 28.4% from 27.4%.
  • Underlying operating profit decreased 6% to $1.9 billion from the prior-year period due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, underlying operating profit increased 4% to $2.1 billion, and the margin increased to 19.2% from 18.3%.
  • Adjusted EPS was $1.79, an increase of $0.01 per share.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges, adjusted EPS was $2.07, a 16% increase or $0.29 per share. Currency had a $0.07 favorable impact.
  • Free cash flow increased 12% to $2.0 billion, benefiting from a $200 million tax benefit in the fourth quarter related to a $500 million cash contribution made to the company’s US defined benefit pension plan in the first quarter of 2017.

Recent Developments

 

Fourth-Quarter 2016 Charges

In November 2016, the company announced that it planned to take between $200 million and $250 million of charges in the fourth quarter to accelerate the pace of its Transformation program by further simplifying and streamlining the business. The company subsequently incurred $212 million of charges in the quarter. Approximately 80% of the charges were taken in the Financial & Risk business with the balance incurred in Legal, Tax & Accounting and Corporate. The resulting run-rate cash savings in 2017 are estimated to be of a similar magnitude to the charges, with some of the savings to be reinvested in the business.

$500 Million Pension Contribution

The company made a contribution of $500 million to its US defined benefit pension plan in January 2017. As a result of this contribution, the overall funded status of the plan now exceeds 90% based on current market conditions. The contribution was funded from free cash flow and is expected to eliminate any material near-term contribution requirements for the US plan. The tax benefit of approximately $200 million related to the contribution is reflected in the company's fourth-quarter 2016 cash flow from operations and free cash flow.

Dividend and Share Repurchases

 

In February 2017, the Thomson Reuters board of directors approved a $0.02 per share annualized increase in the dividend to $1.38 per common share. A quarterly dividend of $0.345 per share is payable on March 15, 2017 to common shareholders of record as of February 23, 2017.

In 2016, the company repurchased approximately 41.9 million shares at a cost of $1.7 billion. Of this amount, 10.7 million shares were repurchased in the fourth quarter at a cost of $441 million.

Today, the company announced that it plans to repurchase up to an additional $1.0 billion of its shares as it has completed its $1.5 billion program announced in February 2016.

Business Outlook 2017 (Before Currency)

 

Thomson Reuters today provided its Outlook for 2017. The company’s 2017 Outlook assumes constant currency rates compared to 2016 and does not factor in the impact of acquisitions or divestitures that may occur during the year.

For the full year 2017, the company expects:

  • Low single-digit revenue growth
  • Adjusted EBITDA margin to range between 28.8% to 29.8%
  • Free cash flow to range between $0.9 billion and $1.2 billion (which reflects cash payments in 2017 relating to the fourth-quarter 2016 charge, the $500 million contribution to the US defined benefit pension plan made earlier in the first quarter and the loss of free cash flow from the divestiture of the IP & Science business)
  • Adjusted EPS target of $2.35, consistent with its previously disclosed objective

 

The information in this section is forward-looking and should be read in conjunction with the section below entitled “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Material Assumptions and Material Risks.”

 

2016 Highlights by Business Unit

 

Unless otherwise noted, all revenue growth comparisons in this news release are before the impact of foreign currency (constant currency) as Thomson Reuters believes this provides the best basis to measure the performance of its business.

Financial & Risk

Fourth Quarter

  • Revenues increased 1% to $1.5 billion. Revenues grew approximately 2% excluding the impact of lower recoveries revenues and commercial pricing adjustments related to the migration of certain customers to new platforms.
    • Recurring revenues (77% of the segment’s revenues in the quarter) were up 1%, primarily due to the impact of an annual price increase and positive net sales for the year. Growth was partly offset by lower revenues resulting from pricing adjustments relating to the migration of certain customers to new platforms and macro-economic conditions impacting large European banks and banks in several emerging markets.
    • Transactions revenues (15% of the segment’s revenues in the quarter) were up 5% due to increased revenue from Tradeweb and BETA brokerage processing. This increase was offset by the impact of lower foreign exchange spot trading revenues.
    • Low-margin recoveries revenues (8% of the segment’s revenues in the quarter) decreased 8% as some third-party partners continued to move to direct billing with their customers. The decline in recoveries revenues is expected to be more modest in 2017.
      • Recoveries represent revenues for content or services provided by third parties and distributed through Financial & Risk’s platform. Reductions in recoveries revenue have no impact on the unit's EBITDA or operating profit.
  • By geography, revenues in the Americas were up 2% (up 4%, excluding recoveries), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) declined 1% (no change, excluding recoveries), and Asia was up 1% (up 2%, excluding recoveries).
  • EBITDA decreased 36% to $289 million and the margin decreased to 19.2% from 29.5% due to $167 million of charges incurred in the quarter.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $167 million, EBITDA increased 1% to $456 million and the margin increased to 30.2% from 29.5%. Currency had a 110 basis point favorable impact on margin.
  • Operating profit decreased 56% to $139 million and the margin decreased to 9.2% from 20.8% primarily due to the fourth-quarter charges.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $167 million, operating profit decreased 4% to $306 million and the margin decreased to 20.3% from 20.8%. Currency had a 120 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
  • Net sales were positive in the Americas and Asia, but were negative in EMEA and in aggregate in the quarter.

Full Year

  • Revenues were unchanged from the prior year at $6.1 billion. Revenues grew approximately 2% excluding the impact of lower recoveries revenues and commercial pricing adjustments related to the migration of certain customers to new platforms.
    • Recurring revenues (77% of the segment’s revenues in the year) were up 1%, primarily due to the impact of an annual price increase and positive net sales for the year, partly offset by lower revenues resulting from the pricing adjustments relating to the migration of certain customers to new platforms and macro-economic conditions impacting large European banks and banks in several emerging markets.
    • Transactions revenues (15% of the segment’s revenues in the year) were up 2% due to increased revenue from Tradeweb, BETA brokerage processing and transactional revenues from the Risk business. This increase was offset by the impact of lower foreign exchange trading revenues.
    • Low-margin recoveries revenues (8% of the segment’s revenues in the year) decreased 13% as some third-party partners continued to move to direct billing with their customers. The decline in recoveries revenues is expected to be more modest in 2017.
  • By geography, revenues in the Americas were up 2% (up 3%, excluding recoveries), EMEA was down 2% (down 1%, excluding recoveries), and Asia was up 1% (up 3%, excluding recoveries).
  • EBITDA decreased 4% to $1.6 billion and the margin decreased to 26.9% from 27.7% due to charges incurred in the fourth quarter.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $167 million, EBITDA increased 6% to $1.8 billion and the margin increased to 29.7% from 27.7%. Currency had a 90 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
  • Operating profit decreased 5% to $1.0 billion and the margin decreased to 17.2% from 18.0% due to charges incurred in the fourth quarter.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $167 million, operating profit increased 10% to $1.2 billion and the margin increased to 20.0% from 18.0%. Currency had an 80 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
  • Net sales for the full year were positive in the Americas and Asia, but were negative in EMEA.

Legal

Fourth Quarter

  • Revenues were unchanged from the prior-year period at $864 million. Excluding US print, revenues grew 2%.
    • Solutions businesses (44% of the segment’s revenues in the quarter) grew 1% as a result of subscription revenue growth of 5%, partially offset by a 10% reduction in transactional revenues.
    • US Online Legal Information (41% of the segment’s revenues in the quarter) grew 2%, marking its eighth consecutive quarter of growth.
    • US Print (15% of the segment’s revenues in the quarter) declined 7%.
  • Subscription revenues (74% of the segment’s revenues) grew 3%. However, transactional revenues (12% of the segment’s revenues) declined 9% due to lower Legal Managed Services and Elite transactional revenues.
  • EBITDA declined 9% to $296 million and the margin decreased to 34.3% from 37.2% primarily due to $26 million of charges incurred in the quarter.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $26 million, EBITDA declined 2% to $322 million and the margin increased to 37.3% from 37.2%. Currency had a negative 10 basis point impact on the margin.
  • Operating profit decreased 11% to $235 million and the margin decreased to 27.2% from 30.0% primarily due to charges incurred in the fourth quarter.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $26 million, operating profit decreased 1% to $261 million and the margin increased to 30.2% from 30.0%. Currency had a 30 basis point negative impact on the margin.

Full Year

  • Revenues increased 1% to $3.4 billion. Excluding US print, revenues grew 2%.
    • Solutions businesses (45% of the segment’s revenues in the year) grew 2% as a result of subscription revenue growth of 5%, partially offset by a 6% reduction in transactional revenues.
    • US Online Legal Information (41% of the segment’s revenues in the year) grew 2%.
    • US Print (14% of the segment’s revenues in the year) declined 7%.
  • Subscription revenues (74% of the segment’s revenues) grew 3%. However, transactional revenues (12% of the segment’s revenues) declined 6% due to lower Legal Managed Services and Findlaw transactional revenues.
  • EBITDA declined 3% to $1.2 billion and the margin declined to 36.6% from 37.2% primarily due to charges of $26 million incurred in the fourth quarter.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $26 million, EBITDA decreased 1% to $1.3 billion and the margin increased to 37.4% from 37.2% in the prior year. Currency had a 40 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
  • Operating profit decreased 3% to $984 million and the margin decreased to 29.2% from 29.7% due to charges incurred in the fourth quarter.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $26 million, operating profit was unchanged at $1.0 billion and the margin increased to 30.0% from 29.7%. Currency had a 30 basis point favorable impact on the margin.

Tax & Accounting

Fourth Quarter

  • Revenues increased 2% to $416 million, driven by the Corporate and Professional businesses, partially offset by a decline in the Knowledge Solutions and Government businesses.
  • EBITDA decreased 19% to $131 million and the margin decreased to 31.5% from 39.3% due to charges of $18 million incurred in the quarter, increased investment and additional costs incurred related to the Government business.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $18 million, EBITDA declined 7% to $149 million and the margin decreased to 35.8% from 39.3%. Currency had a 30 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
  • Operating profit decreased 35% to $86 million and the margin decreased to 20.7% from 32.2% due to higher depreciation and amortization expense, and similar factors that impacted EBITDA margin.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $18 million, operating profit decreased 21% to $104 million and the margin decreased to 25.0% from 32.2%. Currency had a 30 basis point favorable impact on the margin.

Full Year

  • Revenues increased 4% to $1.5 billion driven by the Corporate, Professional and Knowledge Solutions businesses, partially offset by a decline in the Government business.
  • EBITDA decreased 9% to $414 million and the margin decreased to 28.5% from 32.2% due to charges and costs incurred in the Government business.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $18 million, EBITDA declined 5% to $432 million and the margin decreased to 29.8% from 32.2%. Currency had a 90 basis point favorable impact on the margin.
  • Operating profit decreased 17% to $283 million and the margin decreased to 19.5% from 24.2% due to higher depreciation and amortization expense, and similar factors that impacted the EBITDA margin.
    • Excluding fourth-quarter charges of $18 million, operating profit declined 12% to $301 million and the margin decreased to 20.7% from 24.2%. Currency had an 80 basis point favorable impact on the margin.

Corporate & Other (Including Reuters News)

Fourth Quarter

  • Reuters News revenues were $77 million, up 5%.
  • Corporate & Other costs were $92 million compared to $154 million. The decrease was primarily due to the elimination of certain costs in connection with the sale of IP & Science, as well as some costs previously recorded in Corporate that are now recorded in the business segments following the sale of IP & Science. Lower severance and healthcare costs also contributed to the decrease in the quarter.

Full Year

  • Reuters News revenues were $304 million, up 4%.
  • Corporate & Other costs were $381 million compared to $405 million in the prior year.

 

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets. Our customers rely on us to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. The business has operated in more than 100 countries for more than 100 years. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges (symbol: TRI). For more information, visit www.thomsonreuters.com.

NON-IFRS FINANCIAL MEASURES

Thomson Reuters prepares its financial statements in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

his news release includes certain non-IFRS financial measures, such as adjusted EBITDA and the related margin, underlying operating profit and the related margin, free cash flow, adjusted EPS, and selected measures before the impact of foreign currency and the impact of the fourth quarter 2016 charges. Thomson Reuters uses these non-IFRS financial measures as supplemental indicators of its operating performance and financial position. These measures do not have any standardized meanings prescribed by IFRS and therefore are unlikely to be comparable to the calculation of similar measures used by other companies, and should not be viewed as alternatives to measures of financial performance calculated in accordance with IFRS. Non-IFRS financial measures are defined and reconciled to the most directly comparable IFRS measures in the appended tables.

The company's outlook contains various non-IFRS financial measures. For outlook purposes only, the company is unable to reconcile these non-IFRS measures to the most comparable IFRS measures because it cannot predict, with reasonable certainty, the 2017 impact of changes in foreign exchange rates which impact (i) the translation of its results reported at average foreign currency rates for the year, (ii) fair value adjustments associated with foreign currency derivatives embedded in certain customer contracts, and (iii) other finance income or expense related to foreign exchange contracts and intercompany financing arrangements. Additionally, the company cannot reasonably predict the occurrence or amount of other operating gains and losses, which generally arise from business transactions that it does not anticipate.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, MATERIAL ASSUMPTIONS AND MATERIAL RISKS

Certain statements in this news release, including, but not limited to, statements in the "2017 Business Outlook (Before Currency)" section, Mr. Smith’s comments and statements regarding expected run-rate savings from the fourth-quarter 2016 charges, recoveries revenues within the Financial & Risk business, the expected impact of the 2017 US defined benefit pension plan contribution and the company's plans to repurchase additional shares in 2017, are forward-looking. As a result, forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. There is no assurance that the events described in any forward-looking statement will materialize. A business outlook is provided for the purpose of presenting information about current expectations for 2017. This information may not be appropriate for other purposes. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements which reflect expectations only as of the date of this news release. Except as may be required by applicable law, Thomson Reuters disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

The company's 2017 Business Outlook is based on various external and internal assumptions. Economic and market assumptions include, but are not limited to, GDP growth in most of the countries where Thomson Reuters operates, a continued increase in demand for high quality information and workflow solutions and a continued need for trusted products and services that help customers navigate changing geopolitical, economic and regulatory environments. Internal financial and operational assumptions include, but are not limited to, the successful execution of sales initiatives, ongoing product release programs, our globalization strategy and other growth and efficiency initiatives.

Some of the material risk factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, changes in the general economy; actions of competitors; failure to develop new products, services, applications and functionalities to meet customers' needs, attract new customers or expand into new geographic markets and identify areas of higher growth; failures or disruptions of telecommunications, network systems or the Internet; fraudulent or unpermitted data access or other cyber-security or privacy breaches; increased accessibility to free or relatively inexpensive information sources; failure to maintain a high renewal rate for subscription-based services; dependency on third parties for data, information and other services; changes to law and regulations; tax matters, including changes to tax laws, regulations and treaties; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange and interest rates; failure to adapt to recent organizational changes and effectively implement strategic initiatives; failure to recruit, motivate and retain high quality management and key employees; failure to meet the challenges involved in operating globally; failure to derive fully the anticipated benefits from existing or future acquisitions, joint ventures, investments or dispositions; failure to protect the brands and reputation of Thomson Reuters; impairment of goodwill and identifiable intangible assets; inadequate protection of intellectual property rights; threat of legal actions and claims; risk of antitrust/competition-related claims or investigations; downgrading of credit ratings and adverse conditions in the credit markets; the effect of factors outside of the control of Thomson Reuters on funding obligations in respect of pension and post-retirement benefit arrangements; and actions or potential actions that could be taken by the company’s principal shareholder, The Woodbridge Company Limited. These and other factors are discussed in materials that Thomson Reuters from time to time files with, or furnishes to, the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Thomson Reuters annual and quarterly reports are also available in the "Investor Relations" section of www.thomsonreuters.com.

Thomson Reuters will webcast a discussion of its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results today beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET). You can access the webcast by visiting the "Investor Relations" section of www.thomsonreuters.com. An archive of the webcast will be available following the presentation.

 

CONTACT

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