SOURCE: Thomson

September 18, 2009 10:52 ET

THOMSON : Press release

PARIS--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) - In light of the recent fluctuation in the share price of Thomson (Euronext Paris: 18453, NYSE:TMS) and certain news articles making reference to Grass Valley sale process, Thomson clarifies that the process is ongoing and that it is premature at this stage to anticipate the conclusion of the negotiations.

Thomson will communicate in due course on the results of these negotiations.

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Certain statements in this press release, including any discussion of management expectations for future periods, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements due to changes in global economic and business conditions, "media and entertainment" markets, and regulatory factors. More detailed information on the potential factors that could affect the financial results of Thomson is contained in Thomson's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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