Press Release August 09, 2005

Thomson Financial Ranks Goodwin Procter As a Top Issuer-Side Legal Advisor

BOSTON, August 9, 2005 – Thomson Financial has ranked Goodwin Procter LLP the 12th most active issuer's counsel for worldwide initial public offerings (IPOs) by U.S. issuers and the 14th most active issuer's counsel for U.S. IPOs during the first half of 2005. The rankings are based on the dollar amount of proceeds.

Goodwin Procter's commitment to emerging companies has grown significantly with the addition of 96 attorneys from Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault and McDermott Will & Emery to its Technology Companies and Securities & Corporate Finance Practices. Recently, the firm represented DiamondRock Hospitality Company in its $291.8 million IPO and iRobot Corp. in its registration for an IPO.

Thomson Financial provides information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community.

For questions, please contact Ettore Santucci, chair of the firm's Securities and Corporate Finance Practice.