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Wednesday 27 February, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
26 February 2002



NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 - U.K. COMPANIES ACT

1. Company in which shares are held:    Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc

2. Notifiable Interest:      Ordinary Shares

   (A)     FMR Corp.
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           Parent holding company of Fidelity Management & Research Company 
           (FMRCO), investment manager for US mutual funds. (See Schedule A for
           listing of Registered Shareholders and their holdings.)

   (B)     Fidelity International Limited (FIL)
           P.O. Box HM 670
           Hamilton HMCX, Bermuda

           Parent holding company for various direct and indirect subsidiaries,
           including Fidelity Investment Services Ltd. (FISL) and Fidelity
           Pension Management (FPM), investment managers for various non-US
           investment companies and institutional clients. (See Schedule A for
           listing of Registered Shareholders and their holdings).

3. The notifiable interests also comprise the notifiable interest of:

           Mr. Edward C. Johnson 3d
           82 Devonshire Street
           Boston, MA 02109

           Principal shareholder of FMR Corp. and Fidelity International
           Limited.

4. The notifiable interests include interest held on behalf of authorized unit 
   trust schemes in the U.K., notwithstanding the exemption from reporting 
   pursuant to Section 209 (1)(h) of the Companies Act 1985.

5. These notifications of disclosable interests constitute separate
   notifications of interest in the shares and are combined solely for the 
   purposes of clarity. Nothing herein should be taken to indicate that FMR 
   Corp. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, Fidelity International 
   Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries or Mr. Edward C. Johnson 3d 
   act as a group or in concert in respect of the disclosed interests, or that 
   they are required to submit these notifications on a joint basis.

6. The disclosable interests arise under section 208 (4)(b) of the Act, namely 
   where a person, not being the registered holder, is entitled to exercise a 
   right conferred by the holding of the shares or to control the exercise of 
   such rights, or under section 203 of the Act respectively.



Schedule A

Security: Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc


                      SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED NAME
                                     COMPANY     
(Ordinary Shares)
                          176,000     FMRCO      State Street Nominees Limited
                        3,009,200     FMRCO      Chase Nominees Limited
                        1,794,821     FISL       Chase Nominees Limited
                          162,700     FPM        Mellon Nominees Ltd
                          321,300     FPM        Bank of New York Europe
                           59,900     FPM        BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                          119,800     FPM        MSS Nominees Ltd
                          768,580     FIL        Bankers Trust
                          502,130     FIL        Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                          147,870     FIL        State Street Nominees Ltd
                        1,464,187     FIL        RBS Trust Bank
                          443,171     FIL        Morgan Stanley
                        1,108,740     FIL        Northern Trust
                           52,300     FIL        Citibank
                          732,520     FIL        State Street Bank & Trust
                          279,260     FIL        Mellon Bank
                           88,400     FIL        KAS Associatie
                          697,730     FIL        Bank of New York Europe
                          108,200     FIL        RBS-EDINBURG
                          199,920     FIL        JP Morgan
                           96,100     FIL        Bank of New York, London
                          528,499     FIL        Chase Nominees Ltd
                          406,136     FIL        Chase Manhattan Bank London
                          137,754     FIL


TOTAL ORDINARY SHARES:     13,405,218

CURRENT OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGE:    3.44%

SHARES IN ISSUE:          389,236,975



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