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Monday 14 February, 2000

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
14 February 2000

                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

STANDARD LIFE GROUP

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a 
     non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

N/A

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

STANLIFE NOMINEES LIMITED

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

N/A

6)   ( N/A %) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

947,300

8)   ( 0.25%) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES 5 PENCE EACH

10)  Date of transaction

11 FEBRUARY 2000

11)  Date company informed

11 FEBRUARY 2000

12)  Total holding following this notification

22,775,189
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

5.9%

14)  Any additional information

SEE NOTIFICATION BELOW

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

JUDITH GEORGE
0208 967 4108

16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
     making this notification

     Date of Notification .14 FEB 00.....


Letter to Taylor Nelson Sofres plc dated 11 February 2000

In terms of Part V of the Companies Act 1989, Section 134, I have to inform you
that on 10 February 2000, Standard Life Investments sold 947,300 shares on
behalf of Standard Life Group, this decreased the total held as a material
interest to 22,775,189 shares being 5.901% of the issued stock of that class.

No. of shares held                         Registered Name

22,775,189                                 Stanlife Nominees Limited


Letter from Bryan Learmond, Corporate Actions Rep, Standard Life Investment