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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Monday 21 February, 2000

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC


                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     HENDERSON INVESTORS LIMITED

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.

     HENDERSON INVESTORS LIMITED; AND
     HENDERSON FUND MANAGEMENT LIMITED

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     NOT GIVEN
  
6)  ( N/A %) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     NOT GIVEN

8)   ( N/A %) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES: 5 PENCE EACH

10)  Date of transaction

     18 FEBRUARY 2000

11)  Date company informed

     18 FEBRUARY 2000

12)  Total holding following this notification

     41,171,120
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     10.65%

14)  Any additional information

     PLEASE SEE BELOW

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     JUDITH GEORGE  020 8967 4108

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


     Date of Notification ...18 FEBRUARY 2000.......


Letter to Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc

Substantial Shareholding

This is to advise you, in accordance with Section 198 of the Companies Act 1985
(as amended by Section 134 of the 1989 Act) that Henderson Investors Limited and
its fellow subsidiary companies (including Henderson Fund Management Limited)
acting as agent for its discretionary clients, hold (either directly or
indirectly) 41,171,120 ordinary 5p shares in Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc which
represents 10.67% of the issued share capital of 385,963,436

From Henderson Investors