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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Monday 28 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

     SCOTTISH EQUITABLE ASSET MANAGEMENT/THE AEGON UK PLC GROUP OF COMPANIES

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.

     SEE BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     NIL

6)   ( NIL %) of issued Class

     

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     3,000,000

8)   (0.78%) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY SHARES 5 PENCE EACH

10)  Date of transaction

     21 FEB 2000

11)  Date company informed

     23 FEB 2000

12)  Total holding following this notification

     NOT GIVEN
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     DETAILS OF CURRENT HOLDING NOT GIVEN

14)  Any additional information

     SEE BELOW

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     JUDITH GEORGE, TEL: 020 8967 4108

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

     JUDITH GEORGE


     Date of Notification ...  24 FEB 2000


Letter to Taylor Nelson Sofres
21 February 2000

DISCLOSURE OF INTEREST IN SHARES - COMPANIES ACT 1985, PART VI

We hereby give intimation that, following the disposal of shares in the Company,
the Aegon UK plc Group of Companies no longer has a notifiable interest in the
relevant share capital of the Company.

Disposal(s)           3,000,000
                      (Ordinary) Shares in the name of Royal Bank of Scotland
                      Trust Nominees LTD

for the purposes of the foregoing notification: -

(a)  'The AEGON UK plc Group of Companies' means Scottish Equitable plc,
Scottish Equitable (Managed Funds) Limited, Scottish Equitable FUND MANAGEMENT
Limited, Scottish Equitable Asset Management Plc, Scottish Equitable Investment
Management Limited, Scottish Equitable Trustees Limited, Guardian Assurance plc,
Guardian Linked Life Assurance Limited, Guardian Pensions Management Limited and
Guardian Unit Managers Limited all having a place of business at Edinburgh Park,
Edinburgh EH12 9SE:

(b) 'the Act' shall mean the Companies Act 1985 and expressions used in this
notification shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the same
meanings as are set out in or adopted for the purposes of the Act;

(c)  'the Company' shall mean the company to whom this notification is
addressed.

From:  Gillian Wright (Scottish Equitable Asset Management)