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Thursday 04 May, 2000

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
3 May 2000

                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC


2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

FIDELITY INVESTMENTS


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

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.



6)   ( N/A %) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

1,130,483

8)   ( 0.29%) of issued Class


9)   Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES 5 PENCE


10)  Date of transaction

17 APRIL 2000


11)  Date company informed

18 APRIL 2000


12)  Total holding following this notification

26,213,304
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

6.78%


14)  Any additional information

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 JUDITH GEORGE


                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

LLOYDS TSB GROUP PLC

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

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


10)  Date of transaction

14-APR-00


11)  Date company informed

NOT KNOWN


12)  Total holding following this notification

15,865,222
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

4.10%

14)  Any additional information

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 JUDITH GEORGE



LETTER TO TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

NOTIFICATION UNDER PART VI OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1985

The schedule below details the notifiable interests of Lloyds TSB Group plc
and/or its subsidiaries in the relevant share capital of your company.

We currently have a notifiable interest in 15,865,222 ordinary shares, which we
understand represents 4.104% of that class of your share capital, calculated on
an issued share capital of 386,558,959 5p ordinary shares.

LETTER FROM LLOYDS TSB GROUP 


LLOYDS TSB GROUP NOTIFIABLE INTEREST IN SHARES
LLOYDS TSB COMPANIES 3% MOVEMENTS REPORT         14 APRIL 2000

SEDOL     COMPANY NAME                           DESCRIPTION
No.

0191539   Taylor Nelson Sofres plc               Ord GBP 0.05


Amount    Group Member   Fund Code  Registered Holder

 4,956,322     HSAM       AA1AA     Lloyds Bank SF Nominees Ltd A/C 646A
 1,056,356     HSAM       ALEQ1     Global Investor Services
 2,499,344     HSAM       APEQU     HSBC Global Custody Nominees (UK) Limited
 2,699,050     HSAM       BH2AA     Talbot Nominees Limited  N220
 2,576,100     HSAM       GPS       Lloyds TSB Group Pension Trust No.2 Limited
 2,078,050     HSAM       TSLTM     C O Nominees N210

15,865,222             


LETTER TO: TAYLOR NEFRES SOFRES PLC

Enclosed are amended notifications of disclosable interests under the U.K.
Companies Act 1985.  Please note that while this information details the
disclosable interests of more than one entity, the enclosed disclosure
constitutes separate notifications of interest which have been combined solely
for purposes of clarity and efficiency.  It is not intended to indicate that any
of these entities act as a group or in concert with respect to these interests.

These disclosures are made in the interest of conformity with the Companies Act.
 The Interest detailed herein were acquired solely for investment purposes.  For
disclosure purposes, holdings should be represented as FMR Corp. and its direct
and indirect subsidiaries, and Fidelity International Limited (FIL) and its
direct and indirect subsidiaries, both being non-beneficial holders.

LETTER FROM: FIDELITY INVESTMENTS 
 


NOTIFICATIONS UNDER SECTIONS 198 TO 202 -- UK 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), Fidelity Management Trust Company (FMTC), a US state         
          chartered bank which acts as a trustee or investment manager of       
         pension and trust accounts, and investment manager for 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 Ltd. (FPML), 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

           A 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) (e) 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
                                     COMPANY        NAME

(Ordinary Shares)
                            8,290    FMRCO     Lloyds Bank Nominees Limited
                          709,100    FMRCO     Chase Nominees Limited
                          166,900    FMTC      State Street Nominees Ltd.
                          192,700    FMTC      Lloyds Bank Nominees Limited 
                           26,600    FMTC      Nortrust Nominees
                        6,159,581    FISL      Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)
                                                 Nominees Limited
                           88,800    FPM       Gracechurch Nominees
                          724,700    FPM       RBS Trust Bank
                          651,100    FPM       Bankers Trust
                          400,910    FPM       Citibank
                        1,824,500    FPM       Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                           73,400    FPM       MSS Nominees Ltd
                          632,900    FPM       State Street Nominees Ltd
                          964,200    FPM       Chase Nominees Ltd
                          637,900    FPM       HSBC Client Holdings Nominees    
                                                (UK) Limited
                          250,100    FPM       BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                        1,140,886    FIL       Bankers Trust
                        6,072,845    FIL       RBS Trust Bank
                           99,390    FIL       Citibank
                          481,400    FIL       Mellon Bank
                          112,000    FIL       KAS Associate
                          144,700    FIL       RBS-EDINBURG
                          644,285    FIL       Clydesdale Bank (Head Office) 
                                                 Nominees Limited
                          761,800    FIL       MSS Nominees Ltd
                        1,860,500    FIL       Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                          907,100    FIL       State Street Nominees LTD
                           23,800    FIL       Chase Nominees Ltd
                           80,367    FIL       NAB-Australia
                            9,000    FIL       Credit Suisse
                          353,600    FIL       Bank of New York Europe
                            9,950    FIL    




TOTAL ORDINARY SHARES  26,213,304

CURRENT OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGE: 6.78%

SHARES IN ISSUE:      386,558,959

CHANGE IN HOLDINGS SINCE
LAST FILING:           (1,130,483) ordinary shares