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Friday 07 July, 2000

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
7 July 2000

                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

STANDARD LIFE 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

1,250,000

8)   (0.32 %) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES 5 PENCE

10)  Date of transaction

4-JUL-00

11)  Date company informed

5-JUL-00

12)  Total holding following this notification

18,983,938
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

4.9%

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 ....7TH JUL 2000..




Letter to Taylor Nelson Sofres dated 4 July 2000

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES ORD GBP0.05 SHARES

In terms of Part V of the Companies Act 1989, Section 134, I have to inform you
that on the 3rd July 2000, Standard Life Investments sold 1,250,000 shares on
behalf of Standard Life Group, this decreased the total held as a material
interest to 18,983,938 shares being 4.907% of the issued stock of that class.

No. of shares held                         Registered Name
18,983,938                                 Stanlife Nominees Limited


Letter from Standard Life Investments


                  DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

HILL SAMUEL ASSET MANAGEMENT

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

30TH JUNE

11)  Date company informed

5TH JULY 00

12)  Total holding following this notification

18,311,640
               
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

4.72%

14)  Any additional information

SEE BELOW

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

JUDITH GEORGE
ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY
020 8967 4108

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

     Date of Notification .........7TH JULY 2000


Letter to Taylor Nelson AGB Plc dated 30th June 2000

NOTIFICATION UNDER PART VI OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1985 (AS AMENDED BY THE
COMPANIES ACT 1989)

We refer to our letter dated 7th June 2000 in which we advised you of a
notifiable interest in the ordinary shares of the above mentioned company. 
Although that notification gave the correct number of shares under our
management, it did not distinguish between 'material' and 'non-material'
interests and we are therefore attaching a revised notification which also
constitutes a notification on behalf of Lloyds TSB Group plc, Lloyds TSB Bank
plc and Scottish Widows Group Limited.

Letter from Hill Samuel Asset Management


Letter to Taylor Nelson AGB Plc dated 30th June 2000

NOTIFICATION UNDER PART VI OF THE COMPANIES ACT 1985 (AS AMENDED BY THE
COMPANIES ACT 1989)

I write to advise that, following the aggregation of the funds of Hill Samuel
Asset Management Ltd and the funds of Scottish Widows Investment Management Ltd,
the combined asset management operation, known from 30th June as Scottish Widows
Investment Partnership Ltd, is interested in 18,311,640 ordinary shares of the
above mentioned company.  Of this interest, 15,995,105 shares are material
interests, which we understand represents 4.13% of the relevant share capital,
and constitutes a notifiable interest for the purposes of Part VI of the
Companies Act 1985.  This is calculated on an issued share capital of
386,847,862 shares.

This notification is made on behalf of Lloyds TSB Group plc, Lloyds TSB Bank plc
and Scottish Widows Group Limited who are deemed to be interested in these
shares.

The below schedule identifies the registration details of this holding.


Letter from Hill Samuel Asset Management


                     NOTIFIABLE INTEREST IN SHARES

     Stock Holdings by Company - All Stock Interests - Details     30/06/00

SEDOL   Stock Company Name          Issued Share Capital
0191539 TAYLOR NELSON SOFR          386,847,862

HOLDINGS   HOLDING % FUND ID   REGISTERED HOLDER                      INTEREST

1,078,356  0.28      ALEQ1     GLOBAL INVESTOR SERVICES               MATERIAL
2,551,344  0.66      APEQU     HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEES (UK)      MATERIAL
                                LIMITED
4,956,322  1.28      AA1AA     STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED A/C XBY2 MATERIAL
2,576,100  0.67      GPS       STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED A/C XBY4 MATERIAL
2,103,050  0.54      TSLTM     C O NOMINEES N210                      MATERIAL
2,699,050  0.70      BH2AA     STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED A/C XBJ2 MATERIAL
   30,883  0.01      FIX       VIDACOS NOMINEES LTD                   MATERIAL
  422,264  0.11      AUETH     TRUST BANK NOMINEES LIMITED         NON-MATERIAL
1,511,300  0.39      HSCAP     HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEES (UK)   NON-MATERIAL
                                LIMITED
    5,900  0.00      EIFUT     LLOYDS BANK (ID) NOMINEES LIMITED   NON-MATERIAL
                                a/c 423H
   15,100  0.00      LIBFT     STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED       NON-MATERIAL
   72,073  0.02      MA2AA     STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED       NON-MATERIAL
   81,505  0.02      UAS       RBSTB NOMINEES LTD A/c SW           NON-MATERIAL
  175,000  0.05      TSBEV     RBS TB NOMINEES                     NON-MATERIAL
    3,900  0.00      MIFUT     LLOYDS BANK (ID) NOMINEES LIMITED   NON-MATERIAL
    8,000  0.00      SO3AA     STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED       NON-MATERIAL
   21,493  0.01      U3U       RBSTB NOMINEES LTD A/c SW           NON-MATERIAL