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Tuesday 25 July, 2000

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
24 July 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 LETTER BELOW

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     N/A

6)   ( N/A %) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     240,600

8)   (0.06 %) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

     ORDINARY

10)  Date of transaction

     19-JUL-00

11)  Date company informed

     20-JUL-00

12)  Total holding following this notification

     26,908,235
              
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     6.93%

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

     Date of Notification ..24 JULY 2000..........



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
           various pension and trust accounts, and investment manager for
           US 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 (FPM), 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 and Chairman 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                     Amendment No 1


                      SHARES HELD   MANAGEMENT   NOMINEE/REGISTERED
                                     COMPANY     NAME
(ordinary shares)
                           7,290    FMRCO        Lloyds Bank Nominees Limited
                         166,900    FMTC         State Street Nominees Limited
                         222,100    FMTC         Lloyds Bank Nominees Limited
                          26,600    FMTC         Nortrust Nominees
                          28,900    FMTC         Bank of New York Europe     
                       6,346,881    FISL         Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)  
                                                Nominees Limited
                          88,800    FPM          Gracechurch Nominees
                         724,700    FPM          RBS Trust Bank
                         568,100    FPM          Bankers Trust
                         332,510    FPM          Citibank
                       1,441,300    FPM          Nortrust Nominees Ltd
                          83,400    FPM          MSS Nominees Ltd
                         473,100    FPM          State Street Nominees Ltd
                         778,000    FPM          Chase Nominees Ltd
                         458,900    FPM          HSBC Client Holdings Nominee
                                                 (UK) Limited
                         264,600    FPM          BT Globenet Nominees Ltd
                       1,196,838    FIL          Bankers Trust
                       5,370,245    FIL          RBS Trust Bank
                          99,390    FIL          Citibank
                         481,400    FIL          Mellon Bank
                         112,000    FIL          KAS Associatie
                         144,700    FIL          RBS-EDINBURG
                         644,285    FIL          Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)
                                                 Nominees Limited
                         759,400    FIL          MSS Nominees Ltd
                       1,606,200    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
                       1,429,129    FIL          Bank of New York Europe
                       1,635,800    FIL          Northern Trust
                         396,500    FIL          

TOTAL ORDINARY 
 SHARES:              26,908,235

CURRENT OWNERSHIP PERCENTAGE: 6.95%

SHARES IN ISSUE:     387,222,260

CHANGE IN HOLDINGS SINCE
 LAST FILING:         (240,600) ORDINARY SHARES