Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
29 August 2000
DEALINGS BY SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS
1) NAME OF COMPANY
TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC
2) NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST
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
4) Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
number of shares held by each of them.
5) Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.
6) (SEE BELOW %) of issued Class
7) Number of shares/amount of stock disposed
8) ( N/A %) of issued Class
9) Class of security
ORDINARY SHARES 5 PENCE EACH
10) Date of transaction
11) Date company informed
29 AUGUST 2000
12) Total holding following this notification
13) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
14) Any additional information
15) Name of contact and telephone number for queries
16) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
making this notification
Date of Notification 29 AUGUST 2000
LETTER TO TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC
TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC (THE 'COMPANY')
This supersedes our previous notification to you.
This notification relates to issued ordinary shares of 5p each in the capital of
the Company (the 'shares') and is given in fulfilment of the obligations imposed
by sections 198 to 202 of the Companies Act 1985 (the 'Act').
1. Notification on behalf of CGNU plc.
1.1 We hereby notify you on behalf of CGNU plc that immediately after the time
when the obligation to make this notification arose CGNU plc were
interested in 23,149,609 shares.
1.2 The identity of the registered holders of the shares to which this
notification relates and the number of shares held by each of them are set
out in the Appendix below.
REGISTERED HOLDERS NUMBER OF SHARES HELD
Chase GA Group Nominees Ltd 5,363,534 (material)
Chase GA Pension Nominees Ltd 483,000 (material)
CUIM Nominee Ltd 6,972,000 (material)
Norwich Union Life & Pensions Ltd 8,529,094 (material)
Norwich Union Pensions Management Ltd 1,774,031 (material)
Norwich Union Life Insurance Ireland Ltd 10,000 (material)
London & Edinburgh Insurance Company Ltd 17,950 (material)
TOTAL % INTEREST OF CGNU PLC GROUP: 5.98%
ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL ON WHICH THIS NOTIFICATION IS BASED: 387,222,260