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Wednesday 30 August, 2000

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding in Company

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

CGNU 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.

SEE BELOW

6)   (SEE BELOW %) of issued Class

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

N/A

8)   ( N/A %) of issued Class

9)   Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES 5 PENCE EACH

10)  Date of transaction

NOT GIVEN

11)  Date company informed

29 AUGUST 2000

12)  Total holding following this notification

23,149,609
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

5.98%

14)  Any additional information

SEE BELOW

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

JOHN STOBART
0208 9674348

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.


APPENDIX

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