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Tuesday 21 November, 2000

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
21 November 2000


Schedule 10 - Notification of Major Interests in Shares

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:
above

4   Name of registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them:
121,900   State Street Nominees Limited
255,100   Lloyds Bank Nominees Limited
33,000    Bank of New York - Europe
26,600    Nortrust Nominees
6,717,081 Clydesdale Bank (Head Office) Nominees Limited
87,300    Gracechurch Nominees
123,700   Bank of New York Europe
293,710   Citibank
1,128,200 Nortrust Nominees Limited
218,200   BT Globenet Nominees Limited
62,600    MSS Nominees Limited
666,800   Chase Nominees Limited
382,000   HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) Limited
730,200   RBS Trust Bank
1,278,618 Bankers Trust
34,800    Chase Nominees Limited
20,300    BBH Luxembourg
591,357   MSS Nominees Limited
1,270,990 Nortrust Nominees Limited
551,580   State Street Nominees Limited
3,962,682 RBS Trust Bank
312,700   Morgan Stanley
85,367    NAB-Australia
1,337,710 Northern Trust
96,890    Citibank
534,000   State Street Bank & Trust
366,690   Mellon Bank
9,000     Credit Suisse
87,220    KAS Associatie
1,329,972 Bank of New York Europe
113,360   RBS-EDINBURG
6,185     Clydesdale Bank (Head Office) Nominees Limited



5   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired:
n/a

6   Percentage of issued class:
n/a

7   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed:
3,677,133

8   Percentage of issued class:
0.9%

9   Class of security:
Ordinary Shares, 5 pence each

10  Date of transaction:
16th October 2000

11  Date company informed:
October 2000

12  Total holding following this notification:
22,835,812

13  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification:
5.88%

14  Contact name for queries:
Judith George

15 Contact telephone number:
0208 967 1511

16  Name of company official responsible for making notification:
Judith George, Assistant Company Secretary

17  Date of notification:
21st November 2000




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