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Tuesday 24 April, 2001

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
24 April 2001


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:
2. ABOVE

4   Name of registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them:

CLYDESDALE BANK (HEAD OFFICE) NOMINEES LIMITED 5,472,234
BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE 150,500
CITIBANK 216,110
NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD 835,700
BT GLOBENET NOMINEES LTD 198,100
MSS NOMINEES LTD 72,800
CHASE NOMINEES LTD 499,600
HSBC CLIENT HOLDINGS NOMINEE (UK) LIMITED 284,000
RBS TRUST BANK 397,300
BANKERS TRUST 1,268,528
MSS NOMINEES LTD 450,757
NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD 1,068,180
STATE STREET NOMINEES LTD 464,080
RBS TRUST BANK 3,194,995
MORGAN STANLEY 374,800
NORTHERN TRUST 1,063,010
CITIBANK 125,790
STATE STREET BANK & TRUST 519,900
MELLON BANK 294,750
KAS ASSOCIATIE 87,220
BAN OF NEW YORK EUROPE 1,552,309
RBS-EDINBURG 113,360
CLYDESDALE BANK (HEAD OFFICE) NOMINEES LIMITED  4,685
BANK OR NEW YORK, LONDON 481,947
CHASE NOMINEES LTD, 75,600
HSBC CLIENT HOLDINGS NOMINEE ((UK)) LIMITED 32,080

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:
(3,537,477)

8   Percentage of issued class:
0.91%

9   Class of security:
ORDINARY SHARES:  5 PENCE EACH

10  Date of transaction:
11 APRIL 2001

11  Date company informed:
NOT KNOWN

12  Total holding following this notification:
19,298,335

13  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification:
4.97%

14  Contact name for queries:
JUDITH GEORGE

15 Contact telephone number:
020-8967 4108

16  Name of company official responsible for making notification:
JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY 

17  Date of notification:
23 APRIL 2001

Additional Information: