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Wednesday 13 June, 2001

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Directors Shareholding(s)

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
13 June 2001

Schedule 11 - Notification of interests of Directors and Connected Persons

1   Name of company:
Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc

2   Name of director:
Antony Brian Cowling

3   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of     
holding of the director named in 2 above or holding of that person's spouse or
children under the age of 18 or in respect of a non- beneficial interest:
2. above

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

5   Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected with  
the director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s):

6   Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions please  
indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non discretionary:
Grant of share options under the Taylor Nelson Sofres plc:  Worldwide Employee
Sharesave Plan 

7   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired:

8   Percentage of issued class:

9   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed:

10  Percentage of issued class:

11  Class of security:

12  Price per share:

13  Date of transaction:

14  Date company informed:

15  Total holding following this notification:
no change to existing shareholding

16  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification:
no change to existing shareholding

If a director has been granted options by the company, please complete the
following fields:

17  Date of grant:
15 May 2001

18  Period during which or date on which exercisable:
August 2006 to January 2007

19  Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option:
No payment is made at the time of the grant of the option.

20  Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number:
1,973 ordinary shares 

21  Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to
be fixed at time of exercise:
171 pence per share

22  Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following
this notification:

23  Contact name for queries:

24  Contact telephone number:
020 8967 4108

25  Name of company official responsible for making notification:
Sending this announcement to the Company Announcements Office had been
overlooked in May 2001, following the grant of options.  Please accept my
apologies for the delaying in providing you with this information. 

Additional Information: