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Friday 22 March, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
22 March 2002

                                  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 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 or in
        respect of a non-beneficial interest
        As per person named above.


        4) Name of the 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)
        As per person named above.


        6) Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
        please indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non
        discretionary
        Sale of Ordinary shares in Taylor Nelson Sofres plc


        7) Number of shares/amount of
        stock acquired
        Not applicable


        8) Percentage of issued class
        Not applicable


        9) Number of shares/amount
        of stock disposed
        200,000


        10) Percentage of issued class
        0.05 percent


        11) Class of security
        Ordinary


        12) Price per share
        230p


        13) Date of transaction
        Thursday 21st March 2002


        14) Date company informed
        Friday 22nd March 2002


        15) Total holding following this notification
        2,615,820


        16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
        0.67 percent


        If a director has been granted options by the company please complete
        the following boxes

        17) Date of grant



        18) Period during which or date on which exercisable



        19) Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option



        20) Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number



        21) Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price
        is to be fixed at time of exercise



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



        23) Any additional information



        24) Name of contact and telephone number for queries



        25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
        making this notification

        Date of Notification..................................



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