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Wednesday 27 March, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
27 March 2002

                                  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
As Above


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

State Street Nominees Limited               266,000

Chase Nominees Limited                    3,489,000

Lloyds Bank Nominees Limited                335,400

Bank of New York - Europe                    50,800

State Street Nominees Limited                26,100

National Cities                              64,700

Nortrust Nominees                            34,900

Chase Nominees Limited                    2,220,821

Chase Manhattan Bank London                  13,200

Mellon Nominees Limited                     162,700

Bank of New York Europe                     321,300

BT Globenet Nominees Limited                 59,900

MSS Nominees Limited                        139,500

Bankers Trust                               568,200

Citibank                                    155,100

Chase Nominees Limited                      196,700

HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) Limited   371,400

Bankers Trust                               774,080

Nortrust Nominees Limited                 1,508,630

State Street Nominees Limited               381,090

RBS Trust Bank                            1,537,887

Morgan Stanley                              492,571

Northern Trust                            2,351,140

Citibank                                     73,700

State Street Bank & Trust                   753,720

Mellon Bank                                 279,260

KAS Associate                                88,400

Bank of New York Europe                     721,130

RBS-Edinburg                                108,200

JP Morgan                                   199,920

Bank of New York, London                  1,465,554

Chase Nominees Limited                      605,399

Chase Manhattan Bank London                 386,268

Deutsche Bank                                78,300

National Australia Bank                       8,000


5) Number of shares/amount of stock acquired
Not Known


6) Percentage of issued class
Not Applicable


7) Number of shares/amount of stock disposed
Not Known


8) Percentage of issued class
Not Applicable


9) Class of security
Ordinary shares of 5 pence each


10) Date of transaction
25th March 2002


11) Date company informed
26th March 2002


12) Total holding following this notification
20,288,970



13) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
5.21%


14) Any additional information
None


15) Name of contact and telephone number for queries
Judith George - 020 8967 4108


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

Date of notification 27th March 2002





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