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Wednesday 10 April, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Acquisition

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
10 April 2002



                 Taylor Nelson Sofres completes BMC acquisition

Taylor Nelson Sofres, a world leader in market information, has completed the
acquisition of the broadcast division of BMC News, following receipt of approval
from the Office of Fair Trading.

As announced on 1 February 2002, the activities of BMC's broadcast division will
be combined with the group's existing media intelligence activities in the UK,
creating one of the country's premier broadcast monitoring specialists. These
activities form part of TNS Media Intelligence, which operates across 20
countries.

ENDS


For further information, please contact:

Mike Kirkham, Chief Executive
+44 (0)20 8967 4022

Janis Parks, Investor Relations Manager
+44 (0)20 8967 1584

Margaret George, Citigate Dewe Rogerson
+44 (0)20 7638 9571

Email to: Janis.Parks@tnsofres.com


Note to editors

About Taylor Nelson Sofres

Through its international network in more than 50 countries, Taylor Nelson
Sofres provides market information services in over 80 countries to national and
multi-national organisations. It is ranked as the fourth largest market
information group in the world.

Further information on Taylor Nelson Sofres is available from the corporate
website: www.tnsofres.com



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