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Tuesday 11 June, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

AGM Statement

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
11 June 2002

                   Extract from the Chairman's AGM statement

At today's annual general meeting, Tony Cowling, Chairman of Taylor Nelson
Sofres said:

"At our results announcement in March, we said that we anticipated that the
global market information industry would grow by up to five per cent in 2002,
depending on the timing and speed of economic recovery. With the ongoing
economic uncertainty, clients have taken a cautious view with regard to market
information spend during the first half, but activity is now picking up and we
still expect market growth of three to five per cent for the year as a whole.

"Our order book position at the end of April was ahead of last year and the
acquisitions that we have brought into the group this year have been performing
in line with expectations. These factors indicate that, after slower growth in
the first half, we can expect a stronger performance in the second half of 2002.

"It has always been our aim to grow ahead of the market and, with the
fundamentals of our business remaining unchanged, this continues to be our
longer term expectation. However, new business wins have not yet compensated
fully for the loss of the BARB and NetValue contracts and we expect that our
underlying growth in 2002 will be more in line with the market, contributing to
a satisfactory performance overall.

"We will report in more detail when, in line with current market practice, we
issue a trading update on 1 July, ahead of our interim results announcement on 9
September 2002."

For further information, please contact:

Mike Kirkham, Chief Executive

+44 (0)20 8967 4022

David Lowden, Finance Director

+44 (0)20 8967 4009

Margaret George, Citigate Dewe Rogerson

+44 (0)20 7638 9571

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About Taylor Nelson Sofres

Through its international network of 230 offices 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:

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