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Tuesday 06 August, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres


Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
06 August 2002

          Taylor Nelson Sofres expands its global network into Sweden

Taylor Nelson Sofres, a world leader in market information, has acquired Svenska
Gallup AB ("Svenska Gallup"), a high profile market information business in

Svenska Gallup provides customised market information across all industry
sectors, as well as opinion and social research and employee related studies.
Its clients include some of Sweden's leading organisations and it provides
opinion research for national media.

Founded in 1941, Svenska Gallup operates in two locations in Sweden and employs
14 staff.  Its unaudited turnover for the year ended 30 June 2002 was SEK 28.5
million(£1.9 million) and net assets as at that date were SEK 1.3 million (£0.1
million).  The current head of market information operations will join the TNS

Commenting on the acquisition, Mike Kirkham, Chief Executive of Taylor Nelson
Sofres, said "Sweden was one of the few remaining gaps in our global network,
which now spans 53 countries. We are already the leading market information
company in Norway, Denmark and Finland.  With many of the regional buying
decisions made in Sweden, we are now ideally positioned to provide pan-Nordic
solutions to our clients.  The ability to provide regional information is one of
the key benefits we derive from having one of the strongest, if not the
strongest, global networks in the industry."

For further information, please contact:

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

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

Charles Vivian, Citigate Dewe Rogerson
+44 (0)20 7282 2808


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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 100 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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