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Tuesday 13 August, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres


Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
13 August 2002

                           Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

                  Rob Rowley appointed non-executive director

The board of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, a world leader in market information,
announces the appointment of Rob Rowley as a non-executive director, with effect
from 1 September 2002.

Rob Rowley was Finance Director of Reuters Group PLC from 1990 to 2000, when he
became Chief Executive of Reuterspace.  He left Reuters in 2001, having spent 22
years with the company.  He is currently a non-executive director of Prudential
plc and Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Commenting on the appointment, Tony Cowling, Chairman of Taylor Nelson Sofres,
said: "We are delighted to welcome Rob to the board as an additional
non-executive director.  He brings with him significant business and finance
experience, together with a broad understanding of the information industry, all
of which are highly relevant to our operations."


For further information, please contact:

Tony Cowling, Chairman
+44 (0)1372 825 900

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

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


Note to editors

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:

About Rob Rowley

Age 53, Rob Rowley joined Reuters in 1979, having attained a BSc (Hons) in
Economics and Commerce from Southampton University, an MBA from Cranfield
University and an ACMA qualification.  Following his appointment as Finance
Director of Reuters Group PLC in 1990, he took responsibility for the global
finance function, legal, compliance, company secretarial, property and pensions.
  He was closely involved in the strategic development of the company and in its
investor relations activity and has extensive experience in capital
restructuring and acquisitions.  He is currently a non-executive director of
Prudential plc and Chairman of its Audit Committee.

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