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Tuesday 03 September, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
03 September 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


266,000         State Street Nominees Limited

3,489,000      Chase Nominees Limited

2,220,821      Chase Nominees Limited

179,400         Mellon Nominees Limited

238,200         Bank of New York Europe

37,200           BT Globenet Nominees Limited

90,300           MSS Nominees Limited

76,610           Bankers Trust

154,800         Citibank

 9,500            HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) Limited

508,510         Bankers Trust

785,530         Nortrust Nominees Limited

633,800         State Street Nominees Limited

1,241,072      RBS Trust Bank

317,171         Morgan Stanley

2,110,340      Northern Trust

31,500           Citibank

1,132,699      State Street Bank & Trust

363,160         Mellon Bank

665,730         Bank of New York Europe

108,200         RBS-EDINBURG

635,969         JP Morgan

3,238,847      Bank of New York, London

152,696         Chase Nominees Limited

463,458         Chase Manhattan Bank London

363,223         Bank of New York Brussels





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


28th August 2002






11. Date company informed


30th August 2002



12. Total holding following this notification


19,516,736



13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


4.99%



14. Any additional information


None



15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


Judith George - 020 967 4655



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


Judith George, Assistant Company Secretary



Date of notification


2nd September 2002




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