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Wednesday 02 October, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
02 October 2002

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES




All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.
1.   Name of company                               2.  Name of shareholder having a major interest



     TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc                          LEGAL & GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT




3.   Please state whether notification indicates   4.  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one
     that it is in respect of holding of the           holder, the number of shares held by each of them
     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        HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE (UK) Ltd a/c 775245,
     age of 18                                         1,754,478 shares

                                                       HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE (UK) Ltd a/c 360509, 327,200
                                                       shares

                                                       HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE (UK) Ltd a/c 357206
     2. ABOVE                                          9,322,871 shares

                                                       HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE (UK) Ltd a/c 866203 366,200
                                                       shares

5.   Number of shares/    6.  Percentage of issued 7.  Number of shares/amount 8. Percentage of issued class
     amount of stock          class                    of stock disposed
     acquired



     192,861
                              0.049%                   N/A
                                                                                  N/A

9. Class of security                             10.    Date of transaction   11.   Date company informed





   ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH                        1 OCTOBER 2002              2 OCTOBER 2002




12.  Total holding following this notification     13.   Total percentage holding of issued class following
                                                         this notification


     11,770,749 shares
                                                         3.01%




14.  Any additional information                    15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries



     N/A                                               IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY

                                                       020 8967 2196








16.  Name and signature of authorised company official

     responsible for making this notification



     JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY




Date of notification __2 OCTOBER 2002____









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