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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Monday 21 October, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
21 October 2002


                       DEALINGS BY DIRECTORS


1)  NAME OF COMPANY

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)  NAME OF DIRECTOR

TRUSTEES FOR TNS PLC: MOURANT & CO TRUSTEES LIMITED

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 or in respect of an non-beneficial interest



4)  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
    number of shares held by each of them. (If notified)

MOURANT & CO TRUSTEES LIMITED

5)  Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected
    with the Director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)

SEE 2. ABOVE

6)  Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions
    please indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non
    discretionary

PURCHASE OF SHARES BY TRUSTEES ON BEHALF OF TNS PLC

7)  Number of shares/amount of
    stock acquired

500,000
250,000

8)   (0.19%)
    of issued Class



9)  Number of shares/amount
    of stock disposed

N/A

10)  ( N/A %)
    of issued Class



11) Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES: 5 PENCE EACH

12) Price per share

PRICES PAID
500,000: 143P
250,000: 157P

13) Date of transaction

500,000: 18 OCTOBER 2002
250,000: 21 OCTOBER 2002

14) Date company informed

21 OCTOBER 2002

15) Total holding following this notification

7,146,811

16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

1.83%

     IF A DIRECTOR HAS BEEN GRANTED OPTIONS BY THE COMPANY PLEASE
                    COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING BOXES

17) Date of grant

N/A

18) Period during which or date on which exercisable

N/A

19) Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option

N/A

20) Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number.

N/A

21) Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price
    is to be fixed at time of exercise

N/A

22) Total number of shares or debentures over which options held
    following this notification

N/A

23) Any additional information

ON 21 OCTOBER 2002, THE TRUSTEES FOR THE TNS PLC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST LONG
TERM INCENTIVE PLAN INFORMED THE COMPANY THAT A TOTAL OF 750,000 SHARES WERE
PURCHASED ON THE TRANSACTION DATES MENTIONED ABOVE. THE FOLLOWING DIRECTORS ARE
MEMBERS OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LONG TERM INCENTIVE PLAN-

ANTONY BRIAN COWLING
MICHAEL ANTHONY KIRKHAM
DAVID SOUTAR LOWDEN

24) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

JUDITH GEORGE, TEL: 07734 044320

25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification

IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY: TEL 07736 613847

    Date of Notification   21 OCTOBER 2002                              




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