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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Tuesday 29 October, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
29 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

    775,000

8)   (0.20%)
    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

    145p

13) Date of transaction

    25 OCTOBER 2002

14) Date company informed

    29 OCTOBER 2002

15) Total holding following this notification

    7,921,811

16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

    2.03%

     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 29 OCTOBER 2002, THE TRUSTEES FOR THE TNS PLC EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST LONG
    TERM INCENTIVE PLAN INFORMED THE COMPANY THAT A TOTAL OF 775,000 SHARES WERE
    PURCHASED ON THE TRANSACTION DATE 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: 020 8967 4655

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

    IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY: TEL 020 8967 2196

    Date of Notification   29 OCTOBER 2002                           


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