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Monday 16 December, 2002

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
16 December 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


275,400     State Street Nominees Limited

3,489,000  Chase Nominees Limited

2,387,821  Chase Nominees Limited

3,552,957  Chase Manhattan Bank London

273,900    Mellon Nominees Limited

193,100    Bank of New York Europe

36,200     BT Globenet Nominees Limited

75,000     MSS Nominees Limited

578,300    Bankers Trust

232,200    Citibank

449,600    HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) Limited

785,100    Bank of New York London

162,200    Northern Trust

47,300     Deutsche Bank

146,660    Bankers Trust

427,500    Nortrust Nominees Limited

763,500    State Street Nominees Limited

513,285    RBS Trust Bank

271,071    Morgan Stanley

3,366,879  Northern Trust

31,500     Citibank

1,113,126  State Street Bank & Trust

83,900     Mellon Bank

938,130    Bank of New York Europe

553,469    JP Morgan

4,977,616  Bank of New York, London

255,699    Chase Nominees Limited

883,697    Chase Manhattan Bank London

675,223    Bank of New York Brussels

147,500    Deutsche Bank

60,200     Citibank



5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


2,154,557



6. Percentage of issued class


0.55%



7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed


Not applicable



8. Percentage of issued class


Not applicable



9. Class of security


Ordinary shares of 5 pence each



10. Date of transaction


13th December 2002






11. Date company informed


13th December 2002



12. Total holding following this notification


27,747,033



13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


7%



14. Any additional information


None



15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


Judith George 020 8967 4655



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


Ian Portal, Group Company Secretary



Date of notification


16th December 2002




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