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Friday 24 January, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
24 January 2003

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.


1.   Name of company                                   Name of shareholder having a major interest



     TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc                          FIDELITY INVESTMENTS


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       STATE STREET NOMINEES, 395,111
     an individual holder if it is a holding of
     that person's spouse or children under the        CHASE NOMINEES 5,381,089
     age of 18
                                                       CHASE NOMINEES 2,642,721

                                                       CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON 4,397,372
     2. ABOVE
                                                       MELLON NOMINEES 297,500

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE 193,100

                                                       BT GLOBENET NOMINEES 36,200

                                                       MSS NOMINEES 75,000

                                                       CITIBANK 259,900

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK LONDON 1,199,500

                                                       NORTHERN TRUST 193,500

                                                       DEUTSCHE BANK 58,000

                                                       BANKERS TRUST 146,660

                                                       NORRTRUST NOMINEES LTD 427,500

                                                       STATE STREET NOMINEES 763,500

                                                       RBS TRUST BANK 316,835

                                                       MORGAN STANLEY 285,171

                                                       NORTHERN TRUST 3,548,379

                                                       CITIBANK 31,500

                                                       STATE STREET BANK & TRUST 1,624,298

                                                       MELLON TRUST 83,900

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE 938,130

                                                       JP MORGAN 553,469

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK, LONDON 4,969,516

                                                       CHASE NOMINEES 255,699

                                                       CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON 883,697

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK BRUSSELS 675,223

                                                       DEUTCHE BANK 187,700

                                                       CITIBANK 86,000


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



     N/A                                                                          0.32%
                              n/a                      1,250,250


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



                                                        24/1/03                     24/1/03

   ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH




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



                                                         7.9%
     30,906,170

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





     N/A                                               JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

                                                       020 897 4655 OR 07734 044320






16.  Name and signature of authorised company official

     Responsible for making this notification





     IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY, 020 8967 2196 OR 07736613847


Date of notification 24 JANUARY 2003






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