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Thursday 06 February, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
06 February 2003

                                  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


446,911     State Street Nominees Limited

6,039,189   Chase Nominees Limited

2,642,721   Chase Nominees Limited

4,397,372   Chase Manhattan Bank London

297,500     Mellon Nominees Limited

193,100     Bank of New York Europe

36,200      BT Globenet Nominees Limited

75,000      MSS Nominees Limited

259,900     Citibank

1,199,500   Bank of New York London

193,500     Northern Trust

58,000      Deutsche Bank

146,660     Bankers Trust

427,500     Nortrust Nominees Limited

763,500     State Street Nominees Limited

316,835     RBS Trust Bank

285,171     Morgan Stanley

3,548,379   Northern Trust

31,500      Citibank

1,624,298   State Street Bank & Trust

81,800      Mellon Bank

938,130     Bank of New York Europe

553,469     JP Morgan

4,969,516   Bank of New York, London

255,699     Chase Nominees Limited

930,297     Chase Manhattan Bank London

675,223     Bank of New York Brussels

187,700     Deutsche Bank

86,000      Citibank









5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


754,400



6. Percentage of issued class


0.19%



7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed


N/A



8. Percentage of issued class


N/A



9. Class of security


Ordinary Shares 5 Pence each



10. Date of transaction


Tuesday 4th February 2003



11. Date company informed


Wednesday 5th February 2003



12. Total holding following this notification


31,660,570



13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


8.10%



14. Any additional information


N/A



15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


Judith George, Assistant Company Secretary

Office: 020 8967 4655 or Work Mobile:  07734 044320



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


Ian Portal, Group Company Secretary





Date of notification


Thursday 6th February 2003




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