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Monday 31 March, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Acquistion Discussions

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
31 March 2003

For release at 07.00           31 March 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres ("TNS") notes the recent press speculation and confirms
that it is in discussions with Interpublic Group in relation to the potential
acquisition of NFO WorldGroup, however there can be no assurance that any
transaction will be forthcoming.  It is anticipated that any proposed
acquisition would be funded primarily by debt and that any additional funding
would not involve TNS making a rights issue to its shareholders.  It should also
be noted that the price currently under discussion is below the $500 million
level quoted in previous press reports.  TNS reconfirms its previously stated
acquisition policy, that any acquisition should be earnings enhancing in the
first full year of ownership.

The company will be making no further comment at this stage.

For further information, please contact:

David Lowden, Finance Director                +44 (0)20 8967 4009
Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations       +44 (0)20 8967 1584
Margaret George, Citigate Dewe Rogerson       +44 (0)20 7638 9571

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