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Friday 04 April, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
04 April 2003

                                  SCHEDULE 11

          NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED PERSONS




All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.
1.    Name of company                                2.   Name of director

      TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc                            ANTONY BRIAN COWLING




3.    Please state whether notification indicates    4.   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than
      that it is in respect of holding of the             one holder, the number of shares held by each of
      shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of       them (if notified)
      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      ANTONY BRIAN COWLING



      2. ABOVE


5.    Please state whether notification relates to a 6.   Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP
      person(s) connected with the director named in      transactions please indicate whether general/single
      2 above and identify the connected person(s)        co PEP and if discretionary/non discretionary /non
                                                          discretionary


      2. ABOVE
                                                          EXERCISE OF 181,818 SHARE OPTIONS GRANTED IN 1998
                                                          UNDER THE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST LONG TERM INCENTIVE
                                                          PLAN & SUBSEQUENT SALE OF SHARES



7.    Number of shares/    8.   Percentage of issued 9.   Number of shares/      10. Percentage of issued
      amount of stock           class                     amount of stock            class
      acquired                                            disposed


                                0.05%                                                0.05%
      181,818                                             181,818


  11. Class of security    12.  Price per share      13.   Date of transaction   14.  Date company informed

      ORDINARY SHARES,

      5 PENCE EACH              101 pence                  4 APRIL 2003               4 APRIL 2003


15.   Total holding following this notification      16.   Total percentage holding of issued class following
                                                           this notification


      2,815,820 BENEFICIAL
                                                           0.90%
      690,130 NON-BENEFICIAL


If a director  has been granted options by the company please complete the following boxes.
17.   Date of grant                                  18.  Period during which or date on which exercisable




19.   Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the    20.  Description of shares or debentures involved: class,
      option                                              number




21.   Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or  22.  Total number of shares or debentures over which
      indication that price is to be fixed at time        options held following this notification
      of exercise


23.   Any additional information                     24.  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

                                                          JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

                                                          020 8967 4655 OR 07734 044320



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





      IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY 020 8967 2196 0R 077366 13847


Date of notification                 4 APRIL 2003




                                  SCHEDULE 11

          NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED PERSONS
AVS NO                703393



All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.
1.    Name of company                                2.   Name of director

      TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc                            MICHAEL ANTHONY KIRKHAM




3.    Please state whether notification indicates    4.   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than
      that it is in respect of holding of the             one holder, the number of shares held by each of
      shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of       them (if notified)
      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      MICHAEL ANTHONY KIRKHAM



      2. ABOVE


5.    Please state whether notification relates to a 6.   Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP
      person(s) connected with the director named in      transactions please indicate whether general/single
      2 above and identify the connected person(s)        co PEP and if discretionary/non discretionary /non
                                                          discretionary


      2. ABOVE
                                                          EXERCISE OF 181,818 SHARE OPTIONS GRANTED IN 1998
                                                          UNDER THE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST LONG TERM INCENTIVE
                                                          PLAN & SUBSEQUENT SALE OF SHARES



7.    Number of shares/    8.   Percentage of issued 9.   Number of shares/      10. Percentage of issued
      amount of stock           class                     amount of stock            class
      acquired                                            disposed


                                0.05%                                                0.05%
      181,818                                             181,818


  11. Class of security    12.  Price per share      13.   Date of transaction   14.  Date company informed

      ORDINARY SHARES,

      5 PENCE EACH              101 pence                  4 APRIL 2003               4 APRIL 2003


15.   Total holding following this notification      16.   Total percentage holding of issued class following
                                                           this notification


      194,654  BENEFICIAL
                                                           0.05%

If a director  has been granted options by the company please complete the following boxes.
17.   Date of grant                                  18.  Period during which or date on which exercisable




19.   Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the    20.  Description of shares or debentures involved: class,
      option                                              number




21.   Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or  22.  Total number of shares or debentures over which
      indication that price is to be fixed at time        options held following this notification
      of exercise


23.   Any additional information                     24.  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

                                                          JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

                                                          020 8967 4655 OR 07734 044320



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





      IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY 020 8967 2196 0R 077366 13847


Date of notification                 4 APRIL 2003






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