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Thursday 12 June, 2003

Office of Fair Trade

Prior Notice ofMerger-Replace

Office of Fair Trading
12 June 2003

The following replaces the 'Prior Notice of Mergers' announcement released today
at 11am under RNS number 2428M.

The proposed acquisition is by Taylor Nelson Sofres plc of NFO WorldGroup Inc.

All other details remain unchanged; the full amended text appears below:


The Office of Fair Trading received on 22 May 2003 a Merger Notice under Section
75A of the Fair Trading Act 1973 (the Act) in respect of the proposed
arrangements for:

Proposed acquisition by Taylor Nelson Sofres plc of NFO WorldGroup Inc.

The OFT now gives notice that in accordance with section 75B(3) of the Act the
period for consideration of this Notice has been extended by a further period of
15 working days. The period for considering this Notice will therefore expire on
11 July 2003.

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