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Wednesday 02 July, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
02 July 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                          LEGAL & GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT


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
     an individual holder if it is a holding of
     that person's spouse or children under the        
     age of 18                                         HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE
                                                       (UK) LTD A/C 914945             159,120
                                                                                 
     2. ABOVE                                          HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE
                                                       (UK) LTD A/C 775245           1,926,478
                                                                              
                                                       HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE
                                                       (UK) LTD A/C 357206           9,705,712
                                                                              
                                                       HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE
                                                       (UK) LTD A/C 866203             536,300
                                                                                  
                                                       HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE
                                                       (UK) LTD A/C 916681              20,300
                                                                                    
                                                       HSBC GLOBAL CUSTODY NOMINEE
                                                       (UK) LTD A/C 360509             466,260
                                                                                  

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                      N/A                      130,746                    0.030%
                                                    

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

   ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH                        02/07/03                    02/07/03



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

     12,814,170                                          2.975%


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
                                                       SOFIA BERNSAND, COMPANY SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT
                                                       0208 967 2230


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

     IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY


Date of notification 2 JULY 2003



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