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Thursday 10 July, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Issuance of shares

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
10 July 2003


For release at 07.00                                                10 July 2003


                            Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
                               Issuance of shares


Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) announces that, further to the proposed
acquisition of NFO WorldGroup, Inc. (NFO) from The Interpublic Group of
Companies, Inc. (Interpublic), it has today issued 11,688,218 ordinary shares to
Interpublic, pursuant to the Acquisition Agreement as set out in the circular to
shareholders dated 17 June 2003.


Application has been made to the UKLA for these shares to be admitted to the
Official List and to the London Stock Exchange for these shares to be admitted
to trading.  Dealings in the new shares are expected to commence today, 10 July
2003 at 8am.


The acquisition of NFO by TNS is expected to complete before close of business
in New York today.


For further information, please contact:

Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations                     +44 (0)20 8967 1584

Margaret George, Citigate Dewe Rogerson                     +44 (0)20 7638 9571


Email to: janis.parks@tns-global.com


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About TNS

TNS is one of the world's leading market information groups, providing market
measurement, analysis and insight in more than 110 countries.  Working with
national and multi-national organisations, the group helps its clients to
develop effective business strategies and enhance relationships with their
customers.  On 14 May 2003, it announced the proposed acquisition of NFO
WorldGroup, Inc.  Further information on TNS and the proposed acquisition can be
found on www.tns-global.com.


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