Financial Express (Holdings) Limited (“we”, “our”, “us” and derivatives) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy, together with our Terms of Use, sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us relating to your use of any of the below websites (“sites”).

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For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Trustnet Limited of 2nd Floor, Golden House, 30 Great Pulteney Street, London, W1F 9NN. Our nominated representative for the purpose of this Act is Kirsty Witter.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?

We collect information about you when you register with us or use any of our websites / services. Part of the registration process may include entering personal details & details of your investments.

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your operating system, browser version, domain name and IP address and details of the website that you came from, in order to improve this site.

You confirm that all information you supply is accurate.

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In order to provide personalised services to and analyse site traffic, we may use a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the sites to operate and may be used to deliver you different content, depending on the type of investor you are.

You can block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or part of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our sites.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION

We store and use information you provide as follows:

  • to present content effectively;
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We may also send you emails to provide information and keep you up to date with developments on our sites. It is our policy to have instructions on how to unsubscribe so that you will not receive any future e-mails. You can change your e-mail address at any time.

In order to provide support on the usage of our tools, our support team need access to all information provided in relation to the tool.

We will not disclose your name, email address or postal address or any data that could identify you to any third party without first receiving your permission.

However, you agree that we may disclose to any regulatory authority to which we are subject and to any investment exchange on which we may deal or to its related clearing house (or to investigators, inspectors or agents appointed by them), or to any person empowered to require such information by or under any legal enactment, any information they may request or require relating to you, or if relevant, any of your clients.

You agree that we may pass on information obtained under Money Laundering legislation as we consider necessary to comply with reporting requirements under such legislation.

ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND CORRECTION

We want to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that is inaccurate.

You have the right under data protection legislation to access information held about you. If you wish to receive a copy of any personal information we hold, please write to us at 3rd Floor, Hollywood House, Church Street East, Woking, GU21 6HJ. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.

WHERE WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL DATA

The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff may be engaged in, amongst other things, the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary, including the use of encryption, to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. You will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless we have been negligent or in wilful default.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.

OTHER WEBSITES

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CONTACT

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Friday 11 July, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Completion of NFO Acqn-Amend

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
11 July 2003



The following amendment has been made to RNS 4345N released today at 07:00.
Paragraph three should refer to TNS' 2003 full year results and not TNS' 2002
full year results.


For release at 07.00                                      11 July 2003



TNS completes acquisition of NFO



Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS), a world leader in market information, announces
that it has completed the acquisition of NFO WorldGroup, Inc. (NFO), from The
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (Interpublic).



The acquisition, which was announced on 14 May 2003, consolidates TNS' position
as one of the top three global companies in its industry.



Of the $425m consideration, approximately $400m was paid in cash on completion
and $25m was satisfied by the issue of 11,688,218 new TNS shares to Interpublic
(at the closing price for TNS shares on 13 May 2003 of 133p per share and the
exchange rate on that date of £1:$1.6085).  These shares are subject to a
lock-up arrangement, from which 50 per cent will be released on 1 December 2003
and the remainder will be released following the announcement of TNS' 2003 full
year results, expected to be in March 2004.  A further $10m may be payable in
cash after July 2004, contingent upon the TNS share price at that time.



Mike Kirkham, Chief Executive of TNS, commented, "We are delighted to have
completed the acquisition of NFO, a high quality company with a strong
management team.  This is an important strategic step for TNS.  The acquisition
brings to the group for the first time one of the leading US access panels and
reinforces our existing network in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.  It
also increases our competitive advantage by adding depth to sector expertise and
expanding our global key account activities.



"Our integration planning is well advanced and we can now begin to realise the
benefits of the merger, in order to deliver an improved offering to our clients
and to achieve the anticipated cost and revenue synergies."



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



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



Note to editors

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 acquisition can be found on
www.tns-global.com.




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