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Tuesday 12 August, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
12 August 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                         STANDARD LIFE INVESTMENTS LIMITED


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

                                                       
      2. ABOVE                                         N/A

5.    Number of shares/    6.  Percentage of       7.  Number of shares/amount  8. Percentage of issued class
      amount of stock          issued class            of stock disposed
      acquired

      24,400                   0.01%                   n/A                         n/A

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

   ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH                        12/8/03                     12/8/03

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

      13,295,109                                          3%
      


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 12 AUGUST 2003


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