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Monday 13 October, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
13 October 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                          FMR CORP. & FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL 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       STATE STREET NOMINEES, 927,320
     an individual holder if it is a holding of
     that person's spouse or children under the        CHASE NOMINEES 8,118,580
     age of 18
                                                       CHASE NOMINEES 4,583,771

                                                       CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON 8,236,372
     2. NON-BENEFICIAL INTEREST
                                                       MELLON NOMINEES 581,100

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE 537,800

                                                       MSS NOMINEES 214,800

                                                       CITIBANK 533,100

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK LONDON 652,100

                                                       NORTHERN TRUST 301,800

                                                       DEUTSCHE BANK 60,100

                                                       BANKERS TRUST 133,300

                                                       NORRTRUST NOMINEES LTD 1,353,615

                                                       STATE STREET NOMINEES 1,564,500

                                                       RBS TRUST BANK 686,635

                                                       MORGAN STANLEY 846,371

                                                       NORTHERN TRUST 4,891,928

                                                       STATE STREET BANK & TRUST 2,475,615

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE 1,439,330

                                                       JP MORGAN 990,349

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK, LONDON 9,174,666

                                                       CHASE NOMINEES 298,199

                                                       CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON 2,613,425

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK BRUSSELS 1,216,600

                                                       DEUTSCHE BANK 116,600

                                                       CITIBANK 90,000

                                                       HSBC CLIENT HOLDINGS NOMINEE (UK) 424,109


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



     5,545,869                                                                    N/A
                              1.25%                    N/A




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



                                                        10/10/03                    10/10/03

   ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH




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



                                                         11.98%
     53,062,085

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






16.  Name and signature of authorised company official

     Responsible for making this notification





     IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY


Date of notification 13 OCTOBER 2003






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