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Monday 01 December, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Placing of IPG Stake

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
01 December 2003









For immediate release                                            1 December 2003





                                 Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

                                   Placing of IPG stake





Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) has been advised that The Interpublic Group of
Companies, Inc. (IPG) has today disposed of its entire holding of 11,688,218 TNS
shares.  The shares were issued to IPG by TNS as part of the consideration, when
the acquisition of NFO WorldGroup, Inc. (NFO) was completed in July 2003.  In
order to allow the disposal of the entire holding to take place at this time,
TNS has agreed to lift the timing restriction, relating to half of these shares,
which was part of the acquisition arrangements.



The shares were purchased by Cazenove and Deutsche Bank and subsequently placed
with institutional investors.



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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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