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Friday 05 December, 2003

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director's Share Sale

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
05 December 2003


For immediate release                                            5 December 2003




                            Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
                             Director's share sale


Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) has been advised that the Chairman, Tony Cowling,
yesterday sold 400,000 ordinary shares of 5p each in the company, for 217.5p per
share.  These shares come from beneficial and non-beneficial holdings and
represent 0.09 per cent of the company's issued share capital.

This disposal forms part of Mr Cowling's ongoing phased programme of share
sales, aimed at decreasing over time his holding in the company.

His combined remaining beneficial and non-beneficial holding in the company is
2,255,950 shares, representing 0.51 per cent of the company's issued share
capital.




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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