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Thursday 08 January, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Board Appointment

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
08 January 2004

For immediate release                                       8 January 2004

                         Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
                    TNS appoints new Finance Director

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS), a world leader in market information, announces
that Andy Boland will be joining the board as Finance Director on 12 January

Andy Boland, aged 34, has eight years' experience in the media sector, having
worked in a range of senior finance positions at both WPP and Cordiant, where he
was appointed Group Finance Director following its restructuring in January

Previous TNS Finance Director, David Lowden, was appointed to the
newly-established board position of Chief Operating Officer in October 2003,
subsequent to the group's merger with NFO.

Commenting on the appointment, Tony Cowling, Chairman of TNS, said, "We are
delighted to welcome Andy to the board.  He combines extensive and highly
relevant experience in the financial and treasury management of international
media companies with hands-on involvement in both M&A activity and investor
relations.  This appointment successfully completes the reorganisation of board
responsibilities to bring an appropriate level of management to the enlarged

There are no disclosures required to be made, pursuant to 6.F.2 (b) to (g) of
the Listing Rules.


For further information, please contact:

Mike Kirkham, Chief Executive                         +44 (0)20 8967 4022
Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations               +44 (0)20 8967 1584
Margaret George, Citigate Dewe Rogerson               +44 (0)20 7638 9571

Note to editors

About Andy Boland

After graduating with a first class honours degree in physics and economics from
Keele University, Andy Boland qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1995 with
Saffery Champness.  He held treasury and corporate finance positions with
communications services group, WPP Group plc from 1996 to 1998, when he joined
Cordiant Communications Group plc as Corporate Finance Manager.  He rose to the
position of Deputy Group Finance Director in July 2001 and became CFO Bates
Group in August 2002.  Following the restructuring at Cordiant in January 2003,
Andy was appointed Group Finance Director and assisted in managing the group
through to its sale to WPP, leaving in October 2003.

High resolution images of Andy Boland are available for the media to view and
download (free of charge) from

About TNS

TNS is one of the world's leading market information groups.  We provide market
measurement, analysis and insight through our global network of operating
companies in 70 countries.  Working with national and multi-national
organisations, we help our clients to develop effective business strategies and
enhance relationships with their customers.  In July 2003, the group completed
the acquisition of NFO WorldGroup, Inc.  Further information on TNS can be found

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