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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Monday 22 March, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
22 March 2004

                                  SCHEDULE 11

          NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED PERSONS
AVS NO



All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.

1.    Name of company                                2.   Name of director

      TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc                            TRUSTEES FOR TNS:MOURANT & CO TRUSTEES LIMITED


3.    Please state whether notification indicates    4.   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than
      that it is in respect of holding of the             one holder, the number of shares held by each of
      shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of       them (if notified)
      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 or in respect of an non-beneficial interest      MOURANT & CO TRUSTEES LIMITED






5.    Please state whether notification relates to a 6.   Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP
      person(s) connected with the director named in      transactions please indicate whether general/single
      2 above and identify the connected person(s)        co PEP and if discretionary/non discretionary /non
                                                          discretionary


      SEE 2. ABOVE
                                                          PURCHASE OF SHARES BY TRUSTEES ON BEHALF OF TNS

7.    Number of shares/    8.   Percentage of issued 9.   Number of shares/      10. Percentage of issued
      amount of stock           class                     amount of stock            class
      acquired                                            disposed

      2,000,000                                           N/A
                                0.45%                                                N/A







  11. Class of security    12.  Price per share      13.   Date of transaction   14.  Date company informed



      ORDINARY SHARES:  5       204.8798p                  18 March 2004              19 March 2004
      pence each

15.   Total holding following this notification      16.   Total percentage holding of issued class following
                                                           this notification


      7,428,173
                                                           1.67%



If a director  has been granted options by the company please complete the following boxes.
17.   Date of grant                                  18.  Period during which or date on which exercisable

      N/A                                                 N/A


19.   Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the    20.  Description of shares or debentures involved: class,
      option                                              number

      N/A                                                 N/A


21.   Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or  22.  Total number of shares or debentures over which
      indication that price is to be fixed at time        options held following this notification   N/A
      of exercise     N/A


23.   Any additional information                     24.  Name of contact and telephone number for queries



      On 19 March 2004, Trustees for the TNS              JUDITH GEORGE, TEL:  020 8967 4655
      Employee Benefit Trust Long Term Incentive
      Plan informed the company that a total of
      2,000,000 shares were purchased on the
      transaction date mentioned above.  The
      following directors are members of the
      aforementioned Long Term Incentive Plan -



      ANTONY BRIAN COWLING

      DAVID SOUTAR LOWDEN



25.   Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making this notification

      IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY


Date of notification 22 March 2004






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