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Wednesday 31 March, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
31 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                         DAVID LOWDEN

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



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

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



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




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




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

       31 March 2004                                    31 March 2009

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

       NIL                                              180,000 ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH

21.    Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant)  22.  Total number of shares or debentures over which
       or indication that price is to be fixed at       options held following this notification
       time of exercise     
                                                        
       NIL                                              1,224,402

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

       GRANT OF OPTIONS UNDER THE TAYLOR NELSON         JUDITH GEORGE, TEL:  020 8967 4655 OR 07734
       SOFRES plc EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST LONG TERM      044320
       INCENTIVE PLAN

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

       IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY


Date of notification 31 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                         ANDY BOLAND

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



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

       ANDY BOLAND

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



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



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



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

       31 March 2004                                    31 March 2007

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

       NIL                                              200,000 ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH

21.    Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant)  22.  Total number of shares or debentures over which
       or indication that price is to be fixed at       options held following this notification
       time of exercise
                                                        200,000
       199.5 PENCE PER SHARE

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



       GRANT OF OPTIONS UNDER THE TAYLOR NELSON         JUDITH GEORGE, TEL:  020 8967 4655 OR 07734
       SOFRES 2001 EXECUTIVE SHARE OPTION PLAN          044320



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

       IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY


Date of notification 31 March 2004








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