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Monday 26 April, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
26 April 2004

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.

1.   Name of company                               2.  Name of shareholder having a major interest



     TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc                          FMR CORP. & FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED


3.   Please state whether notification indicates   4.  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one
     that it is in respect of holding of the           holder, the number of shares held by each of them
     shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of
     a non-beneficial interest or in the case of       STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED 1,325,480
     an individual holder if it is a holding of
     that person's spouse or children under the        CHASE NOMINEES 7,273,320
     age of 18
                                                       STATE STREET NOMINEES 41,500

                                                       MELLON BANK 31,200
     2. NON-BENEFICIAL INTEREST
                                                       CHASE NOMINEES LTD 22,500

                                                       CHASE NOMINEES LIMITED 4,308.571

                                                       CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON 7,472,507

                                                       MELLON NOMINEES 612,700

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE 478,660

                                                       MSS NOMINEES LTD 199,193

                                                       CITIBANK 470,052

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK LONDON 569,912

                                                       NORTHERN TRUST 271,343

                                                       DEUTSCHE BANK 50,200

                                                       BANKERS TRUST 133,300

                                                       NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD 1,167,757

                                                       STATE STREET NOMINEES LTD 1,481,417

                                                       RBS TRUST BANK 542,163

                                                       MORGAN STANLEY 589,197

                                                       NORTHERN TRUST 3,528,452

                                                       STATE STREET BANK & TRUST 1,679,817

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE 1,523,686

                                                       JP MORGAN 938,551

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK, LONDON 8,688,747

                                                       CHASE NOMINEES LTD 177,499

                                                       CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON 2,385,251

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK BRUSSELS 1,124,635

                                                       DEUTSCHE BANK 59,100

                                                       CITIBANK 75,900

                                                       HSBC CLIENT HOLDINGS NOMINEE (UK) LIMITED 578,234


5.   Number of shares/    6.  Percentage of issued 7.  Number of shares/amount 8. Percentage of issued class
     amount of stock          class                    of stock disposed
     acquired

      N/A                     N/A                      4,905,482                  1.103%



9. Class of security                             10.    Date of transaction   11.   Date company informed

                                                        22/04/04                    23/04/04

   ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH




12.  Total holding following this notification     13.   Total percentage holding of issued class following
                                                         this notification



                                                         10.75%
     47,800,844

14.  Any additional information                    15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries





     N/A                                               JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

                                                       020 897 4655 OR 07734 044320






16.  Name and signature of authorised company official

     Responsible for making this notification





     IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY


Date of notification 26 APRIL 2004






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