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Tuesday 27 April, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
27 April 2004

                                  SCHEDULE 11


All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.
1.    Name of company                                2.   Name of director

      TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc                            DAVID SOUTAR LOWDEN

3.    Please state whether notification indicates         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

      DAVID SOUTAR LOWDEN                                 DAVID SOUTAR LOWDEN

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

      2. ABOVE                                            EXERCISE OF 100,000 SHARE OPTIONS GRANTED IN MAY
                                                          1999 UNDER THE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT TRUST LONG TERM
                                                          INCENTIVE PLAN AND SUBSEQUENT SALE OF SHARES

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

      100,000                   0.022%                    100,000                    0.022%

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

      5 PENCE EACH              195 pence                  27 APRIL 2004              27 APRIL 2004

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

      50,000 shares          BENEFICIAL                    0.011%

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

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

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
      of exercise

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

                                                          JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY
                                                          020 8967 4655 OR 07734 044320; OR

                                                          SOFIA BERNSAND, SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT 020 8967 2230

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


Date of notification                 27 APRIL 2004

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