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Friday 30 April, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
30 April 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                            MIKE KIRKHAM


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 a non-beneficial interest       MIKE KIRKHAM






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





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








  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

      30 APRIL 2004                                       1 july 2007


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

      NIL                                                 1,848 ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH


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
                                                          706,221


          204 PENCE PER SHARE

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

      GRANT OF SHARE OPTIONS UNDER THE WORLDWIDE          JUDITH GEORGE, 0208 967 4655 OR 07734 044320
      EMPLOYEE SHARESAVE PLAN (WESP)





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

      IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY


Date of notification 30 APRIL 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 SOUTAR LOWDEN


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 a non-beneficial interest       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
                                                          discretionary





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








  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

      30 APRIL 2004                                       1 JULY 2009


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

      NIL                                                 5,981 ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH


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
                                                          1,130,383


          164 PENCE PER SHARE

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

                                                          JUDITH GEORGE, 0208 967 4655 OR 07734 044320

      GRANT OF SHARE OPTIONS UNDER THE WORLDWIDE
      EMPLOYEE SHARESAVE PLAN (WESP)





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

      IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY


Date of notification 30 APRIL 2004








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