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Tuesday 04 May, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
4 May 2004



                           SCHEDULE 10
 
             NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   NAME OF COMPANY

     TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)   NAME OF SHAREHOLDER HAVING A MAJOR INTEREST

     FMR CORP. & FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of 
     holding of the Shareholder named in 2 above or in respect 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

     2 NON-BENEFICIAL INTEREST

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the 
     number of shares held by each of them.

     STATE STREET NOMINEES LIMITED      1,325,480
     CHASE NOMINEES                     7,273,320
     STATE STREET NOMINEES                 41,500
     MELLON BANK                           31,200
     CHASE NOMINEES LTD                    22,500
     CHASE NOMINEES LIMITED             4,629,412
     CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON        7,296,372
     MELLON NOMINEES                      672,688
     BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE              427,000
     MSS NOMINEES LTD                     183,100
     CITIBANK                             447,800
     BANK OF NEW YORK LONDON              511,700
     NORTHERN TRUST                       241,300
     DEUTSCHE BANK                         50,200
     BANKERS TRUST                        137,300
     NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD              1,137,515
     STATE STREET NOMINEES LTD          1,568,478
     RBS TRUST BANK                       518,635
     MORGAN STANLEY                       565,071
     NORTHERN TRUST                     3,558,902
     STATE STREET BANK & TRUST          1,691,455
     BANK OF NEW YORK EUROPE            1,612,910
     JP MORGAN                            919,949
     BANK OF NEW YORK, LONDON           9,285,069
     CHASE NOMINEES LTD                   208,399
     CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON        2,435,274
     BANK OF NEW YORK BRUSSELS          1,114,384
     DEUTSCHE BANK                         59,100
     CITIBANK                              75,900
     HSBC CLIENT HOLDINGS NOMINEE (UK)
     LIMITED                              578,234
     MELLON BANK                          378,400


5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired.

     1,197,703

6)   Percentage of issued Class
     0.269%

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed
     N/A

8)   Percentage of issued Class
     N/A

9)   Class of security

      ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH

10)  Date of transaction

     03/05/04

11)  Date company informed

     04/05/04

12)  Total holding following this notification

     48,998,547
               
13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

      11.02%

14)  Any additional information

      N/A

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     JUDITH GEORGE
     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 ..04 MAY 2004......................





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