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Friday 02 July, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
02 July 2004

                                  SCHEDULE 11

          NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED PERSONS



1. Name of company


TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc



2. Name of director


MICHAEL ANTHONY KIRKHAM



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 or in respect of a non-beneficial
interest


2. ABOVE



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


MICHAEL ANTHONY KIRKHAM



5. Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected with the
director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)


N/A



6. Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions please
indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non discretionary


Exercise of 3,700 options under the Savings Related Share Option Scheme:

May 1999 grant



7. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


3,700



8. Percentage of issued class

0.0008%




9. Number of shares/amount of stock disposed


N/A



10. Percentage of issued class


N/A



11. Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES 5 PENCE EACH






12. Price per share


N/A



13. Date of transaction


2 JULY 2004




14. Date company informed


2 JULY 2004



15. Total holding following this notification


               346,536



16. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

0.0778%






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 option






20. Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number






21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be
fixed at time of exercise






22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following this
notification






23. Any additional information






24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

020 8967 4655                        07734 044320





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

IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY






Date of Notification


2 JULY 2004



The FSA does not give any express or implied warranty as to the accuracy of this
document or material and does not accept any liability for error or omission.
The FSA is not liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages
for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise
from the use of or inability to use this document, or any material contained in
it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this document or
any such material.



                                  SCHEDULE 11

          NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED PERSONS



1. Name of company


TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc



2. Name of director


DAVID SOUTAR LOWDEN



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 or in respect of a non-beneficial
interest


2. ABOVE



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


DAVID SOUTAR LOWDEN



5. Please state whether notification relates to a person(s) connected with the
director named in 2 above and identify the connected person(s)


N/A



6. Please state the nature of the transaction. For PEP transactions please
indicate whether general/single co PEP and if discretionary/non discretionary


Exercise of 5,000 options under the Savings Related Share Option Scheme:

May 1999 grant



7. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


5,000



8. Percentage of issued class

0.0008%




9. Number of shares/amount of stock disposed


N/A



10. Percentage of issued class


N/A



11. Class of security

ORDINARY SHARES 5 PENCE EACH






12. Price per share


N/A



13. Date of transaction


2 JULY 2004




14. Date company informed


2 JULY 2004



15. Total holding following this notification



55,000





16. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification
0.0124%





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 option






20. Description of shares or debentures involved: class, number






21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be
fixed at time of exercise






22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following this
notification






23. Any additional information






24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

020 8967 4655                        07734 044320





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

IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY






Date of Notification


2 JULY 2004



The FSA does not give any express or implied warranty as to the accuracy of this
document or material and does not accept any liability for error or omission.
The FSA is not liable for any damages (including, without limitation, damages
for loss of business or loss of profits) arising in contract, tort or otherwise
from the use of or inability to use this document, or any material contained in
it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this document or
any such material.








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