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Monday 06 September, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
6 September 2004


                       SCHEDULE 11

     NOTIFICATION OF INTERESTS OF DIRECTORS AND CONNECTED 
                        PERSONS


1)  NAME OF COMPANY

     TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

2)  NAME OF DIRECTOR

    DAVID 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 an non-beneficial interest

    THE SHAREHOLDER NAMED IN 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 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 25,000 OPTIONS UNDER THE EMPLOYEE
     BENEFIT TRUST SHARE OPTION SCHEME

7)  Number of shares/amount of
    stock acquired

    25,000

8)  Percentage of issued Class

     0.006%

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

    6 SEPTEMBER 2004

14) Date company informed

    6 SEPTEMBER 2004

15) Total holding following this notification

     80,000

16) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     0.018%

     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

     SOFIA BERNSAND
     020 8967 2230


25) Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
    making this notification     IAN PORTAL,  GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY

    Date of Notification     6 SEPTEMBER 2004                          





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