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Tuesday 28 September, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
28 September 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                            MICHAEL ANTHONY 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 an non-beneficial interest      MICHAEL ANTHONY 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
      MICHAEL ANTHONY KIRKHAM


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

      28 SEPTEMBER 2004                                   28 SEPTEMBER 2007


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

      NIL                                                 100,000 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
                                                          802,521
      223.75 PENCE PER SHARE


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

      GRANT OF OPTIONS UNDER THE TAYLOR NELSON            JUDITH GEORGE, 0208 967 4655 OR 07734 044320
      SOFRES 2001 EXECUTIVE PLAN



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

      IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY 020 8967 2196 OR 077366 13847


Date of notification 28 September 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 an 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
      DAVID SOUTAR LOWDEN


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

      28 September 2004                                   28 September 2007


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

      NIL                                                 200,000 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
                                                          1,300,383
      223.75 PENCE PER SHARE


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

      GRANT OF OPTIONS UNDER THE TAYLOR NELSON            JUDITH GEORGE, 0208 967 4655 OR 07734 044320
      SOFRES 2001 EXECUTIVE PLAN


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

      IAN PORTAL, GROUP COMPANY SECRETARY 020 8967 2196 OR 077366 13847


Date of notification 28 SEPTEMBER 2004




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