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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Friday 01 October, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
01 October 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received  notification on 30 September 2004 from
The Capital Group Companies, Inc., on behalf of its affiliates including Capital
International S.A., Capital International, Inc., Capital Guardian Trust Company
and Capital International Limited of a notifiable interest in the ordinary share
capital of TNS.

Together they hold a notifiable interest in 14,287,221 ordinary shares of 5p
each in TNS, representing 3.204% of the total issued share capital of TNS.

The Capital Group Companies, Inc is interested in the shares comprised in this
notification by virtue of the holdings forming part of the funds managed on
behalf of investment clients by the affiliate companies mentioned above.

Names of Registered Holders

Capital Guardian Trust Company 4,937,400

State Street Nominees Limited 229,100

Chase Nominees Limited 4,264,500

Midland Bank plc443,800

Capital International Limited 9,023,508

State Street Nominees Limited 70,500

Bank of New York Nominees 2,532,700

Northern Trust 796,700

Chase Nominees Limited 1,269,200

Midland Bank plc 46,900

Bankers Trust 81,500

Barclays Bank 35,600

Morgan Guaranty 214,600

Nortrust Nominees 2,040,608

State Street Bank & Trust Co. 408,200

Deutsche Bank AG 575,300

HSBC Bank plc 688,600

Mellon Bank N.A. 99,400

Northern Trust AVFC 66,600

Bank One London 97,100

Capital International S.A. 69,100

Citybank London 69,100

Capital International, Inc. 257,213

State Street Nominees Limited 87,000

Chase Nominees Limited 170,213

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