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Friday 15 October, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
15 October 2004

                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES



All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.

1.   Name of company                               2.  Name of shareholder having a major interest



     TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES plc                          FMR CORP. AND ITS DIRECT AND INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES &
                                                       FIDELITY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (FIL) AND ITS DIRECT AND
                                                       INDIRECT SUBSIDIARIES

3.   Please state whether notification indicates   4.  Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one
     that it is in respect of holding of the           holder, the number of shares held by each of them
     shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of
     a non-beneficial interest or in the case of       BANK OF NEW YORK BRUSSELS 379,800
     an individual holder if it is a holding of
     that person's spouse or children under the        BANK OF NEW YORK LONDON  8,404,331
     age of 18
                                                       BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN  428,300

                                                       CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON  2,474,255
     2. NON-BENEFICIAL INTEREST
                                                       CITIBANK  179,600

                                                       DEUTSCHE BANK  255,860

                                                       HSBC CLIENT HOLDINGS NOMINEE (UK)

                                                       LIMITED  468,720

                                                       JP MORGAN  1,372,749

                                                       MELLON BANK  302,300

                                                       MORGAN STANLEY  565,071

                                                       NORTHERN TRUST  4,279,040

                                                       NORTRUST NOMINEES LTD  1,098,915

                                                       STATE STREET BANK & TRUST  317,378

                                                       STATE STREET NOMINEES LTD 1,288,300

                                                       CHASE MANHATTAN BANK LONDON  7,421,272

                                                       CHASE NOMINEES LTD  2,198,396

                                                       JP MORGAN  841,821

                                                       CHASE NOMINEES LIMITED  8,652,754

                                                       HSBC  1,790,333

                                                       JP MORGAN CHASE  1,407,080

                                                       STATE STREET BANK & TRUST  24,400

                                                       CHASE NOMINEES LTD  22,500

                                                       MELLON BANK  29,100

                                                       STATE STREET NOMINEES LTD  28,900

                                                       BANK OF NEW YORK LONDON  750,400

                                                       CITYBANK  325,600

                                                       DEUTSCHE BANK  50,200

                                                       HSBC  183,100

                                                       MELLON NOMINEES LTD 527.200

5.   Number of shares/    6.  Percentage of issued 7.  Number of shares/amount 8. Percentage of issued class
     amount of stock          class                    of stock disposed
     acquired


                              N/A
     N/A
                                                       6,751,912
                                                                                  1.514%



9. Class of security                             10.    Date of transaction   11.   Date company informed



                                                        NOT SUPPLIED                14/10/04

   ORDINARY SHARES, 5 PENCE EACH




12.  Total holding following this notification     13.   Total percentage holding of issued class following
                                                         this notification



                                                         10.329%
     46,067,675

14.  Any additional information                    15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries





     N/A                                               JUDITH GEORGE, ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

                                                       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 15 OCTOBER 2004






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