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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Tuesday 19 October, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
19 October 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received notification on 18 October 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 19,885,611 ordinary shares of 5p
each in TNS, representing 4.458% 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 International S.A, 69,100
Citibank London 69,100

Capital International, Inc., 257,213
State Street Nominees Limited 87,000
Chase Nominees Limited 170,213

Capital Guardian Trust Company 4,937,400
State Street Nominees Limited 229,100
Chase Nominees Limited 4,264,500
Midland Bank plc 443,800

Capital International Limited 14,621,898
State Street Nominees Limited 120,800
Bank of New York Nominees 4,381,900
Northern Trust 1,229,300
Chase Nominees Limited 2,102,600
Midland Bank plc 76,800
Bankers Trust 141,000
Barclays Bank 61,200
Morgan Guaranty 294,900
Nortrust Nominees 3,140,962
State Street Bank & Trust Co 657,600
Deutsche Bank AG 1,008,936
HSBC Bank plc 985,500
Mellon Bank N.A. 167,400
Northern Trust AVFC 113,800
Bank One London 139,200

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