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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Monday 25 October, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
25 October 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received notification on 22 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 24,879,814 ordinary shares of 5p
each in TNS, representing 5.579% 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.

Affiliates and 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 19,616,101
State Street Nominees Limited 165,200
Bank of New York Nominees 6,060,500
Northern Trust 1,606,300
Chase Nominees Limited 2,863,400
Midland Bank plc 102,100
Bankers Trust 190,700
Barclays Bank 82,400
Morgan Guaranty 362,200
Nortrust Nominees 4,129,500
State Street Bank & Trust Co 866,500
Deutsche Bank AG 1,386,836
HSBC Bank plc 1,246,165
Mellon Bank N.A. 223,400
Northern Trust AVFC 152,900
Bank One London 178,000

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