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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Thursday 28 October, 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
28 October 2004

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received notification on 27 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 27,933,978 ordinary shares of 5p
each in TNS, representing 6.263% 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 22,670,265

State Street Nominees Limited 210,500

Bank of New York Nominees 6,916,800

Northern Trust 1,828,900

Chase Nominees Limited 3,534,900

Midland Bank plc 117,200

Bankers Trust 220,000

Barclays Bank 94,300

Morgan Guaranty 402,300

Nortrust Nominees 4,714,200

State Street Bank & Trust Co 990,400

Deutsche Bank AG 1,610,936

HSBC Bank plc 1,399,100

Mellon Bank N.A. 254,900

Northern Trust AVFC 175,429

Bank One London 200,400






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