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Thursday 12 May, 2005

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Board Appointment

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
12 May 2005

For immediate release                                              12 May 2005

                          Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

         Appointment of non-executive director and other board changes

The board of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS), a world leader in market
information, announces the appointment of Paul Murray as an independent
non-executive director.

Paul Murray, aged 43, was Finance Director of Carlton Communications plc from
2001 to 2004.  Prior to that he was Finance Director of LASMO plc.  He is
currently a non-executive director of Thomson SA and a partner in Tangent LLP.

Commenting on the appointment, Tony Cowling, Chairman of TNS, said, "We are
delighted to welcome Paul to the board.  During his time at Carlton and LASMO he
gained significant experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate development
and financial management.  Combined with his extensive knowledge of the media
sector, this experience will be greatly beneficial to TNS."

Board committees

At the TNS AGM held yesterday, Neil Cross, Chairman of the audit committee and
Stephan Buck, Chairman of the nomination committee, retired from the board.  The
board now announces the following committee appointments for non-executive
directors, with immediate effect:

  • Paul Murray, Chairman of the audit committee and a member of the
    remuneration committee
  • Remy Sautter, Chairman of the nomination committee
  • Alice Perkins, member of the remuneration and nomination committees.


For further information, please contact:
Tony Cowling, Chairman                                 +44 (0)1372 825 903
Mike Kirkham, Chief Executive                          +44 (0)20 8967 4022
Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations                +44 (0)20 8967 1584
Margaret George, Citigate Dewe Rogerson                +44 (0)20 7638 9571

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About TNS

TNS is a market information group.  We are the world's largest custom research
company and a leading provider of social and political polling.  We are also a
major supplier of consumer panel, TV audience measurement and media intelligence

TNS operates a global network spanning 70 countries and employs over 13,000
people. We provide market information and measurement, together with insights
and analysis, to local and multinational organisations.

We combine our specialist sector knowledge with expertise in the areas of new
product development, motivational research, brand and advertising research and
stakeholder management to bring our clients up-to-the minute, internationally
consistent information.

We think differently to help our clients build competitive advantage, making TNS
the sixth sense of business.

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