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Friday 12 August, 2005

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Board Changes

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
12 August 2005

For immediate release                          12 August 2005

                            Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

                                 Board changes

The board of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS), a world leader in market
information, announces the following board changes.

Rob Rowley will stand down as a non-executive director of the company at the end
of this year, due to pressure of other commitments.

Paul Murray, who joined the board in May 2005, will take over the role of Senior
Independent Director from Mr Rowley with immediate effect.  Mr Murray is
Chairman of the TNS audit committee and a member of the remuneration committee.

Commenting on these changes, Tony Cowling, Chairman of TNS, said:  "Rob has been
a highly valued member of the board since he was appointed as a non-executive
director in 2002 and we will miss his wise counsel.  Paul has made a significant
contribution to board discussions since he joined in May and we are pleased that
he has agreed to take on the role of Senior Independent Director."


For more information, please contact:

Tony Cowling, Chairman                          +44 (0) 1372 825 904

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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