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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Wednesday 05 October, 2005

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
05 October 2005

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received notification from Threadneedle Asset
Management Holdings Limited on 4 October 2005 regarding the notifiable interest
in the ordinary share capital of TNS.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP), of which Threadneedle Asset Management
Holdings Limited is one of its group companies, was officially spun off from
American Express Company on Friday, September 30 to become an independent,
public company.

The previous notification was made on 23 June 2005 on behalf of American Express
Company and its group. However, as a result of the aforementioned spin off,
American Express Company and its group have ceased to have a notifiable interest
over shares in TNS. The previous notification, of which the list of registered
holders is listed below, now becomes effective as a notifiable interest made on
behalf of Ameriprise Financial, Inc and its group.

These positions are based as at the time of the previous notification on 23 June
2005.  There has been no change to the percentage holding in the issued share
capital of TNS since that date, which would require formal notification of such
change in interest.

Registered Holders                                                   Ordinary 5p Shares

BNY (OCS) Nominees Ltd                  A/c219709                               214,355
BNY (OCS) Nominees Ltd                  A/c277650                               174,749
BNY (OCS) Nominees Ltd                  A/c277304                                77,232
BNY (OCS) Nominees Ltd                  A/c248685                               191,079
BNY (OCS) Nominees Ltd                  A/c219064                               895,693
BNY (OCS) Nominees Ltd                  A/c219720                             1,030,542
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c02891                             16,934,545
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c07198                              1,971,475
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c35822                                 24,897
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c11121                                 19,547
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c10479                                 16,755
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c07205                              1,546,683
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c21688                              1,438,063
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c07199                                194,646
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c10469                                927,662
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c10492                              1,511,745
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c10491                              4,602,508
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c10488                              7,402,052
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c31348                                 64,000
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c02642                              1,244,957
Littledown Nominees Ltd                 A/c07207                              3,676,649
Mellon Nominees (UK) Ltd                A/cTGGF0004002                          385,052
The Bank Of New York (Nominees) Limited A/c1526, 1527, 1528                     140,261
William & Glyns (Isle of Man) Nominees  d  A/c301780                            195,000

TOTAL                                                                        44,880,147

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