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Friday 14 October, 2005

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
14 October 2005

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required
by DR 3.1.4R(1).


(1)      An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating to the shares or debentures
         of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 24.
(2)      An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating the shares of the issuer
         should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8,13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.
(3)      An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a director/person discharging
         managerial responsibilities should complete boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.
(4)      An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument relating to the shares of
         the issuer (other than a debenture) should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and
         24.



Please complete all relevant boxes should in block capital letters.



1. Name of the issuer

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC

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2. State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in
accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or

(ii) DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(b) a disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as
extended by section 328) of the Companies Act 1985; or

(iii) both (i) and (ii)

(iii) see  3 below

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3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director

DAVID LOWDEN (Director - in accordance with 2(iii) above)

ANDY BOLAND   (Director - in accordance with 2(iii) above)

PEDRO ROS - (in accordance with 2 (i) above)

MIKE PENFORD - (in accordance with 2 (i) above)

JUDITH PASSINGHAM - (in accordance with 2 (i) above)

JAMIE HALL - (in accordance with 2 (i) above)



....................................

4. State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person
discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3 and identify the
connected person

N/A

....................................

5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person
referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest

In relation to 3 above.

....................................

6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or
financial instruments relating to shares

N/A

....................................

7. Name of registered shareholders(s) and, if more than one, the number of
shares held by each of them

N/A

....................................

8 State the nature of the transaction

N/A

....................................

9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
acquired

N/A

....................................

10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

N/A

....................................

11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
disposed

N/A

....................................

12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

N/A

....................................

13. Price per share or value of transaction

N/A

....................................

14. Date and place of transaction

N/A

....................................

15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following
notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when
calculating percentage)

N/A

....................................

16. Date issuer informed of transaction

N/A

....................................

If a director/person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted
options by the issuer complete the following boxes



17 Date of grant

14 OCTOBER 2005

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18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised

14 OCTOBER 2008

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19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option

NIL

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20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)

ORDINARY SHARES 5 PENCE EACH

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21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be
fixed at the time of exercise

NIL

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22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following
notification

DAVID LOWDEN                                     351, 000 SHARES

ANDY BOLAND                                      261, 000 SHARES

PEDRO ROS                                        125, 000 SHARES

MIKE PENFORD                                      75, 000 SHARES

JUDITH PASSINGHAM                                125, 000 SHARES

JAMIE HALL                                       125, 000 SHARES





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23. Any additional information

The above grants are in relation to conditional awards granted under the 2005
Long Term Incentive Plan.

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24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

IAN PORTAL, COMPANY SECRETARY, 0208 967 2196

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Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making
notification

IAN PORTAL, COMPANY SECRETARY, 0208 967 2196

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Date of notification

14 OCTOBER 2005

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END


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