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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Friday 14 October, 2005

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
14 October 2005

For immediate release                                           14 October 2005


                            Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
                         Director's exercise of options

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) has been advised that the Chairman, Tony Cowling,
today exercised options to purchase 116,000 ordinary shares of 5p each in the
company, at nil price.

The options were granted in 2002 under the Long Term Incentive Plan.

As a result of this transaction, Mr Cowling's combined beneficial holding in TNS
is 1,605,812 shares, representing 0.359 per cent of TNS's issued share capital.


For further information, please contact:

Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations                     +44 (0) 20 8967 1584

Email to: janis.parks@tns-global.com



For immediate release                                           14 October 2005






                            Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
                         Director's exercise of options

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) has been advised that the Chief Operating
Officer, David Lowden, has today exercised options over 325,000 ordinary shares
of 5p each in the Company under the Long Term Incentive Plan at an option price
of 75p per share and sold a total of 175,000 ordinary shares at a price of
202.5p per share, representing 0.039 per cent of the company's issued share
capital.

The proceeds of this sale will be used to fund the exercise of the options and
partly fund the income tax and national insurance also due on the exercise, with
an extra injection of funds from Mr Lowden to pay for the shortfall.

As a result of these transactions, Mr Lowden has increased his combined
beneficial holding in TNS to a total of 230,000 ordinary shares, representing
0.051 per cent of TNS's issued share capital.

For further information, please contact:

Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations                     +44 (0)20 8967 1584

Email to: janis.parks@tns-global.com








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