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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Tuesday 03 January, 2006

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
03 January 2006


Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received notification on 30 December 2005 from
The Capital Group Companies, Inc., on behalf of its affiliates, including
Capital International S.A., Capital Guardian Trust Company, Capital
International, Inc and Capital International Limited of a notifiable interest in
the ordinary share capital of TNS.

Together they hold a notifiable interest in 26,630,020 ordinary shares of 5p
each in TNS, representing 5.945% of the total issued share capital of TNS.

The Capital Group Companies, Inc is interested in the shares comprised in this
notification by virtue of the holdings forming part of the funds managed on
behalf of investment clients by the affiliate companies mentioned above.

Affiliates and Names of Registered Holders

Capital Guardian Trust Company 3,280,234
State Street Nominees Limited 188,834
Chase Nominees Limited 2,777,500
Midland Bank plc 313,900

Capital International Limited  23,060,786
State Street Nominees Limited  40,000
Bank of New York Nominees  6,969,858
Northern Trust  2,471,192
Chase Nominees Limited  3,325,400
Midland Bank plc 125,600
Barclays Bank  49,300
Morgan Guaranty  503,700
Nortrust Nominees  4,336,500
State Street Bank & Trust Co.  1,274,000
Deutsche Bank AG  1,975,036
HSBC Bank plc  1,352,400
Mellon Bank N.A.  287,200
Northern Trust AVFC 141,000
Bank One London  209,600

Capital International S.A. 69,100
Citibank London 69,100

Capital International, Inc. 219,900
State Street Nominees Limited 87,00
Chase Nominees Limited 132,900



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