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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 3 January 2006 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 25,696,086 ordinary shares of 5p
each in TNS, representing 5.737% 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 3,174,128

State Street Nominees Limited 186,128

Chase Nominees Limited 2,683,200

Midland Bank plc 304,800

Capital International Limited  22,232,958

State Street Nominees Limited  40,000

Bank of New York Nominees  6,756,958

Northern Trust  2,380,592

Chase Nominees Limited  3,215,500

Midland Bank plc 125,600

Barclays Bank  49,300

Morgan Guaranty  471,800

Nortrust Nominees  4,193,072

State Street Bank & Trust Co.  1,253,700

Deutsche Bank AG  1,832,736

HSBC Bank plc  1,286,900

Mellon Bank N.A.  276,200

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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