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Monday 16 January, 2006

Taylor Nelson Sofres


Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
16 January 2006

For immediate release                                     16 January 2006

                             TNS appoints new director

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) is pleased to announce that Pedro Ros joins the
board, with immediate effect, as Managing Director - Global Clients and Sectors.

In this newly created role, Pedro Ros will be responsible for the global account
and specialist sector activities of the TNS custom business.  Age 44, Pedro has
worked in a variety of positions within the syndicated and custom business of
TNS since joining the group in 1985.  Most recently he has had responsibility
for the Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa and Latin America regions.

Commenting on the appointment, Chief Executive David Lowden said, "This
board-level appointment reinforces our client-focused approach, as we place
increased emphasis on servicing our major, multi-national clients through our
expertise in their business sectors.  Pedro has had a broad range of experience
within TNS and brings to the board significant international skills within
market research."

There is no information required to be disclosed, pursuant to LR9.6.13R of The
Listing Rules.

For more information, please contact:

David Lowden, Chief Executive                      +44 (0)20 8967 4009

Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations            +44 (0)20 8967 1384

Margaret George, Citigate Dewe Rogerson            +44 (0)20 7638 9571


About TNS

TNS is a market information group.  We are the world's largest custom research
company and a leading provider of social and political polling.  We are also a
major supplier of consumer panel, TV audience measurement and media intelligence

TNS operates a global network spanning 70 countries and employs over 13,000
people. We provide market information and measurement, together with insights
and analysis, to local and multinational organisations.

We combine our specialist sector knowledge with expertise in the areas of new
product development, motivational research, brand and advertising research and
stakeholder management to bring our clients up-to-the minute, internationally
consistent information.

We think differently to help our clients build competitive advantage, making TNS
the sixth sense of business.

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