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Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

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Wednesday 18 January, 2006

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
18 January 2006

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received notification on 18 January 2006 from The
Capital Group Companies, Inc., on behalf of its affiliates, including Capital
International, Inc., Capital Guardian Trust Company, Capital International S.A.,
and Capital International Limited of a notifiable interest in the ordinary share
capital of TNS.

Together they hold a notifiable interest in 22,315,441 ordinary shares of 5p
each in TNS, representing 4.98% 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 1,612,900

State Street Nominees Limited 111,100

Chase Nominees Limited 1,337,500

Midland Bank plc 164,300

Capital International Limited  19,991,341

State Street Nominees Limited  61,300

Bank of New York Nominees  6,212,958

Northern Trust  1,975,692

Chase Nominees Limited  3,201,100

Midland Bank plc 125,600

Barclays Bank  49,300

Citibank London  56,500

Morgan Guaranty  331,700

Nortrust Nominees  3,716,400

Royal Bank of Scotland  275,000

State Street Bank & Trust Co.  1,077,800

Deutsche Bank AG  1,248,291

HSBC Bank plc  1,057,900

Mellon Bank N.A.  227,600

Northern Trust AVFC 141,000

KAS UK  23,600

Bank One London  209,600

Capital International S.A. 480,300

Bank of New York Nominees  17,200

Chase Nominees Limited  231,700

Midland Bank plc  10,200

Citibank London 69,100

Royal Bank of Scotland  37,100

HSBC Bank plc  115,000

Capital International, Inc. 230,900

State Street Nominees Limited 87,00

Chase Nominees Limited 111,200

HSBC Bank Plc  32,700

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