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Monday 30 January, 2006

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
30 January 2006

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received notification on 30 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 22,605,641 ordinary shares of 5p
each in TNS, representing 5.05% 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 614,300

Capital International Limited 19,890,441
State Street Nominees Limited 71,700
Bank of New York Nominees 6,266,958
Northern Trust 1,989,192
Chase Nominees Limited 3,201,100
Midland Bank plc 125,600
Bankers Trust 4,000
Barclays Bank 49,300
Citibank London 62,000
Morgan Guaranty 331,700
Nortrust Nominees 3,765,400
Royal Bank of Scotland 275,000
State Street Bank & Trust Co.  1,104,300
Deutsche Bank AG  1,011,691
HSBC Bank plc  1,057,900
Mellon Bank N.A.  177,600
Northern Trust AVFC 141,000
KAS UK 23,600
Bank One London 217,400
Clydesdale Bank plc 15,000

Capital International S.A. 871,400
Chase Nominees Limited 231,700
Midland Bank plc 10,200
Citibank London 45,900
Morgan Stanley 5,500
Royal Bank of Scotland 37,100
J.P. Morgan 426,000
HSBC Bank plc 115,000

Capital International, Inc. 230,900
State Street Nominees Limited 87,000
Chase Nominees Limited 111,200
HSBC Bank plc 32,700

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