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Friday 17 February, 2006

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Holding(s) in Company

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
17 February 2006

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received notification on 17 February 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 22,294,841 ordinary shares of 5p
each in TNS, representing 4.96% 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 1,536,700
State Street Nominees Limited 111,100
Chase Nominees Limited 1,261,300
Midland Bank plc 164,300

Capital International Limited 18,587,341
State Street Nominees Limited 97,300
Bank of New York Nominees 5,446,958
Northern Trust 1,805,592
Chase Nominees Limited 3,201,100
Midland Bank plc 125,600
Bankers Trust 14,000
Barclays Bank 49,300
Citibank London 75,800
Morgan Guaranty 331,700
Nortrust Nominees 3,404,000
Royal Bank of Scotland 275,000
State Street Bank & Trust Co.  1,169,900
Deutsche Bank AG  1,011,691
HSBC Bank plc  1,057,900
Mellon Bank N.A.  146,800
Northern Trust AVFC 141,000
KAS UK 23,600
Bank One London 157,800
Clydesdale Bank plc 52,300

Capital International S.A. 1,939,900
Chase Nominees Limited 231,700
Midland Bank plc 10,200
Citibank London 45,900
Morgan Stanley 19,000
Royal Bank of Scotland 37,100
J.P. Morgan 1,481,000
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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