Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS) received, on 16 March 2007, a Directive
Transparency Report from Capital Group International, Inc., concerning the
notifiable interest in the ordinary share capital of TNS held by The Capital
Group Companies, Inc.
The report stated that as a result of Transparency Directive, `Disclosure and
Transparency Rules' implemented on 20 January 2007, The Capital Group
Companies, Inc will no longer report ownership of securities, Capital Group
International, Inc and Capital Research and Management Company will now be
It was further confirmed that The Capital Group International, Inc indirectly
exercises control over voting rights associated to 16,059,048 shares,
constituting 3.74% of the current voting rights of TNS.
Holdings of Capital Group International Inc management companies and funds
Capital Guardian Trust Company 1,588,200 (0.37%)
Capital International Limited 12,095,348 (2.81%)
Capital International S.A. 2,342,800 (0.55%)
Capital International, Inc 32,700 (0.008%)