Information  X 
Enter a valid email address

Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS)

  Print      Mail a friend       Annual reports

Monday 15 October, 2007

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Directors/PDMRs Shareholdings


NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required
by DR 3.1.4R(1).

 

(1)    An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating to 
       the shares or debentures of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 16, 23
       and 24.                                                                 
                                                                               
(2)    An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating to  
       the shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16,
       23 and 24.                                                              
                                                                               
(3)    An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a      
       director/person discharging managerial responsibilities should complete 
       boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.                                              
                                                                               
(4)    An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument    
       relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a debenture) should    
       complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.              

 

Please complete all relevant boxes in block capital letters.

1. Name of the issuer

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC.

2. State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in
accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or

(ii) DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(b) a disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as
extended by section 328) of the Companies Act 1985; or

(iii) both (i) and (ii)

(i) A TRANSACTION NOTIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH DR 3.1.4R(1)(a).

3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director

DAVID LOWDEN - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

ANDY BOLAND - FINANCE DIRECTOR

PEDRO ROS - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JUDITH PASSINGHAM - PDMR, MANAGING DIRECTOR EUROPE

JEAN-MICHEL PORTIER - PDMR, GLOBAL SECTOR HEAD

KIMBERLY TILL - PDMR, PRESIDENT NORTH AMERICA

JAMIE HALL - PDMR, REGIONAL DIRECTOR

JOSEP MONSERRAT - PDMR, GLOBAL SECTOR HEAD

RENAUD COLLERY - PDMR, GLOBAL HEAD OF OPERATIONS

JOHN ABRAHAM - PDMR, STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING DIRECTOR

4. State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person
discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3 and identify the
connected person

IN EACH CASE PERSONS REFERRED TO IN 3. ABOVE.

5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person
referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest

NOT APPLICABLE.

6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or
financial instruments relating to shares

NOT APPLICABLE.

7. Name of registered shareholders(s) and, if more than one, the number of
shares held by each of them

NOT APPLICABLE.

8 State the nature of the transaction

NOT APPLICABLE.

9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
acquired

NOT APPLICABLE.

10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

NOT APPLICABLE.

11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
disposed

NOT APPLICABLE.

12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

NOT APPLICABLE.

13. Price per share or value of transaction

NOT APPLICABLE.

14. Date and place of transaction

NOT APPLICABLE

15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following
notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when
calculating percentage)

NOT APPLICABLE.

16. Date issuer informed of transaction

NOT APPLICABLE.

If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted options by
the issuer complete the following boxes

17 Date of grant

15 OCTOBER 2007.

18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised

15 OCTOBER 2010 to 15 OCTOBER 2017 (15 OCTOBER 2010 to 15 OCTOBER 2011 IN THE
CASE OF PERFORMANCE OPTIONS)

19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option

NIL

20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)

TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC ORDINARY SHARES OF 5P EACH

21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to
be fixed at the time of exercise

NIL

22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following
notification

DAVID LOWDEN - OPTIONS HELD OVER 1,999,060 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

ANDY BOLAND - OPTIONS HELD OVER 1,168,206 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

PEDRO ROS - OPTIONS HELD OVER 1,046,572 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

JUDITH PASSINGHAM - OPTIONS HELD OVER 629,500 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

JEAN-MICHEL PORTIER - OPTIONS HELD OVER 809,500 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

KIMBERLY TILL - OPTIONS HELD OVER 364,500 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

JAMIE HALL - OPTIONS HELD OVER 753,164 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

JOSEP MONTSERRAT - OPTIONS HELD OVER 319,655 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

RENAUD COLLERY - OPTIONS HELD OVER 325,000 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

JOHN ABRAHAM - OPTIONS HELD OVER 292,500 SHARES FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION

23. Any additional information

DAVID LOWDEN GRANTED 386,079 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE SHARES

ANDY BOLAND GRANTED 287,703 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE SHARES

PEDRO ROS GRANTED 304,037 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE SHARES

JUDITH PASSINGHAM GRANTED 175,000 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE SHARES

JEAN-MICHEL PORTIER GRANTED 175,000 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE SHARES

KIMBERLY TILL GRANTED 175,000 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE SHARES

JAMIE HALL GRANTED 175,000 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

JOSEP MONTSERRAT GRANTED 125,000 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE SHARES

RENAUD COLLERY GRANTED 125,000 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE SHARES

JOHN ABRAHAM GRANTED 100,000 CONDITIONAL AWARD PERFORMANCE SHARES

ALL GRANTS MADE UNDER THE TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC 2005 LONG TERM INCENTIVE
PLAN.

24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

PAUL WRIGHT, COMPANY SECRETARY AND GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL, 020 8 967 4130

Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making
notification

PAUL WRIGHT, COMPANY SECRETARY AND GROUP GENERAL COUNSEL

Date of notification

15 OCTOBER 2007.

END