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Monday 01 September, 2008

Taylor Nelson Sofres

Director/PDMR Shareholding


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 3.3

(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 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 should in block capital letters.

1.   Name of the issuer                2.   State whether the notification     
                                            relates to (i) a transaction       
                                            notified in accordance with DTR    
                                            3.1.2 R;                           
                                                                               
                                            (ii) a disclosure made in          
                                            accordance with LR 9.8.6 R(1), or; 
                                                                               
                                            (iii) a disclosure made in         
                                            accordance with section 793 of the 
                                            Companies act (2006)               
                                                                               
     TAYLOR NELSON SOFRES PLC               (i) NOTIFICATION UNDER DTR 3.1.2R  
                                                                               
3.   Name of person discharging        4.   State whether notification relates 
     managerial responsibilities/           to a person connected with a person
     director                               discharging managerial             
                                            responsibilities/director named in 
                                            3 and identify the connected person
                                                                               
     JAMIE HALL - ALM REGIONAL              NOT APPLICABLE                     
     DIRECTOR AND GROUP PDMR.                                                  
                                                                               
5.   Indicate whether the notification 6.   Description of shares (including   
     is in respect of a holding of the      class), debentures or derivatives  
     person referred to in 3 or 4           or financial instruments relating  
     above or in respect of a               to shares                          
     non-beneficial interest                                                   
                                                                               
     PERSON REFERRED TO ABOVE               ORDINARY SHARE CAPITAL             
                                                                               
7.   Name of registered shareholders   8    State the nature of the transaction
     (s) and, if more than one, the                                            
     number of shares held by each of                                          
     them                                                                      
                                                                               
     NOT APPLICABLE                         EXERCISE OF 230,000 OPTIONS HELD   
                                            UNDER 2001 EXECUTIVE SHARE OPTION  
                                            PLAN (ESOP) AND 27,741 AWARD SHARES
                                            RECEIVED UNDER 2002 EQUITY         
                                            PARTICIPATION PLAN (EPP)           

9.   Number of shares, debentures or   10.  Percentage of issued class acquired
     financial instruments relating to      (treasury shares of that class     
     shares acquired                        should not be taken into account   
                                            when calculating percentage)       
                                                                               
     257,741 SHARES ACQUIRED AND            0.06% OF ISSUED CAPITAL            
     IMMEDIATELY SOLD ON EXERCISE AT £                                         
     2.695 PER SHARE                                                           
                                                                               
11.  Number of shares, debentures or   12.  Percentage of issued class disposed
     financial instruments relating to      (treasury shares of that class     
     shares disposed                        should not be taken into account   
                                            when calculating percentage)       
                                                                               
     28,129 SUBSISTING DEPOSIT SHARES       0.007% OF ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL     
     HELD IN TRUST UNDER 2002 EPP ALSO      DISPOSED OF ON EXERCISE            
     SOLD ON EXERCISE AT £2.695 PER                                            
     SHARE                                                                     
                                                                               
13.  Price per share or value of       14.  Date and place of transaction      
     transaction                                                               
                                                                               
     AS ABOVE SHARE SALES COMPLETED AT      29 AUGUST 2008                     
     £2.695 PER SHARE                                                          
                                                                               
15.  Total holding following           16.  Date issuer informed of transaction
     notification and total percentage                                         
     holding following notification                                            
     (any treasury shares should not                                           
     be taken into account when                                                
     calculating percentage)                                                   
                                                                               
     NIL SHARES HELD FOLLOWING              29 AUGUST 2008                     
     NOTIFICATION (0.0%)                                                       

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

17   Date of grant                     18.  Period during which or date on    
                                            which it can be exercised         
                                                                              
     N/A                                    N/A                               
                                                                              
19.  Total amount paid (if any) for    20.  Description of shares or          
     grant of the option                    debentures involved (class and    
                                            number)                           
                                                                              
     N/A                                    N/A                               
                                                                              
21.  Exercise price (if fixed at time  22.  Total number of shares or         
     of grant) or indication that           debentures over which options held
     price is to be fixed at the time       following notification            
     of exercise                                                              
                                                                              
     N/A                                    N/A                               
                                                                              
23.  Any additional information        24.  Name of contact and telephone     
                                            number for queries                
                                                                              
     N/A                                    TOM FULLER, ASSISTANT COMPANY     
                                            SECRETARY, 0208 967 0007          

Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making 
notification                                                                   
                                                                               
PAUL WRIGHT, COMPANY SECRETARY                                                 
                                                                               
__________________________________________________________                     
                                                                               
Date of notification 1 SEPTEMBER 2008