Taylor Nelson Sofres

Board Appointment

Taylor Nelson Sofres PLC
02 March 2005

For immediate release
                                                          2 March 2005

                           Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

                     Appointment of non-executive director

The board of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc (TNS), a world leader in market
information, announces the appointment of Alice Perkins as an independent
non-executive director, with immediate effect.

Alice Perkins CB, aged 55, is Director General of the Corporate Development
Group in the Cabinet Office.  In this role, which she has held since 2001, she
is responsible for civil service-wide HR issues, reporting directly to the
Cabinet Secretary.  Prior to that, she held a number of senior Civil Service
positions, including Head of Defence and Material Group in HM Treasury and
Director of Corporate Management at the Department of Health.  She joined the
Civil Service after graduating from St Anne's College, Oxford.  She was a
non-executive director of The Littlewoods Organisation plc for four years until
2001, where she was a member of the remuneration and community affairs

Commenting on the appointment, Tony Cowling, Chairman of TNS, said, "We are
delighted to welcome Alice to the board.  Her substantial experience of
organisational change and people issues will be of great value to TNS, at a time
when we have just completed the market information industry's largest
integration.  Following our recent win of the Standard Eurobarometer contract
for the European Commission, our Polling & Social sector is increasingly working
with governments and international organisations around the world.  Alice's
understanding of how governments work will be very beneficial to us in this
important area for the group."

There are no disclosures required to be made, pursuant to 6.F.2 (b) to (g) of
the Listing Rules.


For further information, please contact:

Tony Cowling, Chairman                                 +44 (0)1372 825 900
Janis Parks, Head of Investor Relations                +44 (0)20 8967 1584
Margaret George, Citigate Dewe Rogerson                +44 (0)20 7638 9571

Email to: [email protected]

Note to editors

About Alice Perkins CB

Ms Perkins, age 55, attained a BA Hons Modern History at St Anne's College,
Oxford.  She joined the Department of Health and Social Security in 1971 and
rose to the position of Director of Personnel.  In 1990 she moved in that role
to the Department of Social Security and in 1995 joined HM Treasury as Head of
Defence and Material Group.  From 1998-2001 she was Director of Corporate
Management at the Department of Health.  She then joined the Cabinet Office as
Director General of Corporate Development Group, responsible for civil service
wide HR issues, reporting to the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Andrew Turnbull.  She is
a member of the Civil Service Management Board.

About TNS

TNS is a market information group.  We are the world's largest custom research
company and a leading provider of social and political polling.  We are also a
major supplier of consumer panel, TV audience measurement and media intelligence

TNS operates a global network spanning 70 countries and employs over 13,000
people.  We provide market information and measurement, together with insights
and analysis, to local and multinational organisations.

We combine our specialist sector knowledge with expertise in the areas of new
product development, market understanding, brand and advertising research and
stakeholder management to bring our clients up-to-the minute, internationally
consistent information.

We think differently to help our clients build competitive advantage, making TNS
the sixth sense of business.


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