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Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers
Termination of discussions regarding a possible offer for Taylor Nelson Sofres plc ("TNS")

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Company Information/Merger GfK TNS

27.08.2008

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27 August 2008

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Termination of discussions regarding a possible offer for Taylor
Nelson Sofres                                                         plc ("TNS")

Further to the announcement on 1 August confirming  that  GfK  was   pursuing  an offer for TNS, the Management Board of GfK (the   "Management  Board")  announces that it has terminated all discussions in relation to financing for  a  possible offer and that GfK will therefore not be pursuing an offer for TNS.

The Management Board, after careful consideration, has concluded that the  terms of the financing available did not enable a sufficiently compelling  alternative cash offer to be made for TNS that was also economically in the  best  interests of the GfK shareholders.

For the purposes of Rule 2.8 of the Takeover Code  (the  "Code"),   GfK,  or  any person who has acted in concert with  it  or  any   person  who  is  subsequently acting in concert with either  of   them,  reserves  the  right  to  announce  or participate in an offer or a possible  offer  for  TNS  and/or  take  any  other action which would otherwise be restricted under Rule 2.8  of  the  Code  within six months of today's date if there is a material  change  of   circumstances  or with the agreement or recommendation of the board of TNS.

The Management Board is confident in GfK's prospects for  the  future and  that the company will continue to perform well with strong organic sales  growth  and order book performance, even in  the  face of  the  slow  down  in  the  global economy.

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Jörg Peters
Tel.: +49 (0)911 395 2012
E-Mail: joerg.peters@gfk.com

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ISIN:      DE0005875306
WKN:        587530
Index:    SDAX
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