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25th October 1999

Vocalis Launches Vocalis Inc to Promote the Leading Speech Technology Solutions into the U.S. Market Place

Vocalis, the international speech technology Group, today announces the re-activation of its U.S. subsidiary Vocalis Inc. Vocalis Inc will concentrate on launching the Group's internet products and services and also the speech industry's most up to date, tried and tested, speech recognition product in the U.S.

Vocalis Inc will focus its attention on this major world market to ensure all opportunities are maximised. Mike Williams, President of Vocalis Inc., will also continue in his role as Business Development Director of Vocalis Group plc. As part of this initiative Vocalis is pleased to announce that Rudy Cadet joins as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Vocalis Inc., he will be responsible for driving all Vocalis products and services into the U.S. marketplace. Formerly Manager of Channel Development for General Magic's internet related speech products, Rudy has a wealth of experience in speech and technology products and services within telecommunications and internet businesses.

Charles Halle Chief Executive of Vocalis Group plc comments "Vocalis has had success on a global basis to date however in order to focus on the large US marketplace a dedicated operation is being set up to address this. Rudys' appointment is pivotal in ensuring that Vocalis will be successful in the US market. His background and experience will ensure that Vocalis will be able to communicate it's message and product offerings clearly and strongly."

Rudy Cadet, Vice President of Vocalis Inc comments " I think that the current Vocalis products and services are of great interest to a number of market sectors within the U.S.. Using proprietary technology to deliver robust solutions that are available in the U.S. language as well as 25 others, means that there is a strong and flexible product offering. I am pleased to be working with a leading edge solutions provider using Advanced Speech Recognition and look forward to making Vocalis as successful in the U.S. as it is elsewhere in the world."

Following the success in the UK Vocalis will be launching its internet products and services in the U.S. These include SpeechMail, which allows callers to access their e-mails by phone using spoken commands such as "play", "reply", "next" and "delete". SpeecHTML enables companies to offer a telephone number so customers can access their Website from any telephone, anywhere, hearing the information on the Website over the telephone. Vocalis SpeechWare deployed in systems around the world and is 3rd generation Advance Speech Recognition technology. It is now available in Software and Hardware variants in the US and can be used to develop speech applications. This robust technology offers powerful processing power and is highly scalable while having a compact footprint and offering cost efficiency.

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Vocalis works with organisations to create contact centre solutions that build the organisations business and brands. These solutions can turn your contact centre from a cost to a profit centre by ensuring it builds your brand, helps your business be more competitive, and increases customer loyalty through more effective and efficient service. Vocalis was formed in 1993, is publicly traded on FTSE Stock Market and has been listed since July 1996. Vocalis brings back the reassurance of the most personal human touch in business - putting voice to work.

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