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NAVTEQ Releases Voice Data for Netherlands


Coverage of Voice-Enabled Map Data Now Reaches 322 Million People in Western Europe, with more than 3 Million Phonetic Transcriptions.

Chicago, IL –March 13, 2006 – NAVTEQ, a leading global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, announces the availability of phonetic transcriptions for its Netherlands map database. Because NAVTEQ® voice data, is developed using local knowledge of street, administrative and destination names, applications utilizing NAVTEQ voice phonemes can increase the functionality of voice-enabled navigation systems by reducing recognition complexities.

NAVTEQ voice-enabled map data includes transcriptions for street names, administrative areas and named places. The data transcriptions can be used with both Automated Speech Recognition or Text-to-Speech technology.

NAVTEQ voice-enabled map data is now available in seven Western Europe countries: Spain, France, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands.

NAVTEQ is a leading provider of comprehensive digital map information for automotive navigation systems, mobile navigation devices, Internet-based mapping applications, and government and business solutions. NAVTEQ creates the digital maps and map content that power navigation and location-based services solutions around the world. The Chicago-based company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 1,900 employees located in 131 offices in 23 countries.

NAVTEQ is a trademark in the U.S. and other countries. © 2006 NAVTEQ. All rights reserved.

This document may include certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts and statements identified by words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “seeks”, “estimates” or words of similar meaning. These statements are based on our current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to various risks and uncertainties, including those set forth under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors. NAVTEQ does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this document.

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