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Nuance's Dragon Express for Mac OS App Store Now Available in French, German and Italian Languages

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Dragon Express 1.1, Voice Recognition App for Mac OS X Lion, Launches in Multiple Countries; Provides Fast, Simple Accurate Introduction to Voice Recognition on the Mac</i> </p>

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nuance's Dragon Express for Mac OS App Store Now Available in French, German and Italian Languages08:00 EDT Thursday, May 31, 2012 BURLINGTON, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) today announced that its Dragon Express App, an introductory voice recognition app for Mac OS X Lion, has debuted in seven additional countries, supporting three additional languages. Dragon Express 1.1 now supports the French language in Canada, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, the German language in Austria, Germany and Switzerland, the Italian language in Italy, and US/UK English in the United States. Available exclusively for download from Apple's Mac App Store, Dragon Express is an easy and fun way to put words to work without the hassle of typing, allowing users to do more in less time. Released in late 2011, Dragon Express quickly rose to the top of the charts in the Mac App Store. It's a fast, hands-free way to quickly turn speech into text, whether sending email, surfing the Web or posting an update to Facebook and Twitter. Dragon Express is priced to provide people with an opportunity to experience the power and performance of speech recognition. “The excitement for Dragon Express has been overwhelming, and we've heard our customers' requests for additional language support,” said Peter Mahoney, chief marketing officer, senior vice president and general manager, Dragon, Nuance Communications. “We know that people around the world are embracing speech as a useful and fun interface, and we're excited to bring the Dragon Express app to a broader worldwide audience.” Dragon Express can be conveniently accessed from the menu bar at any time and doesn't require a network connection. Users dictate directly into the Dragon Express window, using the internal Mac microphone or a USB headset microphone (which can be purchased via http://www.nuance.com), and the text instantly appears in the Dragon Express window. When finished, Dragon Express places the transcribed text into the application of choice. The download comes with a short enrollment so that the app can better recognize a user's unique voice. Dragon Dictate, the most full-featured and advanced speech recognition software for Mac OS, was recently updated to version 2.5. Dragon Dictate 2.5 includes many features beyond those in Dragon Express. These features include the ability to dictate directly into applications, edit, format and correct recognition errors by voice, open and close applications by voice, control the mouse by voice, create custom voice commands and support for the Dragon Remote Mic app for iPhone. Dragon Express 1.1 Details Media: Application download from the Mac App Store available here: US – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dragon-express/id458613689?mt=12 Austria – http://itunes.apple.com/at/app/dragon-express-deutsch/id499629479?ls=1&mt=12 Belgium – http://itunes.apple.com/be/app/dragon-express-francais/id499621330?ls=1&mt=12 Canada – http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/dragon-express-francais/id499621330?ls=1&mt=12 France – http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/dragon-express-francais/id499621330?ls=1&mt=12 Germany – http://itunes.apple.com/de/app/dragon-express-deutsch/id499629479?ls=1&mt=12 Italy – http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/dragon-express-italiano/id499866093?ls=1&mt=12 Luxembourg – http://itunes.apple.com/lu/app/dragon-express-francais/id499621330?ls=1&mt=12 Switzerland – http://itunes.apple.com/ch/app/dragon-express-francais/id499621330?ls=1&mt=12 and http://itunes.apple.com/ch/app/dragon-express-deutsch/id499629479?ls=1&mt=12 Pricing: Introductory price of $49.99 (US) Platform: OS X Lion only Languages: English (US and UK), French, German, Italian System Requirements: OS X Lion To stay up to date with Dragon, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook. About Nuance Communications, Inc. Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance's proven applications. For more information, please visit www.nuance.com. Nuance and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.The statements in this press release relating to future plans or future events or service, are forward-looking statements which are subject to specific risks and uncertainties. These could involve particular market trends, competition factors and other risks described in the documents submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The actual results, events and services may vary significantly from the forecasts. The reader is warned not to rely on these forward-looking statements without reservation, since these are simply reflections of the current situation. InkHouse for Nuance CommunicationsLinda Walsh, 781-966-4117linda@inkhouse.net