Database provides digital map of Romania.

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Facilitating travel between neighboring countries, Romania Map includes detailed road network information for capital and coverage of main roadways linking 15 cities with population of 25,000 or more. Map covers more than 11,400 km of roads including over 1,500 points of interest in 40 categories such as service stations, restaurants, and train stations. Tourist attractions such as Transylvanian Bran Castle are also included.

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NAVTEQ Releases its First Digital Map of Romania

Rapid expansion of the Eastern European database Continues: First NAVTEQ(R) map data for Bucharest now available

CHICAGO, Sept. 13 /-- NAVTEQ (NYSE:NVT), a leading global provider of digital maps for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions, has added a new country to its Eastern European database. Beginning in the third quarter of 2005, digital map data of Romania will be available to direct customers for the first time*.

Included in the map data release is detailed road network information for Romania's capital, Bucharest and coverage of the main roadways linking 15 cities with a population of 25,000 or more.

The addition of Romania to NAVTEQ's Eastern European coverage makes navigable travel between neighbouring countries Bulgaria and Hungary possible. This means navigation devices can now navigate across more borders: For instance from Germany via Austria and Hungary to Romania.

NAVTEQ now covers more than 11,400 kilometres of roads in Romania including Points of Interest (POI's) such as restaurants, hotels and banks for 60 of the country's towns and cities including: Arad, Bucharest, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca, Constanta, Craiova, Focsani, Galati, Iasi, Timisoara, Targu Mures, Oradea, Pitesti, Satu Mare and Sibiu. The database contains over 1,500 points of interest (POI) in 40 categories such as service stations, restaurants and train stations. Famous tourist attractions like the Transylvanian Bran Castle, legendary home of Bram Stoker's Dracula, are also included in the Romanian map data.

Romania joins Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia and Slovenia in its expanded European coverage.

*Due to the highly complex process of updating and integrating NAVTEQ data into navigation systems and location-based solutions, it may take up to a year before these new maps are available to end customers in their navigation systems.

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 1,600 employees located in 122 offices in 21 countries.

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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 as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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