SpeechWorks to Hold Fourth Quarter Conference Call and Webcast on January 25th

SpeechWorks to Hold Fourth Quarter Conference Call and Webcast on January 25th

Business Editors

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 5, 2001

SpeechWorks International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPWX), a market leader in the telephony-based speech technology industry, today announced that it will conduct a conference call on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2000.

Investors and interested parties may listen to the call via a live webcast accessible on the investor relations page of the Company’s web site at www.speechworks.com . To listen, please register and download audio software at the site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. The Webcast will be archived on the site, while a telephone replay of the call will be available beginning at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, January 25th through February 1st at 1-800-633-8284 or 858-812-6440 (international callers) using reservation #17489699.

SpeechWorks intends to issue a press release summarizing its quarterly results after the market closes on Thursday, January 25th.

About SpeechWorks International, Inc.

Organizations worldwide rely on SpeechWorks (NASDAQ: SPWX) to delight their callers and provide them with a new level of service over the phone. Complementing the self-service model of e-business, SpeechWorks speech solutions, including the revolutionary SpeechSite(TM) product, and Speechify(TM) text-to-speech engine, let customers direct their calls, obtain information and complete transactions automatically, simply by speaking naturally over any phone, anytime.

SpeechWorks customers include some of the world’s most sophisticated customer service innovators such as America Online, Amtrak, Continental Airlines, E-Trade, FedEx, Fidelity Investments Institutional Brokerage Group, United Airlines and Yahoo! The Company offers the SpeechWorks Here Guarantee, the industry’s only program that includes a money-back guarantee. SpeechWorks strategic partners include leading corporations such as AT&T, Dialogic, an Intel company, InterVoice-Brite and Net2Phone. Investors included Citigroup’s e-Citi Unit, GE Equity, Intel Corporation, The Intel64 Fund, MCI WorldCom Venture Fund and Reuters.

SpeechWorks is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts and has offices around the world. To experience the power of SpeechWorks, call 1.888.SAY.DEMO. For additional information, call 617.428.4444 or visit http://www.speechworks.com.

SpeechWorks, Speechify, SpeechWorks Here and SpeechSite are trademarks or registered trademarks of SpeechWorks International, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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