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TomTom Fishes Out A Wanda-ful Deal With John Cleese

Added: (Wed Jun 29 2005)

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TomTom teams up with Mr. Cleese to provide downloadable celebrity voice on TomTom PLUS

29 June, 2005 UK - TomTom, Europe’s leading navigation solution provider, today announces a first-of-its-kind partnership with Monty Python and A Fish Called Wanda star John Cleese that will see the actor/comedian provide his unique voice to TomTom’s full range of personal navigation devices.


John Cleese, the award winning actor who has starred in some of the funniest and most memorable films and TV programmes can now direct you anywhere across Europe or straight to Fawlty Towers if you like. Cleese’s voice can be simply downloaded onto any TomTom product* through TomTom PLUS, TomTom’s personalised navigation services.


With John Cleese’s comedic voice directing you you’ll be certain to successfully navigate your way around the thousands of cities, streets and points of interest in the UK and across Europe – arriving with a smile on your face.


Harold Goddijn, TomTom’s chief executive officer, says, “As a personal fan of the Monty Python sketches this is really fantastic news, and from a TomTom perspective this emphasises the fun we are bringing to satellite navigation”.


He continues, “This is a first for personal navigation and further proof that TomTom is constantly developing its products and services to extend our position as the market leader. John Cleese’s voice is instantly recognisable and gives us a perfect platform to extend our TomTom PLUS services and deliver even greater value to our customers.”


TomTom PLUS users can now download a range of live content including TomTom Traffic, TomTom Weather, TomTom Safety Cameras and TomTom Voices. The John Cleese download costs €9.95 (including VAT) and is available at www.tomtom.com/plus.


TomTom PLUS services can be purchased via the TomTom website (www.tomtom.com).


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*For customers who have purchased or upgraded to TomTom GO 300, TomTom GO 500, TomTom GO 700, TomTom MOBILE 5, or TomTom NAVIGATOR 5


For more information, please contact:

Kezia Anim-Addo

Hill & Knowlton

Telephone: 0207 973 4469

Email: kanim-addo@hillandknowlton.com



Dan Leach

Hill & Knowlton

Telephone: 020 7413 3044

Email: dleach@hillandknowlton.com



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About TomTom

TomTom NV is a leading provider of personal navigation products and services to the consumer market. TomTom’s products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use and value. TomTom’s products include all-in-one navigation devices which enable customers to navigate right out of the box, as well as navigation software products which integrate with third party devices such as PDAs and smartphones. TomTom’s portfolio of products and services includes the award-winning TomTom GO family of integrated navigation devices, the TomTom Navigator software for PDAs, TomTom MOBILE navigation software for smartphones and TomTom Plus, a location-based content and services offering for TomTom’s navigation products. TomTom was founded in 1991 in Amsterdam and has offices in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States and Taiwan. TomTom’s products are sold through a network of leading retailers in 17 countries and online.

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