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Universal Dialog Provides Spanish Translation for TurboTax® en Español

Companies mentioned in this article: Intuit, Inc.

Universal Dialog, a provider of multilingual translation, localization and language management services, announced today that it provided the Spanish translation services for Intuit’s TurboTax® en Español tax preparation software and TurboTax® en Español state (California only) tax preparation software.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, based on July 2001 data the Hispanic population within the United States has grown to approximately 37 million, representing more than 13 percent of the U.S. population. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, there are at least 10.9 million Hispanics in California, representing more than 32 percent of the state’s population. Universal Dialog CEO Alexandra Briskin states, “Intuit and many other of our translation services customers are wisely recognizing that the Hispanic population has substantial purchasing power in the United States. Their investment in Spanish translation for software interfaces, product packaging, operation manuals, advertising, customer relationship management and websites is increasingly important to expanding market share.” Ms. Briskin warns “For those companies who plan to market their products and services toward Hispanic and other non-English speaking populations, it is extremely important to ensure that all translations are performed by highly trained professionals within their market sector. As well, all cultural differences must be considered when preparing any communication in another language.” “Universal Dialog’s translation expertise, editorial process and efficiency enabled us to rapidly develop this product line with the highest integrity and quality standards”, notes Barry Saik, Director of Brand Marketing for TurboTax.

About Universal Dialog, Inc. organizations to increase global Universal Dialog, Inc. provides a wide range of Language Management services including translation, localization and interpretation in over 80 languages.

Founded in 1995, the San Diego, California-based Company is a women-owned enterprise and Department of Defense Certified Contractor specializing in highly technical and scientific multilingual translations. The company is also the recipient of a NSF SBIR grant to develop a proprietary cross-language information retrieval technology. For more information visit www.UniversalDialog.com , email dina@universaldialog.com , or call 888.563.8060.

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ: INTU ) is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, including QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing.

Founded in 1983, Intuit has annual revenue of more than $1 billion. The company has nearly 7,000 employees with major offices in 13 states across the U.S. and offices in Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom. More information can be found at www.intuit.com . Intuit, the Intuit logo, Quicken, QuickBooks, Quicken Loans, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBase, TurboTax, ProSeries and Lacerte, among others, are registered trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries. Quicken.com and Intuit Master Builder, among others, are trademarks and/or service marks of Intuit Inc., or one of its subsidiaries, in the United States and other countries. Other parties' trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective owners and should be treated as such.