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Jean-Philippe Labat Joins Natural MicroSystems as European Sales Director.

NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 26, 1996-- Natural MicroSystems Corp., the technology leader in Open Telecommunications(tm), today announced the appointment of Jean-Philippe Labat as its new European Sales Director.

In this newly created position, Labat reports to Herv Manceron, General Manager of Natural MicroSystems Europe S.A., and is responsible for all European sales channels. In 1995, Europe accounted for approximately 25 percent of Natural MicroSystems' $32 million in revenue.

Charlie Foskett, co-founder and senior vice president, International for Natural MicroSystems, said, "Jean-Philippe's expertise in selling high technology solutions throughout Europe is a strategic asset for us as we strive to increase growth of this sector of Natural MicroSystems' business. His experience in data communications is particularly relevant for the technologies we've added to our product line this year with the acquisition of TEKnique."

Labat has nearly 10 years of sales and management experience with European high tech companies. He joins Natural MicroSystems from Kasten Chase Applied Research, a supplier of Financial Systems & LAN/WAN Remote access Solutions, where he managed the French-based subsidiary. Prior to that, he was International Sales manager at OST, a French supplier of X25, Frame Relay, LAN switches, and ISDN solutions. Labat holds an Ingenieur diploma (equivalent to an M.S.) in Computer Sciences from Ecole Suprieure d'Informatique.

Labat said, "I'm excited to join the technology leader in Open Telecommunications. With products in computer telephony, wireless communications, and the Internet telephony market, Natural MicroSystems is positioned at the center of the communications revolution."

About Natural MicroSystems

Natural MicroSystems (NASDAQ: NMSS), based in Natick, Mass., is the technology leader in Open Telecommunications, providing hardware and software technologies for developers of high-value telecommunications solutions. The Company's state-of-the-art technology enables a growing international network of OEMs, VARs, systems integrators and service providers to reduce time to market, leverage development resources, and offer truly global communications products. Natural MicroSystems products are installed in more than 40 countries worldwide. Founded in 1983, Natural MicroSystems developed Watson(r), the first product to utilize digital signal processor (DSP) technology in PC-based telephony products, and led the creation of MVIP, the industry standard for interoperability in PC-based telephony products.

Natural MicroSystems acquired VOX S.A. in 1995. Now known as NMS Europe, this division enhances NMS' expertise in hardware and software interfaces that meet the varying requirements of public and private telephone networks throughout the world.

The Company noted that any of the above forward-looking statements is subject to change, based on various important factors, including, without limitation, changes in the market and competition. Additional information on potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results may be included in the Company's annual report on Form 10K. -0-

Natural MicroSystems and Open Telecommunications are trademarks of Natural MicroSystems Corporation. Watson is a registered trademark of Natural MicroSystems Corp. MVIP is a registered trademark of GO-MVIP, Inc. All other product or corporate references are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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