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November 3, 2001

Garmin® Offers Holiday Rebates on Portable GPS Devices for Pilots

OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), aims to make the holidays a little brighter for pilots that have dreamed of owning a feature-rich Garmin aviation portable. The company announced today that it will offer $50 and $100 mail-in rebates on the GPSMAP® 195 and GPSMAP 295, respectively, for purchases made between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2001.

GPSMAP 195 Rebate GPSMAP 295 Rebate

"Our aviation portables have long been the chosen companion for general aviation pilots," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of marketing. "This holiday promotion is an effort to bring the convenience and reliability of GPS to more pilots and to make it more affordable for them to own the industry’s leading portable devices."

And they have led the industry for one important reason: both products have added safety to the flight plan by serving as a quality back up for on-board navigation systems. The GPSMAP 195 is a proven navigator that combines the power of position and mapping technologies to deliver vital Jeppesen® data over a detailed basemap. Garmin pioneered this integrated technology and inserted the GPSMAP 195 into the heart of its aviation portable product line. Then the company took the best of that GPSMAP 195 and added brilliant color and even greater situational awareness to its next-generation GPSMAP 295. The company also added a popular function to the GPSMAP 295 from its panel-mount products — the split-screen feature — that makes it possible for pilots to view primary navigation data and see their position on a color moving map simultaneously. Garmin's GPSMAP 295 was the first portable to deliver WAAS capabilities to the cockpit, giving pilots an enhanced picture of their vertical and horizontal position along the flight path.

This holiday promotion is valid only for purchases made in the United States and for units with an Americas database. This rebate may not be used with any other offer. Rebate coupons are available at the point-of-sale dealer or distributor and on Garmin's corporate website — — in the "Current Promotions" section. All requests for rebates must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2002.

Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies that designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices — most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products serve the aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM markets. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and United Kingdom. For more information, visit the Virtual Press Room at, or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and GPSMAP are registered tradmarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.