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December 14, 2001

Cessna Brings Garmin® Avionics Aboard Popular Caravan Aircraft

OLATHE, Kan./Dec. 14/PR Newswire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) and the leading avionics manufacturer for the general aviation market, today announced that Cessna Aircraft Co. will offer Garmin's integrated avionics suite as optional equipment in its entire line of Caravan aircraft.

Cessna selected Garmin's GNS 530, GNS 430, GTX™ 327 digital transponder and GMA 340 audio panel as advanced avionics options on all new Caravan models — the Caravan 675, Caravan Amphibian, Grand Caravan and Super Cargomaster.

"Getting aboard the Cessna Caravan is a strong product endorsement and represents a significant step for us with this industry leader," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of marketing. "This relationship has the potential of opening up a new area of growth for us in the air cargo and commuter transportation market."

At the heart of the Garmin avionics suite is the revolutionary GNS 430/530. Both radios integrate an IFR GPS/NAV/COM/ILS with VOR/LOC and glideslope on a high-resolution color display, delivering navigation-critical data on a single screen for easy pilot scanning and reduced cockpit workload. Both units also have interface capabilities for traffic, weather and lightning detection to provide increased safety and situational awareness to the owner and operator of the aircraft. The GTX 327 is a Mode-C transponder that displays flight time and current pressure altitude, and its solid-state design requires no warm-up time, reduces power output and lowers heat emissions. The GMA 340 audio panel provides pilots with reliable, versatile audio switching on a user-friendly front panel, featuring a six-position stereo intercom and three COM positions.

Cessna Caravans have long set the standard for reliability in freight, scheduled airline/commuter service, executive use, and special-mission applications and in operations that include unimproved, short runways. Because of the Caravan’s dependability and versatility, companies like Federal Express have added Caravans to their fleet.

Cessna Aircraft has already begun installing Garmin avionics in Caravans at its Wichita, Kan., factory.

Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices — most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's market-leading 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 Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom, or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark, and GNS, GTX and GMA are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

Cessna Aircraft Co. is a subsidiary of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), a $13 billion global, multi-industry company with market-leading businesses in Aircraft, Automotive, Industrial Products, Fastening Systems and Finance. Additional information is available online at www.textron.com.

Notice on forward-looking statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements respecting Garmin Ltd. and its business. Any statements regarding the company’s future financial position, revenues, earnings, product introductions, plans and objectives are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. There could be a number of factors affecting future results, including those factors identified in Garmin's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 30, 2000 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). Garmin will not update any forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect future events or developments.

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