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February 2, 2001


OLATHE, Kan. / Feb. 2 / PRNewswire / - Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), is pleased to announce the appointment of Devon A. Rolf as Assistant General Counsel - Intellectual Property, effective Feb. 5, 2001. Mr. Rolf will report to Andrew R. Etkind, Garmin's general counsel, and will be responsible for managing intellectual property matters, developing patent strategies and preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications.

Prior to joining Garmin, Rolf was a partner in the intellectual property department of Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP, a Kansas City-based national law firm with more than 500 lawyers. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a J.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and is a registered patent attorney.

"Devon brings to Garmin the perfect mix of engineering and legal skills", said Etkind. "As outside counsel, he has prepared and prosecuted most of the applications for our 42 issued patents and our approximately 40 pending patents. We are delighted that he has agreed to join us in-house. He understands our products and technology and will work closely with our engineers in protecting Garmin's rights in our continuing innovations in Global Positioning Systems and other technologies."