July 17, 2007
Garmin® Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Spanish Distributor
CAYMAN ISLANDS/July 17, 2007/PR Newswire/ - Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) announced today that it has signed a letter of intent for the proposed acquisition of Electrónica Trepat S.A. (“Electrónica Trepat”), the principal distributor of Garmin’s consumer products in Spain. The completion of the acquisition is subject to the negotiation and execution of a definitive acquisition agreement, the completion of legal and financial due diligence and customary closing conditions.
“The proposed acquisition of Electrónica Trepat is a further step in our ongoing strategy to strengthen Garmin’s presence in key European markets through vertical integration and to enhance our ability to support our key retailers and OEMs in these markets,” said Dr. Min Kao, chairman and CEO of Garmin Ltd.
Fernando Trepat, president of Electrónica Trepat said, "We are very pleased to be able to become fully integrated within Garmin and we look forward to continuing to expand Garmin’s sales in Spain."
Financial terms of the proposed transaction were not released. Following the acquisition, Electrónica Trepat is expected to change its name to Garmin España S.A. The company will retain its management, sales, marketing and supporting staff, consisting of approximately 60 people, and will continue operations at its current headquarters and warehouse facility located close to Barcelona.
Earlier this month Garmin completed the acquisition of its German distributor and in January 2007 Garmin acquired its French distributor.
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