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October 3, 2002

Garmin® Names New Manager of Investor Relations

CAYMAN ISLANDS / October 2, 2002 / PR Newswire — Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Paulette M. Schwerdt as Manager of Investor Relations, effective Sept. 16, 2002. Ms. Schwerdt will report to Kevin Rauckman, chief financial officer and treasurer of Garmin Ltd., and will be responsible for Garmin's overall investor relations program and other financial duties for the company. She replaces John Mills, who is no longer with the company.

Prior to joining Garmin, Schwerdt was a research analyst/vice president for Kornitzer Capital Management in Shawnee Mission, Kan. She also worked for over 20 years at the Security Benefit Group of Companies in Topeka, Kan., in various management and professional positions. Paulette earned her B.B.A. in finance and management and her M.B.A. from Washburn University in Topeka.

"Paulette’s strength in research and her overall financial expertise will provide Garmin with the proper mix of skills needed to serve the investor relations function," said Rauckman. "We consider investor relations to be an important function and are pleased that Paulette has joined our team."

Through its operating subsidiaries, Garmin Ltd. designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information devices. The company’s primary markets are aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit the Investor Relations site of Garmin Ltd. at www.garmin.com or contact the Investor Relations department at 913-397-8200.

About Garmin:
Through its operating subsidiaries, Garmin Ltd. designs, manufactures, and markets navigation, communications and information devices, most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in the general aviation and consumer markets and its products serve aviation, marine, general recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM applications. 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 Investor Relations site of Garmin Ltd. at www.garmin.com or contact the Investor Relations department at 913-397-8200.

Notice on forward-looking statements:
This release includes projections and other forward-looking statements regarding 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. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of risk factors affecting Garmin. Information concerning risk factors that could affect Garmin's actual results is contained in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2001 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983). A copy of Garmin’s 2001 Form 10-K can be downloaded from http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.

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