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March 21, 2003

Garmin® Hires Two to Bolster Corporate Communications

OLATHE, Kan. -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), is pleased to announce the hiring of Ted Gartner as a Senior Media Relations Specialist and David Tierney-Kanning as a Senior Art Director.

" We’re excited to attract two people that come with such high credentials and unique skills. Both Ted and David add depth to our existing team, which will help Garmin's desire to communicate to the media and our ever-growing base of customers," said Jon Cassat, Garmin's director of marketing communications.

Gartner’s primary duties include outreach to media in the marine, outdoor, automotive, and personal digital assistant (PDA) markets. His hiring comes as Garmin rolls out two unique product lines -- the iQue™ 3600, the first fully integrated Palm OS and GPS handheld device – and the Geko™ family of user-friendly, compact and affordable GPS handheld devices.

Prior to joining Garmin, Gartner was a Managing Supervisor and media strategist for Fleishman-Hillard in Kansas City, Missouri. During his tenure, he helped a number of Fortune 500 clients communicate to the media, customers, employees, stockholders, and elected officials. Prior to that, Gartner spent nearly a decade as an Assignment Manager and Field Producer for CNN. In addition to his expertise in public relations and the media, Gartner is also an avid hunter, angler, and outdoorsman.

David Tierney-Kanning’s role as Senior Art Director will utilize the advertising skills he’s honed as a creative leader at various Kansas City area ad agencies including Barkley & Evergreen, NHK&W, and VML. Most recently, Tierney-Kanning was Executive Vice President and Director of Creative Services for Weyforth-Haas Marketing.

Tierney-Kanning’s work has been recognized in numerous local and national advertising and design competitions. More importantly, it has produced results for Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries. His experience in brand development will be invaluable as Garmin products reach out to customers in new markets.

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 or contact the Investor Relations department at 913-397-8200.