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June 19, 2000

Garmin® Lends Support to International GPS Conference

OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin International Inc., a leading manufacturer of navigation and communication electronics, was pleased to be a part of the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) 2000, which was held last month in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference was attended by delegates of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a specialized agency of the United Nations, whose members meet every three years to decide issues affecting the allocation and use of the world's radio frequencies. At this year's conference, the delegation succeeded in securing the integrity of the worldwide band for GPS availability to more than 20 million users worldwide.

Garmin was part of the international GPS outreach committee, providing information on the GPS system, technology and worldwide applications onsite at the conference to representatives from more than 188 countries. The company's GPS receivers were used by delegates in hands-on GPS demonstrations conducted during the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and GPS technology exhibit at the conference. In addition, Garmin GPS unit to each head of delegation attending the conference.

"The work of the ITU is crucial to ensuring that individuals worldwide will continue to have access to the GPS frequency spectrum as it was originally intended," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing, Garmin International. "As a GPS manufacturer, we applaud the efforts of this organization and we were proud to support this conference by making our products available as teaching aids."

Garmin International is based in Olathe, Kan. Garmin Europe is located in England and Garmin Corporation is based in Taiwan.