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January 6, 2001

Garmin® StreetPilot® III Earns CES 2001 Innovation Award

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), is pleased to announce that the Consumer Electronics Association will honor the StreetPilot III in its prestigious Innovations 2001 Design and Engineering Showcase. Garmin is a leading manufacturer of navigation, communication and information electronics, most of which are enabled by Global Positioning System (GPS) technology.

Innovation Showcase products are evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of industrial designers, engineers and trade press. The award is based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges, including the product’s unique features, technical specifications, design processes, marketing viability, and overall impact on the company’s bottom line.

Entered in the Mobile Electronics award category, the StreetPilot III is Garmin's newest and most integrated product to date for the automotive industry. As a stand-alone, portable system designed to sit easily on the dash of most cars and trucks, the StreetPilot III provides the driver with valuable navigation tools — such as turn-by-turn directions and voice prompts — to reach almost any destination in a metropolitan area. Additionally, this unit offers electronic mapping capabilities on a color display, GPS location reliability, address look-up features, and a full line of standard accessories in an affordable package. The StreetPilot III is expected to be available in the first quarter of 2001.