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March 30, 2001

Top Tournament Anglers to Receive 'Garmin® Grand'

OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), is pleased to add a cash incentive — the Garmin Grand Giveaway — to reward top anglers who use Garmin sonar products when they fish the pro (boater) side of leading tournament circuits. When these anglers win on the EverStart Series, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League, Texas Tournament Trail, or RCL Walleye Circuit, they can count on an additional $1,000 cash prize from Garmin.

"This is truly a win-win situation for boat owners," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's director of marketing. "Garmin sonar products come with our patented See-Thru® technology and Depth Gain Control (DCG®) that help anglers locate potentially prize-winning fish hiding in structure or in thermoclines — which, in turn, could land them a check for $1,000."

To be eligible for the Garmin Grand, a tournament angler must have a Garmin sonar product installed on his boat. Qualifying products include the FishFinder 100, FishFinder 160, FishFinder 240, GPSMAP® 168 Sounder, or GPSMAP 185 Sounder. Co-anglers are not eligible.

Slated to begin in April, the Garmin Grand Giveaway will be available at more than 100 fishing tournaments across the country in 2001, creating a total jackpot of over $100,000 in cash incentives for Garmin-owning anglers.

Garmin International Inc. and Garmin Corp. are members of the Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies. Garmin Ltd., through its operating subsidiaries, designs and manufactures navigation, communication and information electronics. The company's full product line serves the aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive, wireless and OEM markets. The company is incorporated in the Cayman Islands and its principal subsidiaries maintain offices in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit the Virtual Press Room at, or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and GPSMAP are registered trademarks of Garmin Corp.