Garmin® Announces Sponsorship of Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced a sponsorship of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship,
including serving as the official action camera sponsor and competing in
the series as Garmin Racing. The sponsorship kicks-off February 13 at
the championship’s inaugural event in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,
where Garmin Racing pilot Pete McLeod will begin his run for the title.

This global initiative with Red Bull Air Race, the fastest motorsport
series in the world, showcases the wide-range of markets Garmin serves
as a leader in GPS technology, including aviation, fitness and outdoor
pursuits, and particularly highlights the capabilities of the company’s
VIRB® Elite action camera.

“The Red Bull Air Race Championship is the ultimate challenge for pilots
around the world,” said Jon Cassat, Garmin’s vice president of
communications. “We are thrilled to team up with the series to enhance
event experiences for fans and pilots with climactic video and data
captured on Garmin devices.”

As the official action camera partner of the Air Race World
Championship, VIRB Elites will be used to capture compelling race
footage from the cockpit with data overlays including speed, altitude,
g-force and GPS location. VIRB’s high-definition videos with unique
inset data will provide a complete experience of what it’s like to fly
the series’ racetracks, showing the pilots in the Master Class category
navigating the advanced aerial challenges at top speed. Consisting of
eight races across the globe, including two in the United States, pilots
attempt to complete each track in the fastest possible time with as few
penalties as possible. Points are awarded at each race and the title is
awarded to the pilot that secures the most total points after the last
race of the season.

Garmin Racing’s Pete McLeod of Red Lake, Ontario grew up flying small
float planes and playing hockey. He obtained his pilot’s license at age
16, before his driver’s license, and started aerobatics that same year,
flying competition aerobatics and air show freestyle as the youngest
Canadian air show performer. After earning his aerobatics instructor
rating at age 18, followed by an economics degree at the University of
Western Ontario, he flew air shows and competitions full time –
dedicated to qualify for the Red Bull Air Race.

McLeod made history in 2009 by becoming the youngest pilot and first
Canadian to compete in the elite Red Bull Air Race World Championship,
in which he went on to place 5th overall in the series in
both 2010 and 2014.

For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and
wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live
an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units,
including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
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Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin and VIRB are registered trademarks.

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This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd.
and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current
expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in
this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as
a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting
Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2013, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at
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Garmin International Inc.Amy Nouri, [email protected]