Garmin® Announces Completion of the Acquisition of Its Swedish Distributor

CAYMAN ISLANDS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Sportmanship International AB (“Sportmanship”), the distributor of Garmin’s consumer products in Sweden. The company is expected to be renamed Garmin Sweden AB and will retain its management, sales, marketing and supporting staff, consisting of approximately 28 people.

Dr. Min Kao, chairman and CEO of Garmin Ltd., said, “We welcome the Sportmanship team into the Garmin family. Sportmanship has made Garmin the market leader in Sweden in portable navigation devices (PNDs) as well as the marine and outdoor markets. We expect the completion of this acquisition will enable us to further strengthen our position in the Nordic countries.”

Financial terms of the transaction were not released.

About Garmin Ltd.

The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.

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Garmin International Inc.Ted Gartner or Jessica Myers, 913-397-8200 (Media)[email protected]