Garmin wins class action lawsuit

Garmin International Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN),
today announced that it prevailed on summary judgment in a purported
class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the District
of Kansas in Meyers v. Garmin International, Inc. Case No.

The plaintiff alleged that the lithium ion batteries in certain Garmin
personal navigation devices were prone to fail prematurely. The court
granted summary judgment to Garmin on all remaining asserted claims
after the plaintiff abandoned most of his claims. The court found that
the undisputed evidence showed that, even after four years of use, the
battery in plaintiff’s device had not reached the end of its useful
life. The judgment is subject to appeal.

“Garmin is very pleased with the court’s dismissal of this purported
class action lawsuit. Many people don’t understand that class action
litigation often provides disproportionate financial benefits to the
plaintiffs’ attorneys who file these cases, often without a reasonable
analysis of the merits of the case,” said Andrew Etkind, Garmin’s vice
president and general counsel. “This ruling demonstrates the steadfast
determination by Garmin to fight any and all baseless claims.”

Garmin is a pioneer in GPS navigation and wireless devices and
applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle.
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About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.



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