Garmin® to appeal ITC initial determination

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN),
announced today that an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the
International Trade Commission (ITC) made an initial determination in
the enforcement proceeding brought by Navico, Inc. against Garmin. The
ALJ’s initial determination concluded that Garmin’s sale of certain
DownVü sonar products violated the ITC’s December 2015 orders arising
from a previous Navico-Garmin ITC investigation. The ALJ recommends a
fine in the amount of $37 million.

Garmin disagrees with the initial determination and will seek review by
the ITC, which is expected to issue a final determination in August 2017.

“Even if affirmed by the ITC, the ruling has no impact on Garmin’s
customers or dealers,” said Andrew Etkind, Garmin’s vice president and
general counsel. “Additionally, the ruling does not impact in any way
Garmin products with ClearVü sonar functionality, which have been on the
market since 2016.”

Garmin was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the second year
in a row by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized marine
electronics company for support of products in the field. Garmin’s
portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing
instrumentation, and other products and services that are known for
innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use.

For decades, 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. For more
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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 and DownVü and ClearVü are
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service
marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:

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 31, 2016, 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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statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin
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Garmin International, Inc. Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200 [email protected]