Garmin® responds to misleading statements from Navico in the ITC patent investigation

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced its response to a modified order by the International Trade
Commission (ITC) on August 18, 2016, in the long-running investigation
brought by Navico Holdings AS against Garmin. The modified ITC order did
not address Garmin’s new tilted DownVü™ scanning sonar transducer design
– which Garmin strongly asserts does not infringe – that has been
shipping since last December when the previous decision was made by the
ITC. The status of Garmin’s new tilted transducer design relative to any
of Navico’s patents is still a matter pending before the courts and
government agencies, and Navico has never accused Garmin’s new tilted
design of infringement before the ITC. On August 25, 2016, Navico issued
a press release regarding the ITC’s modified order that incorrectly
asserts that the new tilted design infringes on their patents as no
court or government agency has ever made any infringement ruling on
Garmin’s new tilted transducer design.

In fact, the modified ITC order confirmed the ITC’s previous decision
made in December 2015, that Garmin can import and sell Garmin
DownVü scanning sonar transducers, including the original design,
because they do not separately infringe any valid claim of Navico’s
patents. The modified ITC order also left in place the ITC’s earlier
decision that Garmin’s chartplotters do not infringe any of Navico’s
patents. It clarifies the certification language that Garmin may use
when importing its transducers which is a procedural matter. The
modified ITC order applies only to Garmin and has no impact on any
existing distributor, dealer, or retailer inventory or any products
already purchased by our customers.

Garmin fully cooperated with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) after
the ITC’s original order to ensure that the importation of its products
was in full compliance with the ITC’s order. Garmin is currently
cooperating with CBP to ensure compliance with the ITC’s modified order
and will provide relevant information to our distributors, dealers, and
retailers as it becomes available.

All of these issues are currently pending before the Court of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit, the court with review authority over the ITC,
and Garmin anticipates a definitive ruling on these topics in early 2017.

About Garmin International Inc. 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 is a trademark 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 26, 2015, 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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future events, or otherwise.



Garmin International Inc.Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200 [email protected]