Garmin® Announces Sponsorship of Professional Snowboarders and 2015 X-Games Gold Medalists Mark McMorris and Silje Norendal

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the sponsorship of the 2015 Winter X-Games gold medal winning
snowboarders Mark
and Silje
as their official action cam and watch provider. Both
riders will be equipped with Garmin
VIRB® action cams
, as well as a fēnix®
3 multisport watch
for McMorris and a vívofit®
activity tracker
for Norendal. This announcement coincides with the Burton
US Open
Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI, where Garmin
is the official action camera sponsor. Both riders will be competing in
the slopestyle competitions.

“We’re thrilled to have Mark and Silje on board as Garmin’s first
sponsored snowboarders,” said Jon Cassat, Garmin vice president of
communications. “Garmin has products that can make snow sports more
memorable, and these high-profile athletes will help showcase our action
cams and wearables to skiers and snowboarders everywhere.”

Mark and Silje will utilize Garmin wearables and the VIRB action cams as
part of their training on and off the mountain. Both riders will be able
to capture and share content with VIRB, and with the camera’s unique
built-in GPS, they’ll be able to overlay data like heart rate, elevation
and speed into their videos, creating even more dynamic content and
proving how impressive their tricks really are. The fēnix 3 and vívofit
that they wear on their wrists will also give them valuable fitness
information on and off the hill, and they’ll be able to use Garmin
to analyze their data and improve performance.

About Mark

Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, Mark McMorris has made a name for
himself as one of the top snowboarders in the world. As the first-ever
snowboarder to successfully complete a backside triple cork 1440, and
first snowboarder in X-Games history to score a 98.00 in Slopestyle,
Mark is considered a legend in the snowboarding world, and he’s only 21.
This winter has already proven great for Mark, winning first place in
Slopestyle and Big Air at the 2015 Winter X-Games in Aspen, and
finishing second at the Burton European Open. Last winter was no
different. Mark finished second in Slopestyle at the Winter X-Games in
Aspen, and despite a crippling crash leaving him with a fractured rib,
he still competed in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games just days later,
ending up with a podium finish and a bronze medal.

About Silje

Hailing from Oslo, Norway, Silje is becoming a recognizable name and
face on both sides of the Atlantic. She’s no stranger to big wins, after
taking home the gold in Slopestyle at the 2013 Winter X-Games in Tignes,
and the 2014 and 2015 Winter X-Games in Aspen. Silje also finished on
the podium at huge events like the Dew Tour Mountain Championships and
Burton’s High Fives in NZ, as well as an impressive 11th
place finish at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Aside from the
prestigious achievements, it’s Silje’s style and work ethic that really
stand out, both on and off the hill. Whether she’s doing smooth
frontside rodeos over the biggest tables in the park, or posing on the
cover of fitness magazines, there’s a style and grace with Silje that
can’t be ignored.

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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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, VIRB, fēnix and vívofit are registered trademarks.

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

About the Burton US Open

The world’s best snowboarders will come together in Vail, Colorado from
March 2rd – 7th to partake in the longest running,
premier snowboarding event, the Burton
US Open Snowboarding Championships presented by MINI
. By day,
experience world-class halfpipe and slopestyle competition, then at
night keep the momentum high with FREE concerts, events and activities
for all-ages. A big thanks to the following partners for their support
of the 33rd edition of the Burton US Open: MINI, Vail
Mountain, Mountain Dew®, Town of Vail, Paul Mitchell, 3M™ Thinsulate™
Insulation, Garmin, G-SHOCK, Pacifico, Bear Naked, Chipotle, Shiseido,
CHILL, anon, Analog and the World Snowboard Tour.

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Garmin International Inc.Maddie Estrada, [email protected]