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Garmin® Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Danish Distributor

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Dr. Min Kao, chairman and CEO of Garmin Ltd., said, “The acquisition of Fairpoint will strengthen our presence in the Nordic countries. Fairpoint has been successful in making the Garmin brand the market leader in Denmark and we hope to build on that success.”
 
Jens Jørgensen, managing director of Fairpoint said, "Fairpoint and Garmin have worked together successfully to make Garmin the leading brand of portable navigation devices in Denmark. We anticipate that the full integration of Fairpoint into the Garmin family will enable us to achieve additional efficiencies and cost savings that will benefit our customers and further drive sales of Garmin products in Denmark.”

Financial terms of the proposed transaction were not released.  Following the acquisition, Fairpoint is expected to change its name to Garmin Danmark A/S. The company will retain its management, sales, marketing and supporting staff, consisting of approximately 30 people, and will continue operations at its current headquarters located in a suburb of Copenhagen.