Form 8K

Washington, D.C. 20549



Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 20, 2004

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Cayman Islands 0-31983 98-0229227
State or other (Commission (I.R.S. Employer
 jurisdiction File Number) Identification No.)
of incorporation)

P.O. Box 30464SMB
5th Floor, Harbour Place
103 South Church Street
George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
(Address of principal executive offices)

         Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (345) 946-5203

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

        [  ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election ofDirectors,
Appointment of Principal Officers


On October 20, 2004, the Board of Directors of Garmin Ltd. (the “Company”) appointed Charles W. Peffer as a member of the Board’s Compensation and Nominating Committees. As previously announced in a press release dated August 16, 2004, Mr. Peffer was appointed as a director of the Company and as a member of the Audit Committee on August 16, 2004.


        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date:  October 20, 2004 /s/ Andrew R. Etkind
     Andrew R. Etkind
     General Counsel and Secretary