AutoNavi's Premium Navigation App Selected for Samsung GALAXY Note II

AutoNavi's Premium Navigation App Selected for Samsung GALAXY Note II

BEIJING, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AutoNavi Holdings Limited
("AutoNavi" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:AMAP), a leading provider of digital map
content and navigation and location-based solutions in China, today announced
that the Company's premium navigation application ("app") is pre-installed on
the China version of the Samsung GALAXY Note II, which was officially launched
in late October. This is the latest achievement in the Company's ongoing
partnership with Samsung, following the pre-installation of the app on
Samsung's flagship smartphone, the S III, in June.

The Note II is another major release in Samsung's GALAXY series. It features a
large 5.55-inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen and a 1.6 GHz quad-core
processor. This combination of processing power and rich visual presentation
makes the Note II ideal for a range of graphic-intense functions. As such, the
device serves as a great interface for AutoNavi's app. Key features of
AutoNavi's premium navigation app include 3-D views, voice-guided turn-by-turn
directions in both English and Chinese, voice command options and a map layer
of Samsung-designated points of interest.

"We are proud that AutoNavi's premium navigation app has been selected once
again by China's most popular Android based brand – Samsung." AutoNavi's chief
executive officer, Mr. Congwu Cheng, commented, "By pairing our mapping
services with Samsung's powerful and popular devices, users in China can enjoy
an engaging and seamless navigation experience. We look forward to enhancing
our long-term strategic partnership with Samsung by adapting our map service
platform to Samsung's wide range of devices."

"AMOLED" is a trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

About AutoNavi Holdings Limited

AutoNavi Holdings Limited (Nasdaq:AMAP) is a leading provider of digital map
content and navigation and location-based solutions in China. At the core of
its business is a comprehensive nationwide digital map database that covers
approximately 3.4 million kilometers of roadway and over 20 million points of
interest across China. Through its digital map database and proprietary
technology platform, AutoNavi provides comprehensive, integrated navigation
and location-based solutions optimized for the Chinese market and users,
including automotive navigation solutions, mobile location-based solutions and
Internet location-based solutions, and public sector and enterprise
applications. For more information on AutoNavi, please visit
http://www.autonavi.com.

CONTACT: For investor and media inquiries please contact:

         In China:
        
         Serena Shi
         AutoNavi Holdings Limited
         Tel: +86-10-8410-7883
         E-mail: serena.shi@autonavi.com

         Derek Mitchell
         Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
         Tel: +86-10-8520-3073
         E-mail: amap@ogilvy.com

         In the U.S.:

         Jessica Barist Cohen
         Ogilvy Financial, New York
         Tel: +1-646-460-9989
         E-mail: amap@ogilvy.com
 
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