AutoNavi's Free Mobile Map App Tops 100 Million Users in China

AutoNavi's Free Mobile Map App Tops 100 Million Users in China

BEIJING, Jan. 14, 2013 (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, announced that
its free mobile map application ("app") has surpassed 100 million users as of
today. According to a report issued today by Analysys International, an
independent market research firm, AutoNavi joins only five other Chinese
companies with mobile applications of greater than 100 million users. The
other companies are Tencent, Alibaba Group, Qihoo 360, SINA Corporation and

"This achievement is an important milestone for our Company. We are thrilled
that AutoNavi's mobile map app has joined such a premier group of popular
applications," said Mr. Congwu Cheng, chief executive officer of AutoNavi. "We
are proud and gratified that so many users choose and enjoy AutoNavi's mobile
map app in fulfilling their navigation and location-based service needs. The
popularity of our map app also reflects the remarkable extent to which
location-based solutions have become part of the daily life of China's mobile
Internet users."

AutoNavi's free mobile map app integrates the Company's digital map database
with complementary content from vertical service providers, offering end users
location-relevant information and services. The app works with all major
smartphone operating systems, and also provides user-access through mobile
browsers. Key features include, among other things, online navigation,
personalized and optimized routing information, estimated arrival time,
real-time traffic information with user-generated content, traffic broadcasts,
interoperability with SINA's Weibo app, 3D views.

Users can download AutoNavi's free mobile map app at, as well as
through all the major app stores in China.

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 3.6 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

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Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe
harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology
such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans,"
"believes," "estimates," "confident" and similar statements. Among other
things, the quotations from management in this press release, as well as
AutoNavi's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking
statements. AutoNavi may also make written or oral forward-looking statements
in its reports filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other
written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or
employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts,
including statements about AutoNavi's beliefs and expectations, are
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks
and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ
materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including
but not limited to the following: AutoNavi's ability to adequately maintain
and update its digital map database and minimize errors in its solutions; its
current reliance on the automotive navigation market and a small number of
customers for a substantial portion of its revenues; the project-based nature
of its public sector and enterprise applications business; its limited
operating history in the mobile/Internet location-based solutions markets;
compliance with a complex set of laws, rules and regulations governing its
surveying and mapping and other businesses in China; competition in the
navigation and location-based solutions businesses in China; and its ability
to manage its growth effectively and efficiently. Further information
regarding these and other risks is included in AutoNavi's annual report on
Form 20-F as well as in its other filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of
the date of the press release, and AutoNavi undertakes no duty to update such
information, except as required under applicable law.

CONTACT: For investor and media inquiries please contact:

         In China:
         Serena Shi
         AutoNavi Holdings Limited
         Tel: +86-10-8410-7883
         Derek Mitchell
         Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
         Tel: +86-10-8520-3073
         In the U.S.:
         Jessica Barist Cohen
         Ogilvy Financial, New York
         Tel: +1-646-460-9989

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