AutoNavi's Premium Navigation Application Pre-Installed on Samsung Galaxy S4

AutoNavi's Premium Navigation Application Pre-Installed on Samsung Galaxy S4

BEIJING, April 18, 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, today announced
that its premium navigation application is included as a pre-installed
application on the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, which was released in China
on April 17. This is the latest milestone in AutoNavi's ongoing strategic
partnership with Samsung, following the pre-installation of the Company's
premium navigation application on Samsung Galaxy Series last year.

In addition to providing offline navigation support, AutoNavi's premium
navigation application includes a number of new features customized for the
Galaxy S4, including augmented reality and voice-guided turn-by-turn
navigation with lane-specific guidance, available for the first time in China,
plus push-to-talk capability for hands-free operation. Also, a number of
native Galaxy S4 applications, including S Voice, stock photo album and
address book, are integrated with AutoNavi's premium navigation application,
allowing users to access the premium navigation application's content and
functionality. Some native Galaxy S4 applications that make use of map
displays will automatically utilize AutoNavi's map API services.

"Our ability to offer customized solutions in the mobile Internet space is key
to our collaboration with a wide range of partners, particularly Samsung,"
said AutoNavi's chief executive officer, Mr. Congwu Cheng. "AutoNavi's focus
on product and technological innovation brings additional functions and
enhanced user experiences to China's mobile Internet users, while making
navigation an intuitive and more enjoyable experience."

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
http://www.autonavi.com.

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
         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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