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Welcome to Brunswick Corporation’s Investor Day 2021. The event, hosted by Brunswick’s senior leadership team, unveils the “Next Wave” of the Company’s strategy describing the next phase of business evolution, products, technologies, unique experiences and enterprise synergies. In addition, we will provide an overview of the continued investment in our industry-leading ACES (Autonomy, Connectivity, Electrification and Shared Access) strategy. The Next Wave outlines our belief that we are uniquely well positioned to extend our unassailable leadership position in the marine industry.

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Speakers & Presentations

David M. Foulkes

David M. Foulkes

Chief Executive Officer

In January 2019, David M. Foulkes was appointed Brunswick's chief executive officer.

Mr. Foulkes had served as president - Brunswick marine consumer solutions, as well as retaining his role as Brunswick’s chief technology officer (CTO).

In that most recent position, Mr. Foulkes had responsibility for the Brunswick Boat Group, NAUTIC-ON, Brunswick Marine Services, the Brunswick iJET Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois Research Park, and Brunswick's Advanced Design Methods.

Mr. Foulkes joined Brunswick in 2007 and for ten years he was head of product development at Mercury Marine, during which time he led the development of Mercury's line-up of market-leading outboard engines, including the recently introduced V-6 and V-8 outboard engines and advanced vessel controls, as well as the new MerCruiser gasoline and diesel inboard/sterndrive engines.

Since 2012, Mr. Foulkes also has had responsibility for Mercury Racing, and for the past five years worked closely with the Mercury Racing leadership team to significantly grow the business and introduce an unprecedented range of new high-performance Racing outboard and sterndrive products.

In his role as Brunswick’s CTO, Mr. Foulkes has overseen the launch of NAUTIC-ON and Brunswick's iJET Innovation Lab at the University of Illinois. He also championed the effort to form Brunswick's joint-venture with TechNexus to develop a portfolio of investments in start-up companies, and a separate effort to introduce a new Design Thinking initiative to the Company.

Previously, Mr. Foulkes had spent 18 years with Ford Motor Company in a series of assignments of progressing responsibilities. He previously had also worked with Shell Exploration and the Ministry of Defense, both in the United Kingdom. He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics and a master’s degree in structural and fluid mechanics from Imperial College in London.

Finance

Finance

Ryan M. Gwillim

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ryan M. Gwillim

Ryan M. Gwillim

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ryan M. Gwillim was named senior vice president and chief financial officer in June 2020. He most recently was vice president – finance and treasurer, assuming those duties in June 2019. He is responsible for treasury, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. Since September 2017, Gwillim had been vice president – investor relations.

Mr. Gwillim joined Brunswick’s legal team as corporate counsel in 2011 and became assistant general counsel – corporate and securities, where he was responsible for the Company’s SEC compliance and financial reporting processes, a year later. He was named Associate General Counsel - International in 2015.

Mr. Gwillim, who is also a certified public accountant, attended the University of Illinois, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting as well as his law degree. Before joining Brunswick, Mr. Gwillim was with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago as an associate in their corporate and securities practice group.

Propulsion

Propulsion

Chris Drees

Executive Vice President and President, Mercury Marine

Chris Drees

Chris Drees

Executive Vice President and President, Mercury Marine

Chris Drees was named President of Mercury Marine, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on April 2019. He most recently was president of marine parts and accessories, having assumed that role in 2018.

Mr. Drees joined Mercury Marine in 1998, and during his first eight years held a variety of positions within the Company, including roles in purchasing, sales and marketing, and as general manager of the Mercury propeller business. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Drees led Mercury’s Attwood operations, first as the chief operating officer and then as president. In 2014, Mr. Drees was promoted to vice president - mercury global operations, before moving to marine parts and accessories four years later.

Mr. Drees earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Master of Business Administration from Marquette University.

Parts & Accessories

Parts & Accessories

Chris Drees

Executive Vice President and President, Mercury Marine

Brett Dibkey

Executive Vice President and President, Advanced Systems Group

Chris Drees

Chris Drees

Executive Vice President and President, Mercury Marine

Chris Drees was named President of Mercury Marine, based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on April 2019. He most recently was president of marine parts and accessories, having assumed that role in 2018.

Mr. Drees joined Mercury Marine in 1998, and during his first eight years held a variety of positions within the Company, including roles in purchasing, sales and marketing, and as general manager of the Mercury propeller business. From 2006 through 2014, Mr. Drees led Mercury’s Attwood operations, first as the chief operating officer and then as president. In 2014, Mr. Drees was promoted to vice president - mercury global operations, before moving to marine parts and accessories four years later.

Mr. Drees earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Master of Business Administration from Marquette University.

Brett Dibkey

Brett Dibkey

Executive Vice President and President, Advanced Systems Group

Brett Dibkey was named President – Advanced Systems Group of Brunswick Corporation in January 2020.

Mr. Dibkey joins Brunswick following 12 years at Whirlpool Corporation where he was most recently Vice President and General Manager, Business Units, Brand Marketing, eCommerce and IoT. At Whirlpool, he had business responsibility for the Company’s parts and accessories business along with full P&L responsibilities for a portfolio of strategic, high-growth businesses. In addition, he served as the head of brand marketing across the company’s brand portfolio. Prior to his career at Whirlpool, he worked in a variety of business development and strategic planning roles for Pfizer and Crowe Horwath, LLP.

Mr. Dibkey graduated from Butler University with a degree in finance and accounting and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Boat Group

Boat Group

Aine Denari

Executive Vice President and President, Brunswick Boat Group

Aine Denari

Aine Denari

Executive Vice President and President, Brunswick Boat Group

Aine Denari was named President – Brunswick Boat Group in October 2020. Ms. Denari joins Brunswick after spending the past 20 years in a variety of executive positions within the automotive industry, and in leadership positions at major global consulting firms. Since 2014, Ms. Denari has worked at ZF AG, most recently as the senior vice president of ZF’s ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) business, a $1B+ segment within Global Electronics. She will now be responsible for the largest boat portfolio in the recreational marine industry with many of the leading US and International brands.

Ms. Denari has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a Master’s Degree in Engineering Management from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. In addition, Ms. Denari has a Bachelor's degree from University College in Dublin, Ireland.

Business Acceleration

Business Acceleration

Brenna Preisser

Executive Vice President and President, Business Acceleration and Chief People and Strategy Officer

Brenna Preisser

Brenna Preisser

Executive Vice President and President, Business Acceleration and Chief People and Strategy Officer

In 2020, Brenna Preisser was promoted to President - Business Acceleration & Chief People and Strategy Officer.

In this expanded role, Ms. Preisser added responsibilities for business strategy, enterprise communications and consumer insight in addition to her current role overseeing service and shared access business models which include, Freedom Boat Club, the largest national boat club operation in the industry, a portfolio of financial service businesses and advanced design initiatives. She is also responsible for innovation assets, such as a joint venture with TechNexus

Ms. Preisser was elected Brunswick’s vice president and chief human resources officer effective March 31, 2016. Ms. Preisser previously was the senior director – human resources for Brunswick Corporation.

Ms. Preisser has contributed to Brunswick being named as a Forbes best mid-sized and large-sized place to work multiple years in a row as well as Forbes list of America’s Best Employers for Women. Ms. Preisser is also the co-chair of Brunswick’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, driving change across the entire organization.

Since joining the company in 2004, Ms. Preisser has been in charge of reforming company culture, creating and leading large-scale employee engagement and development programs, and implementing talent management strategies that support the achievement of Brunswick’s business goals and objectives. In addition, Ms. Preisser has developed globally led enterprise programs that embody a buyer-centric approach, delivering a smooth, frictionless and consistent customer experience across all touchpoints and at all stages of the buyer journey.

Ms. Preisser has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University in Athens, and a Master of Business Administration from Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

2021 BRUNSWICK CORPORATION INVESTOR DAY

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