Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 19, 2019


(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)

26125 N. Riverwoods Blvd., Suite 500
Mettawa, Illinois
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (847) 735-4700

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of Each Class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
Common stock, par value $0.75 per share
New York Stock Exchange
6.500% Senior Notes due 2048
New York Stock Exchange
6.625% Senior Notes due 2049
New York Stock Exchange
6.375% Senior Notes due 2049
New York Stock Exchange
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Emerging growth company
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Item 1.01.
Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
Commercial Paper Program
On December 19, 2019, Brunswick Corporation (the “Company”) entered into definitive documentation to establish an unsecured commercial paper program (the “CP Program”) pursuant to which the Company, may issue short-term, unsecured commercial paper notes (the “CP Notes”) pursuant to the exemption from registration contained in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  Amounts available under the CP Program may be borrowed, repaid and re-borrowed from time to time, with the aggregate principal amount of CP Notes outstanding under the CP Program at any time not to exceed $300,000,000.  The net proceeds of issuances of the CP Notes are expected to be used for general corporate purposes.
The maturities of the CP Notes will vary but may not exceed 397 days from the date of issue.  The CP Notes will be sold under customary terms in the commercial paper market and will be issued at a discount from par or, alternatively, will be issued at par and bear varying interest rates on a fixed or floating basis.
Initially, two commercial paper dealers will each act as a dealer under the CP Program (each a “Dealer” and, collectively, the “Dealers”) pursuant to the terms and conditions of a commercial paper dealer agreement entered into between the Company and each Dealer (each, a “Dealer Agreement”).  A national bank will act as issuing and paying agent under the CP Program.
Each Dealer Agreement provides the terms under which the applicable Dealer will either purchase the CP Notes from the Company or arrange for the sale of the CP Notes by the Company to one or more purchasers, in each case pursuant to an exemption from federal and state securities laws.  Each Dealer Agreement contains customary representations, warranties, covenants and indemnification provisions.  The Dealer Agreements are substantially identical in all material respects except as to the parties thereto and the notice provisions.  The foregoing summary of the Dealer Agreements does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the full text of the Dealer Agreements, a form of which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.
From time to time, one or more of the Dealers and certain of their respective affiliates have provided, and may in the future provide, commercial banking, investment banking and other financial advisory services to the Company and its affiliates for which they have received or will receive customary fees and expenses.
The CP Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws. The information contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.
Item 2.03.
Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.
The information set forth in Item 1.01 with respect to the CP Program is hereby incorporated by reference into this Item 2.03 insofar as it relates to the creation of a direct financial obligation of the Company.
Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits
Exhibit No.
Description of Exhibit
Form of Dealer Agreement between Brunswick Corporation and the Dealer party thereto.
The cover page from this Current Report on Form 8-K, embedded within and formatted in Inline XBRL.

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.
Brunswick Corporation
/s/ Christopher F. Dekker
Christopher F. Dekker
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Date: December 19, 2019