Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick to Close Joinville Facility, Migrate Boat Manufacturing from Brazil

LAKE FOREST, Ill. March 23, 2017 - Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today
announced it will immediately begin to wind down boat manufacturing operations
in Joinville, Santa Catarina, Brazil, as it prepares to close the facility.  The
operation manufactures certain Bayliner and Sea Ray boat models for the South
American market.  Moving forward, this demand will be fulfilled through
Brunswick's remaining global boat manufacturing footprint.

"The region's continued weak economy has made it difficult to profitably serve
these markets with a dedicated manufacturing facility," explained Huw Bower,
president - Brunswick Boat Group.  "With our existing commercial infrastructure
and channel presence, we can return to our previous model of importing boats to
the region to more efficiently and effectively fulfill demand to this important

The Company said the resulting restructuring charges are estimated to be in the
range of $10 million to $12 million pretax, substantially all of which will be
recorded in the first quarter of 2017.  Further, these actions are projected to
have a modestly positive impact on earnings and a minimal impact on free cash
flow, with the majority of the earnings benefit occurring in 2018.

The Company further stated that this decision has no impact on its strategy or
plans for Brunswick's Mercury Marine engine business or its Life Fitness
business in the region.  Though the region's economy continues to be
challenging, its effects have been more pronounced on the boat business.

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation's  leading consumer
brands include Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser
sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick
and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, Payne's
Marine and BLA parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler,
Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris,
Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray, Thunder Jet
and Uttern; Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex, Indoor Cycling Group  and
SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive well-
being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture. For
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