Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick Corporation Acquires Whale


LAKE FOREST, Ill. June 16, 2014 - Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today
announced that it has acquired Whale®, a leading manufacturer of water movement
and heating systems for the marine, recreational vehicle, industrial and other
markets.  Based in Bangor, Northern Ireland, Whale had more than $30 million in
sales in 2013, and will be integrated into Brunswick's marine parts &
accessories business at Mercury Marine.  Terms of the transaction were not

"Parts & accessories has become an increasingly important part of our marine
business at Brunswick," explained Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E.
McCoy.  "We have done a good job of organically growing our marine P&A business,
but we also see an opportunity to expand the depth, breadth and global presence
of this business through strategic acquisitions.  Further, this transaction is
consistent with our strategy to utilize our free cash flow to grow our core

"By incorporating such acquisitions into our current P&A growth plan, we believe
we can enhance the growth of the P&A business; broaden the product portfolio;
enable our entry into attractive adjacent markets, and expand our global
presence in the P&A space," McCoy concluded.

Whale's broad selection of pumps, when coupled with current offerings from
Brunswick's Attwood Products, will allow the Company to more fully compete
across a number of categories, including pump and water systems.  Likewise,
Whale products, which have enjoyed success in European markets, will benefit
from Brunswick's marine  P&A North American presence to build market share.
Further, Whale's considerable presence in serving the RV market in Europe, will
offer the Company an opportunity to serve an attractive adjacent market, both in
North America and overseas.

Brunswick Chief Operating Officer Mark D. Schwabero added, "Like Brunswick,
Whale has a legacy of innovation and quality.  Its track record of new products
during the past five years alone is exemplary, and its latest offerings will
provide significant growth going forward."

Whale will continue to be based in Bangor, and will operate as part of Lowell,
Mich.-based Attwood, a leading brand in Brunswick's marine P&A operations.  The
acquisition is expected to have a minimal impact upon Brunswick's earnings in

About Brunswick
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill
"Genuine Ingenuity"(TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury
and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrives and inboard
engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood and Whale marine parts and
accessories; Land 'N' Sea, Kellogg Marine, and Diversified Marine parts and
accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and
Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris FloteBote, Lowe, Lund,
Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray and Uttern boats; Life
Fitness and Hammer Strength fitness equipment; Brunswick bowling centers,
equipment and consumer products; Brunswick billiards tables and table tennis.
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