Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick Acquires Thunder Jet

                         Brunswick Acquires Thunder Jet
    Gains Presence, Opportunity in Growing Heavy-Gauge Aluminum Boat Market

LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 5, 2016 - Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today
announced it has acquired Thunder Jet, a designer and builder of heavy-gauge
aluminum (HGA) boats.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Thunder
Jet's 2015 revenues were approximately $20 million.

With a current portfolio of 18 models ranging in length from 18-26 feet, Thunder
Jet will operate as a key part of the Freshwater Boat division of the Brunswick
Boat Group (BBG), adding breadth and depth to BBG's overall product portfolio.
Thunder Jet will remain based in Clarkston, Washington.

"A premium brand and a leader in its segment, Thunder Jet provides Brunswick
with a presence in an attractive niche market where both our boat and marine
engine brands are currently under-represented,"  explained Brunswick Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer Mark D. Schwabero.  "Through this transaction, we
now are well positioned within the growing heavy-gauge aluminum market, which is
strong in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.

"We see opportunities from this acquisition to grow revenues in our boat and
marine engine segments, including our parts and accessories businesses in this
expanding market segment, to which many boaters are so devoted," Schwabero
added. "Further, we are attracted to the HGA segment's more rapid rate of
replacement, higher price points and margins above those of typical aluminum
fish boats."

Schwabero noted that the Brunswick Freshwater Group is excited to collaborate
with Thunder Jet and its dealer network, and believes Brunswick could add
further value to the Washington-based boat maker's portfolio in terms of
enhancing design, fishing features and overall performance.

"Together, we will advance Thunder Jet's product features and market share by
leveraging our combined operations and product development expertise, along with
supporting our industry-leading distribution networks," Schwabero said. "Beyond
product improvement opportunities, we believe this transaction also offers
natural synergies for savings and efficiencies through leveraging the Boat
Group's supply base and process improvement expertise.

"We use a focused and structured approach in evaluating acquisition
opportunities, which includes several criteria," Schwabero elaborated. "There
needs to be a strong fit with our strategy; the particular business needs to be
in a market that we believe has healthy fundamentals; and we need to have the
organizational capacity to integrate and effectively manage the business.  The
acquisition also needs to meet some important internal financial benchmarks. We
believe Thunder Jet satisfies these criteria.

"For all these reasons and more, Thunder Jet will be a great addition to our
boat portfolio," Schwabero explained.   "Though our priority for acquisitions
remains primarily on marine parts and accessories and fitness, we also keep an
eye out for exceptional prospects that will strengthen our Company and serve our

The Thunder Jet acquisition is expected to have minimal impact upon Brunswick's
2016 earnings.

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,
Diversified Marine, BLA and Bell RPG 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
and SCIFIT fitness equipment; InMovement products and services for productive
well-being; and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture.
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