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BRUNSWICK COMPLETES NELSON/WEATHER-RITE ACQUISITION

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Nelson/Weather-Rite division of Roadmaster Industries, Inc. for $120 million.

Nelson/Weather-Rite is the market leader in sleeping bags and also produces a wide range of other quality recreational camping products such as tents, rainwear and portable stoves.

Headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., Brunswick Corporation is a multinational company with leadership positions in recreational marine power, pleasure boating and recreation products. Its stock (symbol: BC) is traded on the New York, Tokyo, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges.
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/CONTACT: Peter B. Hamilton, senior VP and chief financial officer, 847-735-4605 or Ross H. Stemer, director - Investor Relations, 847-735-4851 or Adrian W. Sakowicz, director - Public Relations, 847-735-4131, all of Brunswick Corporation/

(BC)

CO: Brunswick Corporation; Nelson/Weather-Rite ST: Illinois IN: HOU SU: TNM

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