LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The board of directors of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) raised its quarterly dividend on its common stock by $0.025 and declared a quarterly dividend on that stock of $0.125 per share payable Sept. 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on Aug. 25, 2014.
Brunswick Corporation also announced that Christopher F. Dekker, 46, has been named general counsel and secretary on an interim basis. He reports to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy. Dekker, who has been with Brunswick since 2010, will assume the duties of Kristin M. Coleman, who recently was named as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Sears Holdings Corporation.
"Chris is widely respected at Brunswick for his leadership and guidance in litigation, compliance and various other matters at our Company," McCoy explained. "Chris' familiarity with Brunswick as well as with our businesses and our legal team uniquely qualify him to step in and fully acclimate himself with the responsibilities and breadth of this position. At the same time, we wish to thank Kristin Coleman for her service to Brunswick, and wish her the best of luck in her new endeavor."
Dekker joined Brunswick in 2010 as Associate General Counsel - Litigation and Employment. He previously had been with Caterpillar, Inc., where he held a variety of positions in the law department, most recently as senior corporate counsel for Caterpillar Logistics. Prior to joining Caterpillar in 2001, he served with two leading Chicago law firms. Dekker received his law degree from Chicago's DePaul University, after completing his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.