Brunswick to Web cast investor meeting

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dustan E. McCoy, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Peter G. Leemputte and key operating executives will be meeting with analysts and investors in Chicago today to review the company's strategic objectives and growth prospects, the company reported in a statement today.

McCoy will provide an overview of Brunswick's strategies and operations, as well as an update on current marine market conditions and factors contributing to the decline in retail demand for boats, Brunswick reported. In addition, the company will affirm its previously announced earnings estimate for 2007 of $1.20 to $1.30 per diluted share.

Marine industry subjects to be covered by the other speakers at the meeting will include the following:

  • Patrick C. Mackey, executive vice president and chief operating officer -- marine and president -- Mercury Marine Group, will focus on Brunswick's many efforts to reduce costs and improve efficiencies, including Lean Six Sigma projects, rationalizing and reconfiguring Brunswick's global manufacturing footprint, and greater use of platform design, engineering and manufacturing techniques across brands and product lines.
  • Richard C. Stone, president -- Sea Ray Group, will update investors on Brunswick's efforts to focus on "best product and distribution."
  • The meeting will be Web cast live on the Internet beginning at 9 a.m. (CST). It can be accessed at Go to the Web site at least 15 minutes before the event to register, download and install any needed audio software. The presentations will subsequently be archived and available on the Brunswick Web site, according to the company.

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