BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (NYSE:BC) Files An 8-K Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities

BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (NYSE:BC) Files An 8-K Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities
Item 2.05.Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities

On June 20, 2018, the Board of Directors of Brunswick Corporation (the "Company") authorized the Company to end the sale process for its Sea Ray businesses, including the Meridian brand. As part of this action, the Company will restructure the Sea Ray sport boat and cruiser business, but will discontinue Sea Ray sport yacht and yacht models and will wind down yacht production in the third quarter of 2018. These actions are anticipated to include the termination of approximately 800 employees. The news release Brunswick issued regarding these actions is incorporated herein by reference and is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The Company expects that it will incur total restructuring and wind down costs in connection with the discontinuation of sport yacht and yacht models in the range of $50 million to $60 million, primarily consisting of $30 million to $40 million of estimated costs to exit the product categories, including production wind down costs and costs to assist dealers in selling pipeline inventory; $10 million to $15 million of estimated inventory and long-lived asset write-downs; and approximately $5 million in severance costs. The Company estimates a substantial portion of these charges to be recorded in the second quarter of 2018. In connection with these actions, the Company expects total net cash expenditures of $10 to $20 million through fiscal year 2020 related to the aforementioned actions partially offset by proceeds from estimated tax benefits and the liquidation of assets.

Statements regarding the Company's planned restructuring and associated charges and costs in this Current Report on Form 8-K are forward-looking as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about the Company's planned restructuring and by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. Such statements are not guarantees and involve certain risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations as of the date of this filing. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations, estimates, and projections discussed in this Current Report on Form 8-K include the Company’s timing of and ability to realize the expected cost savings from the Company’s restructuring plans, changes in economic or industry conditions, and changes to the expected costs and charges associated with the Company’s restructuring plans. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update them to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this filing.

Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits:


BRUNSWICK CORP Exhibit
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About BRUNSWICK CORPORATION (NYSE:BC)

Brunswick Corporation (Brunswick) is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of recreation products, including marine engines, boats, fitness and active recreation products. The Company operates in three segments, which include Marine Engine, Boat and Fitness. The Marine Engine segment manufactures and markets a range of outboard engines, sterndrive engines, inboard engines and marine parts and accessories, which are principally sold directly to boat builders, including Brunswick’s Boat segment, or through marine retail dealers and distributors across the world. The Boat segment designs, manufactures and markets fiberglass pleasure boats, offshore fishing boats, yachts and sport yachts, aluminum fishing boats, pontoon boats, deck boats and inflatable boats. The Fitness segment designs, manufactures and markets fitness equipment, including treadmills, total body cross-trainers, stair climbers, stationary bikes and strength-training equipment, as well as billiards tables and accessories.

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