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Briggs & Stratton Corporation Announces Election Of A New Director









MILWAUKEE, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG):

Briggs & Stratton Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Henrik C. Slipsager as a director of the company effective upon conclusion of the board meeting held today.   Mr. Slipsager succeeds Michael E. Batten, who retired as a director today.

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Mr. Slipsager will serve as a member of the class of directors whose terms of office expire in 2014.  Mr. Slipsager is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ABM Industries, Inc., a leading provider of integrated facility solutions headquartered in New York, New York.



About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world's largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group, LLC is North America's number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lawn and garden and turf care through its Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Murray® and Victa® brands. The Company's products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

SOURCE Briggs & Stratton Corporation

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