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Briggs & Stratton Corporation Announces Election Of A New Director

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Briggs & Stratton Corporation Announces Election Of A New Director10:26 EDT Wednesday, October 17, 2012MILWAUKEE, 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.(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120529/CG15020LOGO)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 CorporationFor further information: David J. Rodgers, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, 414-259-5333 (BGG)