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The third quarter results were down more than 11 percent compared to last year.

| April 25, 2013

MILWAUKEE – Briggs & Stratton Corp. announced financial results for its third fiscal quarter and first nine months ended March 31, 2013.

Highlights:
• Third quarter fiscal 2013 consolidated net sales were $637.3 million, or 11.5% lower than the third quarter of fiscal 2012.
• Fiscal 2013 third quarter consolidated net income excluding restructuring charges was $43.9 million, or $5.6 million lower than the adjusted net income of $49.5 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2012.
• The company's restructuring program started in fiscal 2012 achieved pre-tax savings of $28.8 million during the first nine months of fiscal 2013.
• The company recorded pre-tax restructuring charges of $6.6 million ($5.4 million after tax or $0.11 per diluted share) during the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

"We continue to see soft demand across international markets for engines and products due to macroeconomic concerns weighing on the minds of consumers and unfavorable weather conditions particularly in Australasia. Brazil continues to be a bright spot for growing our international products business as our Branco acquisition is performing as anticipated," commented Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs & Stratton Corp.

"Here in the U.S., the spring lawn and garden season has been delayed by at least a few weeks due to a prolonged cold and wet spring in many parts of the country. This is significantly different from last year when we had an unusually early start to spring with very warm weather across the country. The drought that impacted our industry so significantly last season appears to be improving east of the Mississippi River which is encouraging for the upcoming season. Despite a later start to spring compared to last year, we are optimistic that the U.S. market will be in line with our anticipated growth projections of 4 to 6 percent."
 

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