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This excerpt taken from the BC DEF 14A filed Mar 31, 2005.

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Amendment No.            )

Filed by the Registrant ý

Filed by a Party other than the Registrant o

Check the appropriate box:

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Preliminary Proxy Statement

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Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))

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Definitive Proxy Statement

o

 

Definitive Additional Materials

o

 

Soliciting Material Pursuant to §240.14a-12

Brunswick Corporation

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)

    

(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)

Payment of Filing Fee (Check the appropriate box):

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No fee required.

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Fee computed on table below per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(1) and 0-11.
    (1)   Title of each class of securities to which transaction applies:
        

    (2)   Aggregate number of securities to which transaction applies:
        

    (3)   Per unit price or other underlying value of transaction computed pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 0-11 (set forth the amount on which the filing fee is calculated and state how it was determined):
        

    (4)   Proposed maximum aggregate value of transaction:
        

    (5)   Total fee paid:
        


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Fee paid previously with preliminary materials.

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Check box if any part of the fee is offset as provided by Exchange Act Rule 0-11(a)(2) and identify the filing for which the offsetting fee was paid previously. Identify the previous filing by registration statement number, or the Form or Schedule and the date of its filing.

 

 

(1)

 

Amount Previously Paid:
        

    (2)   Form, Schedule or Registration Statement No.:
        

    (3)   Filing Party:
        

    (4)   Date Filed:
        


 

 

 

 

Persons who are to respond to the collection of information contained in this form are not required to respond unless the form displays a currently valid OMB control number.

GRAPHIC

March 31, 2005

Dear Brunswick Shareholder:

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Brunswick Corporation will be held at Brunswick's corporate offices, 1 N. Field Court, Lake Forest, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.

A formal Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement describing the business to be acted on at the meeting, and a copy of Brunswick's 2004 Annual Report, are enclosed. Whether or not you plan to attend the meeting, we urge you to sign the enclosed proxy card and return it, or to vote by telephone or on the Internet by following the instructions on your proxy card. Please vote as soon as possible so that your shares will be represented.

Thank you for your continued support of Brunswick.

Sincerely,

George W. Buckley

George W. Buckley
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Brunswick Corporation    1 N. Field Court Lake Forest, IL 60045
Telephone 847.735.4700


GRAPHIC Notice  of  Annual  Meeting

March 31, 2005

Dear Brunswick Shareholder:

The Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Brunswick Corporation will be held at Brunswick's corporate offices, 1 N. Field Court, Lake Forest, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. for the following purposes:

(1)    To elect three directors,

(2)    To ratify the Audit Committee's selection of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm, and

(3)    To consider other business that may properly come before the meeting.

By order of the Board of Directors,

SIGNATURE

Marschall I. Smith
Secretary

Brunswick Corporation    1 N. Field Court Lake Forest, IL 60045
Telephone 847.735.4700


GRAPHIC Proxy  Statement

        The Board of Directors of Brunswick Corporation ("Brunswick" or the "Company") is soliciting proxies from Brunswick's shareholders for the annual meeting to be held at Brunswick's corporate offices, 1 N. Field Court, Lake Forest, Illinois, on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. (the "Annual Meeting"). This proxy statement together with the notice of Annual Meeting, proxy card and Brunswick's 2004 Annual Report are first being mailed to shareholders on or about March 31, 2005.


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