Briggs & Stratton Corporation Promotes Good Engine Health, Combats Ethanol-Blended Fuel

      Briggs & Stratton Corporation Promotes Good Engine Health, Combats
                             Ethanol-Blended Fuel

Premium ethanol-free fuel blend helps small gasoline engines run smoother,
perform better

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, June 25, 2013

MILWAUKEE, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hitting shelves at Lowe's today is
the latest advantage over ethanol-blended gas. Briggs & Stratton Corporation
(NYSE:BGG) is equipping consumers with its newest development in fuel
treatment — Advanced Formula Ethanol-free Fuel, a line of premium stabilizer
and fuel blends specifically designed to make operation of 2-and 4-cycle
engines smoother, all while helping maintain performance.



"Ethanol-blended fuel attracts moisture, which can cause damage to engines
that power outdoor equipment, resulting in costly repairs," said Carissa
Gingras, marketing director of consumer engine and service with Briggs &
Stratton. "Protecting the lifeblood of the equipment is critical, making an
ethanol-free fuel the natural solution to maintaining good engine health and
saving consumers time and money in the long run."

In fact, Briggs & Stratton recommends never using more than 10 percent ethanol
fuel — such as E15 or E85— in outdoor equipment powered by small gasoline

Briggs & Stratton^® Advanced Formula Ethanol-free Fuels provide consumers with
two benefits: ethanol-free gas and convenience, with a ready-to-use solution
that requires no mixing. Premium, engineered fuel ingredients including
synthetic oil and stabilizer work together to reduce carburetor corrosion and
gum and varnish build-up, which ultimately reduces costly small engine

Plus, it helps maximize storage life of the fuel in small engine applications.

Consumers have three different blended fuel ratios to choose from to meet
their specific small engine needs:

  o40:1 and 50:1 — for 2-cycle engines such as chainsaws, leaf blowers and
    string trimmers, a combination of ethanol-free fuel, synthetic oil and
  o4-Cycle Fuel — for outdoor power equipment such as lawn mowers and
    pressure washers, a combination of ethanol free fuel and stabilizer

Briggs & Stratton Advanced Formula Ethanol-free Fuels can be used with any
gasoline engine, in season as well as for storage purposes. Plus, these fuel
blends stay fresh for up to two years after opening.

This product is available at select Lowe's stores. For more details on
Advanced Formula Ethanol-free Fuels, please visit

* E15 fuel is dangerous to use because of the damage that it can cause. It is
also illegal to use E15 in outdoor power equipment and should only be used in
vehicles newer than model year 2001.

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

SOURCE Briggs & Stratton Corporation

Contact: Carissa Gingras, Marketing Director, Consumer Engine & Service, (414)
259-5821 (direct), (920) 980-4226 (mobile)
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