Briggs & Stratton Corporation Recognized By Walmart™ For Contribution To Emissions Reduction Goal

   Briggs & Stratton Corporation Recognized By Walmart™ For Contribution To
                           Emissions Reduction Goal

PR Newswire

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 8, 2014

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:
BGG) was recently recognized by Walmart™ as a contributor to their goal of
lowering greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Specifically, the Company's work on
the E Series engine was a significant contributor and the impetus behind
Walmart's recognition.


"We are incredibly proud to be recognized by one of the largest retailers in
the world," said Joe Wright, Senior Vice President and President, Engines
Group, Briggs & Stratton. "Our E Series engines meet EPA emissions standards
which are 35% stricter than previous standards. They also use less materials
than previous models, thereby reducing the carbon footprint needed to build
these engines in our Murray, Kentucky plant."

"Our goal to eliminate 20 million metric tons (MMT) of greenhouse gas (GHG)
from our global supply chain over five years by the end of 2015 is purposely
aggressive," as mentioned in the Walmart™ Sustainability Hub.

Briggs & Stratton's continued commitment to sustainability is to make products
with reduced emissions that run efficiently and include recycled content.
Although what was called the 450/500/550 Series was the best-selling engine
in Briggs & Stratton's history, the Company realized that it was time to
design and introduce a new engine - the E Series - that would be made with
less materials and would run more efficiently with lower emissions. The E
Series™ would become the successor to the 450/500/550 Series.

Walmart's Sustainability Goals can be summarized in three steps: To be
supplied 100% by renewableenergy; To create zerowaste; and to
sellproductsthat sustain people and the environment. These goals fit in
perfectly with Briggs & Stratton's three sustainability pillars of People,
Planet and Profit. Briggs & Stratton is proud of the way we have incorporated
sustainability practices in several areas of our business.

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 subsidiaries include North America's number one marketer 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®, SnapperPro® Ferris®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa®
brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and
serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information,
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