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Brunswick's Gold Crown® Legend Keeps Getting Better

BRISTOL, Wis. (August 15, 2007) – Brunswick Billiards' lineup of seven new billiards tables reinforces the company's global reputation for innovation. One new model is an updated version of one of the most legendary names in the game.

The flagship Gold Crown® table, first manufactured in 1961, and widely recognized as the professional players' table of choice, proves some things truly do get better with age. The Gold Crown V was launched to rave reviews at the recent Billiard Congress of America Show in Las Vegas and is destined for upscale billiards establishments, tournament hosts and international dealers. It replaces the Gold Crown IV which was introduced in 1997.

“The Gold Crown is the oldest billiards table model in production and it sets the standard around the world for its unmatched quality, accuracy and playability,” said Debbie Groshek, brand manager for Brunswick Billiards. “New features in the Gold Crown V signal an important evolution in the greatest name in billiards.”

Without compromising the classic lines, the new Brunswick Gold Crown V features a revamped ball storage box that provides a full front facing for all 16 balls. A new apron extrusion provides a bolder, stronger stance accented by new 45-degree, brushed-nickel corner pocket castings. The Gold Crown V is available in mahogany or matte black with nickel trim. The top-of-the line model, available as an eight-foot pro or nine-foot table, has an MSRP of $8,999. A nine-foot tournament edition is also available featuring tighter pockets engineered to more stringent World Pool-Billiard Association specifications.

“The Brunswick Gold Crown V is a world-class pool table, engineered for those who demand the very best. This table is the professional players' table of choice,” said Groshek. “In addition, a new Gold Crown V Tournament Edition table is going to be made available for home sales so consumers will have the option of playing on the same table as the pros."

About Brunswick Billiards
For more than 160 years, Brunswick Billiards has been the leader in designing the highest quality pool tables and game room furnishings with a standard of superior craftsmanship and preferred by experts around the world. Based in Bristol, Wis., the billiards division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has more than 300 retail dealer locations across the United States.

For more information about Brunswick Billiards and its product line, visit
www.brunswickbilliards.com.

For more information, contact:
Cushman/Amberg Communications
Katie Hasse or Cheryl Jacobs
312-263-2500 or khasse@cushmanamberg.com