EVINRUDE E-TEC G2 ENGINES WINS 2017 TOP PRODUCT HONORS

    STURTEVANT, Wis., May 2, 2017 – BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today the award-winning Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines 150, 150 H.O., 175 and 200 horsepower models have been selected as Top Products of the Year for 2017 by Boating Industry magazine. Building on the success of the 200 High Output (H.O.) to 300 horsepower models launched in 2014, the mid-range models have delivered a new era of outboard engines to even more boaters.

    Available with Evinrude’s exclusive integrated dynamic power steering and iTrim intelligent trim system, E-TEC G2 models deliver confident handling and optimal performance at any speed or in any sea conditions. Incorporating steering mechanisms into the mid-section of the engines also simplifies rigging for a cleaner transom. A 150HP model with iTrim is also available for boaters that want a lighter package without integrated power steering.

    With no required break-in period, no dealer-scheduled maintenance for five years or 500 hours and featuring standard push-button automatic winterization, the E-TEC G2 product line is one of the easiest engines to own.

    “We are honored to receive the designation of ‘Top Products’ for the newly released Evinrude E-TEC G2 150, 150 H.O., 175 and 200 horsepower models,” said Olivier Pierini, Evinrude director of global marketing and strategic planning. “Our customers love the unparalleled, thrilling performance and incredible gas mileage our E-TEC G2 engines provide. To be recognized by this group of marine industry experts, reinforces that the E-TEC G2 is truly an innovation in engine design.”

    BRP's Evinrude engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications. The all-new Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines are now available from 150 to 300 HP. Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Follow Evinrude on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude.

    For a complete list of new and existing Evinrude dealers, visit www.evinrude.com.

    About BRP
    BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.8 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide.

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    Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, Can-Am, and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    EVINRUDE ANNOUNCES EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

    STURTEVANT, Wis., April 21, 2017 – BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today its corporate initiatives to celebrate Earth Day. The Evinrude brand will take part in Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s 22nd Annual Spring River Cleanup held on Saturday April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon. Joining over 4,000 volunteers picking up trash along the Milwaukee River Basin, 31 Evinrude employees will walk the beaches while seven Evinrude E-TEC powered boats with 24 additional volunteers will pick up trash in previously inaccessible parts of the river. The company will also have a tent set up to distribute free fruit to volunteers at the Rock the Green Earth Day Celebration following the cleanup.

    “We take personal responsibility for the impact our products and our company have on the environment,” said Olivier Pierini, Evinrude director of global marketing and strategic planning. “With that in mind we have focused considerable time and energy on the efficiency of our Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines, which have the lowest emissions of any combustion outboard on the market. We have donated to fund student research and engines to those who protect the environment, and streamlined our manufacturing processes to have a minimal ecological impact and conserve water. We also lead the charge in the search for alternative fuel sources and we now have organized Earth Day waterway cleanups. Evinrude strives to create a better, cleaner world for future generations of power boaters to enjoy.”

    BRP has made a significant investment in fuel emissions research culminating in the breakthrough invention of the Evinrude E-TEC G2, the cleanest combustion outboard engine in the world. E-TEC G2 outboards deliver up to 20 percent more torque, up to 15 percent better fuel efficiency and up to 75 percent fewer total regulated emissions than leading competitive four-stroke engines. The engine’s CARB Three Star rating is the highest standard attainable for outboard motors and is even stricter than EPA regulations.

    The company has donated outboard engines to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences for use on two research vessels. Further, the company has launched the BRP/Evinrude Water Research Excellence Fellowships. The two $5,000 inaugural fellowships were awarded to Brennan Dow and Christopher Suchocki. Dow is working on a harbor habitat assessment and mapping project in Milwaukee and Suchocki’s thesis will hopefully lead to a position in aquaculture or hatchery management.

    Recently, BRP partnered with the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) to donate a newly refurbished 90 horsepower Evinrude E-TEC outboard engine to the West/Rhode Riverkeeper. The West/Rhode Riverkeeper serves as the only citizen-based environmental organization whose sole mission is to preserve and protect the West and Rhode Rivers.

    BRP’s on-site wastewater treatment system – used for many of its production processes – was recently recognized with an award from Racine Wastewater Utility for excellence in facility wastewater management for the past fifteen years. BRP has invested in methods to conserve water and minimize process waste through projects such as a closed-loop water system to test and validate outboard engines for which the facility received an Earth Day Award from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council.

    In addition, BRP engineers collaborated with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the ABYC, and other boat and engine manufacturers across the industry in a research program to validate the compatibility of biobutanol fuel blends with recreational marine engines and boats.

    BRP's Evinrude engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications. The all-new Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines are now available from 150 to 300 HP. Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Follow Evinrude on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude.

    For a complete list of new and existing Evinrude dealers, visit www.evinrude.com.

    About BRP
    BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.8 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide.

    www.brp.com
    @BRPnews

    Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, Can-Am, and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    OPENING OF BRP’S NEW TRAINING INSTITUTE

    Sturtevant, Wisconsin, November 17, 2016 – BRP (TSX:DOO) today marked the opening of its state-of-the-art technician training institute within its Sturtevant, Wisconsin manufacturing facility. This new institute will train dealers and their employees to maintain and repair all BRP vehicles, engines and accessories.

    Alain Villemure, vice president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division and Martin Soucy, vice president of its global after-sales function, participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony before employees, media and the general public.

    “BRP’s seven product lines are sold in over 100 countries through 4,200 dealers,” said Soucy. “We continue to implement a series of initiatives that allow BRP to remain a reference in the powersports industry worldwide. This training institute, one of five that cover our regions across five continents, is a focused investment to better equip our U.S. network to deliver an excellent customer service.”

    “We are grateful to the Village of Sturtevant and the Racine County Economic Development Corporation for their support in the creation of this world-class training institute that has allowed us to create and secure over 20 full-time positions. The new institute will bring around 500 visitors a year to the region,” said Villemure. “The Evinrude brand has a storied relationship with South Eastern Wisconsin and BRP is excited to open up this new chapter.”

    Technicians from dealerships all over North and South America will be fully trained and certified on all Ski-Doo, Sea-Doo, Rotax and Can-Am products in this new institute, alongside the existing Evinrude training center.

    BRP
    BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.5 billion from 107 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide.

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    Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, Can-Am, Spyder and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.

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    BRP EXPANDS NEW ERA OF OUTBOARD ENGINES TO NEW POWER RANGE

    Sturtevant, Wis., June 27, 2016 – BRP (TSX:DOO) announced today the release of the next generation of Evinrude E-TEC G2 models with horsepower ranging from 150 to 200, the E-TEC G2 150, 150 H.O., 175 and 200. Building on the success of the 200 High Output (H.O.) to 300 horsepower models launched in 2014, the introduction of the new mid-range models will usher in a new era of outboard engines to even more boaters.

    Combining thrilling performance with the most intelligent design and the cleanest outboard engine combustion technology available, the new Evinrude E-TEC G2 models deliver up to 30% more torque, up to 15% better fuel efficiency, and up to 75% fewer total regulated emissions compared to leading four-stroke outboard engines. Available this summer at BRP dealers, the new models will also feature a distinctive, customizable look that allows consumers to perfectly match their boat.

    “Our Evinrude E-TEC G2 technology is now the benchmark for outboard engines,” said Alain Villemure, vice-president and general manager of BRP’s Marine Propulsion Systems division. “By expanding this award-winning product line to lower horsepower models, even more consumers can benefit from the industry-leading performance of Evinrude E-TEC G2. From bass to pontoon, center console to aluminum fishing, freshwater to saltwater, the revolution is here.” 

    Available with integrated Dynamic Power Steering and i-Trim, Evinrude’s intelligent trim system, the new G2 models deliver confident handling and optimal performance at any speed or in any sea conditions. Incorporating steering mechanisms into the mid-section of the engines also simplifies rigging for a cleaner transom. A 20-inch TRAC+ midsection on the 150HP models with i-Trim is also available for boaters that want a lighter package without integrated power steering.

    With no required break-in period and featuring standard push-button automatic winterization, the E-TEC G2 product line is one of the easiest engines to own and is covered by an unparalleled warranty – five-years including corrosion with no dealer-scheduled maintenance for five years or 500 hours. E-TEC G2 engines are the first and only completely customizable outboards and new for this year, now available in Mossy Oak and Ice Blue.

    BRP dealers and boat builders from around the world, and members of the media were given the opportunity to find out more about this new revolution in the outboard industry as well as test-ride the new line-up during a dealer conference held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (U.S.) this weekend. The integration of sustainability criteria in the organization of the conference will allow this major event to be certified as a BRP Sustainable Event from the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ).

    In addition to the new G2 engine line up, Evinrude also expanded the 2017 product year line by introducing two 60 H.O. models available in 20-inch and 25-inch configurations. These models offer consumers best-in-class performance in the 60 horsepower range and are a perfect fit for most applications where additional performance is desired, including aluminum fishing, multi-species, pontoon, bay and flats boats. The Evinrude E-TEC 60 H.O. models feature three years or 300 hours warranty with no dealer-scheduled maintenance.

    BRP's Evinrude engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications. The new engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. Become part of the online Evinrude community at www.evinrudenation.com and follow Evinrude on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brpevinrude.

    For a complete list of new and existing Evinrude dealers, visit www.evinrude.com.

    BRP US Inc.
    BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder vehicles, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.8 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide.

    www.brp.com
    @BRPnews

    Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, Can-Am, Spyder and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.

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    BRP’S JUÁREZ SITE WINS AWARD FOR BEST CSR PRACTICES IN MEXICO

    Juárez, Mexico, November 2, 2015 – BRP’s (TSX:DOO) Juárez manufacturing facility received the Best CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Practices Award for its Care and Preservation of the Environment’s initiatives from the Mexican Philanthropy Centre, Cemefi, at the 16th International Seminar on Best Practices in CSR.

    Cemefi presents this award to companies who pursue environmentally friendly practices that are original and sustainable, implemented for at least one year, and demonstrate the organization’s commitment to a policy. They recognized BRP’s Juárez manufacturing facility for its care and preservation of the environment, and for its regular CSR activities during the awards ceremony that took place in Guadalajara, Mexico on October 9, 2015.

    The Executive Chairman of Cemefi, Jorge Villalobos Grzybowicz, said that “the award-winning CSR practices show that businesses can achieve excellence not only in serving their employees and consumers, but also in serving society and the environment.”

    BRP’s commitment to success extends beyond the walls of its facilities. Its CSR program establishes a structure to ensure that BRP is doing the right thing in many areas, including the environment and involvement in communities.

    BRP’s Juárez manufacturing facility strives to reduce its environmental impact and has been successful with many initiatives. The Green Race and Ecological Fair—in 2014 and 2015 respectively—promoted environmental culture within the company and throughout the City of Juárez. The Fairs collected six tons of electronic waste and resulted in 2,000 newly planted trees. In addition, the Juárez site initiated permanent activities, including a program to eliminate disposal waste in a more eco-friendly manner.

    “Our team in Juárez has been determined to make a positive impact on the environment and community,” said Sylvain Blanchette, BRP’s vice-president of Operations, Mexico and Canada. “We’ve planted trees, sponsored local ecological projects, exchanged plastic bottles for an eco- friendly alternative, and much more – and we will continue to do so in the future.”

    The Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) is a private non-profit apolitical lay organization whose mission is to promote and coordinate philanthropy and social responsibility of committed citizens, organizations and businesses to achieve a more equitable, united and prosperous society.

    About BRP
    BRP (TSX:DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.5 billion from 107 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,600 people worldwide.

    www.brp.com
    @BRPnews

    Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Rotax, Can-Am, Spyder, E-TEC, G2 and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 

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