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                                    FORM 10-K
                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             Washington, D.C. 20549

       (Mark One)
           [ X ] ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
                 For the fiscal year ended JUNE 30, 2002
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                                       OR
           [   ] TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 or 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
                 For the transition period from           to
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Commission file number 1-1370

                          BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION
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             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

    A Wisconsin Corporation                             39-0182330 
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(State or other jurisdiction of                      (I.R.S. Employer
 incorporation or organization)                     Identification No.) 

       12301 WEST WIRTH STREET
         WAUWATOSA, WISCONSIN                            53222 
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(Address of principal executive offices)               (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 414-259-5333
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

     Title of Each Class               Name of Each Exchange on Which Registered
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Common Stock (par value $0.01 per share)       New York Stock Exchange 
Common Share Purchase Rights                   New York Stock Exchange 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: NONE 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required
to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during
the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was
required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing
requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes [X]  No [ ]

Indicate by check mark if disclosure of delinquent filers pursuant to Item 405
of Regulation S-K is not contained herein and will not be contained, to the best
of registrant's knowledge, in definitive proxy or information statements
incorporated by reference in Part III of this Form 10-K or any amendment to this
Form 10-K. [ ] 

The aggregate market value of voting stock held by nonaffiliates of the
registrant was approximately $794,324,000 based on the reported last sale price
of such securities as of August 22, 2002.

Number of Shares of Common Stock Outstanding at August 22, 2002: 21,645,984.

                       DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
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                                           Part of Form 10-K Into Which Portions
              Document                         of Document are Incorporated
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  Proxy Statement for Annual Meeting 
        on October 16, 2002                               Part III 
The Exhibit Index is located on page 42.




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                          BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION
                       2002 FORM 10-K - TABLE OF CONTENTS


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PART I                                                                                             ----
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Item 1.           Business                                                                           1

Item 2.           Properties                                                                         4

Item 3.           Legal Proceedings                                                                  5

Item 4.           Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders                                5
                  Executive Officers of the Registrant                                               6

PART II

Item 5.           Market for the Registrant's Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters          7

Item 6.           Selected Financial Data                                                            8

Item 7.           Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
                    Results of Operations                                                            9

Item 7A.          Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk                         13

Item 8.           Financial Statements and Supplementary Data                                        14

Item 9.           Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on Accounting and
                    Financial Disclosure                                                             37

PART III

Item 10.          Directors and Executive Officers of the Registrant                                 37

Item 11.          Executive Compensation                                                             37

Item 12.          Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management                     37

Item 13.          Certain Relationships and Related Transactions                                     37

Item 14.          Controls and Procedures                                                            37


PART IV

Item 15.          Exhibits, Financial Statement Schedules and Reports on Form 8-K                    38
                  Signatures                                                                         40
                  Certifications                                                                     41

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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements in Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial
Condition and Results of Operations may contain forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. The words
"anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "objective,"
"plan," "seek," "think," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify
forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on Briggs &
Stratton's current views and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties
that include, among other things: our ability to successfully forecast demand
for our products and appropriately adjust our manufacturing and inventory
levels; changes in our operating expenses; changes in interest rates; the
effects of weather on the purchasing patterns of consumers and original
equipment manufacturers (OEMs); actions of engine manufacturers and OEMs with
whom we compete; the seasonal nature of our business; changes in laws and
regulations, including environmental and accounting standards; work stoppages or
other consequences of any deterioration in our employee relations; changes in
customer and OEM demand; changes in prices of purchased raw materials and parts;
changes in domestic economic conditions, including housing starts and changes in
consumer disposable income; changes in foreign economic conditions, including
currency rate fluctuations; and other factors that may be disclosed from time to
time in our SEC filings or otherwise. Some or all of the factors may be beyond
our control. We caution you that any forward-looking statement reflects only our
belief at the time the statement is made. We undertake no obligation to update
any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date
on which the statement is made.




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                                     PART I

ITEM 1. BUSINESS
Briggs & Stratton is the world's largest producer of air cooled gasoline engines
for outdoor power equipment. Briggs & Stratton designs, manufactures, markets
and services these products for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)
worldwide. These engines are primarily aluminum alloy gasoline engines ranging
from 3 to 25 horsepower.

Additionally, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Generac Portable Products,
LLC, Briggs & Stratton is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of
portable generators, pressure washers and related accessories. On May 15, 2001,
Briggs & Stratton acquired Generac Portable Products, Inc. Generac Portable
Products, Inc. was merged with, and into Generac Portable Products, LLC (GPP) on
June 30, 2002.

Briggs & Stratton conducts its operations in two reportable segments: Engines
and Power Products. Further information about Briggs & Stratton's business
segments is contained in Note 5 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial
Statements in Item 8 of this report.


ENGINES 
GENERAL
Briggs & Stratton's engines are used primarily by the lawn and garden equipment
industry, which accounted for 85% of fiscal 2002 OEM engine sales. Major lawn
and garden equipment applications include walk-behind lawn mowers, riding lawn
mowers and garden tillers. The remaining 15% of OEM sales in fiscal 2002 were
for use on products for industrial, construction, agricultural and other
consumer applications, that include generators, pumps and pressure washers. Many
retailers specify Briggs & Stratton's engines on the powered equipment they sell
and the Briggs & Stratton name is often featured prominently on a product
despite the fact that the engine is just a component. Briggs & Stratton engines
are marketed under various brand names including Classic(TM), Sprint(TM),
Quattro(TM), Quantum(R), INTEK(TM), I/C(R), Industrial Plus(TM) and
Vanguard(TM).

In fiscal 2002, approximately 24% of Briggs & Stratton's net sales were derived
from sales in international markets, primarily to customers in Europe. Briggs &
Stratton serves its key international markets through its European regional
office in Switzerland, its distribution center in the Netherlands and sales and
service subsidiaries in Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, France,
Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, South Africa, Sweden and the United
Kingdom. Briggs & Stratton is a leading supplier of gasoline engines in
developed countries where there is an established lawn and garden equipment
market. Briggs & Stratton also exports engines to developing nations where its
engines are used in agricultural, marine, construction and other applications.

Briggs & Stratton engines are sold primarily by its worldwide sales force
through direct calls on customers. Briggs & Stratton's marketing staff and
engineers in the United States provide support and technical assistance to its
sales force.

Briggs & Stratton also manufactures replacement engines and service parts and
sells them to sales and service distributors. Briggs & Stratton owns its
principal international distributors. In the United States the distributors are
independently owned and operated. These distributors supply service parts and
replacement engines directly to approximately 35,000 independently owned,
authorized service dealers throughout the world. These distributors and service
dealers implement Briggs & Stratton's commitment to reliability and service.

CUSTOMERS
Briggs & Stratton's engine sales are made primarily to OEMs. Briggs & Stratton's
three largest engine customers in each of the last three fiscal years were AB
Electrolux (principally its Electrolux Home Products Group), MTD Products Inc.
and Murray Inc. (owned by Summersong Investments, Inc.). Sales to each of these
customers were more than 10% of net sales in fiscal 2002, 2001, and 2000. Sales
to all three combined were 47% of net sales in fiscal 2002, 46% of net sales in
fiscal 2001 and 45% of net sales in fiscal 2000. Under purchasing plans
available to all of its gasoline engine customers, Briggs & Stratton typically
enters into annual engine supply arrangements with these large customers.


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Over the years, sales of lawn and garden equipment by mass merchandisers have
increased significantly in the United States, while sales by independent
distributors and dealers have declined. Briggs & Stratton believes that in
fiscal 2002 more than 75% of all lawn and garden equipment sold in the United
States was sold through mass merchandisers such as Sears, Roebuck and Co.
(Sears), The Home Depot, Inc. (The Home Depot), Wal*Mart Stores, Inc. and Lowe's
Home Centers, Inc. (Lowe's). Given the buying power of the mass merchandisers,
Briggs & Stratton, through its customers, has continued to experience pricing
pressure. Briggs & Stratton expects that this pricing trend will continue in the
foreseeable future. Briggs & Stratton believes that a similar trend has
developed for its products in industrial and consumer applications outside of
the lawn and garden market.

COMPETITION
The small gasoline engine industry is highly competitive. Briggs & Stratton's
major domestic competitors in engine manufacturing are Tecumseh Products Company
(Tecumseh), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (Honda), Kohler Co. and Kawasaki Heavy
Industries, Ltd. (Kawasaki). Also, a domestic lawn mower manufacturer, The Toro
Company under its Lawn-Boy brand, manufactures some of its own engines. Eight
Japanese small engine manufacturers, of which Honda and Kawasaki are the
largest, compete directly with Briggs & Stratton in world markets in the sale of
engines to other OEMs and indirectly through their sale of end products.
Tecumseh Europa S.p.A., located in Italy, is a major competitor in Europe.

Briggs & Stratton believes the major areas of competition from all engine
manufacturers include product quality, brand strength, price, timely delivery
and service. Other factors affecting competition are short-term market share
objectives, short-term profit objectives, exchange rate fluctuations,
technology, product support and distribution strength. Briggs & Stratton
believes its product value and service reputation have given it strong brand
name recognition and enhance its competitive position.

SEASONALITY OF DEMAND
Sales of engines to lawn and garden equipment manufacturers are highly seasonal
because of retail customer buying patterns. The majority of lawn and garden
equipment is sold during the spring and summer months when most lawn care and
gardening activities are performed. Sales of lawn and garden equipment are also
influenced by weather conditions. Sales in Briggs & Stratton's fiscal third
quarter have historically been the highest, while sales in the first fiscal
quarter have historically been the lowest.

In order to efficiently use its capital investments and meet seasonal demand for
engines, Briggs & Stratton pursues a relatively balanced production schedule
throughout the year. The schedule is adjusted to reflect changes in estimated
demand, customer inventory levels and other matters outside the control of
Briggs & Stratton. Accordingly, inventory levels are generally higher during the
first and second fiscal quarters in anticipation of increased customer demand.
Inventory levels begin to decrease as sales increase in the third fiscal
quarter. This seasonal pattern results in high inventories and low cash flow for
Briggs & Stratton in the second and the beginning of the third fiscal quarters.
The pattern results in higher cash flow in the latter portion of the third
fiscal quarter and in the fourth fiscal quarter as inventories are liquidated
and receivables are collected.

MANUFACTURING
Briggs & Stratton manufactures engines and parts at the following locations:
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; Murray, Kentucky; Poplar Bluff and Rolla, Missouri;
Auburn, Alabama; and Statesboro, Georgia. Briggs & Stratton has a parts
distribution center in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Briggs & Stratton manufactures a majority of the structural components used in
its engines, including aluminum die castings, carburetors and ignition systems.
Briggs & Stratton purchases certain parts such as piston rings, spark plugs,
valves, ductile and grey iron castings, zinc die castings and plastic
components, some stampings and screw machine parts and smaller quantities of
other components. Raw material purchases consist primarily of aluminum and
steel. Briggs & Stratton believes its sources of supply are adequate. 





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Briggs & Stratton has joint ventures with Daihatsu Motor Company for the
manufacture of engines in Japan, with Puling Machinery Works and Yimin Machinery
Plant for the production of engines in China and with Starting Industrial of
Japan for the production of rewind starters in the U.S. 

Briggs & Stratton has a strategic relationship with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
(MHI) for the global distribution of air cooled gasoline engines manufactured by
MHI in Japan under Briggs & Stratton's Vanguard(TM) brand.


POWER PRODUCTS 
GENERAL
In May 2001, Briggs & Stratton acquired GPP. GPP's two principal product lines
are portable generators and pressure washers. GPP sells its products through
multiple channels of retail distribution, including home centers, warehouse
clubs, mass merchants and independent dealers. Under the Craftsman(TM) label,
GPP or its predecessor has been one of Sear's major suppliers of portable
generators (since 1961) and pressure washers. GPP is also a core supplier of
products to The Home Depot and Lowe's. In addition, GPP is a core supplier for
many of the leading retail home centers and do-it-yourself retailers throughout
the United States, Canada and Europe. 

GPP has assembled a comprehensive after-sales service network in North America
for portable generators and pressure washers comprised of approximately 3,000
authorized independent dealers. GPP maintains its independent dealer network for
the purpose of providing the after-sales service capability that supports its
products. 

To support GPP's European power generator business, local sales offices have
been established in the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain.

CUSTOMERS
GPP sells to consumer home centers and warehouse clubs, as well as mass
merchants and independent dealers. Historically, GPP's major customers have been
Costco, Lowe's, The Home Depot and Sears. Other U.S. retail customers include
B.J.'s Wholesale Club, Sam's Club, Tractor Supply Company and Tru-Serv
Incorporated.

COMPETITION
The U.S. engine powered tools industry is highly concentrated with approximately
five competitors. The principal competitive factors in the engine powered tools
industry include price, service, product performance, technical innovation and
delivery. In the manufacture and sale of portable generators, GPP competes
primarily with Coleman Powermate (a division of The Coleman Company, Inc., an
affiliate of Sunbeam Corporation) and Honda. In the manufacture and sale of
pressure washers, GPP competes primarily with DeVilbiss Air Power Company (an
affiliate of Pentair, Inc.) and to a lesser extent, with Coleman Powermate,
Alfred Karcher GmbH & Co. and Campbell Hausfeld (an affiliate of Berkshire
Hathaway, Inc.).

GPP believes it has a significant share of the North American market for
portable generators and consumer pressure washers.

SEASONALITY OF DEMAND
Sales of GPP's products are subject to seasonal patterns. Due to seasonal and
regional weather factors, sales of pressure washers and related working capital
requirements are typically higher during the fiscal third and fourth quarters
than at other times of the year. Sales of generators are typically higher during
the summer storm season. The residential and commercial construction markets are
sensitive to cyclical changes in the economy.

MANUFACTURING
GPP's U.S. manufacturing facility is located in Jefferson, Wisconsin. GPP
produces portable generators and pressure washers at this location. 

GPP manufactures core components for portable generators, including alternators,
where such integration improves operating profitability by providing lower
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GPP purchases engines from its parent, Briggs & Stratton, as well as from
Generac Power Systems, Inc. and Honda. GPP has not experienced any difficulty
obtaining necessary purchased components. 

To service GPP's European customer base more effectively, GPP designs and
assembles its European products in its Cheshire, England facility. This facility
imports alternators, engines and other components and assembles portable
generators to meet European product requirements.

CONSOLIDATED 
GENERAL INFORMATION
Briggs & Stratton holds patents on features incorporated in its products;
however, the success of Briggs & Stratton's business is not considered to be
primarily dependent upon patent protection. Trademarks, licenses, franchises and
concessions are not a material factor in Briggs & Stratton's business. 

For the years ending June 30, 2002, July 1, 2001 and July 2, 2000, Briggs &
Stratton spent approximately $23.7 million, $21.5 million and $24.3 million,
respectively, on research activities relating to the development of new products
or the improvement of existing products.

The average number of persons employed by Briggs & Stratton during the fiscal
year was 7,019. Employment ranged from a low of 6,192 in September 2001 to a
high of 7,371 in December 2001.

EXPORT SALES
Export sales for fiscal 2002, 2001 and 2000 were $365.5 million (24% of total
sales), $325.6 million (25% of total sales) and $358.1 million (23% of total
sales), respectively. These sales were principally to customers in European
countries. Refer to Note 5 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for
financial information about geographic areas. Also, refer to Item 7A of this
Form 10-K and Note 11 of Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements for
information about Briggs & Stratton's foreign exchange risk management.


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TEM 2. PROPERTIES
The corporate offices and one of Briggs & Stratton's engine manufacturing
facilities are located in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Briggs & Stratton
also has engine manufacturing facilities in Murray, Kentucky; Poplar Bluff and
Rolla, Missouri; Auburn, Alabama and Statesboro, Georgia. These are owned
facilities containing 3.6 million square feet of office and production area.
Briggs & Stratton occupies warehouse space totalling approximately 400,000
square feet in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin under a reservation of interest
agreement. Briggs & Stratton also leases warehouse space in the localities of
its engine manufacturing facilities, except Wisconsin, totalling 810,000 square
feet.

GPP's offices and domestic manufacturing facilities are located in Jefferson,
Wisconsin. GPP also has a manufacturing facility in Cheshire, England. These are
owned facilities containing 250,000 square feet of office and production area.
GPP leases warehouse space totalling 210,000 square feet in three communities in
Wisconsin. 

The engine business with the OEMs is seasonal, with demand for engines at its
height in the winter and early spring. Engine manufacturing operations run at
capacity levels during the peak season, with many operations running three
shifts. Engine operations generally run fewer shifts in the summer, when demand
is weakest and production is considerably under capacity. During the winter,
when finished goods inventories reach their highest levels, owned warehouse
space may be insufficient and capacity may be expanded through rented space.
Excess warehouse space exists in the spring and summer seasons.

Briggs & Stratton leases approximately 300,000 square feet of space to house its
foreign sales and service operations in Australia, Austria, Canada, China, the
Czech Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand,
Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab
Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Briggs & Stratton's owned properties are well maintained. Briggs & Stratton
believes that its owned and leased facilities are adequate to perform its
operations in a reasonable manner.



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ITEM 3. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Briggs & Stratton has announced the voluntary recall of approximately 162,000
engines used on Fun Karts. Fuel from the engine can spill out if the Fun Kart
overturns making serious injury a possibility. The recall only applies to
engines that are installed on Fun Karts, which look and ride like go carts, but
were sold for personal use. The models included in the recall are:

-    All 5 hp model series beginning with numbers 1352XX installed on Fun Karts.

-    Only Fun Power model series beginning with numbers 1362XX made before June
     22, 1995 and installed on Fun Karts.

Briggs & Stratton discontinued sale of these engines to OEM manufacturers in
1995.

The entire estimated cost of the recall and a related civil penalty imposed by
the Consumer Product Safety Commission is reflected in fiscal 2002 net income at
$1.5 million or $.06 per diluted share. 

We do not believe the recall will have a material effect on Briggs & Stratton's
financial condition or results of operations.


ITEM 4. SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS
No matters were submitted to a vote of security holders, through the
solicitation of proxies or otherwise, during the three months ended June 30,
2002.



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EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT
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         Name, Age, Position                           Business Experience for Past Five Years
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FREDERICK P. STRATTON, JR., 63                       Mr. Stratton was elected to the position of Chairman
Chairman of the Board (1)(2)                         in November 1986. Mr. Stratton also held the
                                                     position of Chief Executive Officer from May 1977
                                                     through June 2001.

JOHN S. SHIELY, 50                                   Mr. Shiely was elected to his current position
President and Chief Executive Officer                effective July 2001, after serving as President and
(1)(2)(3)                                            Chief Operating Officer since August 1994.

MICHAEL D. HAMILTON, 60                              Mr. Hamilton was elected to his current position
Executive Vice President and                         effective July 2001, after serving as Executive
President - Briggs & Stratton Asia                   Vice President - Sales and Service since June 1989.

JAMES E. BRENN, 54                                   Mr. Brenn was elected to his current position in
Senior Vice President and                            October 1998, after serving as Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer                              Controller since November 1988. He also served as
                                                     Treasurer from November 1999 until January 2000.

MARK R. HAZELTINE, 59                                Mr. Hazeltine was elected to his current position in
Vice President and                                   May 2002, after serving as Vice President and Sales
Sales Manager - Consumer Products                    Manager - Consumer Lawn & Garden since July
                                                     1999. He also served as Sales Manager since
                                                     February 1995.

ROBERT F. HEATH, 54                                  Mr. Heath was elected to his current position in
Secretary                                            January 2002. He served as Assistant Secretary
                                                     since January 2001. In addition, Mr. Heath is Vice
                                                     President and General Counsel and has served in
                                                     these positions since January 2001. He also served
                                                     as General Counsel since December 1997.

CURTIS E. LARSON, JR., 54                            Mr. Larson was elected to his current position in
Vice President - Distribution                        October 1995.
Sales and Customer Support

PAUL M. NEYLON, 55                                   Mr. Neylon was elected to his current position in
Senior Vice President - Engine Products              October 2001, after serving as Senior Vice President
Division                                             - Production from August 2000 to October 2001 and
                                                     as Vice President - Production since May 1999.
                                                     He previously served as Vice President - Operations
                                                     Support since January 1999 and prior to that held the
                                                     position of Vice President and General Manager -
                                                     Spectrum Division.

DORRANCE J. NOONAN, JR., 49                          Mr. Noonan was elected to his current position
Senior Vice President and                            effective upon completion of Briggs & Stratton's
President - Briggs & Stratton                        acquisition of Generac Portable Products, Inc. in May
Home Power Products                                  2001. Prior to the acquisition, he held the position of
                                                     President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of
                                                     Generac Portable Products, LLC and Director of
                                                     Generac Portable Products, Inc. since July 1998.

WILLIAM H. REITMAN, 46                               Mr. Reitman was elected an executive officer
Vice President - Marketing                           effective April 1998. He has served as Vice President
                                                     - Marketing since November 1995.
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STEPHEN H. RUGG, 55                                  Mr. Rugg was elected to his current position in May
Senior Vice President - Sales and Service            1999, after serving as Vice President - Sales since
                                                     November 1995.

THOMAS R. SAVAGE, 54                                 Mr. Savage was elected to his current position
Senior Vice President - Administration               effective July 1997, after serving as Vice President
                                                     - Administration and General Counsel since
                                                     November 1994. He also served as Secretary from
                                                     November 1999 to June 2000.

MICHAEL D. SCHOEN, 42                                Mr. Schoen was elected to his current position
Vice President - International                       effective July 2001. He was elected an executive
                                                     officer in August 2000, after serving as Vice
                                                     President - Operations Support since July 1999. He
                                                     previously held the position of Vice President
                                                     - International Operations since July 1996.

VINCENT R. SHIELY, 42                                Mr. Shiely was elected to the position of Vice
Vice President and General                           President and General Manager - Engine Products
Manager - Engine Products                            effective in September 2002 after serving as Vice
(3)                                                  President and General Manager - Business Units
                                                     since December 2001. He also served as Vice
                                                     President and General Manager - Electrical
                                                     Products Division since October 1998.

TODD J. TESKE, 37                                    Mr. Teske was elected to his current position
Vice President - Corporate Development               effective March 2001 after serving as Controller
                                                     since October 1998. He previously served as
                                                     Assistant Controller.

CARITA R. TWINEM, 47                                 Ms. Twinem was elected to her current position in
Treasurer                                            February 2000, after serving as Tax Director since
                                                     July 1994.

JOSEPH C. WRIGHT, 43                                 Mr. Wright was elected an executive officer effective
Vice President and General                           September 2002. He has served as Vice President
Manager - Small Engine Division                      and General Manager - Small Engine Division since
                                                     July 1997. He previously served at Plant Manager.
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(1) Officer is also a Director of Briggs & Stratton. (2) Member of Executive
Committee. (3) John S. Shiely and Vincent R. Shiely are brothers.

Officers are elected annually and serve until they resign, die, are removed, or
a different person is appointed to the office.



                                     PART II


ITEM 5. MARKET FOR THE REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY AND RELATED
        STOCKHOLDER MATTERS

Briggs & Stratton common stock and its common share purchase rights are traded
on the NYSE under the symbol "BGG". Information required by this Item is
incorporated by reference from the "Quarterly Financial Data, Dividend and
Market Information" (unaudited) on page 36.



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ITEM 6. SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA


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Fiscal Year                                       2002         2001         2000         1999        1998
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(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
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SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS(1)
 NET SALES(2) ............................     $1,529,372   $1,310,173   $1,591,236   $1,502,522   $1,329,141
 GROSS PROFIT ON SALES(2) ................        272,033      236,790      338,126      303,913      254,356
 PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES ..............         27,390       23,860       80,150       63,670       42,500
 NET INCOME(3) ...........................         53,120       48,013      136,473      106,101       70,645
 PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK:
   Basic Earnings ........................           2.46         2.22         5.99         4.55         2.86
   Diluted Earnings ......................           2.36         2.21         5.97         4.52         2.85
   Cash Dividends ........................           1.26         1.24         1.20         1.16         1.12
   Shareholders' Investment ..............     $    20.78   $    19.57   $    18.83   $    15.77   $    13.28
 WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OF
  COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING (in 000's) ....         21,615       21,598       22,788       23,344       24,666
 DILUTED NUMBER OF SHARES OF
  COMMON STOCK OUTSTANDING (in 000's) ....         24,452       21,966       22,842       23,459       24,775

OTHER DATA(1)
 SHAREHOLDERS' INVESTMENT ................     $  449,646   $  422,752   $  409,465   $  365,910   $  316,488
 LONG-TERM DEBT ..........................        499,022      508,134       98,512      113,307      128,102
 TOTAL ASSETS ............................      1,349,033    1,296,195      930,245      875,885      793,409
 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT .....................        879,635      890,191      838,655      859,848      812,428
 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, NET OF RESERVES.....        395,215      416,361      395,580      404,454      391,927
 PROVISION FOR DEPRECIATION ..............         61,091       56,117       51,097       49,346       47,511
 EXPENDITURES FOR PLANT AND EQUIPMENT.....         43,928       61,322       71,441       65,998       45,893
 WORKING CAPITAL .........................     $  403,921   $  371,248   $  158,516   $  160,350   $  149,846
   Current Ratio .........................       2.5 to 1     2.5 to 1     1.5 to 1     1.6 to 1     1.7 to 1
 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES AT YEAR END .........          6,971        6,974        7,233        7,994        7,265
 NUMBER OF SHAREHOLDERS AT YEAR END ......          4,686        4,129        4,385        4,628        4,911
 QUOTED MARKET PRICE:
   High ..................................     $    48.39   $    48.38   $    63.63   $    70.94   $    53.38
   Low ...................................     $    29.65   $    30.38   $    31.00   $    33.69        36.88

</TABLE>


(1) The amounts include the acquisition of GPP since May 15, 2001. Refer to the
    Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

(2) Reflects the adoption of EITF No. 01-09 for all fiscal years presented.
    Refer to the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

(3) Fiscal year 2000 includes a $10.4 million gain on the disposition of foundry
    assets. Refer to the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.


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ITEM 7. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS
        OF OPERATIONS

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
FISCAL 2002 COMPARED TO FISCAL 2001

Sales
Fiscal 2002 net sales were approximately $1.5 billion, an increase of $219
million, or 17% compared to the previous year. Generac Portable Products (GPP),
included for a full fiscal year first time, added $186 million in sales the
fiscal year. Our engine unit volume increase of 8%, offset by an unfavorable
sales mix weighted towards lower priced engines accounts for the majority of the
remaining increase.

Gross Profit
The total Company gross profit rate of approximately 18% was comparable with
fiscal 2001. The Engine segment gross profit rate remained approximately 18% in
fiscal 2002. Reductions in manufacturing costs of $25 million (primarily,
repairs and maintenance, processing supplies, utilities and warranty) were
offset by $17 million of increased costs (primarily, fringe benefits which
included rising healthcare costs). GPP margins were approximately 9% for fiscal
2002, similar to their results for the 12 months ended June, 2001.

Engineering, Selling, General and Administrative Costs 
Engineering, selling, general and administrative costs increased $16 million or
12% compared to fiscal 2001. The increase is entirely attributable to the
inclusion of $18 million of GPP engineering, selling, general, and
administrative costs for a full year. The Engine segment Engineering, Selling
and Administrative cost category experienced increased salaries and fringe
benefit expenses of approximately $8 million, but these increases were offset by
a $6 million impact of lower bad debt write-off experience and a bad debt
recovery, and $3 million of lower marketing expenses.

Interest Expense
Interest expense increased $14 million in fiscal 2002 compared to fiscal 2001,
essentially the impact of increased borrowings associated with the GPP
acquisition.

Other Income
Other income increased $3 million in fiscal 2002 compared to fiscal 2001. This
increase is attributable to a $9 million increase in foreign currency
transaction gains offset by $5 million in derivative losses and $1 million in
amortization of deferred financing costs from the GPP acquisition. 

Provision for Income Taxes
The effective tax rate increased to 34.0% in fiscal 2002 from 33.2%. The
effective rates both reflect a refund on Foreign Sales Corporation tax benefits,
however, the fiscal 2001 refund was larger.

FISCAL 2001 COMPARED TO FISCAL 2000

Acquisition
On May 15, 2001, Briggs & Stratton acquired GPP for net cash of $267 million.
Refer to Note 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional
information on the acquisition. 

Sales 
Net sales for fiscal 2001 totaled approximately $1.3 billion, a decrease of $281
million or 18% compared to the preceding year. The primary factors were a 10%
decline in engine unit volume, 15% lower sales of service components due to
Briggs & Stratton's distributors having an adequate stock of parts, and an
unfavorable sales mix as the entire 10% engine unit decline was made up of
larger horsepower engines. Inventories of riding equipment at the OEMs and
retailers were more than adequate to address soft demand for riding lawn and
garden equipment. 

The other major factor adversely affecting the fiscal year was the weak Euro
which lowered revenues by $24 million. Additionally, these revenues decreased
because Briggs & Stratton's pricing reflected the need to remain competitive in
the European market.

The acquisition of GPP added $30 million in sales.

Gross Profit 
The gross profit rate decreased to 18% from 21% in fiscal 2000. The major
reasons for the decrease were lower plant utilization having a $32 million
impact and the weak Euro of $24 million. Offsetting these factors was the
favorable pension income impact of $12 million. Pension income included in gross
profit totaled $24 million in fiscal 2001.

Engineering, Selling, General and Administrative Expenses 
Engineering, selling, general and administrative expenses increased $5 million
or 4% compared to fiscal 2000. Expenses in this category increased almost $20
million. The majority of the increase was due to the following factors: a $16
million planned expansion of staff and expenditures for business development and
introduction of new product, a





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$3 million bad debt write-off, and $3 million of GPP's operating costs
incurred since the acquisition. The increased costs were offset by $14 million
of lower employee benefit costs for profit sharing and increased pension income.
Pension income in this category was $4 million in fiscal 2001.

Interest Expense
Interest expense increased $9 million or 44% in fiscal 2001 compared to fiscal
2000 because the level of borrowings was greater in fiscal 2001. The increased
level of borrowings resulted from increased seasonal working capital needs and
the funding of the GPP acquisition.

Other Income
Other income decreased $13 million in fiscal 2001 compared to fiscal 2000. This
decrease is attributed primarily to an $8 million reduction in equity income
from joint ventures and investments and $5 million in foreign currency
transaction losses.

Provision for Income Taxes
The effective tax rate decreased to 33.2% in fiscal 2001 from 37.0% in the
previous year. The majority of the decrease was the result of the finalization
and approval by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation of a refund on our
Federal taxes related to Foreign Sales Corporation tax benefits.

LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

FISCAL YEARS 2002, 2001 AND 2000

Cash flow from operating activities was $200 million, $68 million and $77
million, in fiscal 2002, 2001 and 2000, respectively.

The fiscal 2002 cash flow from operating activities increased $132 million,
which was driven primarily by a reduction in inventory and an increase in
accounts payable and accrued liabilities. The decrease in inventory levels was
achieved through increased sales volume, while holding production levels
consistent between years.

The fiscal 2001 cash flow from operating activities decreased $10 million, which
reflects lower gains on the disposition of plant and equipment of $16 million.
The lower gains from disposition of plant and equipment were because fiscal 2000
contained the disposition of the foundry assets. The increase in inventories was
$114 million less in fiscal 2001 compared to the fiscal 2000 increase. This
decrease was the result of planned inventory increases in fiscal 2000 to
replenish abnormally low inventories to more normal levels. The change in
accounts payable and accrued liabilities was $48 million less in fiscal 2001 due
to timing of payments and lack of accruals for profit sharing due to lower
performance. The $18 million increase in pension income is attributable to
Briggs & Stratton's over funded pension plan.

The fiscal 2000 cash flow from operating activities decreased $38 million. This
reflects increased net income of $30 million offset by the gain on disposition
of foundry assets of $17 million and an increased requirement for operating
capital of $41 million caused by increases in inventories at the end of fiscal
2000 offset by lower accounts receivable.

Net cash used in investing activities amounted to $38 million, $318 million and
$43 million in fiscal 2002, 2001 and 2000, respectively. These cash flows
include capital expenditures of $44 million, $61 million and $71 million in
fiscal 2002, 2001 and 2000, respectively. These capital expenditures relate
primarily to reinvestment in equipment, capacity additions and new products.

The fiscal 2001 cash used in investing activities includes $267 million of cash
paid for the GPP acquisition, net of cash acquired. The fiscal 2000 cash used in
investing activities is net of $24 million of proceeds received on disposition
of plant and equipment.

Briggs & Stratton used cash in financing activities totalling $38 million and
$77 million in fiscal 2002 and 2000, respectively. Briggs & Stratton provided
cash through financing activities totalling $324 million in fiscal 2001. During
fiscal 2002 Briggs & Stratton repaid $10 million of its 7.25% Senior Notes due
2007. Financing activities in fiscal 2001 included $399 million of proceeds
received from issuing the 5.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2006 and the 8.875%
Senior Notes due 2011, in order to fund the acquisition of GPP and payment of
short term borrowings. During fiscal 2000, Briggs & Stratton repaid the
remaining $30 million on the 9.21% Senior Notes due 2001. Briggs & Stratton
repurchased $6 million and $69 million of common shares in fiscal 2001 and 2000,
respectively. There were no common shares repurchased in fiscal 2002.

Briggs & Stratton's significant contractual obligations are its pension plans,
post retirement benefit obligations and deferred compensation arrangements. All
of these obligations are recorded on our Balance Sheets and disclosed more fully
in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements. In addition, Briggs &
Stratton is subject to certain financial and operating restrictions under its
domestic debt agreements. As is fully disclosed in Note 6 of the notes to
consolidated financial statements, these restrictions limit our ability to: pay
dividends; incur further indebtedness; create liens; enter into sale and/or
leaseback transactions; consolidate, sell or 





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lease all or substantially all of our assets; and dispose of assets or the
proceeds of our assets, in addition to certain financial covenants. We believe
we will remain in compliance with these covenants in fiscal 2003.

Future Liquidity and Capital Resources 
Briggs & Stratton has a three-year $300 million revolving credit facility. This
credit facility is used to fund seasonal working capital requirements and other
financing needs. This facility and Briggs & Stratton's other indebtedness
contain certain restrictive covenants. Refer to Note 6 to the Consolidated
Financial Statements.

Briggs & Stratton expects capital expenditures to be $60 million for fiscal
2003. These anticipated expenditures are for continued investments in equipment
and new products.

Management believes that available cash, the credit facility, cash generated
from operations, existing lines of credit and access to debt markets will be
adequate to fund Briggs & Stratton's capital requirements for the foreseeable
future.

FINANCIAL STRATEGY 

Management believes that the value of Briggs & Stratton is enhanced if the
capital invested in operations yields a cash return that is greater than the
cost of capital. In addition, Management believes that when capital cannot be
invested for returns greater than the cost of capital, they should return the
capital to the capital providers. Briggs & Stratton also believes that the
substitution of lower (after-tax) cost debt for equity in its permanent capital
structure will reduce its overall cost of capital. Examples of the above beliefs
are the repurchase of common stock from fiscal 1997 to 2001 when capital was not
required for operational expansion and the fiscal 2001 increase of capital
through debt for an acquisition. Briggs & Stratton believes its profitability
and strong cash flows will accommodate the increased use of debt without
impairing its ability to finance growth or increase cash dividends per share on
its common stock.

Briggs & Stratton has remaining authorization to buy up to 1.8 million shares of
its stock in open market or private transactions under the June 2000 Board of
Directors' authorization to repurchase up to 2.0 million shares. Briggs &
Stratton did not repurchase shares in fiscal 2002 and does not anticipate any
repurchases in fiscal 2003.

Also as a part of its financial strategy, subject to the discretion of its Board
of Directors and the requirements of applicable law and debt covenants, Briggs &
Stratton currently intends to increase future cash dividends per share at a rate
approximating the inflation rate.

OTHER MATTERS

Early Retirement Incentive Program
In the second quarter of fiscal 2002, Briggs & Stratton offered and finalized an
early retirement incentive program. The net reduction in the global salaried
workforce was approximately 7%.

The impact for fiscal year 2002 was a reduction in net income on an after-tax
basis of $2.5 million, after consideration of approximately $3 million in
savings for lower salary related expenditures. The majority of the impact on net
income was the result of recognizing the cost of the special termination
benefits, which reduced net periodic pension income. The anticipated net income
impact of salary related savings for fiscal 2003 is projected to be
approximately $6 million on an after-tax basis.

General
In July 2001, Briggs & Stratton extended its collective bargaining agreement
with one of its unions. This agreement expires in 2006, and contains provisions
for future wage increases, medical cost sharing and increased pension benefits.

Emissions
Briggs & Stratton implemented a supplemental compliance plan for model years
2000 and 2001 with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), as required of
companies that sold more than a threshold number of Class I engines into
California. The objective of the plan was to achieve additional reductions in
extreme non-attainment areas. While CARB's aggressive program resulted in a
reduced product offering by Briggs & Stratton in California, the California
program did not have a material effect on Briggs & Stratton's financial
condition or results of operations.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed national emission
standards under a two phase process for small air cooled engines. Briggs &
Stratton currently has a complete product offering which complies with the EPA's
Phase I engine emission standards. The Phase II program imposes more stringent
standards over the useful life of the engine and is being phased in from 2001 to
2005 for Class II (225 or greater cubic centimeter displacement) engines and
from 2003 to 2008 for Class I (under 225 cubic centimeter displacement) engines.
Briggs & Stratton does not believe compliance with the new standards will have a
material adverse effect on its financial position or results of operations.




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Critical Accounting Policies
Briggs & Stratton's accounting policies are more fully described in Note 1 of
the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements. As discussed in Note 1, the
preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles
generally accepted in the U.S. requires management to make estimates and
assumptions about future events that affect the amounts reported in the
financial statements and accompanying notes. Future events and their effects
cannot be determined with absolute certainty. Therefore, the determination of
estimates requires the exercise of judgment. Actual results inevitably will
differ from those estimates, and such difference may be material to the
financial statements. 

The most significant accounting estimates inherent in the preparation of our
financial statements include estimates as to the recovery of accounts
receivable, as well as those used in the determination of liabilities related to
customer rebates, pension obligations, warranty, product liability, group health
insurance and taxation. Various assumptions and other factors underlie the
determination of these significant estimates. The process of determining
significant estimates is fact specific and takes into account factors such as
historical experience, current and expected economic conditions, product mix,
and in some instances actuarial techniques. Briggs & Stratton reevaluates these
significant factors as facts and circumstances change. Historically, actual
results have not differed significantly from our estimates.

New Accounting Pronouncements
The Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) issued EITF Abstract No. 01-09,
"Accounting for Consideration Given by a Vendor to a Customer (Including a
Reseller of Vendor's Products)". This was adopted during fiscal 2002. Pursuant
to EITF No. 01-09, Briggs & Stratton was required to reclassify co-op
advertising expense previously reported as selling expense to a reduction in net
sales. The impact of adopting EITF 01-09 was to reduce net sales by $7.2
million, $2.3 million and $1.3 million in fiscal 2002, 2001 and 2000,
respectively.

In June 2001, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Statement of
Financial Accounting Standards (SFAS) No. 141, "Business Combinations" and SFAS
No. 142, "Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets". SFAS No. 141 provides for the
elimination of the pooling-of-interests method of accounting for business
combinations with an acquisition date of July 1, 2001 or later. SFAS No. 142
prohibits the amortization of goodwill and other intangible assets with
indefinite lives and requires periodic reassessment of the underlying value of
such assets for impairment. SFAS No. 142 is effective for fiscal years beginning
after December 15, 2001. On July 2, 2001, Briggs & Stratton adopted SFAS No.
142. Application of the nonamortization provision of SFAS No. 142 resulted in an
increase in net income of approximately $.7 million in fiscal 2002.

In August 2001, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued SFAS No. 144,
"Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets," which
supersedes SFAS No. 121, "Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and
for Long-Lived Assets to be Disposed of." SFAS No. 144 also supersedes the
accounting and reporting provisions of APB Opinion No. 30, related to the
disposal of a segment of a business. Briggs & Stratton adopted SFAS No. 144 on
July 1, 2002. Management does not expect that SFAS No. 144 will have a material
impact on Briggs & Stratton's consolidated financial statements.

In June 2002, the FASB issued SFAS No. 146, "Accounting for Costs Associated
with Exit or Disposal Activities". SFAS No. 146 nullifies Emerging Issues Task
Force Issue No. 94-3, "Liability Recognition for Certain Employee Termination
Benefits and Other Costs to Exit an Activity (including Certain Costs Incurred
in a Restructuring)" and requires that a liability for a cost associated with an
exit or disposal activity be recognized when the liability is incurred. SFAS No.
146 is effective for exit or disposal activities that are initiated after
December 31, 2002. Briggs & Stratton does not expect that the adoption of this
statement will have a material impact on its results of operations or financial
position.




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I
TEM 7A. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK 

Briggs & Stratton is exposed to market risk from changes in foreign exchange and
interest rates. To reduce the risk from changes in foreign exchange rates,
Briggs & Stratton uses financial instruments. Briggs & Stratton does not hold or
issue financial instruments for trading purposes.

FOREIGN CURRENCY
Briggs & Stratton's earnings are affected by fluctuations in the value of the
U.S. dollar against the Japanese Yen and Euro. The Yen is used to purchase
engines from Briggs & Stratton's joint venture, while Briggs & Stratton receives
Euros for certain products sold to European customers. Briggs & Stratton's
foreign subsidiaries' earnings are also influenced by fluctuations of the local
currency against the U.S. dollar as these subsidiaries purchase inventory from
the parent in U.S. dollars. Forward foreign exchange contracts are used to
partially hedge against the earnings effects of such fluctuations. At June 30,
2002, Briggs & Stratton had the following forward foreign exchange contracts
outstanding with the Fair Value Gains (Losses) shown (in thousands):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

Hedge                Notional    Fair Market    Conversion       (Gain)/Loss
Currency               Value        Value        Currency       at Fair Value
--------             --------    -----------    ----------      -------------
<S>                  <C>         <C>            <C>             <C>    
Japanese Yen          239,485       2,008        U.S.              (158)
Euro                  100,900      99,203        U.S.             5,554
Japanese Yen           26,881         399        Austrailian         10
Austrailian Dollars     1,950       1,086        U.S.               (11)
Canadian Dollars          900         592        U.S.                 6
British Pounds            622       1,691        Austrailian        (26)
U.S. Dollars              421         748        Austrailian         26
</TABLE>



All of the above contracts expire within twelve months.

Fluctuations in currency exchange rates may also impact the shareholders'
investment in Briggs & Stratton. Amounts invested in Briggs & Stratton's
non-U.S. subsidiaries are translated into U.S. dollars at the exchange rates in
effect at fiscal year end. The resulting translation adjustments are recorded in
shareholders' investment as cumulative translation adjustments. The cumulative
translation adjustments component of shareholders' investment increased $4
million during the year. Using the year-end exchange rates, the total amount
invested in non-U.S. subsidiaries on June 30, 2002 was $26.8 million.

INTEREST RATES
Briggs & Stratton is exposed to interest rate fluctuations on its borrowings.
Briggs & Stratton manages its interest rate exposure through a combination of
fixed and variable rate debt. Depending on general economic conditions, Briggs &
Stratton has typically used variable rate debt for short-term borrowings and
fixed rate debt for longer-term borrowings. 

On June 30, 2002, Briggs & Stratton had the following short-term loans
outstanding (amounts in thousands):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                    Weighted Average
Currency             Amount          Interest Rate
--------             ------         ----------------
<S>                 <C>             <C>    
Euro                 15,074              5.46%
U.S. Dollars          2,625              4.00%
Canadian Dollars        493              3.10%
</TABLE>



These loans carry variable interest rates. Assuming borrowings are outstanding
for an entire year an increase (decrease) of one percentage point in the
weighted average interest rate, would increase (decrease) interest expense by
$.2 million.

Long-term loans, net of unamortized discount, consisted of the following
(amounts in thousands):



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

Description                 Amount         Maturity
-----------                 ------         --------
<S>                        <C>             <C>    
5.00% Convertible Notes    $140,000          2006
7.25% Notes                $ 89,031          2007
8.875% Notes               $269,991          2011
</TABLE>



These loans carry fixed rates of interest.


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ITEM 8. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

AS OF JUNE 30, 2002 AND JULY 1, 2001
(in thousands)

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                             ASSETS                                                         2002               2001
                                                                                          ---------          ---------
<S>                                                                                      <C>                <C>
CURRENT ASSETS
              Cash and Cash Equivalents ...............................................  $  215,945         $   88,743
              Receivables, Less Reserves of $1,703 and $1,599, Respectively ...........     201,910            145,138
              Inventories-
                          Finished Products and Parts .................................     126,152            218,671
                          Work in Process .............................................      61,748             99,247
                          Raw Materials ...............................................       3,059              3,782
                                                                                         ----------         ----------
                                      Total Inventories ...............................     190,959            321,700
              Future Income Tax Benefits ..............................................      41,383             38,434
              Prepaid Expenses and Other Current Assets ...............................      19,747             19,415
                                                                                         ----------         ----------
                                      Total Current Assets ............................     669,944            613,430
GOODWILL, Net .........................................................................     161,030            166,659
INVESTMENTS ...........................................................................      46,889             46,071
PREPAID PENSION .......................................................................      60,343             36,275
DEFERRED LOAN COSTS, Net ..............................................................       9,304             10,429
OTHER LONG-TERM ASSETS, Net ...........................................................       6,308              6,970
PLANT AND EQUIPMENT:
              Land and Land Improvements...............................................      16,356             16,308
              Buildings ...............................................................     153,049            150,396
              Machinery and Equipment .................................................     691,334            694,416
              Construction in Progress ................................................      18,902             29,071
                                                                                         ----------         ----------
                                                                                            879,635            890,191

              Less- Accumulated Depreciation ..........................................     484,420            473,830
                                                                                         ----------         ----------
                                      Total Plant and Equipment, Net ..................     395,215            416,361
                                                                                         ----------         ----------
                                                                                         $1,349,033         $1,296,195
                                                                                         ==========         ==========
</TABLE>



The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part
                              of these statements.


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--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
AS OF JUNE 30, 2002 AND JULY 1, 2001
(in thousands, except per share data)


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                            2002                  2001
                                                                                            ----                  ----
<S>                                                                                      <C>                  <C>

                             LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' INVESTMENT

CURRENT LIABILITIES:
              Accounts Payable ........................................................  $  103,648           $  102,559
              Domestic Notes Payable ..................................................       2,625                3,300
              Foreign Loans ...........................................................      15,270               16,291
              Accrued Liabilities-

                          Wages and Salaries ..........................................      28,408               21,084
                          Warranty ....................................................      46,346               47,480
                          Other .......................................................      56,828               47,161
                                                                                         ----------           ----------
                                      Total Accrued Liabilities .......................     131,582              115,725
              Federal and State Income Taxes ..........................................      12,898                4,307
                                                                                         ----------           ----------
                                      Total Current Liabilities .......................     266,023              242,182
DEFERRED REVENUE ON SALE OF PLANT AND EQUIPMENT .......................................      15,364               15,536
DEFERRED INCOME TAX LIABILITY .........................................................      27,405               18,351
ACCRUED PENSION COST ..................................................................      15,750               14,494
ACCRUED EMPLOYEE BENEFITS .............................................................      13,070               12,979
ACCRUED POSTRETIREMENT HEALTH CARE OBLIGATION .........................................      62,753               61,767
LONG-TERM DEBT ........................................................................     499,022              508,134
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
SHAREHOLDERS' INVESTMENT:
              Common Stock-
                          Authorized 60,000 Shares $.01 Par Value,
                                      Issued 28,927 in 2002 and 2001 ..................         289                  289
              Additional Pain-In Capital ..............................................      35,459               36,043
              Retained Earnings .......................................................     769,131              743,230
              Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss ....................................      (6,626)              (6,182)
              Unearned Compensation on Restricted Stock ...............................        (199)                (305)
              Treasury Stock at cost
                          7,288 Shares in 2002 and 7,328 Shares in 2001 ...............    (348,408)            (350,323)
                                                                                         ----------           ----------
                                      Total Shareholders' Investment ..................     449,646              422,752
                                                                                         ----------           ----------
                                                                                         $1,349,033           $1,296,195
                                                                                         ==========           ==========
</TABLE>


The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part
                              of these statements.



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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2002, JULY 1, 2001 AND JULY 2, 2000
(in thousands, except per share data)


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                     2002                  2001                     2000
                                                                     ----                  ----                     ----
<S>                                                            <C>                     <C>                     <C>        
NET SALES ..................................................   $ 1,529,372             $ 1,310,173             $ 1,591,236

COST OF GOODS SOLD .........................................     1,257,339               1,073,383               1,253,110
                                                               -----------             -----------             -----------
      Gross Profit on Sales ................................       272,033                 236,790                 338,126

ENGINEERING, SELLING, GENERAL AND
  ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES ..................................       153,675                 137,684                 132,897
                                                               -----------             -----------             -----------
      Income from Operations ...............................       116,358                  99,106                 205,229

INTEREST EXPENSE ...........................................       (44,433)                (30,665)                (21,267)

GAIN ON DISPOSITION OF FOUNDRY ASSETS ......................          --                      --                    16,545
OTHER INCOME, Net ..........................................         6,585                   3,432                  16,116
                                                               -----------             -----------             -----------

      Income Before Provision for Income Taxes .............        80,510                  71,873                 216,623

PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES .................................        27,390                  23,860                  80,150
                                                               -----------             -----------             -----------

NET INCOME .................................................   $    53,120             $    48,013             $   136,473
                                                               ===========             ===========             ===========
      Weighted Average Shares Outstanding ..................        21,615                  21,598                  22,788

BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE ...................................   $      2.46             $      2.22             $      5.99
                                                               ===========             ===========             ===========
      Diluted Average Shares Outstanding ...................        24,452                  21,966                  22,842

DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE .................................   $      2.36             $      2.21             $      5.97
                                                               ===========             ===========             ===========


</TABLE>



      The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an
                       integral part of these statements.







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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF SHAREHOLDERS' INVESTMENT
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2002, JULY 1, 2001 AND JULY 2, 2000
(in thousands, except per share data)


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                                                 Accumulated     Unearned
                                                        Additional                 Other Com-   Compensation
                                              Common     Paid-In      Retained    prehensive   on Restricted Treasury  Comprehensive
                                               Stock     Capital      Earnings        Loss          Stock       Stock      Income
                                             --------   --------     ---------    -----------     --------     -------    --------

<S>                                          <C>       <C>          <C>          <C>          <C>           <C>         <C>         
BALANCES, JUNE 27, 1999 ..................   $   289   $  37,657    $ 612,807    $  (1,732)   $    (235)    $(282,876)
Comprehensive Income -
 Net Income ..............................        --          --      136,473          --           --           --      $ 136,473
 Foreign Currency Translation
   Adjustments ...........................        --          --         --         (1,816)         --           --         (1,816)
Unrealized Loss on Marketable
 Securities, net of tax of $(247) ........        --          --         --           (383)         --           --           (383)
                                                                                                                         ---------
 Total Comprehensive Income ..............        --          --         --           --            --           --      $ 134,274
                                                                                                                         ========= 
Cash Dividends Paid
 ($1.20 per share) .......................        --          --      (27,300)        --            --           --
Purchase of Common Stock
 for Treasury ............................        --          --         --           --            --        (69,083)
Exercise of Stock Options ................        --        (1,194)      --           --            --          6,755
Restricted Stock Issued ..................        --            10       --           --            (60)           50
Amortization of Unearned
 Compensation ............................        --          --         --           --             69         --
Shares Issued to Directors ...............        --             5       --           --           --              29
                                             --------------------------------------------------------------------------
BALANCES, JULY 2, 2000 ...................   $   289   $    36,478  $ 721,980    $  (3,931)   $    (226)   $ (345,125)
Comprehensive Income -
 Net Income ..............................        --          --       48,013         --           --           --       $  48,013
 Foreign Currency Translation
  Adjustments ............................        --          --         --         (2,530)        --           --          (2,530)
 Unrealized Loss on Marketable
  Securities, net of tax of $(607) .......        --          --         --           (947)        --           --            (947)
 Unrealized Gain on Derivatives ..........        --          --         --          1,226         --           --           1,226
                                                                                                                         ---------
 Total Comprehensive Income ..............        --          --         --           --           --           --       $  45,762
                                                                                                                         ========= 
Cash Dividends Paid
 ($1.24 per share) .......................        --          --      (26,763)        --           --           --
Purchase of Common Stock
 for Treasury ............................        --          --         --           --           --          (6,118)
Exercise of Stock Options ................        --          (368)      --           --           --             643
Restricted Stock Issued ..................        --           (58)      --           --           (181)          239
Amortization of Unearned
 Compensation ............................        --          --         --           --            102         --
Shares Issued to Directors ...............        --            (9)      --           --           --              38
                                             --------------------------------------------------------------------------
BALANCES, JULY 1, 2001 ...................   $   289   $    36,043  $ 743,230    $  (6,182)   $    (305)    $(350,323)
Comprehensive income -
 Net Income ..............................        --          --       53,120         --           --           --       $  53,120
 Foreign Currency Translation
  Adjustments ............................        --          --         --          4,017         --           --           4,017
 Unrealized Loss on Marketable
  Securities, net of tax of $(95) ........        --          --         --           (148)        --           --            (148)
 Unrealized Loss on Derivatives ..........        --          --         --         (4,313)        --           --          (4,313)
                                                                                                                         ---------
 Total Comprehensive Income ..............        --          --         --           --           --           --       $  52,676
                                                                                                                         ========= 
Cash Dividends Paid
 ($1.26 per share) .......................        --          --      (27,219)        --           --           --   
Exercise of Stock Options ................        --          (576)      --           --           --          1,877
Amortization of Unearned
 Compensation ............................        --          --         --           --            106         --
Shares Issued to Directors ...............        --            (8)      --           --           --              38
                                             --------------------------------------------------------------------------
BALANCES, JUNE 30, 2002 ..................   $   289   $    35,459  $ 769,131    $  (6,626)   $    (199)    $(348,408)
                                             ==========================================================================
</TABLE>







       The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an
                       integral part of these statements.





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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2002, JULY 1, 2001 AND JULY 2, 2000
(in thousands)

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                                 2002         2001         2000
                                                                 ----         ----         ----
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>          <C>    
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 Net Income ...............................................   $  53,120    $  48,013    $ 136,473
 Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to
   Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities -
   Depreciation and Amortization ..........................      65,968       59,711       53,277
   Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates ........      (6,181)      (5,041)     (13,333)
   (Gain) Loss on Disposition of Plant and Equipment ......       3,192        1,493      (14,167)
   Provision for Deferred Income Taxes ....................      20,286       17,973        1,542

 Change in Operating Assets and Liabilities, Net of Effects
   of Acquisition -
   (Increase) Decrease in Receivables .....................     (56,772)      34,686       51,837
   (Increase) Decrease in Inventories .....................     120,719       (7,307)    (121,685)
   Increase in Prepaid Expenses and
    Other Current Assets ..................................      (2,996)         (50)      (2,488)
   Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Payable,
    Accrued Liabilities and Income Taxes ..................      26,061      (46,740)       1,519
   (Increase) Decrease in Prepaid Pension .................     (22,812)     (28,378)     (10,509)
   Other, Net .............................................        (768)      (6,392)      (4,984)
                                                              ---------    ---------    ---------
     Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities ............     199,817       67,968       77,482
                                                              ---------    ---------    ---------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
 Additions to Plant and Equipment .........................     (43,928)     (61,322)     (71,441)
 Proceeds Received on Disposition of Plant and Equipment ..         406        4,152       23,511
 Cash Paid for Acquisition, Net of Cash Acquired ..........           -     (267,174)           -
 Other, Net ...............................................       5,120        6,296        5,142
                                                              ---------    ---------    ---------
     Net Cash Used by Investing Activities ................     (38,402)    (318,048)     (42,788)
                                                              ---------    ---------    ---------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
 Net Borrowings (Repayments) on Loans and Notes Payable ...      (1,696)     (42,574)      44,005
 Borrowings (Repayments) on Long-Term Debt ................     (10,393)     399,415      (30,000)
 Cash Dividends Paid ......................................     (27,219)     (26,763)     (27,300)
 Purchase of Common Stock for Treasury ....................           -       (6,118)     (69,083)
 Proceeds from Exercise of Stock Options ..................       1,078          275        5,561
                                                              ---------    ---------    ---------
     Net Cash Provided by (Used by) Financing Activities...     (38,230)     324,235      (76,817)
                                                              ---------    ---------    ---------
EFFECT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY EXCHANGE RATE
 CHANGES ON CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS .....................       4,017       (2,401)      (1,694)
                                                              ---------    ---------    ---------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND
 CASH EQUIVALENTS .........................................     127,202       71,754      (43,817)
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:
 Beginning of Year ........................................      88,743       16,989       60,806
                                                              ---------    ---------    ---------
 End of Year ..............................................   $ 215,945    $  88,743    $  16,989
                                                              =========    =========    =========
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF
 CASH FLOW INFORMATION:
 Interest Paid ............................................   $  39,669    $  26,339    $  21,202
                                                              =========    =========    =========
 Income Taxes Paid ........................................   $   2,904    $   7,831    $  84,535
                                                              =========    =========    =========
</TABLE>




The accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements are an integral part
                              of these statements.




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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

FOR THE FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2002, JULY 1, 2001 AND JULY 2, 2000

(1) NATURE OF OPERATIONS:
Briggs & Stratton ("the Company") is a U.S. based producer of air cooled
gasoline engines. These engines are sold worldwide, primarily to original
equipment manufacturers of lawn and garden equipment and other gasoline engine
powered equipment. Additionally, through the Company's wholly owned subsidiary,
Generac Portable Products, LLC (GPP), the company is a designer, manufacturer
and marketer of portable and standby generators, pressure washers and related
accessories. GPP's products are sold throughout the United States, Canada and
Europe.

(2) SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES: 
Fiscal Year: The Company's fiscal year consists of 52 or 53 weeks, ending on the
Sunday nearest the last day of June in each year. Therefore, the 2002 and 2001
fiscal years were 52 weeks long, and the 2000 fiscal year was 53 weeks long. All
references to years relate to fiscal years rather than calendar years.

Principles of Consolidation: The consolidated financial statements include the
accounts of the Company and its wholly owned domestic and foreign subsidiaries
after elimination of intercompany accounts and transactions.

Accounting Estimates: The preparation of financial statements in conformity with
accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires
management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of
assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at
the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and
expenses during the reporting period. Actual results may differ from those
estimates.

Cash and Cash Equivalents: This caption includes cash, commercial paper and
certificates of deposit. The Company considers all highly liquid investments
purchased with an original maturity of three months or less to be cash
equivalents.

Inventories: Inventories are stated at cost, which does not exceed market. The
last-in, first-out (LIFO) method was used for determining the cost of
approximately 68% of total inventories at June 30, 2002 and 77% of total
inventories at July 1, 2001. The cost for the remaining portion of the
inventories was determined using the first-in, first-out (FIFO) method. During
2002, a reduction in inventory quantities resulted in a liquidation of LIFO
inventories carried at lower costs prevailing in prior years. The liquidation of
these inventories has reduced cost of sales by $2.6 million in 2002. If the FIFO
inventory valuation method had been used exclusively, inventories would have
been $44.8 million and $51.2 million higher in the respective years. The LIFO
inventory adjustment was determined on an overall basis, and accordingly, each
class of inventory reflects an allocation based on the FIFO amounts.

Investments: This caption represents the Company's investments in three
50%-owned joint ventures, preferred stock in a privately held iron castings
business and common stock in a publicly traded software company. The common
stock in the publicly traded company is being classified as available-for-sale
and is reported at a fair market value. Unrealized losses incurred on this stock
are recorded as a component of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss in the
Shareholders' Investment section of the balance sheet. The investments in the
joint ventures and the privately held business are accounted for under the
equity method.

Deferred Loan Costs: Expenses associated with the issuance of debt instruments
are capitalized and are being amortized over the terms of the respective
financing arrangement using the straight-line method over periods ranging from
five to ten years. Accumulated amortization amounted to $1.6 million as of June
30, 2002 and $.1 million as of July 1, 2001.

Other Long-Term Assets: This caption primarily represents costs of software used
in the Company's business. Amortization of capitalized software is computed on
an item-by-item basis over a period of three to ten years, depending on the
estimated useful life of the software. Accumulated amortization amounted to $8.4
million as of June 30, 2002 and $7.4 million as of July 1, 2001.

Goodwill: This caption represents goodwill related to the acquisition of GPP in
fiscal 2001 (See Note 3). Goodwill reflects the cost of an acquisition in excess
of the fair values assigned to identifiable net assets acquired. The carrying
value of goodwill was 



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$161.0 million and $166.7 million at June 30, 2002 and July 1, 2001,
respectively. In accordance with SFAS 142, no goodwill amortization was recorded
in fiscal year 2002, $1.1 million was reported in fiscal year 2001. The Company
performed the required impairment test of goodwill in fiscal 2002 and found no
impairment of the asset.

Plant and Equipment and Depreciation: Plant and equipment are stated at cost and
depreciation is computed using the straight-line method at rates based upon the
estimated useful lives of the assets (20-30 years for land improvements, 20-50
years for buildings and 8-16 years for machinery and equipment).

Expenditures for repairs and maintenance are charged to expense as incurred.
Expenditures for major renewals and betterments, which significantly extend the
useful lives of existing plant and equipment, are capitalized and depreciated.
Upon retirement or disposition of plant and equipment, the cost and related
accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any resulting gain or
loss is recognized in other income.

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets: Property, plant and equipment and other
long-term assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in
circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. If the
sum of the expected undiscounted cash flows is less than the carrying value of
the related asset or group of assets, a loss is recognized for the difference
between the fair value and carrying value of the asset or group of assets. There
were no adjustments to the carrying value of long-lived assets in fiscal 2002,
2001 and 2000.

In August 2001, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued SFAS No. 144,
"Accounting for the Impairment or Disposal of Long-Lived Assets," which
supersedes SFAS No. 121, "Accounting for the Impairment of Long-Lived Assets and
for Long-Lived Assets to be Disposed of." SFAS No. 144 also supersedes the
accounting and reporting provisions of APB Opinion No. 30, related to the
disposal of a segment of a business. The Company adopted SFAS No. 144 on July 1,
2002. Management does not expect SFAS No. 144 to have a material impact on the
Company's consolidated financial statements. 

Revenue Recognition: Revenue is recognized when title to the products being sold
transfers to the customer, which is upon shipment.

Deferred Revenue on Sale of Plant and Equipment: In fiscal 1997, the Company
sold its Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin facility for approximately $16.0 million.
The provisions of the contract state that the Company will continue to own and
occupy the warehouse portion of the facility for a period of up to ten years
(the Reservation Period). The contract also contains a buyout clause, at the
buyer's option and under certain circumstances, of the remaining Reservation
Period. Under the provisions of SFAS No. 66, "Accounting for Sales of Real
Estate," the Company is required to account for this as a financing transaction
as long as it continues to have substantial involvement with the facility during
the Reservation Period or until the buyout option is exercised. Under this
method, the cash received is reflected as deferred revenue and the assets and
the accumulated depreciation remain on the Company's books. Depreciation expense
continues to be recorded each period and imputed interest expense is also
recorded and added to deferred revenue. Offsetting this is the imputed fair
value lease income on the non-Briggs & Stratton occupied portion of the
building. A pretax gain, which will be recognized at the earlier of the exercise
of the buyout option or the expiration of the Reservation Period, is estimated
to be $10 - $12 million. The annual cost of operating the warehouse portion of
the facility is not material.

Income Taxes: The Provision for Income Taxes includes Federal, state and foreign
income taxes currently payable and those deferred or prepaid because of
temporary differences between the financial statement and tax basis of assets
and liabilities. The Future Income Tax Benefits represent temporary differences
relating to current assets and current liabilities and the Deferred Income Tax
Assets/Liabilities represent temporary differences relating to noncurrent assets
and liabilities.

Research and Development Costs: Expenditures relating to the development of new
products and processes, including significant improvements and refinements to
existing products, are expensed as incurred. The amounts charged against income
were $23.7 million in fiscal 2002, $21.5 million in fiscal 2001 and $24.3
million in fiscal 2000. 



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Advertising Costs: Advertising costs, included in Engineering, Selling, General
and Administrative Expenses on the accompanying Consolidated Statements of
Earnings, are expensed as incurred. These expenses totaled $8.3 million in
fiscal 2002, $7.8 million in fiscal 2001 and $6.8 million in fiscal 2000.

The Company adopted EITF No. 01-09, "Accounting for Consideration Given by a
Vendor to a Customer (Including a Reseller of Vendor's Products)," in the third
quarter of fiscal 2002. Pursuant to EITF No. 01-09, the Company was required to
reclassify co-op advertising expense previously reported as selling expense as a
reduction in net sales. The impact of adopting EITF 01-09 was to reduce net
sales by $7.2 million, $2.3 million and $1.3 million in fiscal 2002, 2001 and
2000, respectively.

Shipping and Handling Fees and Costs: Revenue received from shipping and
handling fees is reflected in net sales. Shipping fee revenue for fiscal 2002,
2001 and 2000 was $1.6 million, $1.7 million and $2.0 million, respectively.
Shipping and handling costs are included in cost of goods sold. 

Foreign Currency Translation: Foreign currency balance sheet accounts are
translated into United States dollars at the rates of exchange in effect at
fiscal year end. Income and expenses are translated at the average rates of
exchange in effect during the year. The related translation adjustments are made
directly to a separate component of Shareholders' Investment.

Earnings Per Share: The Company's earnings per share were computed by dividing
net income by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding
during the period. Diluted earnings per share, for each period presented, were
computed on the assumption that stock options were exercised at the beginning of
the periods reported. The difference between weighted average shares outstanding
and diluted average shares outstanding reflects the dilutive effects of stock
options and the convertible senior notes.

The shares outstanding used to compute diluted earnings per share for fiscal
2002, 2001 and 2000 excluded outstanding options to purchase 1,841,640,
1,679,564 and 1,079,564 shares of common stock, respectively, with
weighted-average exercise prices of $55.14, $56.33 and $61.95, respectively. The
options were excluded because their exercise prices were greater than the
average market price of the common shares and their inclusion in the computation
would have been antidilutive.

Information on earnings per share is as follows (in thousands of dollars, except
per share data):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                                                               Fiscal Year Ended
                                                                            ------------------------------------------------------
                                                                             June 30, 2002       July 1, 2001        July 2, 2000
                                                                             -------------       ------------        ------------
<S>                                                                          <C>                 <C>                 <C>       
Net income used in basic earnings per share ................................ $    53,120         $   48,013          $  136,473
Adjustment to net income to add after-tax interest expense on 
convertible notes ..........................................................       4,620                576                 -
                                                                             -----------         ----------          ----------
Adjusted net income used in diluted earnings per share ..................... $    57,740         $   48,589          $  136,473
                                                                             ===========         ==========          ==========

Average shares of common stock outstanding .................................      21,615             21,598              22,788
Incremental common shares applicable to common stock options based on the 
  common stock average market price during the period ......................           6                 10                  52
Incremental common shares applicable to restricted common stock based on 
  the common stock average market price during the period ..................           5                  5                   2
Incremental common shares applicable to convertible notes based on the
  conversion provisions of the convertible note ............................       2,826                353                 -
                                                                             -----------         ----------          ----------
Diluted average common shares outstanding ..................................      24,452             21,966              22,842
                                                                             ===========         ==========          ==========
</TABLE>





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Comprehensive Income: SFAS No. 130, "Reporting Comprehensive Income," requires
the reporting of comprehensive income in addition to net income from operations.
Comprehensive income is a more inclusive financial reporting method that
includes disclosure of financial information that historically has not been
recognized in the calculation of net income. The Company has chosen to report
Comprehensive Income and Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) which
encompasses net income, unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities, foreign
currency translation, and unrealized gain on derivatives in the Consolidated
Statements of Shareholders' Investment. Information on accumulated other
comprehensive income (loss) is as follows (in thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                Unrealized                                              Accumulated
                                Gain (Loss)     Cumulative          Unrealized             Other
                               on Marketable    Translation       Gain (Loss) on       Comprehensive
                                Securities      Adjustments         Derivatives             Loss
                                ----------      -----------         -----------             ----
<S>                            <C>              <C>               <C>                  <C>      
Balance at June 27, 1999 ...... $     577        $ (2,309)           $     -             $ (1,732)
Fiscal year change ............      (383)         (1,816)                 -               (2,189)
                                ----------       ---------           ----------          ---------
Balance at July 2, 2000 .......       194          (4,125)                 -               (3,931)
Fiscal year change ............      (947)         (2,530)               1,226             (2,251)
                                ----------       ---------           ----------          ---------
Balance at July 1, 2001 .......      (753)         (6,655)               1,226             (6,182)
Fiscal year change ............      (148)          4,017               (4,313)              (444)
                                ----------       ---------           ----------          ---------
Balance at June 30, 2002 ...... $    (901)       $ (2,638)           $  (3,087)          $ (6,626)
                                ==========       =========           ==========          =========
</TABLE>


Derivatives: The Company enters into derivative contracts designated as cash
flow hedges to manage its foreign currency exposures. These instruments
generally do not have a maturity of more than twelve months. SFAS No. 133
"Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities" requires
companies to record derivatives on the balance sheet as assets or liabilities,
measured at fair value. Any changes in fair value of these instruments are
recorded in the income statement or other comprehensive income. On July 2, 2000,
the impact of adopting SFAS No. 133 on Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
resulted in a loss of $15 thousand. The Company reclassified immaterial amounts
to the income statement during fiscal 2002 and 2001. The cumulative effect of
adopting SFAS No. 133 on the results of operations was immaterial.

During the fiscal year, there were no derivative instruments that were deemed to
be ineffective. The amounts included in Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss
will be reclassified into income when the forecasted transaction occurs,
generally within the next twelve months. These forecasted transactions represent
the exporting of products for which the Company will receive foreign currency
and the importing of products for which the Company will be required to pay in a
foreign currency.

Reclassification: Certain amounts in prior year financial statements have been
reclassified to conform to current year presentation. 

Business Combinations: In June 2001, the Financial Accounting Standards Board
issued SFAS No. 141, "Business Combinations" and SFAS No. 142, "Goodwill and
Other Intangible Assets" having a required effective date for fiscal years
beginning after December 31, 2001. Under the new rules, goodwill and other
intangible assets deemed to have indefinite lives will no longer be amortized
but will be subject to annual impairment tests in accordance with the
Statements. Other intangible assets will continue to be amortized over their
useful lives.

The Company adopted the new rules on accounting for goodwill and other
intangible assets in the first quarter of fiscal 2002. The Company performed the
required impairment test of goodwill and indefinite lived intangible assets in
fiscal 2002 and found no impairment of the assets as of June 30, 2002. Had the
provisions of SFAS No. 142 been applied in fiscal 2001, the Company's fiscal
2001 net income would have increased $.7 million, or $.03 per basic and diluted
earnings per share.

Future Accounting Pronouncement: In June 2002, the FASB issued SFAS No. 146,
"Accounting for Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities" SFAS No. 146
nullifies Emerging Issues Task Force Issue No. 94-3, "Liability Recognition for
Certain Employee Termination Benefits and Other Costs to Exit an Activity
(including Certain Costs Incurred in a Restructuring)" and requires that a
liability for a cost


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associated with an exit or disposal activity be recognized when the liability is
incurred. SFAS No. 146 is effective for exit or disposal activities that are
initiated after December 31, 2002. The Company does not expect that the adoption
of this statement will have a material impact on the Company's results of
operations or financial position.

(3) ACQUISITION:
On May 15, 2001, the Company acquired Generac Portable Products, Inc. Generac
Portable Products, Inc. was merged with, and into Generac Portable Products, LLC
(GPP) on June 30, 2002. GPP is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of portable
and standby generators, pressure washers and related accessories. The aggregate
purchase price of $288.1 million included $267.6 million of cash and $20.5
million of liabilities assumed. The cash paid included $.5 million of cash
acquired and $4.5 million of direct acquisition costs, and was funded through
the issuance of the 8.875% senior notes as more fully described in Note 6.

The provisions of the acquisition included a contingent purchase price based on
the operating results of GPP. The Company will not pay any additional purchase
price pursuant to these provisions.

The provisions of the acquisition also provide for a potential purchase price
refund based on the final valuation of the acquired inventory. The amount of
this purchase price refund, if any, will be recorded as a reduction in goodwill
when it is received.

The acquisition has been accounted for using the purchase method of accounting.
The purchase price was allocated on a preliminary basis to identifiable assets
acquired and liabilities assumed based upon their estimated fair values, with
the excess purchase price recorded as goodwill. This initial purchase price
allocation resulted in approximately $167.7 million of goodwill which was
amortized on a straight-line basis over twenty years until the Company adopted
SFAS No. 142 on July 2, 2001. Under SFAS No. 142, goodwill is no longer
amortized, but is subject to periodic impairment tests.

In 2002 the Company reduced goodwill by approximately $5.7 million related to
the finalization of the purchase price allocation. This decrease was primarily
the result of recording $16.0 million of deferred taxes related to differences
in GPP's financial reporting versus tax reporting, offset by approximately $10.3
million of additional inventory and fixed asset reserves.

The following table sets forth the unaudited pro forma information for the
Company as if the acquisition of GPP had occurred on July 2, 2000 (in millions,
except per share data):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                          2001
                                          ----
<S>                                   <C>       
Net Sales .........................   $  1,465.3
Net Income ........................   $     26.6

Basic Earnings Per Share ..........   $     1.23
Diluted Earnings Per Share ........   $     1.21
</TABLE>


(4) INCOME TAXES:
The provision for income taxes consists of the following (in thousands of
dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                            2002            2001            2000
Current                     ----            ----            ----
<S>                       <C>             <C>             <C>     
  Federal ............    $  4,950        $  4,042        $ 66,169
  State ..............         587             594          10,425
  Foreign ............       1,567           1,251           2,014
                          --------        --------        --------
                             7,104           5,887          76,608
Deferred .............      20,286          17,973           1,542
                          --------        --------        --------
                          $ 27,390        $ 23,860        $ 80,150
                          ========        ========        ========
</TABLE>


A reconciliation of the U.S. statutory tax rates to the effective tax rates
follows:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                            2002            2001            2000
                            ----            ----            ----
<S>                         <C>             <C>             <C>     
U.S. statutory rate .....   35.0%           35.0%           35.0%
State taxes, net of
  Federal tax benefit ...    2.4%            2.5%            3.2%
Foreign Sales Corporation
  tax benefit ...........   (1.5%)          (3.5%)           (.5%)
Other ...................   (1.9%)           (.8%)           (.7%)
                            ----            ----            ----  
Effective tax rate ......   34.0%           33.2%           37.0%
                            ====            ====            ====  
</TABLE>


The Company received a refund of Foreign Sales Corporation tax benefits in
fiscal 2002 and 2001. 

The components of deferred income taxes at the end of the fiscal year were (in
thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                        2002            2001
                                        ----            ----
<S>                                   <C>             <C>    
Future Income Tax Benefits:
  Inventory ......................... $  6,971        $  3,424
  Payroll related accruals ..........    4,890           3,846
  Warranty reserves .................   17,780          18,311
  Other accrued liabilities .........   15,501          10,769
  Miscellaneous .....................   (3,749)          2,084
                                      --------        --------
                                      $ 41,383        $ 38,434
                                      ========        ========
</TABLE>



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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                        2002            2001
                                        ----            ----
<S>                                   <C>             <C>    
Deferred Income Taxes:
  Difference between book and 
   tax methods applied to 
   maintenance and supply
   inventories ...................... $  9,325        $ 10,723
  Pension cost ......................  (22,532)        (13,187)
  Accumulated depreciation ..........  (56,025)        (55,163)
  Accrued employee benefits .........   10,570          10,060
  Post retirement
   health care obligation ...........   24,474          24,089
  Deferred revenue on sale
   of plant & equipment .............    5,992           6,059
  Miscellaneous .....................      791            (932)
                                      --------        --------
                                      $(27,405)       $(18,351)
                                      ========        ========
</TABLE>


The Company has not recorded deferred income taxes applicable to undistributed
earnings of foreign subsidiaries that are indefinitely reinvested in foreign
operations. These undistributed earnings amounted to approximately $8.0 million
at June 30, 2002. If these earnings were remitted to the U.S., they would be
subject to U.S. income tax.

However, this tax would be substantially less than the U.S. statutory income tax
because of available foreign tax credits.

(5) SEGMENT AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT CUSTOMERS: 
In accordance with SFAS No. 131, "Disclosures about Segments of an Enterprise
and Related Information" and subsequent to the May 15, 2001 acquisition
described in Note 3, the Company has concluded that it operates two reportable
business segments that are managed separately based on fundamental differences
in their operations. Summarized segment data is as follows (in thousands of
dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                         2002            2001            2000
                                         ----            ----            ----
<S>                                  <C>             <C>             <C>    
NET SALES -
  Engines .......................... $ 1,366,947     $ 1,289,858     $ 1,591,236
  Power Products ...................     216,006          29,587             -
  Eliminations .....................     (53,581)         (9,272)            -
                                     -----------     -----------     -----------
                                     $ 1,529,372     $ 1,310,173     $ 1,591,236
                                     ===========     ===========     ===========
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS -
  Engines .......................... $   117,104     $    99,156     $   205,229
  Power Products ...................       2,052           1,118             -
  Eliminations .....................        (798)         (1,168)            -
                                     -----------     -----------     -----------
                                     $   118,356     $    99,108     $   205,229
                                     ===========     ===========     ===========
ASSETS -
  Engines .......................... $ 1,080,259     $ 1,012,438     $   930,245
  Power Products ...................     279,199         287,058             -
  Eliminations .....................     (10,425)         (3,301)            -
                                     -----------     -----------     -----------
                                     $ 1,349,033     $ 1,296,195     $   930,245
                                     ===========     ===========     ===========
CAPITAL EXPENDITURES -
  Engines .......................... $    42,086     $    60,841     $    71,441
  Power Products ...................       1,842             481             -
                                     -----------     -----------     -----------
                                     $    43,928     $    61,322     $    71,441
                                     ===========     ===========     ===========
DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION - 
  Engines .......................... $    63,157     $    58,362     $    53,277
  Power Products ...................       2,811           1,349             -
                                     -----------     -----------     -----------
                                     $    65,968     $    59,711     $    53,277
                                     ===========     ===========     ===========
</TABLE>


Information regarding the Company's geographic sales by the location the sale
originated is as follows (in thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                         2002            2001            2000
                                         ----            ----            ----
<S>                                  <C>             <C>             <C>    
United States ...................... $ 1,437,739     $ 1,226,035     $ 1,502,402
All Other Countries ................      91,633          84,139          88,834
                                     -----------     -----------     -----------
Total .............................. $ 1,529,372     $ 1,310,179     $ 1,591,236
                                     ===========     ===========     ===========
</TABLE>


The Company has no material long lived assets in an individual foreign country.

In the fiscal years 2002, 2001 and 2000, there were sales to three major engine
customers that individually exceeded 10% of total Company net sales. The sales
to these customers are summarized below (in thousands of dollars and percent of
total Company net sales):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                        2002            2001              2000
                        ----            ----              ----
Customer           Sales      %     Sales      %      Sales     %
                   -----      -     -----      -      -----     -
<S>              <C>        <C>   <C>        <C>    <C>       <C>
   A             $229,785    19%  $267,516    20%   $287,769   18%
   B              255,119    17%   187,001    14%    229,873   15%
   C              165,670    11%   150,682    12%    190,659   12%
                 --------   ----  --------   ----   --------  ----
                 $720,754    47%  $605,199    46%   $708,301   45%
                 ========   ====  ========   ====   ========  ====
</TABLE>



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(6) INDEBTEDNESS:
As of November 15, 2001, the Company replaced its $250 million revolving credit
facility that would have expired in April 2002, with a three-year $300 million
revolving credit facility (the credit facility) that expires in September 2004.
The Company also has access to domestic lines of credit (domestic lines)
totaling $15.0 million that remain in effect until canceled by either party. The
domestic lines provide amounts for short-term use at the then prevailing rate.
There are no significant compensating balance requirements for any of these
domestic lines. There were no borrowings using these domestic lines or the
credit facility as of June 30, 2002 and July 1, 2001.

Borrowings under the credit facility by the Company bear interest at a rate per
annum equal to, at its option, either:

(1) a 1, 2, 3 or 6 month LIBOR rate plus a margin varying from 0.50% to 1.75%,
depending upon the rating of the Company's long-term debt by Standard & Poor's
Rating group, a division of McGraw-Hill Companies (S&P) and Moody's Investors
Service, Inc. (Moody's) or

(2) the higher of (a) the federal funds rate plus 0.50% or (b) the bank's prime
rate plus a margin of up to 0.25%, also depending on the Company's long-term
credit ratings.

In addition, the Company is subject to a 0.10% to 0.35% commitment fee and a
0.50% to 1.75% letter of credit fee, depending on the Company's long-term credit
ratings.

The following data relates to domestic notes payable (in thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                          2002            2001
                          ----            ----
<S>                    <C>              <C>    
Balance at
  Fiscal Year End .... $  2,625         $  3,300

Weighted Average
  Interest Rate at
  Fiscal Year End ....    4.00%            5.18%
</TABLE>


The lines of credit available to the Company in foreign countries are in
connection with short-term borrowings and bank overdrafts used in the normal
course of business. These amounts total $26.2 million, expire at various times
through April, 2003 and are renewable. There were borrowings of $15.3 million at
June 30, 2002 using these lines of credit and are included in foreign loans.
None of these arrangements had material commitment fees or compensating balance
requirements.

The following information relates to foreign loans (in thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                          2002            2001
                          ----            ----
<S>                    <C>              <C>    
Balance at
  Fiscal Year End .... $ 15,270         $  16,291

Weighted Average
  Interest Rate at
  Fiscal Year End ....    5.41%            5.80%
</TABLE>


The Long-Term Debt caption consists of the following (in thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                             2002            2001
                                             ----            ----
<S>                                       <C>             <C>    
5.00% Convertible Senior Notes
  Due 2006 ............................   $140,000        $140,000

7.25% Senior Notes Due 2007,
  Net of Unamortized Discount of 
  $969 in 2002 and 
  $1,282 in 2001 ......................     89,031          98,718

8.875% Senior Notes Due 2011,
  Net of Unamortized Discount of 
  $5,009 in 2002 and 
  $5,584 in 2001 ......................    269,991         269,416
                                          --------        --------
  Total Long-Term Debt ................   $499,022        $508,134
                                          ========        ========
</TABLE>


In May 2001, the Company issued $275.0 million of 8.875% Senior Notes due March
15, 2011 and $140.0 million of 5.00% Convertible Senior Notes due May 15, 2006.
The convertible senior notes are convertible at the option of the holders into
the Company's common stock at the conversion rate of 20.1846 shares per each
$1,000 of convertible notes. Interest is paid semi-annually on both series of
notes. No principal payments are due before the maturity dates.

The net proceeds from the sale of the 8.875% senior notes and 5.00% convertible
senior notes were used to fund the Company's acquisition of GPP, including the
replacement of GPP's outstanding debt and to repay a portion of the Company's
unrated commercial paper and short-term borrowings under its credit facilities.

The 7.25% senior notes are due September 15, 2007. In accordance with the
agreement, no principal payments are due before the maturity date, however the
Company repurchased $10 million of the bonds in the fourth quarter of fiscal
year 2002 after receiving unsolicited offers from bondholders.

The separate indentures providing for the 7.25% senior notes, the 8.875% senior
notes, the 5.00% convertible senior notes and the Company's credit




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facility (collectively, the Domestic Indebtedness) each include a number of
financial and operating restrictions. These covenants include restrictions on
the Company's ability to: pay dividends; incur indebtedness; create liens; enter
into sale and leaseback transactions; consolidate, merge, sell or lease all or
substantially all of its assets; and dispose of assets or the proceeds of sales
of its assets. The credit facility contains financial covenants that require the
Company to maintain a minimum interest coverage ratio and net worth (for fiscal
2003 the Company is required to maintain a minimum net worth of $376.6 million),
impose a maximum leverage ratio and total funded debt to EBITDA ratio and impose
capital expenditure limits. In addition, the credit facility contains provisions
that only apply if the Company's credit rating from S&P is BB or below or from
Moody's is Ba2 or below. As of June 30, 2002, the Company was in compliance with
these covenants. 

Additionally, under the terms of the indentures governing the Domestic
Indebtedness, GPP became a joint and several guarantor of amounts outstanding
under the Domestic Indebtedness. Refer to Note 15 to the Consolidated Financial
Statements for subsidiary guarantor financial information.

(7) OTHER INCOME:

The components of other income (expense) are (in thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                              2002        2001        2000
                                            -------     -------     -------
<S>                                         <C>         <C>         <C>    
Interest income ........................    $ 2,189     $ 2,069     $ 1,589
Loss on the disposition of
  plant and equipment ..................     (3,192)     (1,493)     (2,378)
Income from investments ................     70,071       5,485      14,364
Transaction gain (loss) ................      3,757      (4,973)        206
Derivatives gain (loss) ................     (3,829)      1,438         -
Deferred financing costs ...............     (1,420)       (133)        -
Amortization of intangibles ............        (56)     (1,052)        -
Other items ............................      2,065       2,091       2,335
                                            -------     -------     -------
Total ..................................    $ 6,585     $ 3,432     $16,116
                                            =======     =======     =======
</TABLE>


(8) COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES:

Product and general liability claims arise against the Company from time to time
in the ordinary course of business. The Company is generally self-insured for
claims up to $1 million per claim. Accordingly, a reserve is maintained for the
estimated costs of such claims. On June 30, 2002 and July 1, 2001 the reserve
for product and general liability claims was $2.8 million and $3.6 million,
respectively. Because there is inherent uncertainty as to the eventual
resolution of unsettled claims, no reasonable range of possible losses can be
determined. Management does not anticipate that these claims, excluding the
impact of insurance proceeds and reserves, will have a material adverse effect
on the financial condition or results of operations of the Company. 

The Company has no material commitments for materials or capital expenditures as
of June 30, 2002.

(9) STOCK OPTIONS:

The Company has a Stock Incentive Plan under which 5,361,935 shares of common
stock have been reserved for issuance. The Company accounts for the plan under
Accounting Principles Board Opinion No. 25, and no compensation cost has been
recognized. Had compensation cost for these plans been determined consistent
with SFAS No. 123, "Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation," the Company's net
income and earnings per share would have been reduced to the following pro forma
amounts:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                      2002          2001             2000
                                      ----          ----             ----
<S>                                 <C>           <C>             <C>     
Net Income (in thousands):
   As Reported ...................  $53,120       $48,013         $136,473
   Pro Forma .....................  $49,494       $44,814         $134,600
Basic Earnings Per Share:
   As Reported ...................    $2.46         $2.22            $5.99
   Pro Forma .....................    $2.29         $2.07            $5.91
Diluted Earnings Per Share:
   As Reported ...................    $2.36         $2.21            $5.97
   Pro Forma .....................    $2.21         $2.04            $5.89
</TABLE>


Information on the options outstanding is as follows:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                               Wtd. Avg.
                                                    Shares     Ex. Price
                                                    ------     ---------
<S>                                                <C>           <C>    
Balance, June 27, 1999.........................    1,042,011     $ 49.28
Granted during the year........................      471,020       74.53
Exercised during the year......................     (151,033)      38.49
Expired during the year........................      (58,970)      67.55
                                                   ---------

Balance, July 2, 2000..........................    1,303,028     $ 58.83
Granted during the year........................      600,000     $ 46.22
Exercised during the year......................      (13,449)      20.45
Expired during the year........................     (180,738)      49.08
                                                   ---------
Balance, July 1, 2001..........................    1,708,841     $ 55.73

Granted during the year........................      371,490     $ 49.19
Exercised during the year......................      (39,597)      27.64
Expired during the year........................     (199,094)      54.59
                                                   ---------
Balance, June 30, 2002.........................    1,841,640     $ 55.14
                                                   =========
</TABLE>










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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                  Grant Summary
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fiscal        Grant     Exercise      Date           Options        Expiration
 Year          Date      Price     Exercisable     Outstanding          Date
------         ----     --------   -----------     -----------          ----
<C>           <C>       <C>        <C>             <C>              <C>
1998          8-5-97     65.690      8-5-00          223,440          8-5-02
1999          8-5-98     44.980      8-5-01          307,070          8-5-03
2000          8-4-99     74.530      8-4-02          403,670          8-4-04
2001          8-3-00     46.220      8-3-03          559,910          8-3-07
2002          8-7-01     49.190      8-7-04          347,550          8-7-08
</TABLE>


The fair value of each option is estimated using the Black-Scholes option
pricing model. The grant-date fair market value of the options and assumptions
used to determine such value are:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
Options granted during             2002         2001        2000
                                   ----         ----        ----
<S>                               <C>          <C>         <C>   
Grant date fair value ........    $12.53       $11.47      $13.07
Assumptions:
  Risk-free interest rate ....      5.1%         6.0%        6.0%
  Expected volatility ........     40.3%        37.6%       30.1%
  Expected dividend yield ....      3.1%         2.6%        2.5%
  Expected term (in years) ...      7.0          7.0         5.0 
</TABLE>


(10) SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN:

On August 6, 1996, the Board of Directors declared a dividend distribution of
one common stock purchase right (a right) for each share of the Company's common
stock outstanding on August 19, 1996. Each right would entitle shareowners to
buy one-half of one share of the Company's common stock at an exercise price of
$160.00 per full common share, subject to adjustment. The rights are not
currently exercisable, but would become exercisable if events occurred relating
to a person or group acquiring or attempting to acquire 15 percent or more of
the outstanding shares of common stock. The rights expire on August 19, 2006,
unless redeemed or exchanged by the Company earlier.

(11) FOREIGN EXCHANGE RISK MANAGEMENT:

The Company enters into forward exchange contracts to hedge purchases and sales
that are denominated in foreign currencies. The terms of these currency
derivatives generally do not exceed twelve months and the purpose is to protect
the Company from the risk that the eventual dollars being transferred will be
adversely affected by changes in exchange rates.

The Company has forward foreign currency exchange contracts to purchase Japanese
yen. These contracts are used to hedge the commitments to purchase engines from
the Company's Japanese joint venture. The Company also has forward contracts to
sell foreign currency. These contracts are used to hedge foreign currency
collections on sales of inventory. The Company's foreign currency forward
contracts are carried at fair value based on current exchange rates. 

The Company has the following forward currency contracts outstanding at the end
of fiscal 2002:


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                      In Millions
           Hedge               ---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------    Notional   Contract    Fair Market     (Gain)/Loss     Conversion          Latest
Currency           Contract      Value     Value         Value       at Fair Value     Currency      Expiration Date
--------           --------    --------   --------    -----------    -------------    ----------     ---------------
<S>                <C>         <C>        <C>         <C>            <C>              <C>            <C>
Japanese Yen         Buy         239.5       1.8          2.0            (.2)            U.S.        September 2002
Euro                 Sell        100.9      93.6         99.2            5.6             U.S.        April 2003
Australian Dollar    Sell          2.0       1.1          1.1             -              U.S.        December 2002
Canadian Dollar      Sell           .9        .6           .6             -              U.S.        November 2002
</TABLE>


The Company's foreign subsidiaries have the following forward currency contracts
outstanding at the end of fiscal 2002:



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                      In Millions
           Hedge               ---------------------------------------------------
---------------------------    Notional   Contract    Fair Market     (Gain)/Loss     Conversion          Latest
Currency           Contract      Value     Value         Value       at Fair Value     Currency      Expiration Date
--------           --------    --------   --------    -----------    -------------    ----------     ---------------
<S>                <C>         <C>        <C>         <C>            <C>              <C>            <C>
Japanese Yen         Sell         26.9        .4            .4              -         Australian     August 2002
U.S. Dollars         Buy            .4        .8            .8              -         Australian     August 2002
British Pounds       Buy            .6       1.7           1.7              -         Australian     June 2003
</TABLE>


The Company continuously evaluates the effectiveness of its hedging program by
evaluating its foreign exchange contracts compared to the anticipated underlying
transactions.


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(12) EMPLOYEE BENEFIT COSTS:

Retirement Plan and Postretirement Benefits 
The Company has noncontributory, defined benefit retirement plans and
postretirement benefit plans covering most Wisconsin employees. The following
provides a reconciliation of obligations, plan assets and funded status of the
plans for the two years indicated, (dollars in thousands):



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                           Pension Benefits        Other Postretirement Benefits
                                                      ------------------------     -----------------------------
                                                         2002           2001          2002            2001
                                                      ---------      ---------      ---------      ---------
<S>                                                  <C>             <C>           <C>             <C>
Actuarial Assumptions:
Discounted Rate Used to Determine Present
  Value of Projected Benefit Obligation ...........        7.25%           7.5%          7.25%           7.5%
Expected Rate of Future Compensation
  Level increases .................................     4.0-5.0%       4.0-5.0%           n/a            n/a
Expected Long-Term Rate of Return on
  Plan Assets .....................................         9.0%           9.0%           n/a            n/a
Change in Benefit Obligations:
Actuarial Present Value of Benefit Obligations
  at Beginning of Year ............................   $ 703,275      $ 666,392      $ 108,557      $  99,793
Service Cost ......................................      10,014          9,482          1,341          1,215
Interest Cost .....................................      51,203         48,079          8,028          7,091
Plan Amendments ...................................         -           29,190            -              -
Acquisition .......................................         -            2,671            -              -
Special Termination Benefits ......................       4,907            -            2,183            -
Actuarial (Gain) Loss .............................      30,692        (10,478)        12,337         13,035
Benefits Paid .....................................     (52,470)       (42,061)        (8,981)       (12,577)
                                                      ---------      ---------      ---------      --------- 
Actuarial Present Value of Benefit Obligation
  at End of Year ..................................   $ 747,621      $ 703,275      $ 123,465      $ 108,557
                                                      ---------      ---------      ---------      --------- 

Change in Plan Assets:
Plan Assets at Fair Value at Beginning of Year ....   $ 940,582      $ 951,757      $     -        $     -
Actual Return on Plan Assets ......................     (32,866)        29,084            -              -
Acquisition .......................................         -            1,018            -              -
Employer Contributions ............................       1,257            784          8,981         12,577
Benefits Paid .....................................     (52,470)       (42,061)        (8,981)       (12,577)
                                                      ---------      ---------      ---------      --------- 
Plan Assets at Fair Value at End of Year ..........   $ 856,503      $ 940,582      $     -        $     -
                                                      ---------      ---------      ---------      --------- 

Plan Assets in Excess of (Less Than) Projected
  Benefit Obligation ..............................   $ 108,882      $ 237,307      $(123,465)     $(108,557)
Remaining Unrecognized Net Obligation (Asset) .....         --          (4,517)           275            321
Unrecognized Net Loss (Gain) ......................     (95,547)      (244,579)        40,177         29,673
Unrecognized Prior Service Cost ...................      29,942         32,739             71            103
                                                      ---------      ---------      ---------      --------- 
Net Amount Recognized at End of Year ..............   $  43,277      $  20,950      $ (82,942)     $ (78,460)
                                                      =========      =========      =========      ========= 

Amounts Recognized on the Balance Sheets:
Prepaid Pension ...................................   $  60,343      $  36,275      $     -        $     -
Accrued Pension Cost ..............................     (15,750)       (14,494)           -              -
Accrued Wages and Salaries ........................      (1,316)          (831)           -              -
Accrued Post Retirement Health Care Obligation ....         -              -          (62,753)       (61,767)
Other Accruals ....................................         -              -           (8,000)        (4,800)
Accrued Employee Benefits .........................         -              -          (12,189)       (11,893)
                                                      ---------      ---------      ---------      --------- 
Net Amount Recognized at End of Year ..............   $  43,277      $  20,950      $ (82,942)     $ (78,460)
                                                      =========      =========      =========      ========= 
</TABLE>







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The following table summarizes the plans' income and expense for the three years
indicated (dollars in thousands):



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                             Pension Benefits                   Other Postretirement Benefits
                                                   ------------------------------------       ----------------------------------
                                                      2002          2001         2000          2002         2001          2000
                                                   --------       --------     --------       --------     --------     --------
<S>                                                <C>            <C>          <C>            <C>          <C>          <C>     
Components of Net Periodic Benefit Cost:
Service Cost-Benefits Earned During the Year ....  $ 10,014       $  9,482     $ 10,622       $  1,341     $  1,215     $  1,307
Interest Cost on Projected Benefit Obligation ...    51,203         48,079       47,475          8,028        7,091        7,343
Expected Return on Plan Assets ..................   (77,192)       (73,053)     (63,845)           -            -            -
Amortization of:
   Transition Obligation (Asset) ................    (4,517)        (5,306)      (5,306)            46           47           46
   Prior Service Cost ...........................     2,797            242          186             31           31           31
   Actuarial (Gain) Loss ........................    (8,328)        (7,822)         359          1,834          583        1,111
                                                   --------       --------     --------       --------     --------     --------
Net Periodic Benefit Expense (Income) ...........  $(26,023)      $(28,378)    $(10,509)      $ 11,280     $  8,967     $  9,838
                                                   ========       ========     ========       ========     ========     ========
</TABLE>




In the second quarter of fiscal 2002, the Company offered and finalized an early
retirement incentive program. As a result, the Company recorded $4.9 million of
expense offsetting pension income of $26 million and $2.2 million was added to
postretirement health care expense. The impact for the full fiscal year of 2002
reduced net income on an after-tax basis by $2.5 million, after consideration of
salary and related expenditures savings.

In July 2001, the Company extended its collective bargaining agreement with one
of its unions. As part of this contract extension, the Company agreed to pay
certain amounts to employees who were hired prior to January 1, 1980 upon their
retirement. The impact of this plan amendment is included in the above tables.

As described in Note 14, the Company contributed its two ductile iron foundries
to Metal Technologies Holding Company, Inc. (MTHC). In connection with the
contribution, MTHC agreed to assume pension and postretirement benefit
obligations related to employees working at the foundries at the time of the
transaction. The Company transferred to MTHC pension assets amounting to $11.3
million in fiscal 2001. The assumption of obligations by MTHC and transfer of
pension assets did not result in a gain or loss to the Company.

The Company's supplemental pension plan has benefit obligations in excess of
plan assets. The benefit obligation, accumulated benefit obligation and fair
value of plan assets were $25.2 million, $17.9 million and $.1 million
respectively for fiscal year 2002 and $19.0 million, $14.9 million and $0
respectively for fiscal year 2001. The postretirement benefit plans are
essentially unfunded.

For measurement purposes a 9% annual rate of increase in the per capita cost of
covered health care claims was assumed for the fiscal year 2003 decreasing
gradually to 5% for the fiscal year 2008. The health care cost trend rate
assumption has a significant effect on the amounts reported. An increase of one
percentage point, would increase the accumulated postretirement benefit by $8.1
million and would increase the service and interest cost by $.8 million for the
year. A corresponding decrease of one percentage point, would decrease the
accumulated postretirement benefit by $7.5 million and decrease the service and
interest cost by $.7 million for the fiscal year.

Defined Contribution Plans

The Company has a defined contribution retirement plan that includes most U.S.
non-Wisconsin employees. Under the plan, the Company makes an annual
contribution on behalf of covered employees equal to 2% of each participant's
gross income, as defined. For the fiscal years 2002, 2001 and 2000, the net
expense related to these plans was $1.6 million, $.2 million and $2.1 million,
respectively.

Wisconsin employees of the Company may participate in a salary reduction
deferred compensation retirement plan. A maximum of 1-1/2% or 3% of each
participant's salary, depending upon the participant's group, is matched by the
Company. The Company contributions totaled $4.1 million in 2002, $4.7 million in
2001 and $4.6 million in 2000.




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Postemployment Benefits 

The Company accrues the expected cost of postemployment benefits over the years
that the employees render service. These benefits are substantially smaller
amounts because they apply only to employees who permanently terminate
employment prior to retirement. The items include disability payments, life
insurance and medical benefits. These amounts are also discounted using an
interest rate of 7.25% and 7.5% for fiscal year 2002 and 2001, respectively.
Amounts are included in Accrued Employee Benefits in the balance sheet.

(13) DISCLOSURES ABOUT FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS:

The following methods and assumptions were used to estimate the fair value of
each class of financial instruments for which it is practicable to estimate that
value: 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, Receivables, Accounts Payable, Domestic Notes
Payable, Foreign Loans and Accrued Liabilities: The carrying amounts approximate
fair market value because of the short maturity of these instruments.

Long-Term Debt: The fair market value of the Company's long-term debt is
estimated based on market quotations at year end. 

The estimated fair market values of the Company's financial instruments are (in
thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                    2002
                                       -------------------------------
                                       CARRYING                FAIR
                                        AMOUNT                VALUE
                                        ------                -----
<S>                                    <C>                  <C>
Cash and Cash Equivalents ..........   $ 215,945            $ 215,945
Receivables ........................   $ 201,910            $ 201,910
Accounts payable ...................   $ 103,648            $ 103,648
Domestic notes payable .............   $   2,625            $   2,625
Foreign loans ......................   $  15,270            $  15,270
Accrued liabilities ................   $ 131,582            $ 131,582
Long-term debt -
  5.00% Convertible Notes
    due 2006 .......................   $ 140,000            $ 150,865
  7.25% Notes due 2007 .............   $  89,031            $  88,712
  8.875% Notes due 2011 ............   $ 269,991            $ 288,562
</TABLE>



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                    2001
                                       -------------------------------
                                        CARRYING                FAIR 
                                         AMOUNT                VALUE 
                                         ------                ----- 
<S>                                    <C>                  <C>      
Cash and cash equivalents ..........   $  88,743            $  88,743
Receivables ........................   $ 145,138            $ 145,138
Accounts payable ...................   $ 102,559            $ 102,559
Domestic notes payable .............   $   3,300            $   3,300
Foreign loans ......................   $  16,291            $  16,291
Accrued liabilities ................   $ 115,725            $ 115,725
Long-term debt -                                                     
  5.00% Convertible Notes                                            
    due 2006 .......................   $ 140,000            $ 150,066
  7.25% Notes due 2007 .............   $  98,718            $  96,237
  8.875% Notes due 2011 ............   $ 269,416            $ 277,608
</TABLE>
                                                    

(14) DISPOSITION OF BUSINESS:

At the end of August 1999, the Company contributed its two ductile iron
foundries to MTHC in exchange for $23.6 million in cash and $45.0 million
aggregate par value convertible preferred stock. The provisions of the preferred
stock include a 15% cumulative dividend and conversion rights into a minimum of
31% of MTHC common stock. Pursuant to EITF Abstract No. 86-29, the Company
considered this contribution to be a monetary transaction, given the significant
amount of cash received and recorded the consideration received at fair value.
The preferred stock received was determined to have a fair value of $21.6
million based on provisions of the stock and the prevailing market returns for
similar investments, estimated to be 30%, as of the date of the transaction.

MTHC is the primary supplier to the Company for iron castings. There are no
other material arrangements between the Company and MTHC.

Based on the above and the fair market value of all consideration received, the
transaction resulted in a $16.5 million gain.


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(15) SEPARATE FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS OF INDEBTEDNESS

Under the terms of the Company's Domestic Indebtedness (described in Note 6),
GPP became a joint and several guarantor of the Domestic Indebtedness.
Additionally, if at any time a domestic subsidiary of the Company constitutes a
significant domestic subsidiary, then the domestic subsidiary will also become a
guarantor of the Domestic Indebtedness. Each guarantee of the Domestic
Indebtedness is the obligation of the guarantor and ranks equally and ratably
with the existing and future senior unsecured obligations of that guarantor;
accordingly, GPP has provided a full and unconditional guarantee of the Domestic
Indebtedness. The condensed supplemental consolidating financial information
reflects the operations of GPP (in thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
BALANCE SHEET:                                  BRIGGS & STRATTON     GUARANTOR     NON-GUARANTOR
AS OF JUNE 30, 2002                                CORPORATION       SUBSIDIARY      SUBSIDIARIES     ELIMINATIONS   CONSOLIDATED
-------------------                                -----------       ----------      ------------     ------------   ------------
<S>                                              <C>                 <C>            <C>               <C>            <C>
Current Assets...................................   $    527,111     $    96,534    $     70,387      $   (24,088)   $   669,944
Investment in Subsidiary.........................        312,679             -               -           (312,679)
Noncurrent Assets................................        494,052         182,665           2,372             -           679,089
                                                    ------------     -----------    ------------      -----------    -----------
                                                    $  1,333,842     $   279,199    $     72,759      $  (336,767)   $ 1,349,033
                                                    ============     ===========    ============      ===========    ===========

Current Liabilities..............................   $    244,497     $    10,133    $     30,327      $   (18,934)   $   266,023
Long-Term Debt...................................        499,022             -               -                -          499,022
Other Long-Term Obligations......................        135,192            (850)            -                -          134,342
Stockholders' Equity.............................        455,131         269,916    $     42,432      $  (317,833)       449,646
                                                    ------------     -----------    ------------      -----------    -----------
                                                    $  1,333,842     $   279,199    $     72,759      $  (336,767)   $ 1,349,033
                                                    ============     ===========    ============      ===========    ===========
</TABLE>



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
STATEMENT OF EARNINGS:
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2002
---------------------------------------
<S>                                              <C>                 <C>            <C>               <C>           <C>        
Net Sales........................................   $  1,334,891     $   216,006    $     80,976      $  (102,501)  $ 1,529,372
Cost of Goods Sold...............................      1,102,548         195,533          62,416         (103,158)    1,257,339
                                                    ------------     -----------    ------------      -----------   -----------
  Gross Profit...................................        232,343          20,473          18,560              657       272,033
 
Engineering, Selling, General and
  Administrative Expenses........................        123,114          18,420          12,141              -         153,675
                                                    ------------     -----------    ------------      -----------   -----------
  Income from Operations.........................        109,229           2,053           6,419              657       118,358
Interest Expense.................................        (43,600)            (50)           (889)             106       (44,433)
Other (Expense) Income, Net......................         12,553             149          13,609          (19,726)        6,585
                                                    ------------     -----------    ------------      -----------   -----------
  Income Before Provision for Income Taxes.......         78,182           2,152          19,139          (18,963)       80,510
Provision for Income Taxes.......................         25,062             761           1,567              -          27,390
                                                    ------------     -----------    ------------      -----------   -----------
Net Income.......................................   $     53,120     $     1,391    $     17,572      $   (18,963)  $    53,120
                                                    ============     ===========    ============      ===========   ===========
</TABLE>




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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS:                          BRIGGS & STRATTON  GUARANTOR     NON-GUARANTOR
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 30, 2002              CORPORATION     SUBSIDIARY     SUBSIDIARIES    ELIMINATIONS    CONSOLIDATED
---------------------------------------              -----------     ----------     ------------    ------------    ------------
<S>                                               <C>               <C>            <C>              <C>             <C>    
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
 Net Income ........................................ $  53,120       $   1,391       $  17,572       $ (18,963)      $  53,120   
 Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to                                                                             
   Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities-                                                                       
   Depreciation and Amortization ...................    62,590           2,812             566               -          65,968
   Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates..   (23,222)              -             189          16,852          (6,181)
   (Gain) Loss on Disposition of Plant and                                                                          
    Equipment ......................................     3,593            (387)            (14)              -           3,192
   Provision for Deferred Income Taxes .............    12,103           8,183               -               -          20,286
 Change in Operating Assets and Liabilities-                                                                        
   (Increase) Decrease in Receivables ..............   (44,781)         (1,361)        (15,942)          5,312         (56,772)
   (Increase) Decrease in Inventories ..............   125,277          (2,352)         (1,549)           (657)        120,719
   Increase in Prepaid Expenses and                                                                                 
    Other Current Assets ...........................    (2,763)           (122)           (111)              -          (2,996)
   Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Payable,                                                                         
    Accrued Liabilities and Income Taxes ...........    32,714          (2,958)          1,617          (5,312)         26,061
   (Increase) Decrease in Prepaid Pension ..........   (23,101)            289               -               -         (22,812)
 Other, Net ........................................       (17)           (751)              -               -            (768)
                                                     ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------
    Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities ...... $ 195,513       $   4,744       $   2,328       $  (2,768)      $ 199,817
                                                     ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                                                                               
 Additions to Plant and Equipment .................. $ (41,048)      $  (1,824)      $  (1,056)      $       -       $ (43,928)
 Proceeds Received on Disposition of                                                                                
   Plant and Equipment .............................       362               9              35               -             406
 Other, Net ........................................     5,120                               -               -           5,120
                                                     ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------
    Net Cash Used by Investing Activities .......... $ (35,566)      $  (1,815)      $  (1,021)      $       -       $ (38,402)
                                                     ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                                                                               
 Net Borrowings (Repayments) on Loans and                                                                           
   Notes Payable ................................... $   3,022       $  (3,697)      $  (1,021)      $       -       $  (1,696)
 Borrowings (Repayments) on                                                                                     
   Long-Term Debt ..................................   (10,393)              -               -               -         (10,393)
 Cash Dividends Paid ...............................   (27,219)              -          (2,768)          2,768         (27,219)
 Proceeds from Exercise of Stock Options ...........     1,078               -               -               -           1,078
     Net Cash Provided by (Used by)                                                                                 
                                                     ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------
       Financing Activities ........................ $ (33,512)      $  (3,697)      $  (3,789)      $   2,768       $ (38,230)
                                                     ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------
EFFECT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY                                                                                          
 EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH                                                                                      
 AND CASH EQUIVALENTS .............................. $    (106)      $   1,040       $   3,083       $       -       $   4,017
                                                     ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND                                                                                 
 CASH EQUIVALENTS .................................. $ 126,329       $     272       $     601       $       -       $ 127,202
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Year .......    85,282             683           2,778               -          88,743
                                                     ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------       ---------
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Year ............. $ 211,611       $     955       $   3,379       $       -       $ 215,945
                                                     =========       =========       =========       =========       =========

</TABLE>

                                                                              

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The condensed supplemental consolidated financial information reflects the
operations of GPP for the 2001 fiscal year (in thousands of dollars):


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
BALANCE SHEET:                               BRIGGS & STRATTON  GUARANTOR     NON-GUARANTOR
AS OF JULY 1, 2001                              CORPORATION     SUBSIDIARY    SUBSIDIARIES   ELIMINATIONS   CONSOLIDATED
------------------                              -----------     ----------    ------------   ------------   ------------
<S>                                          <C>               <C>            <C>            <C>            <C>
Current Assets ..............................   $   482,158    $    98,523    $    52,182    $   (19,433)   $   613,430
Investment in Subsidiary ....................       292,543            -              -         (292,543)           -
Noncurrent Assets ...........................       491,624        188,535          2,606            -          682,765
                                                -----------    -----------    -----------    ------------   -----------
                                                $ 1,266,325    $   287,058    $    54,788    $  (311,976)   $ 1,296,195
                                                ===========    ===========    ===========    ============   ===========

Current Liabilities .........................   $   207,336    $    18,737    $    29,731    $   (13,622)   $   242,182
Long-Term Debt ..............................       508,134            -              -              -          508,134
Other Long-Term Obligations .................       122,292            835            -              -          123,127
Stockholders' Equity ........................       428,563        267,486         25,057       (298,354)       422,752
                                                -----------    -----------    -----------    ------------   -----------
                                                $ 1,266,325    $   287,058    $    54,788    $  (311,976)   $ 1,296,195
                                                ===========    ===========    ===========    ============   ===========

STATEMENT OF EARNINGS:
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JULY 1, 2001
--------------------------------------
Net Sales ...................................   $ 1,251,462    $    29,587    $    80,701    $   (51,577)   $ 1,310,173
Cost of Goods Sold ..........................     1,037,817         25,814         61,159        (51,407)     1,073,383
                                                -----------    -----------    -----------    ------------   -----------
  Gross Profit ..............................       213,645          3,773         19,542           (170)       236,790

Engineering, Selling, General and
  Administrative Expenses ...................       124,146          2,656         10,882            -          137,684
                                                -----------    -----------    -----------    ------------   -----------
  Income from Operations ....................        89,499          1,117          8,660           (170)        99,106
Interest Expense ............................       (28,024)           (23)        (2,642)            24        (30,665)
Other (Expense) Income, Net .................         8,574         (1,073)         8,841        (12,910)         3,432
                                                -----------    -----------    -----------    ------------   -----------
  Income Before Provision for Income Taxes...        70,049             21         14,859        (13,056)        71,873
Provision for Income Taxes ..................        22,036              7          1,817            -           23,860
                                                -----------    -----------    -----------    ------------   -----------
Net Income ..................................   $    48,013    $        14    $    13,042    $   (13,056)   $    48,013
                                                ===========    ===========    ===========    ============   ===========
</TABLE>







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<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS:                            BRIGGS & STRATTON  GUARANTOR    NON-GUARANTOR
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JULY 1, 2001                 CORPORATION     SUBSIDIARY   SUBSIDIARIES  ELIMINATIONS   CONSOLIDATED
--------------------------------------                 -----------     ----------   ------------  ------------   ------------
<S>                                                 <C>                <C>          <C>           <C>            <C>    
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:                                                                         
 Net Income .......................................    $  48,013       $      14    $  13,042     $ (13,056)     $  48,013
 Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to                                                                          
  Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities-                                                                     
  Depreciation and Amortization ...................       57,724           1,349          638           -           59,711
  Equity in Earnings of Unconsolidated Affiliates..       (5,762)            -            159           562         (5,041)
  (Gain) Loss on Disposition of Plant and                                                                        
   Equipment ......................................        1,499             -             (6)          -            1,493
  Provision for Deferred Income Taxes .............       17,691             282          -             -           17,973
 Change in Operating Assets and Liabilities-                                                                     
  Decrease in Receivables .........................       35,479           1,868        5,375        (8,036)        34,686
  (Increase) Decrease in Inventories ..............       (6,325)         (2,811)       1,659           170         (7,307)
  (Increase) Decrease in Prepaid Expenses and                                                                    
   Other Current Assets ...........................           22              89         (161)          -              (50)
  Increase (Decrease) in Accounts Payable,                                                                       
   Accrued Liabilities and Income Taxes ...........      (47,372)          4,349      (11,753)        8,036        (46,740)
  (Increase) Decrease in Prepaid Pension ..........      (28,646)            268          -             -          (28,378)
 Other, Net .......................................       (6,183)           (209)         -             -           (6,392)
   Net Cash Provided by (Used in)                                                                                
                                                       ---------       ---------    ---------     ---------      ---------
    Operating Activities ..........................    $  66,140       $   5,199    $   8,953     $ (12,324)     $  67,968
                                                       ---------       ---------    ---------     ---------      ---------
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
                                                                                                              
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:                                                                         
 Additions to Plant and Equipment ................. $ (60,262)      $    (481)   $    (579)    $     -        $ (61,322)
 Proceeds Received on Disposition of                                                                          
  Plant and Equipment .............................     4,113             -             39           -            4,152
 Investments in Subsidiaries, Net of                                                                          
  Cash Acquired ...................................  (270,632)            456        3,002           -         (267,174)
 Other, Net .......................................     6,434             -           (138)          -            6,296
   Net Cash Provided by (Used by)                                                                             
                                                    ---------       ---------    ---------     ---------      ---------
    Investing Activities .......................... $(320,347)      $     (25)   $   2,324     $     -        $(318,048)
                                                    ---------       ---------    ---------     ---------      --------- 
                                                                                                              
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:                                                                         
 Net Borrowings (Repayments) on Loans and                                                                     
  Notes Payable ................................... $ (41,175)      $  (4,334)   $   2,935     $     -        $ (42,574)
 Borrowings (Repayments) on                                                                                   
  Long-Term Debt ..................................   399,415             -            -             -          399,415
 Cash Dividends Paid ..............................   (26,763)            -        (12,324)       12,324        (26,763)
 Proceeds from Exercise of Stock Options ..........    (5,843)            -            -             -           (5,843)
   Net Cash Provided by (Used by)                                                                             
                                                    ---------       ---------    ---------     ---------      ---------
    Financing Activities .......................... $ 325,634       $  (4,334)   $  (9,389)    $  12,324      $ 324,235
                                                    ---------       ---------    ---------     ---------      ---------
                                                                                                              
EFFECT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY                                                                                    
 EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES ON CASH                                                                                
 AND CASH EQUIVALENTS ............................. $     -         $    (157)   $  (2,244)    $     -        $  (2,401)
                                                    ---------       ---------    ---------     ---------      ---------
NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND                                                                           
 CASH EQUIVALENTS ................................. $  71,427       $     683    $    (356)    $     -        $  71,754
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Year ......    13,855             -          3,134           -           16,989
                                                    ---------       ---------    ---------     ---------      ---------
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Year ............ $  85,282       $     683    $   2,778     $     -        $  88,743
                                                    =========       =========    =========     =========      =========
</TABLE>




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INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORTS
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

To the Shareholders of 
Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of Briggs & Stratton
Corporation (a Wisconsin Corporation) and subsidiaries, as of June 30, 2002, and
the related consolidated statement of earnings, shareholders' investment and
cash flows for the year then ended. These financial statements are the
responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an
opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. The consolidated 
financial statements of Briggs & Stratton Corporation as of July 1, 2001 and 
for the years ended July 1, 2001 and July 2, 2000 were audited by other 
auditors who have ceased operations. Those other auditors expressed an 
unqualified opinion on those consolidated financial statements in their report 
dated July 26, 2001.


We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted
in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and
perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial
statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a
test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial
statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and
significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall
financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a
reasonable basis for our opinion.

In our opinion, such 2002 financial statements present fairly, in all material
respects, the financial position of Briggs & Stratton Corporation and
subsidiaries, as of June 30, 2002, and the results of their operations and their
cash flows for the year then ended in conformity with accounting principles
generally accepted in the United States of America.

DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
August 1, 2002

THIS REPORT SET FORTH BELOW IS A COPY OF A PREVIOUSLY ISSUED AUDIT REPORT BY
ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP. THIS REPORT HAS NOT BEEN REISSUED BY ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP IN
CONNECTION WITH ITS INCLUSION IS THIS FORM 10-K.

To the Shareholders of 
Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Briggs &
Stratton Corporation (a Wisconsin Corporation) and subsidiaries as of July 1,
2001 and July 2, 2000 and the related consolidated statements of earnings,
shareholders' investment and cash flow for each of the three years in the period
ended July 1, 2001. These financial statements are the responsibility of the
Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these
financial statements based on our audits.

We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted
in the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit
to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free
of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence
supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit
also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates
made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement
presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our
opinion.

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in
all material respects, the financial position of Briggs & Stratton Corporation
and subsidiaries as of July 1, 2001 and July 2, 2000 and the results of their
operations and their cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended
July 1, 2001, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the
United States.

ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
July 26, 2001






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QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA, DIVIDEND AND MARKET INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)
---------------------------------------------------------------------


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                           In Thousands                                 Per Share of Common Stock
                        ---------------------------------------------    --------------------------------------------------- 
                                                                                                         Market Price Range
                                                                                                           on New York
                                                              Net             Net                          Stock Exchange 
Quarter                     Net              Gross          Income          Income       Dividends       -------------------
Ended                      Sales            Profit          (Loss)          (Loss)       Declared          High        Low
-----                      -----            ------          ------          ------       --------        ------       ------
<S>                     <C>              <C>              <C>            <C>            <C>          <C>          <C> 
FISCAL 2002

SEPTEMBER               $  219,629(1)    $   19,821(1)    $  (17,424)    $     (.81)    $      .31   $    43.85   $    29.65
DECEMBER                   333,689(1)        54,994(1)         2,379            .11            .31        43.99        29.81
MARCH                      516,758          102,495           37,614           1.58            .32        48.39        38.54
JUNE                       459,296           94,723           30,551           1.30            .32        46.35        36.71
                        ----------       ----------       ----------     ----------     ----------               
TOTAL                   $1,529,372       $  272,033       $   53,120     $     2.36(2)  $     1.26               
                        ==========       ==========       ==========     ==========     ==========               
                                                                                                                 
Fiscal 2001                                                                                                      
September               $  180,763(1)    $   25,312(1)    $   (6,304)    $     (.29)    $      .31   $    44.56   $    32.13
December                   367,720(1)        69,117(1)        19,928            .92            .31        46.00        30.38
March                      430,187           85,899           29,889           1.38            .31        48.38        36.50
June                       331,503           56,462            4,500            .21            .31        45.90        35.00
                        ----------       ----------       ----------     ----------     ----------               
Total                   $1,310,173       $  236,790       $   48,013     $     2.21(2)  $     1.24               
                        ==========       ==========       ==========     ==========     ==========
</TABLE>



     The number of record holders of Briggs & Stratton Corporation Common Stock
on August 22, 2002 was 4,669.

     The above amounts include the acquisition of GPP since May 15, 2001. Refer
to the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

     Net Income per share of Common Stock represents Diluted Earnings per Share.

     (1) Reflects the adoption of EITF No. 01-09 in the third quarter of fiscal
2002. Refer to the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements.

     (2) Refer to Note 2 to Consolidated Financial Statements, for information
about earnings per share. Amounts do not total because of differing numbers of
shares outstanding at the end of each quarter.

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I
TEM 9.  CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING
         AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

Briggs & Stratton changed independent accountants in May 2002 from Arthur
Andersen LLP to Deloitte & Touche LLP. Information regarding the change in
accountants was reported in Briggs & Stratton's Current Report on Form 8-KA
dated May 20, 2002.


                                    PART III


ITEM 10. DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE REGISTRANT

The information in Briggs & Stratton's definitive Proxy Statement, prepared for
the 2002 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, under the captions "Election of
Directors" and "Security Ownership of Management - Section 16(a) Beneficial
Ownership Reporting Compliance", is incorporated herein by reference. The
information concerning "Executive Officers of the Registrant", as a separate
item, appears in Part I of this Form 10-K.


ITEM 11. EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

The information in Briggs & Stratton's definitive Proxy Statement, prepared for
the 2002 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, concerning this item, in the subsection
titled "Director Compensation" under the caption "Election of Directors" and the
"Executive Compensation" section, is incorporated herein by reference.


ITEM 12. SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND
         MANAGEMENT

The information in Briggs & Stratton's definitive Proxy Statement, prepared for
the 2002 Annual Meeting of Shareholders, concerning this item, under the
captions "Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners" and "Security
Ownership of Management", is incorporated herein by reference.

EQUITY COMPENSATION PLAN INFORMATION

In addition to the information that is incorporated in this item by reference to
the Proxy Statement, the following chart gives aggregate information under all
equity compensation plans of Briggs & Stratton through June 30, 2002.


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                    Number of securities to       Weighted average          Number of securities
                                    be issued upon exercise      exercise price of        remaining available for
                                    of outstanding options,         outstanding            future issuance under
Plan Category                         warrants and rights        options, warrants       equity compensation plans
                                                                     and rights            (excluding securities
                                                                                          reflected in 1st column)

<S>                                 <C>                          <C>                     <C>
Equity compensation plans               1,900,640                     $55.07                    1,897,728
approved by security holders
(1)

Equity compensation plans not               -                           N/A                         -
approved by security holders

Total                                   1,900,640                     $55.07                    1,897,728
</TABLE>



(1) Represents options and restricted stock granted under Briggs & Stratton's
    Stock Incentive Plan.


ITEM 13. CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS

Briggs & Stratton has no relationships or related transactions to report
pursuant to Item 13. 


ITEM 14. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

There were no significant changes in Briggs & Stratton's internal controls or in
other factors that could significantly affect these controls subsequent to the
time when those controls were last evaluated by management, including any
corrective actions with respect to significant deficiencies and material
weaknesses.


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                                     PART IV


ITEM 15. EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES AND REPORTS ON FORM 8-K

(a) 1.  Financial Statements

        The following financial statements are included under the caption
        "Financial Statements and Supplementary Data" in Part II, Item 8 and are
        incorporated herein by reference: 

        Consolidated Balance Sheets, June 30, 2002 and July 1, 2001

        For the Years Ended June 30, 2002, July 1, 2001 and July 2, 2000:
           Consolidated Statements of Earnings
           Consolidated Statements of Shareholders' Investment
           Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

           Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

        Independent Auditors' Reports

    2.  Financial Statement Schedules

 
       Schedule II - Valuation and Qualifying Accounts
        Independent Auditors' Report
        Report of Independent Public Accountants

        All other financial statement schedules provided for in the applicable
        accounting regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission are not
        required under the related instructions.

    3.  Exhibits

        Refer to the Exhibit Index following the Certification Page,
        incorporated herein by reference. Each management contract or
        compensatory plan or arrangement required to be filed as an exhibit to
        this report is identified in the Exhibit Index by an asterisk following
        the Exhibit Number.

(b) Reports on Form 8-K

        On May 23, 2002 and May 30, 2002, Briggs & Stratton filed a report on
        Form 8-K and 8-KA respectively, dated May 20, 2002 to report a change in
        its independent public accounting firm.


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<PAGE>
                 BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
                 SCHEDULE II - VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS


FOR FISCAL YEARS ENDED JUNE 30, 2002, JULY 1, 2001 AND JULY 2, 2000


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
   Reserve for           Balance       Additions                                      Balance
Doubtful Accounts       Beginning       Charged        Charges to                     End of
    Receivable           of Year      to Earnings     Reserve, Net     Other           Year
    ----------           -------      -----------     ------------     -----           ----
<S>                    <C>            <C>               <C>           <C>          <C>
       2002            $1,599,000     (1,222,000)       1,326,000          -       $1,703,000
       2001            $1,544,000      3,631,000       (3,667,000)    91,000*      $1,599,000
       2000            $1,516,000         52,000          (24,000)         -       $1,544,000
</TABLE>


*Consists of additions to the reserve related to the acquisition of GPP.




                            INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT

To the Shareholders of Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

We have audited the consolidated financial statements of Briggs & Stratton
Corporation and subsidiaries as of June 30, 2002, and for the year then ended
and have issued our report thereon dated August 1, 2002; such report is included
elsewhere in this Form 10-K. Our audit also included the consolidated financial
statement schedule of Briggs & Stratton Corporation for the year ended June 30,
2002, listed in Item 15. This consolidated financial statement schedule is the
responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an
opinion based on our audit. In our opinion, such consolidated financial
statement schedule, when considered in relation to the basic 2002 consolidated
financial statements taken as a whole, presents fairly in all material respects
the information set forth therein.


DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
August 1, 2002




THIS REPORT SET FORTH BELOW IS A COPY OF A PREVIOUSLY ISSUED AUDIT REPORT BY
ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP. THIS REPORT HAS NOT BEEN REISSUED BY ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP IN
CONNECTION WITH ITS INCLUSION IS THIS FORM 10-K.


                       REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

To the Shareholders of Briggs & Stratton Corporation:

We have audited, in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the
United States, the consolidated financial statements included in the Briggs &
Stratton Corporation annual report to shareholders on Form 10-K, and have issued
our report thereon dated July 26, 2001. Our audit was made for the purpose of
forming an opinion on those statements taken as a whole. The schedule listed in
the index in item 14(a)(2) is the responsibility of the Corporation's management
and is presented for purposes of complying with the Securities and Exchange
Commission's rules and is not part of the basic financial statements. The
schedule has been subjected to the auditing procedures applied in the audit of
the basic financial statements and, in our opinion, fairly states in all
material respects the financial data required to be set forth therein in
relation to the basic financial statements taken as a whole.


ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
July 26, 2001



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                                   SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its
behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                              BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION


                                              By /s/ James E. Brenn
                                                -------------------------------
                                                       James E. Brenn
September 17 , 2002                           Senior Vice President and Chief
-------------                                         Financial Officer


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, this report
has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and
in the capacities and on the dates indicated.*

/s/ John S. Shiely                               /s/ David L. Burner
-----------------------------------------        -------------------------------
John S. Shiely                                   David L. Burner
President and Chief Executive Officer and        Director
Director (Principal Executive Officer)
                                                 /s/ E. Margie Filter
/s/ James E. Brenn                               -------------------------------
-----------------------------------------        E. Margie Filter
James E. Brenn                                   Director
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer (Principal Financial Officer and
Principal Accounting Officer)                    /s/ Peter A. Georgescu
                                                 -------------------------------
                                                 Peter A. Georgescu
/s/ F. P. Stratton, Jr.                          Director
-----------------------------------------
F. P. Stratton, Jr.
Chairman and Director                            /s/ Robert J. O'Toole
                                                 -------------------------------
                                                 Robert J. O'Toole
/s/ Jay H. Baker                                 Director
-----------------------------------------
Jay H. Baker
Director                                         /s/ Charles I. Story
                                                 -------------------------------
                                                 Charles I. Story
/s/ Michael E. Batten                            Director
-----------------------------------------
Michael E. Batten
Director
                                                 *Each signature affixed as of
                                                 September 17  , 2002.
                                                 --------------


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                                 CERTIFICATIONS

CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER

     I, John S. Shiely, certify that:

     (1) I have reviewed this Annual Report on Form 10-K of Briggs & Stratton
Corporation;

     (2) Based on my knowledge, this Annual Report does not contain any untrue
statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make
the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements
were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this annual
report;

     (3) Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial
information included in this Annual Report, fairly present in all material
respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the
registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this Annual Report.

Date: September 17, 2002


                                                  /s/ John S. Shiely 
                                         -----------------------------------
                                         John S. Shiely, President and Chief
                                         Executive Officer - Principal Executive
                                         Officer

CERTIFICATION OF PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER

     I, James E. Brenn, certify that:

     (1) I have reviewed this Annual Report on Form 10-K of Briggs & Stratton
Corporation;

     (2) Based on my knowledge, this Annual Report does not contain any untrue
statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make
the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements
were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this annual
report;

     (3) Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial
information included in this Annual Report, fairly present in all material
respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the
registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this Annual Report.

Date: September 17, 2002

                                              /s/ James E. Brenn
                                   ---------------------------------------------
                                   James E. Brenn, Senior Vice President and
                                   Chief Financial Officer - Principal Financial
                                   Officer



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                          BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION
                          (Commission File No. 1-1370)


                                  EXHIBIT INDEX
                         2002 ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K

Exhibit
Number                                  Document Description
------                                  --------------------

  2                Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of March 21, 2001, by
                   and among Briggs & Stratton Corporation, GPP Merger
                   Corporation, Generac Portable Products, Inc. and The Beacon
                   Group III - Focus Value Fund, L.P.

                     (Filed as Exhibit 2 to the Company's Report on Form 8-K
                     dated March 21, 2001 and incorporated by reference herein.)

  3.1              Articles of Incorporation.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 3.2 to the Company's Report on Form 10-Q
                     for the quarter ended October 2, 1994 and incorporated by
                     reference herein.)

  3.2              Bylaws, as amended and restated June 14, 2001.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 99 to the Company's Report on Form 8-K
                     dated June 14, 2001 and incorporated by reference herein.)

  4.0              Rights Agreement dated as of August 7, 1996, between Briggs &
                   Stratton Corporation and Firstar Trust Company which includes
                   the form of Right Certificate as Exhibit A and the Summary of
                   Rights to Purchase Common Shares as Exhibit B.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Registration
                     Statement on Form 8-A, dated as of August 7, 1996 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  4.1              Indenture dated as of June 4, 1997 between Briggs & Stratton
                   Corporation and Bank One, N.A., as Trustee.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.1 to the Company's Report on Form 8-K
                     dated May 30, 1997 and incorporated by reference herein.)

  4.2              Form of 7-1/4% Note due September 15, 2007 of Briggs &
                   Stratton Corporation issued pursuant to the Indenture dated
                   as of June 4, 1997 between Briggs & Stratton Corporation and
                   Bank One, N.A., as Trustee.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.2 to the Company's Report on Form 8-K
                     dated May 30, 1997 and incorporated by reference herein.)

  4.3              Resolutions of the Board of Directors of Briggs & Stratton
                   Corporation authorizing the public offering of debt
                   securities of Briggs & Stratton Corporation in an aggregate
                   principal amount of up to $175,000,000.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.3 to the Company's Report on Form 8-K
                     dated May 30, 1997 and incorporated by reference herein.)

  4.4              Actions of the Authorized Officers of Briggs & Stratton
                   Corporation authorizing the issuance of $100,000,000
                   aggregate principal amount of 7-1/4% Notes due September 15,
                   2007.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.4 to the Company's Report on Form 8-K
                     dated May 30, 1997 and incorporated by reference herein.)

  4.5              Officers' Certificate and Company Order of Briggs & Stratton
                   Corporation executed in conjunction with the issuance of
                   $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 7-1/4% Notes due
                   September 15, 2007.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.5 to the Company's Report on Form 8-K
                     dated May 30, 1997 and incorporated by reference herein.)

  4.6              Indenture dated as of May 14, 2001 between Briggs & Stratton
                   Corporation, the Guarantors listed on Schedule I thereto and
                   Bank One, N.A., as Trustee, providing for 5.00% Convertible
                   Senior Notes due May 15, 2006 (including form of Note, form
                   of Notation of Guarantee and other exhibits).
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.6 to the Company's Registration
                     Statement on Form S-3 filed on July 3, 2001, Registration
                     No. 333-64490 and incorporated herein by reference.)




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Exhibit
Number                                  Document Description
------                                  --------------------

  4.7              Form of Supplemental Indenture dated as of May 15, 2001
                   between Subsequent Guarantors (Generac Portable Products,
                   Inc., GPPD, Inc., GPPW, Inc. and Generac Portable Products,
                   LLC), Briggs & Stratton Corporation, and Bank One, N.A., as
                   Trustee.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.7 to the Company's Registration
                     Statement on Form S-3 filed on July 3, 2001, Registration
                     No. 333-64490 and incorporated herein by reference.)

  4.8              Registration Rights Agreement dated as of May 8, 2001 between
                   Briggs & Stratton Corporation and Goldman, Sachs & Co. and
                   Banc of America Securities LLC, as Representatives of the
                   Several Purchasers, providing for the registration of the
                   5.00% Convertible Senior Notes due May 15, 2006.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.8 to the Company's Registration
                     Statement on Form S-3 filed on July 3, 2001, Registration
                     No. 333-64490 and incorporated herein by reference.)

  4.9              Indenture dated as of May 14, 2001 between Briggs & Stratton
                   Corporation, the Guarantors listed on Schedule I thereto and
                   Bank One, N.A., as Trustee, providing for 8.875% Senior Notes
                   due March 15, 2011 (including form of Note, form of Notation
                   of Guarantee and other exhibits).
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.9 to the Company's Registration
                     Statement on Form S-3 filed on July 3, 2001, Registration
                     No. 333-64490 and incorporated herein by reference.)

  4.10             Form of Supplemental Indenture dated as of May 15, 2001
                   between Subsequent Guarantors (Generac Portable Products,
                   Inc., GPPD, Inc., GPPW, Inc. and Generac Portable Products,
                   LLC), Briggs & Stratton Corporation, and Bank One, N.A., as
                   Trustee.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.10 to the Company's Registration
                     Statement on Form S-3 filed on July 3, 2001, Registration
                     No. 333-64490 and incorporated herein by reference.)

  4.11             Exchange and Registration Rights Agreement dated as of May 9,
                   2001 between Briggs & Stratton Corporation and Goldman, Sachs
                   & Co. and Banc of America Securities LLC, as Representatives
                   of the Several Purchasers, providing for the registration or
                   exchange of the 8.875% Senior Notes due March 15, 2011.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.11 to the Company's Registration
                     Statement on Form S-3 filed on July 3, 2001, Registration
                     No. 333-64490 and incorporated herein by reference.)

  4.12             First Supplemental Indenture dated as of May 14, 2001 between
                   Briggs & Stratton Corporation and Bank One, N.A., as Trustee
                   under the Indenture dated as of June 4, 1997.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.12 to the Company's Registration
                     Statement on Form S-3 filed on July 3, 2001, Registration
                     No. 333-64490 and incorporated herein by reference.)

  4.13             Form of Indenture Supplement to Add a Subsidiary Guarantor
                   dated as of May 15, 2001 among each Subsidiary Guarantor
                   (Generac Portable Products, Inc., GPPD, Inc., GPPW, Inc. and
                   Generac Portable Products, LLC), Briggs & Stratton
                   Corporation, and Bank One, N.A., as Trustee.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.13 to the Company's Registration
                     Statement on Form S-3 filed on July 3, 2001, Registration
                     No. 333-64490 and incorporated herein by reference.)

  4.14             Multicurrency Credit Agreement dated as of September 28,
                   2001, by and among Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Bank of
                   America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, and the other
                   financial institutions party thereto (the "Credit
                   Agreement").
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.1 (a) to the Company's Report on Form
                     10-Q for the quarter ended December 30, 2001 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)




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Exhibit
Number                                  Document Description
------                                  --------------------

  4.15             First Amendment to the Credit Agreement, dated as of November
                   15, 2001.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 4.1 (b) to the Company's Report on Form
                     10-Q for the quarter ended December 30, 2001 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.0*            Form of Officer Employment Agreement.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.0 to the Company's Report on Form 10-Q
                     for the quarter ended March 29, 1998 and incorporated by
                     reference herein.)

  10.1*            Amended and Restated Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Report on Form 10-Q
                     for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 and incorporated by
                     reference herein.)

  10.2*            Amended and Restated Economic Value Added Incentive
                   Compensation Plan.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company's Report on Form 10-Q
                     for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 and incorporated by
                     reference herein.)

  10.3*            Form of Change of Control Employment Agreements.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.4 to the Company's Annual Report on
                     Form 10-K for fiscal year ended June 27, 1993 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.4(a)*         Trust Agreement with an independent trustee to provide
                   payments under various compensation agreements with company
                   employees upon the occurrence of a change in control.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.5 (a) to the Company's Annual Report
                     on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended July 2, 1995 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.4(b)*         Amendment to Trust Agreement with an independent trustee
                   to provide payments under various compensation agreements
                   with company employees.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.5 (b) to the Company's Annual Report
                     on Form 10-K for fiscal year ended July 2, 1995 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.5(a)*         1999 Amended and Restated Stock Incentive Plan.
                     (Filed as Exhibit A to the Company's 1999 Annual Meeting
                     Proxy Statement and incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.5(b)*         Amendment to Amended and Restated Stock Incentive Plan.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.0 (b) to the Company's Report on Form
                     10-Q for the quarter ended September 26, 1999 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.6*            Amended and Restated Leveraged Stock Option Program.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.4 to the Company's Report on Form 10-Q
                     for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 and incorporated by
                     reference herein.)

  10.7*            Amended and Restated Deferred Compensation Agreement for
                   Fiscal 1995.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.9 to the Company's Annual Report on
                     Form 10-K for fiscal year ended July 2, 1995 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.8*            Deferred Compensation Agreement for Fiscal 1998.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.11 to the Company's Annual Report on
                     Form 10-K for fiscal year ended June 29, 1997 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.9*            Deferred Compensation Agreement for Fiscal 1999.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.11 to the Company's Annual Report on
                     Form 10-K for fiscal year ended June 28, 1998 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.10*           Deferred Compensation Agreement for Fiscal 2000.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.12 to the Company's Annual Report on
                     Form 10-K for fiscal year ended June 27, 1999 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.11*           Amended and Restated Deferred Compensation Plan for
                   Directors.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.00 to the Company's Report on Form
                     10-Q for the quarter ended December 26, 1999 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.12*           Amended and Restated Director's Leveraged Stock Option Plan.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.3 to the Company's Report on Form 10-Q
                     for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 and incorporated by
                     reference herein.)



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Exhibit
Number                                  Document Description
------                                  --------------------

  10.13*           Agreement with Executive Officer.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.2 to the Company's Report on Form 10-Q
                     for the quarter ended December 27, 1998 and incorporated by
                     reference herein.)

  10.14*           Executive Life Insurance Plan.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.17 to the Company's Annual Report on
                     Form 10-K for fiscal year ended June 27, 1999 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.15(a)*        Key Employees Savings and Investment Plan.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.18 to the Company's Annual Report on
                     Form 10-K for fiscal year ended June 27, 1999 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.15(b)*        Amendment to Key Employees Savings and Investment Plan.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.1 to the Company's Report on Form 10-Q
                     for the quarter ended December 31, 2000 and incorporated by
                     reference herein.)

  10.16*           Consultant Reimbursement Arrangement.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10.19 to the Company's Annual Report on
                     Form 10-K for fiscal year ended June 27, 1999 and
                     incorporated by reference herein.)

  10.17*           Notice of Election for Fixed Price Cash Pay-Out Under
                   Deferred Compensation Agreement by Frederick P. Stratton, Jr.
                   dated January 3, 2002, and Approval of Compensation Committee
                   dated January 15, 2002.
                     (Filed as Exhibit 10 to the Company's Report on Form 10-Q
                     for the quarter ended March 31, 2002 and incorporated by
                     reference herein.)

  10.18*           Briggs & Stratton Product Program.
                     (Filed herewith.)

  12               Computation of Ratio of Earnings to Fixed Charges.
                     (Filed herewith.)

  21               Subsidiaries of the Registrant.
                     (Filed herewith.)

  23               Independent Auditors' Consent.
                     (Filed herewith.)

  99.1             Certification of Principal Executive Officer Pursuant to
                   Section 906 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
                     (Filed herewith.)

  99.2             Certification of Principal Financial Officer Pursuant to
                   Section 906 of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
                     (Filed herewith.)

 * Management contracts and executive compensation plans and arrangements
   required to be filed as exhibits pursuant to Item 14 (c) of Form 10-K.





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                 BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

                         2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K

                                 EXHIBIT 10.18

                        BRIGGS & STRATTON PRODUCT PROGRAM




         RESOLVED, to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the
Company's business, outside directors are encouraged to use products that are
sold by the Company and its subsidiaries and products that are powered by the
Company's engines and motors. Each such director may receive up to $10,000 of
such products annually. The value of the products will be included in the
recipient director's taxable income, and the Company will reimburse the director
for applicable tax liability associated with the receipt of the products.




<PAGE>

                 BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

                         2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K

                                   EXHIBIT 12

               COMPUTATION OF RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
                             (Dollars in thousands)



<TABLE>
<CAPTION>

                                                                           Fiscal Year Ended
                                                         ---------------------------------------------------   
                                                         June 30, 2002       July 1, 2001       July 2, 2000
                                                         -------------       ------------       ------------


<S>                                                       <C>                 <C>                <C>       
Net income                                                $    53,120         $   48,013         $  136,473

Add:
     Interest                                                  44,433             30,665             21,267
     Income tax expense and other taxes on income              27,390             23,860             80,150
     Fixed charges of unconsolidated subsidiaries                --                  --                 119
                                                         -------------       ------------       ------------
              Earnings as defined                         $   124,943         $  102,538         $  238,009
                                                         =============       ============       ============

Interest                                                  $    44,433         $   30,665         $   21,267
Fixed charges of unconsolidated subsidiaries                     --                  --                 119
                                                         -------------       ------------       ------------
              Fixed charges as defined                    $    44,433         $   30,665         $   21,386
                                                         =============       ============       ============

Ratio of earnings to fixed charges                                2.8  x             3.3   x           11.1  x
                                                         =============       ============       ============
</TABLE>








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                 BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

                         2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K

                                   EXHIBIT 21

                         SUBSIDIARIES OF THE REGISTRANT


<TABLE>
<CAPTION>


                                                     State or Country                    Percent Voting
        Subsidiary                                   of Incorporation                Stock/Interests Owned  
        ----------                                   ----------------               -----------------------

<S>                                                  <C>                                       <C> 
Briggs & Stratton AG                                 Switzerland                               100%

Briggs & Stratton Australia Pty. Limited             Australia                                 100%

Briggs & Stratton Austria GmbH                       Austria                                   100%

Briggs & Stratton Canada Inc.                        Canada                                    100%

Briggs & Stratton CZ, s.r.o.                         Czech Republic                            100%

Briggs & Stratton France, S.A.R.L.                   France                                    100%

Briggs & Stratton Germany GmbH                       Germany                                   100%

Briggs & Stratton International, Inc.                Wisconsin                                 100%

Briggs & Stratton International Sales Corp.          Virgin Islands                            100%
 
Briggs & Stratton Mexico S.A. de C.V.                Mexico                                    100%
 
Briggs & Stratton Netherlands B.V.                   Netherlands                               100%

Briggs & Stratton New Zealand Limited                New Zealand                               100%

Briggs & Stratton RSA (Pty.) Ltd.                    South Africa                              100%

Briggs & Stratton Sweden AB                          Sweden                                    100%

Briggs & Stratton Tech, LLC                          Wisconsin                                 100%

Briggs & Stratton U.K. Limited                       United Kingdom                            100%

BSD, Inc.                                            Wisconsin                                 100%

Generac Portable Products, LLC                       Delaware                                  100%

</TABLE>





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                 BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

                         2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K

                                   EXHIBIT 23


                          INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' CONSENT



We consent to the incorporation by reference in Registration Statement Nos.
33-39113, 33-54357 and 333-42842 on Form S-8 and Registration Statement No.
333-64490 on Form S-3 of Briggs & Stratton Corporation of our reports dated
August 1, 2002, appearing in this Annual Report on Form 10-K of Briggs &
Stratton Corporation for the year ended June 30, 2002.


DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
September 17, 2002






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                 BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

                         2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K

                                  Exhibit 99.1



                            CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
                             18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
                             AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
                  SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002





         In connection with the Annual Report of Briggs & Stratton Corporation
(the "Company") on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002, as filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"),
I, John S. Shiely, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to
18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley
Act of 2002, that to the best of my knowledge:

         (1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or
15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

         (2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all
material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the
Company.




     /s/ John S. Shiely                     
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John S. Shiely
Chief Executive Officer
September 17, 2002


         This certification accompanies this Report pursuant to Section 906 of
the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and shall not be deemed filed by the Company for
purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.







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                 BRIGGS & STRATTON CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

                         2002 Annual Report on Form 10-K

                                  EXHIBIT 99.2



                            CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO
                             18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350,
                             AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO
                  SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002




         In connection with the Annual Report of Briggs & Stratton Corporation
(the "Company") on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2002, as filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the "Report"),
I, James E. Brenn, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, certify, pursuant to
18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley
Act of 2002, that to the best of my knowledge:

         (1) The Report fully complies with the requirements of section 13(a) or
15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and

         (2) The information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all
material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the
Company.



     /s/ James E. Brenn             
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James E. Brenn
Chief Financial Officer
September 17, 2002


         This certification accompanies this Report pursuant to Section 906 of
the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and shall not be deemed filed by the Company for
purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.