For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Rick Mackie
Mercury Racing
Senior Marketing Manager
Phone: 920-924-2032
FAX: 920-921-6533
E-mail: rmackie@mercmarine.com



Mercury Racing Marketing Materials Earn International Awards


FOND DU LAC, Wis. (April 20, 2005) - Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, again earned international recognition for marketing material product excellence from The Communicator Awards 2005 Print Media competition. The Communicator Awards is an international competition founded by communication professionals to recognize excellence in the communication field. The Arlington, Texas-based firm provides an equal chance of winning to all entrants, regardless of size or budget. There were 5,078 entries from throughout the United States and several foreign countries for this yearís competition.

Entries are judged by award-winning industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talents exceed a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry. All work is judged solely on its quality, creativity, and resourcefulness.

The 2005 Mercury Racing wall calendar and 2005 Mercury Racing Consumer Performance and Race Outboard catalog were selected for the Crystal Award of Excellence.The prestigious award is presented to those entrants whose ability to communicate places them among the best in their field.

Artel Design Studio of Ripon, Wis., designed both projects. The award-winning Mercury Racing wall calendar is printed and distributed by Norscot Group, Inc. of Mequon, Wis. Castle-Pierce Printing of Oshkosh, Wis., printed the award-winning Mercury Racing Consumer Performance & Race Outboard catalog.

This is the third consecutive Crystal Award of Excellence award for the Mercury Racing wall calendar. Mercury Racing has previously been awarded The Communicatorís Award of Distinctionfor the 2003 Mercury Racing Consumer Performance & Race Outboard catalog. The 2005 Crystal Award of Excellencewinners arelisted on The Communicatorís web site at www.communicator-awards.com.