Whirlpool Corporation Conference Call Announcement

Whirlpool Corporation will announce 2004 first-quarter results at approximately 6:00 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 21. The corporation has scheduled a conference call to discuss its performance with members of the financial community at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 21.

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Individuals who would like to participate should call (800) 289-0528 and use confirmation code 752940. International participants should call (913) 981-5522 and use confirmation code 752940.

For those who cannot participate in the scheduled call, a recording of the conference call will be available by phone from noon, April 21, until midnight, April 25. Individuals can access the recording by dialing (719) 457-0820 and using the following confirmation code: 752940.

Additionally, the conference call will be web cast live on the company's Internet site at www.whirlpoolcorp.com under the investors section. To listen to the live web cast, participants should visit the site at least 15 minutes before the phone conference begins to register, and, if necessary, download and install the appropriate audio computer software. An archived recording of the conference call will be available on the company's Internet site through April 30.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of over $12 billion, 68,000 employees, and nearly 50 manufacturing and technology research centers around the globe. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names to consumers in more than 170 countries. Additional information about the company can be found on the Internet at www.whirlpoolcorp.com .

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Corporation

CONTACT: Media: Tom Kline, +1-269-923-3738,
thomas_e_kline@email.whirlpool.com , or Financial: Thomas Filstrup,
+1-269-923-3189, thomas_c_filstrup@email.whirlpool.com , both of Whirlpool