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Individuals who would like to participate should call (800) 289-0569 and use confirmation code 814464. International participants should call (913) 981-5542 and use confirmation code 814464.
The conference call will also be web cast live on the company's Internet site at http://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 Nov. 30.
Additionally, Whirlpool's conference call will be distributed live over CCBN's Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors can listen to the call through CCBN's individual investor center at http://www.fulldisclosure.com/ or by visiting any of the investor sites in CCBN's Individual Investor Network. Institutional investors can access the call via CCBN's password-protected event management site, Street Events (http://www.streetevents.com/ ).
For those who cannot participate in the scheduled call, a recording of the conference call will be available by phone through Sunday, Oct. 24. Individuals can access the recording by dialing (719) 457-0820 and using the following confirmation code: 814464.
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 http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/.
SOURCE: Whirlpool Corporation
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Web site: http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/