Whirlpool Corporation Conference Call Announcement

Whirlpool Corporation will announce first-quarter 2005 results at approximately 6:00 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday, 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), also on Thursday, April 21.

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Individuals who would like to participate should call (877) 502-9276 and use confirmation code 9984258. International participants should call (913) 981-5591 and use confirmation code 9984258.

The conference call also will 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 to register at least 15 minutes before the phone conference begins, 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 May 31.

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, at 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 Monday, April 25. Individuals can access the recording by dialing (719) 457-0820 and using the following confirmation code: 9984258.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of over $13 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/ .

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Corporation

CONTACT: Media: Tom Kline, +1-269-923-3738,
thomas_e_kline@whirlpool.com , or Financial: Larry Venturelli,
+1-269-923-4678, Larry_m_venturelli@whirlpool.com , both of Whirlpool