Whirlpool Corporation to Participate in Investor Conference

Whirlpool Corporation will be participating Monday, May 16, in the Electrical Products Group annual conference in Longboat Key, Florida.

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This conference will include a presentation by Jeff M. Fettig, Whirlpool's chairman, president and chief executive officer, who will discuss the company's outlook and provide an update on the company's overall strategy. Whirlpool's presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m. EST. During the presentation, Whirlpool will also be reaffirming its full year 2005 guidance.

Whirlpool's presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet and interested parties may listen to it by accessing the link listed below: http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/conflobby.zhtml?ticker=WHR&item_id=1063191

Listeners are encouraged to log on to the Web site approximately five minutes prior to the conference start time to register and download any software.

Interested parties may also listen to the Whirlpool presentation through Whirlpool's Web site at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/ by clicking on the "Investors" tab. The presentation will be archived through the end of May.

Whirlpool's slide presentation will be available for viewing through the aforementioned link to investor conference. The presentation may also be accessed through the Whirlpool Corporation Web site, http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/ , by clicking on "Investors" tab and then clicking "Presentations."

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