Whirlpool Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend; Holds Annual Shareholders' Meeting

The board of directors of Whirlpool Corporation declared today a quarterly dividend of 43 cents per share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable June 15, 2007, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 18, 2007.

Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Whirlpool Corporation held today its annual shareholders' meeting. Whirlpool shareholders re-elected four individuals to the board of directors. Michael F. Johnston, William T. Kerr, Janice D. Stoney, and Michael D. White were returned to the board for three-year terms, expiring in 2010. Johnston is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Visteon Corporation; Kerr is chairman of the board of Meredith Corporation; Stoney is former executive vice president of US WEST Communications Group, Inc.; and White is chief executive officer of PepsiCo International and vice chairman of PepsiCo, Inc.

Shareholders also voted to approve the Whirlpool Corporation 2007 Omnibus Stock and Incentive Plan.

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $18 billion, more than 73,000 employees, and more than 70 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com/.

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: angela_m_hersil@whirlpool.com

SOURCE: Whirlpool Corporation

CONTACT: Media, Monica Teague, +1-269-923-8037, or
Monica.Teague@Whirlpool.com or Financial, Larry Venturelli, +1-269-923-4678,
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