BENTON HARBOR, Mich., May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) ("Whirlpool") today announced the final results of its "modified Dutch Auction" tender offer, which expired one minute after 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on May 23, 2018.
Whirlpool has accepted for purchase 6,269,591 shares of its common stock, $1.00 par value per share, at a price of $159.50 per share, for an aggregate cost of approximately $1 billion, excluding fees and expenses relating to the tender offer. These shares represent approximately 8.8 percent of the shares outstanding. The tender offer was oversubscribed and pursuant to the terms of the tender offer, shares will be accepted on a pro rata basis. Whirlpool has been informed by Computershare Trust Company, N.A., the depositary for the tender offer, that the proration factor for the tender offer is approximately 87 percent.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC acted as dealer managers for the tender offer. Stockholders who have questions or would like additional information about the tender offer may contact the information agent for the tender offer, D.F. King & Co., Inc., toll-free at (800) 269-5550.
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the world's leading major home appliance company, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 92,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2017. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at www.whirlpoolcorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
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