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Whirlpool Corporation Receives Perfect Score On Human Rights Campaign 2013 Corporate Equality Index



  Whirlpool Corporation Receives Perfect Score On Human Rights Campaign 2013
                           Corporate Equality Index

Ninth Straight Year Scoring 100

PR Newswire

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 20, 2012

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation
(NYSE: WHR) received a score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign on the 2013
U.S. Corporate Equality Index. This is the ninth consecutive year that
Whirlpool has attained a perfect score on the index, the first and only
appliance company to do so. The Corporate Equality Index rates American
workplaces on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Equality.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040202/DETU004LOGO )

"It makes me proud that we are at the forefront of workplace equality and
we're honored to be on HRC's list of top U.S. companies," says Marc Bitzer,
President of North American Region, Whirlpool Corporation. "We are a
century-old company, yet we define our values of respect, diversity, and
inclusion in a modern way – one that helps our workplace move forward to
support equality."

The perfect score on the Index is a result of the company's dedication to
workplace equality. In 2002, Whirlpool instituted domestic partner benefits,
and recently introduced benefits to support transgender employees. Whirlpool
Corporation also created its own video, "It Gets Better" in honor of National
Coming Out Day, and is the first appliance brand to feature same-sex couple
families in national appliance ads. It has implemented LGBT equality diversity
training to employees across the U.S. and has a track record of supporting
LGBT workplace equality at both the state and federal levels of government.

Whirlpool has six employee resource groups, one of which is the PRIDE Network.
It was established in 1999 for the company's LGBT employees and their
supporters, and has a vision to be the top company for the LGBT community in
support of the company's vision – Every Home, Everywhere.

About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of
major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2011,
68,000 employees, and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers around
the world.  The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air,
Amana, Brastemp, Consul, 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. 

SOURCE Whirlpool Corporation

Website: http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com
Contact: Whirlpool Corporation, Media Line, +1-269-923-7405,
Media@Whirlpool.com
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