Whirlpool Corporation Appoints Safeway's Diane Dietz to Board of Directors

  Whirlpool Corporation Appoints Safeway's Diane Dietz to Board of Directors

PR Newswire

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Whirlpool Corporation
(NYSE: WHR) announced today  the appointment of Diane Dietz, executive vice
president and chief marketing officer of Safeway Inc., to its board of
directors, effective immediately.

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"Diane Dietz's history of leadership in the consumer products industry makes
her an outstanding addition to our board," said Jeff M. Fettig, Whirlpool
Corporation's chairman and chief executive officer. "We know her breadth of
experience in driving sales and building successful brands will be invaluable
to our board of directors and Whirlpool Corporation."

Dietz, 46, has served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer
of Safeway, since 2008, where she oversees the company's marketing,
merchandising, manufacturing and distribution organizations. She joined
Safeway from The Procter and Gamble Company, where she held positions of
increasing responsibility, including as vice president and general manager of
the Oral Care business.

Dietz holds a bachelor's degree in Marketing and Economics from Northern
Illinois University.

About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of
major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $18 billion in 2012,
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
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