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Whirlpool Corporation Honored For Reputation And Corporate Citizenship

    Whirlpool Corporation Honored For Reputation And Corporate Citizenship

Recognized among the World's Most Reputable Companies by Forbes and the
Reputation Institute; Named a Top 50 Best Corporate Citizen by CR Magazine

PR Newswire

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 16, 2013

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Whirlpool Corporation
(NYSE: WHR) has been recognized as a 2013 Top 50 Best Corporate Citizen by
CRmagazine and one of the world's Most Reputable Companies by Forbes magazine
and the Reputation Institute. The company made the 100 Best Corporate Citizens
list for the eleventh consecutive year and the Most Reputable Companies list
for the sixth year in a row.

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Considered the top corporate responsibility ranking based on publicly
available information, CR magazine's Best Corporate Citizens List ranks
Whirlpool Corporation at No. 42. The company climbed 27 spots this year, with
its highest scores coming in the corporate governance, environment, and
climate change categories. Whirlpool also ranked No. 43 on the Most Reputable
Companies list with a score of 70.03 on the Reputation Institute's RepTrack™
Pulse, the world's largest study of corporate reputation.

"Whirlpool Corporation has long been known for its unique sense of
responsibility in the way it operates. Being once again recognized by some of
the most respected organizations in the world for this commitment speaks to
the dedication of our employees and the work they do," said Jeff M. Fettig,
chairman and CEO of Whirlpool Corporation. "We are proud of these achievements
and will strive to continue conducting our business with integrity and
purpose."

As a Global Corporate Leader, Whirlpool Corporation is one of 121
distinguished companies that advance the common good by collectively
contributing more than $1 billion and volunteering more than 25 million hours
annually. Its brands partner with renowned organizations, such as United Way
Worldwide, Habitat for Humanity International, the Boys & Girls Clubs of
America and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Launched in 2000, the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List is based on 318 data
points of publicly available information in seven categories: environment,
climate change, human rights, employee relations, corporate governance,
philanthropy and financial performance. These seven categories are weighted
differently to account for different relative values. The 100 Best Corporate
Citizens are selected from among the large-cap Russell 1000 companies. The
list's methodology is governed by the Corporate Responsibility Officers
Association Ratings and Rankings Committee and all data is collected and
analyzed by IW Financial. More information on the 100 Best Corporate Citizens
can be found at TheCRO.com.

The World's Most Reputable Companies list is determined by Reputation
Institute's Global RepTrak™ 100 study of consumers. This study measures the
100 most highly regarded companies across 15 countries, covering more than 75
percent of the global GDP. More than 55,000 consumers rated a maximum of five
randomly assigned companies that they were somewhat or very familiar with,
using RepTrak. The Reputation Institutefocuses on seven dimensions of
corporate reputation, which include workplace, governance, citizenship,
financial performance, leadership, products & services and innovation.
Companies also earned a Global RepTrack Pulse score, statistically derived
from calculations of four emotional indicators among consumers: trust, esteem,
admiration, and good feeling. More information on the Most Reputable Companies
can be found at ReputationInstitute.com.

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
Contact: Media: 269-923-7405 or Media@Whirlpool.com
 
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