SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) October 28, 2011
(Exact name of registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2000 North M-63,
Benton Harbor, Michigan
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (269) 923-5000
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On October 28, 2011, Whirlpool Corporation issued a press release providing information regarding earnings for the third quarter of 2011. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information, including Exhibit 99.1, in this Form 8-K is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Form 8-K shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall otherwise be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release dated October 28, 2011
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: October 28, 2011 WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
By: /s/ ROY W. TEMPLIN
Name: Roy W. Templin
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer