Whirlpool Corporation Announces Annual Stockholders' Meeting Results
BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) announced today the results of its annual stockholders' meeting, including the election of directors for the next year.
Whirlpool stockholders elected 12 individuals to the board of directors. Samuel R. Allen, Gary T. DiCamillo, Diane M. Dietz, Geraldine T. Elliott, Jeff M. Fettig, Michael F. Johnston, William T. Kerr, John D. Liu, Harish Manwani, William D. Perez, Michael A. Todman and Michael D. White were elected to the board for one-year terms, expiring in 2015.
Allen, chairman and chief executive officer of Deere & Company, has served as a director since 2010; DiCamillo, partner at Eaglepoint Advisors, LLC, has served as a director since 1997; Dietz, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Safeway, Inc., has served as a director since 2013; Elliott, executive vice president and chief customer officer of Juniper Networks, Inc., joined as a director in February 2014; Fettig, chairman and chief executive officer of Whirlpool Corporation, has served as a director since 1999; Johnston, former chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Visteon Corporation, has served as a director since 2003; Kerr, former president and chief executive officer of Arbitron, Inc., has served as a director since 2006; Liu, chief executive officer of Essex Equity Management and managing partner at Richmond Hill Investments, has served as a director since 2010; Manwani, chief operating officer of Unilever, has served as a director since 2011; Perez, senior advisor to Greenhill & Co., Inc., has served as a director since 2009; Todman, president of Whirlpool International at Whirlpool Corporation, has served as a director since 2006; and, White, president and chief executive officer of DIRECTV, has served as a director since 2004.
Stockholders also voted to approve, on an advisory basis, Whirlpool Corporation's 2013 executive compensation; to ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Whirlpool Corporation's independent registered public accounting firm for 2014; and, to approve the Whirlpool Corporation 2014 executive performance annual bonus plan, the Executive Performance Excellence Plan. These vote results are preliminary; final results will be reported on a current report on Form 8-K, which will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission within four business days.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2013, 69,000 employees and 59 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. Additional information about the company can be found at http://www.whirlpoolcorp.com.
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