BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Whirlpool Corporation announced the results of its annual stockholders' meeting, including the election of directors for the next year.
Whirlpool stockholders elected 13 individuals to the board of directors. Samuel R. Allen, Marc R. Bitzer, Greg Creed, Gary T. DiCamillo, Diane M. Dietz, Gerri T. Elliott, Jeff M. Fettig, Michael F. Johnston, John D. Liu, Harish Manwani, William D. Perez, Larry O. Spencer and Michael D. White were elected to the board for one-year terms, expiring in 2018.
Allen, chairman and chief executive officer of Deere & Company, has served as a director since 2010; Bitzer, president and chief operating officer of Whirlpool Corporation, has served as a director since 2015; Creed, chief executive officer of Yum! Brands, Inc., has served as a director since February 2017; DiCamillo, partner at Eaglepoint Advisors, LLC, has served as a director since 1997; Dietz, president and chief executive officer of Rodan & Fields, LLC, has served as a director since 2013; Elliott, former executive vice president and strategic advisor at Juniper Networks, Inc., has served as a director since 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; Liu, chief executive officer of Essex Equity Management and managing partner at Richmond Hill Investments, has served as a director since 2010; Manwani, global executive advisor at Blackstone Private Equity Group, has served as a director since 2011; Perez, senior advisor to Greenhill & Co., Inc., has served as a director since 2009; Spencer, president of the Air Force Association, has served as a director since 2016; and White, former chairman, 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 2016 executive compensation; voted, on an advisory basis, for one year as the frequency of executive compensation voting; and voted to approve the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Whirlpool Corporation's independent registered public accounting firm for 2017. 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 (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
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