Whirlpool Corporation
Jan 20, 2005

Whirlpool Corporation Conference Call Announcement

Benton Harbor, MI -- Thursday, January 20, 2005 -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) will announce 2004 fourth-quarter results at approximately 6:00 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, Feb. 3. The corporation has scheduled a conference call to discuss its performance with members of the financial community at 9:30 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, Feb. 3.

Individuals who would like to participate should call (800) 289-0569 and use confirmation code 9143582. International participants should call (913) 981-5542 and use confirmation code 9143582.

The conference call also will be web cast live on the company's Internet site at www.whirlpoolcorp.com under the investors section. To listen to the live web cast, participants should visit the site at least 15 minutes before the phone conference begins to register, and, if necessary, download and install the appropriate audio computer software. An archived recording of the conference call will be available on the company's Internet site through March 31.

Additionally, Whirlpool's conference call will be distributed live over CCBN's Investor Distribution Network to both institutional and individual investors. Individual investors can listen to the call through CCBN's individual investor center at http://www.fulldisclosure.com or by visiting any of the investor sites in CCBN's Individual Investor Network. Institutional investors can access the call via CCBN's password-protected event management site, Street Events (http://www.streetevents.com.)

For those who cannot participate in the scheduled call, a recording of the conference call will be available by phone through Monday, Feb. 7. Individuals can access the recording by dialing (719) 457-0820 and using the following confirmation code: 9143582.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of over $12 billion, 68,000 employees, and nearly 50 manufacturing and technology research centers around the globe. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Brastemp, Bauknecht, Consul and other major brand names to consumers in more than 170 countries.

CONTACT:
Whirlpool Corporation
Media:
Tom Kline
269/923-3738
thomas_e_kline@whirlpool.com
Financial:
Thomas Filstrup
thomas_c_filstrup@whirlpool.com