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) July 25, 2018
(Exact name of registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
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2000 North M-63,
Benton Harbor, Michigan
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On July 25, 2018, Whirlpool Corporation (the “Corporation”) announced the election of Matthew M. Nochowitz, 46, to the position of Corporate Controller, effective August 1, 2018. In this position, he will serve as the principal accounting officer of the Corporation.
Mr. Nochowitz joined the Corporation in 2005 as Tax Counsel. He served as Vice President, Tax from 2008 to 2015. He has served as Vice President, Corporate Tax and Treasurer since 2015. Mr. Nochowitz will retain his responsibility for Corporate Tax in his new role.
Material terms of the compensation arrangement for Mr. Nochowitz are not expected to change as a result of this appointment.
Mr. Nochowitz succeeds Joseph Lovechio, who is assuming the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Whirlpool North America, effective August 1, 2018.
We routinely post important information for investors on our website, whirlpoolcorp.com, in the "Investors" section. We intend to use this webpage as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investors section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our webpage is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.
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: July 25, 2018
/s/ BRIDGET K. QUINN
Bridget K. Quinn
Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary