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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) August 17, 2021
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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 August 17, 2021, the Board of Directors of Whirlpool Corporation (the “Corporation”) elected Joseph T. Liotine, 48, to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective September 1, 2021. In this position, he will serve as the principal operating officer of the Corporation. On August 26, 2021, the Corporation announced the election of Mr. Liotine to the position.
Mr. Liotine has served as Executive Vice President and President for the Corporation’s North America region since 2014. Previous to this executive officer position, Mr. Liotine was President of U.S. Operations. He has held a variety of roles with increasing responsibilities since joining the Corporation in 2004. Prior to joining the Corporation, Mr. Liotine held positions within Quaker Oats and PepsiCo.
Mr. Liotine’s annual base salary in this position will be $850,000. His target award under the Executive Performance Excellence Plan, the Corporation’s annual incentive plan, will be 130% of base salary. His target award under the Strategic Excellence Program, the Corporation’s long-term incentive compensation program, will be 450% of base salary.
We routinely post important information for investors on our website, whirlpoolcorp.com, in the “Investors” section. We also intend to update the Hot Topics Q&A portion of 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: August 26, 2021||WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION|
/s/ BRIDGET K. QUINN
|Name:||Bridget K. Quinn|
|Title:||Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|