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Whirlpool Reaches Milestone for Habitat

Whirlpool Corporation / Habitat for Humanity International announced that Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) has surpassed the $125-million in-kind donated product milestone to Habitat. Over the lifetime of the relationship, which began in 1999, Whirlpool Corp. has donated more than 241,000 major home appliances to nearly 197,000 Habitat households across the U.S.

"Our long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity fits perfectly with our global focus on helping ensure everyone can have a place to live that is comfortable and nurturing," said Pam Klyn, executive vice president of corporate relations and sustainability for Whirlpool Corporation. "It's an honor and a privilege to help support the Habitat for Humanity mission and especially to work together on enhanced programs with a focus on energy-efficient appliances which aligns perfectly with Whirlpool Corporation's sustainability efforts."

According to the U.S. Department of Energy's Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool, the national average energy burden for low-income households is 8.6%, nearly three times higher than for non-low-income households which is estimated at 3%. Through their relationship, Habitat and Whirlpool Corp. are working together to create energy-efficient and sustainable housing solutions in partnership with low-income families. Through the BuildBetter with Whirlpool initiative, more than 250 climate-resilient and energy-efficient homes are being built across the U.S.

Since 1999, Whirlpool Corporation has supported Habitat for Humanity's work to build affordable homes and communities in partnership with more than one million families across 45 countries.

WHR shares shed $1.29, or 1.2%, to $108.50.