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(Corrects U.S. dollar figure from $555 mln to $552 mln in headline and paragraph 1)
Aug 13 (Reuters) - Home appliance maker Whirlpool Corp said its Chinese unit would acquire a 51 percent stake in Hefei Rongshida Sanyo Electric Co Ltd for about 3.4 billion yuan ($552 million).
Whirlpool said it plans to fund the purchase of the Chinese electrical appliances maker with cash on hand or debt. (r.reuters.com/mac42v)
$1 = 6.1223 Chinese yuan Reporting by Rohit T. K. in Bangalore; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty