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Whirlpool Corp (WHR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeff Fettig

60 2006 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Marc Bitzer

52 2015 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

James Peters

47 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Esther Berrozpe

47 2013 Executive Vice President, President - Whirlpool EMEA

Joao Brega

53 2012 Executive Vice President, President - Whirlpool Latin America

Joseph Liotine

44 2014 Executive Vice President and President - Whirlpool North America

David Szczupak

61 2008 Executive Vice President - Global Product Organization

Greg Creed

59 2017 Director

Samuel Allen

63 2010 Independent Director

Gary DiCamillo

66 1997 Independent Director

Diane Dietz

51 2013 Independent Director

Geraldine Elliott

2014 Independent Director

Michael Johnston

69 2003 Presiding Independent Director

John Liu

49 2010 Independent Director

Harish Manwani

63 2011 Independent Director

William Perez

69 2009 Independent Director

Larry Spencer

63 2016 Independent Director

Michael White

65 2004 Independent Director

Chris Conley

2015 Senior Director- Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Jeff Fettig

Mr. Jeff M. Fettig is re-designated as Chairman of the Board of the Company effective September 30, 2017. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective September 30, 2017. He has served as a director since 1999. Mr. Fettig has been Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Whirlpool Corporation since 2004 after holding other positions of increasing responsibility since 1981. Mr. Fettig is also a director of The Dow Chemical Company (since 2003).

Marc Bitzer

Mr. Marc Robert Bitzer, Ph.D., has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective October 1. 2017. He is currently serves as President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Bitzer was named President and Chief Operating Officer, Whirlpool Corporation, in 2015. Prior to this role, Mr. Bitzer was Vice Chairman, Whirlpool Corporation, a position he held since 2014. Prior to this role, Mr. Bitzer had been President of Whirlpool North America and Whirlpool Europe, Middle East and Africa after holding other positions of increasing responsibility since 1999. Bitzer earned both his MBA and doctorate degrees from the St. Gallen Graduate School of Business, Economics and law in Switzerland.

James Peters

Mr. James W. Peters is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, effective October 10, 2016. He was appointed vice president, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer in early 2015 previously having served Vice President, CFO of Whirlpool Corporation's North American Region since 2010. As CFO for an organization of over 300 people, Peters was responsible for financial reporting and internal controls as well as delivering the overall North American business results. He also oversaw all regional operational/strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities. Peters joined Whirlpool in 2004, holding director positions in various departments until he was appointed as vice president and CFO of Whirlpool EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) region in 2008. Prior to joining the company, he was a Manager of Internal Audit for Limited Brands and a Consulting Manager at Ernst & Young. Jim received his Bachelor's in Accounting and Business Administration at the University of Kansas and earned a Masters in Business Administration in Finance at Indiana University.

Esther Berrozpe

Ms. Esther M. Berrozpe is Executive Vice President, President - Whirlpool EMEA of the Company. She was named president of Whirlpool Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and executive vice president of Whirlpool Corporation on May 1, 2013. Previously, she was vice president European Markets for Whirlpool EMEA. Prior to joining Whirlpool, Berrozpe held posts with Wella Group in Spain, Sara Lee and Paglieri in Italy. She joined Whirlpool EMEA in 2000. At Whirlpool, Berrozpe has held a number of positions of increasing scope and responsibility, starting in Spain as marketing director, then moving on to Italy and the United States, where she was vice president brands and products prior to returning to Europe 2012. Ms. Berrozpe holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Deusto University in Spain. Through the Erasmus program she also attended courses in Economics and International Business at the University of Bergamo, in Italy.

Joao Brega

Mr. Joao C. Brega is Executive Vice President, President - Whirlpool Latin America of the Company, Mr. Brega became president, Embraco, in 2009. Previously, he was president, Whirlpool Mexico and Canada. Prior to this role, he was chief financial officer for Whirlpool Latin America. Brega joined Whirlpool in 1995 and served as operations director for Argentina and Chile, and finance director for North America and Latin America. Prior to Whirlpool, he worked for Sharp for Brazil.

Joseph Liotine

Mr. Joseph T. Liotine is Executive Vice President and President - Whirlpool North America of the Company. He was President - U.S. Operations of Whirlpool Corporation., effective December 1, 2013. Liotine began his career with Whirlpool in 2004 as a Finance Manager. Since then, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in finance, strategy and operations, sales, brands and product categories. He is currently VP Marketing North American region, responsible for the product category and brand teams' performance. Liotine earned a BA in Finance from Illinois State University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

David Szczupak

Mr. David T. Szczupak is Executive Vice President - Global Product Organization of the Company. Mr. Szczupak provides overall leadership for the company's product businesses and strategic sourcing. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Szczupak served as Chief Operating Officer of Dura Automotive Systems in Rochester Hills, Michigan. While at Dura, he provided strategic direction for product development, purchasing, manufacturing and product quality. Before joining Dura in 2006, he worked for Ford Motor Company for 22 years, where he held a variety of leadership roles. Mr. Szczupak also worked for Jaguar Cars for five years before it was acquired by Ford in 1990. Mr. Szczupak has a Master's degree in Automotive Engineering from Cranfield University in the United Kingdom.

Greg Creed

Mr. Greg Creed is Director of the Company. Mr. Creed has been Chief Executive Officer of YUM! Brands, Inc., a leading operator of quick service restaurants, since 2015. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Taco Bell Division in 2014, and as Chief Executive Officer of Taco Bell U.S. from 2011 to 2013 after holding other positions of increasing responsibility with the company since 1994. Mr. Creed has served as a director of YUM since 2014 and previously served as a director of International Game Technology from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Creed was recommended to Whirlpool's Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Board by a third party search firm.

Samuel Allen

Mr. Samuel R. Allen is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. He has served as a director since 2010. Mr. Allen has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deere & Co., a farm machinery and equipment company, since 2010, and a director since 2009. Mr. Allen joined Deere & Co. in 1975 and since that time has held positions of increasing responsibility.

Gary DiCamillo

Mr. Gary T. DiCamillo is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. DiCamillo has served as a director since 1997. Mr. DiCamillo has been a Partner at Eaglepoint Advisors, LLC, a turnaround, restructuring, and strategic advisory firm, since 2010. Prior to joining Eaglepoint Advisors, LLC, Mr. DiCamillo was President and Chief Executive Officer of Advantage Resourcing (formerly known as RADIA International), a professional and commercial staffing company, from 2002 until August 2009. From 1995 to 2002, Mr. DiCamillo served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Polaroid Corporation. Mr. DiCamillo is a director of Global Partner Acquisition Corp. (since 2015), Pella Corporation (from 1993 to 2007, and 2010 to present), a privately held company, the Sheridan Group, Inc. (since 1989), which was public within the past five years, and previously served as a director, as well as Lead Director, of 3Com Corporation (2000 to 2009).

Diane Dietz

Ms. Diane M. Dietz is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. She has served as a director since 2013. Ms. Dietz has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rodan & Fields, LLC, a leading premium skincare company, since January 2016. Ms. Dietz served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Safeway, Inc., a leading food and drug retailer, from 2008 to 2015. Prior to joining Safeway, Inc., Ms. Dietz held positions of increasing responsibility with Procter & Gamble from 1989 through 2008 .

Geraldine Elliott

Ms. Geraldine T. Elliott is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. She has served as a director since 2014. Ms. Elliott is the former Executive Vice President, Strategic Advisor of Juniper Networks, a producer of high-performance networking equipment. Ms. Elliott began her employment with Juniper Networks in 2009 and held positions of increasing responsibility until her retirement in 2014. Before joining Juniper Networks, Ms. Elliott was at Microsoft Corporation, where she was Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Sector Organization from 2004 to 2008. Prior to joining Microsoft Corporation, Ms. Elliott spent 22 years at IBM Corporation, where she held several senior executive positions in the U.S. and internationally. Ms. Elliott is a director of Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (since 2014) and Imperva, Inc. (since 2015).

Michael Johnston

Mr. Michael F. Johnston is Presiding Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. Johnston has served as a director since 2003. Mr. Johnston retired from Visteon Corporation, an automotive components supplier, in 2008. At Visteon, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Operating Officer at various times since 2000. In May 2009, Visteon filed for voluntary reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Before joining Visteon, Mr. Johnston held various positions in the automotive and building services industry. Mr. Johnston is also a director of Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (since 2016) and Dover Corporation (since 2013), and previously served as a director of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (2010 to 2016) and Flowserve Corporation (1997 to 2013).

John Liu

Mr. John D. Liu is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. Liu has served as a director since 2010. Mr. Liu has been the Chief Executive Officer of Essex Equity Management, a financial services company, and Managing Partner of Richmond Hill Investments, an investment management firm, since 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Liu was employed for 12 years by Greenhill & Co. Inc., a global investment banking firm, in positions of increasing responsibility including Chief Financial Officer.

Harish Manwani

Mr. Harish Manwani is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. He has served as a director since 2011. Mr. Manwani is Global Executive Advisor for Blackstone Private Equity Group, a position he has held since 2015. Mr. Manwani is the former Chief Operating Officer of Unilever, a global consumer product brands company, a position he was appointed to in 2011 and held until his retirement in 2014. He remains the non-executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). Mr. Manwani is also a director of Pearson plc (since 2013), Qualcomm Inc. (since 2014) and Nielsen Holdings plc (since 2015) and is a director of the Economic Development Board of Singapore.

William Perez

Mr. William D. Perez is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. Mr. Perez has served as a director since 2009. Mr. Perez has been a Senior Advisor to Greenhill & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, since 2010. Prior to joining Greenhill & Co., Inc., Mr. Perez was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company from 2006 to 2008, and President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Nike, Inc. from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Perez spent 34 years at S.C. Johnson in various positions, including Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Perez is also a director of Johnson & Johnson (since 2007) and previously served as a director of Kellogg Company (2000 to 2006) and Campbell Soup Company (2009 to 2012).

Larry Spencer

Gen. Larry Spencer is an Independent Director of the company. He has served as a director since August 2016. General Spencer is President of the Air Force Association, a position he had held since his retirement as a four-star general in 2015 after serving 44 years with the United States Air Force. General Spencer held positions of increasing responsibility with the Air Force, which included Vice Chief of Staff, the second highest-ranking military member in the Air Force. General Spencer was the first Air Force officer to serve as the Assistant Chief of Staff in the White House Military Office and he served as Chief Financial Officer and then Director of Mission Support at a major command. General Spencer was recommended to Whirlpool's Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and Board by a third party search firm.

Michael White

Mr. Michael D. White is an Independent Director of Whirlpool Corporation. He has served as a director since 2004. Mr. White is an Advisory Partner for Trian Fund Management, L.P., a position he has held since January 2016. Prior to joining Trian, Mr. White was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV, a leading provider of digital television entertainment services, from 2010 until his retirement in 2015. He also served as a director of the company from 2009 until 2015. From 2003 until 2009, Mr. White was Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo International, and Vice Chairman, PepsiCo, Inc. after holding positions of increasing responsibility with PepsiCo since 1990. Mr. White is also a director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (since 2015) and Bank of America Corporation (since June 2016).

Chris Conley

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jeff Fettig

16,148,100

Marc Bitzer

6,421,040

James Peters

3,228,220

Esther Berrozpe

4,488,700

Joao Brega

2,860,060

Joseph Liotine

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David Szczupak

3,148,810

Greg Creed

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Samuel Allen

250,493

Gary DiCamillo

275,311

Diane Dietz

250,852

Geraldine Elliott

253,465

Michael Johnston

285,493

John Liu

252,632

Harish Manwani

259,296

William Perez

263,068

Larry Spencer

232,638

Michael White

298,974

Chris Conley

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As Of  30 Dec 2016