“It is appropriate for our company to begin this historic year with the New York Stock Exchange,” said Jeff M. Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “Our company held its first stockholders’ meeting on November 11, 1911. For 99 years, we have worked diligently to create long-term value for our shareholders and it is only fitting that we would begin our 100th year in business right here on the trading floor of the NYSE. Whirlpool Corporation has had a remarkable and inspiring history.”
Whirlpool Corporation stock is an enduring bellwether on the NYSE, having first listed its shares there 55 years ago. Its stock is also an important part of the S&P 500 index, one of the principal performance benchmarks used by equity investors.
As the world’s leading manufacturer of major home appliances, Whirlpool Corporation’s continued investment in consumer-relevant innovation and its consumer-preferred brands and globally diverse product offerings continues to position the company for growth.
Whirlpool Corporation’s strengths are reflected in its long-term share performance. During the 10-year period since 2000, Whirlpool Corporation stock appreciation outpaced both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. Its organic growth has been complemented by targeted acquisitions to consistently expand its global reach, creating an industry leader with its brands and products now sold in more than 130 countries.
Whirlpool Corporation’s senior leadership team will participate, along with Mr. Fettig, in today’s closing bell ceremony.