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December 19, 2012
14:50 EDTWHRWhirlpool: Department of Commerce finds foreign manufacturers guilty of dumping
The U.S. Department of Commerce gave its final ruling in a case involving imports of large residential washers from South Korea and Mexico, Whirlpool announced. The DOC concluded that foreign manufacturers, including LG and Samsung, are dumping large residential washers into the U.S. market, violating U.S. and international trade laws. The DOC announced the following dumping margins for South Korean Producers: LG, 13.02%; Samsung, 9.29%; and Daewoo, 82.41%. The DOC announced the following dumping margins for Mexican producers: Samsung, 72.41%; Electrolux, 36.52%; and Whirlpool, 72.41%. Whirlpool said it has discontinued its shipments of washers from Mexico for sale in the U.S.; thus, no cash deposits will be required. In a separate case, the DOC ruled that unlawful subsidies were provided on the same products from South Korea and the DOC determined countervailing duty margins of 72.30% for Daewoo and 1.85% for Samsung, according to Whirlpool.
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October 14, 2014
12:35 EDTWHRWhirlpool completes purchase of majority interest in Indesit
Whirlpool Corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, Whirlpool Italia Holdings S.r.l., acquired a 56% stake in Indesit Company S.p.A., representing 61.9% of the voting stock of Indesit. Whirlpool acquired the shares under two share purchase agreements entered into on July 10 with Fineldo S.p.A. and members of the Merloni family. The acquisitions bring Whirlpool's stake in Indesit to 60.4%, representing 66.8% of the voting stock. Whirlpool Italia Holdings S.r.l. will now commence the steps to launch a mandatory tender offer for the remainder of Indesit's outstanding shares, with the intention to delist the company. The tender offer purchase price per share is equal to EUR 11.00/$13.89, based on exchange rates as of September 30. This price is equal to the share purchase price agreed to by the parties under the share purchase agreements and which was paid without adjustment. Additional information will be provided in the tender offer statement to be issued by Whirlpool Italia Holdings S.r.l. in compliance with Italian law.
October 13, 2014
12:16 EDTWHREuropean Commission approves Whirlpool acquisition of Indesit
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10:08 EDTWHROn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:47 EDTWHRWhirlpool upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Longbow
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October 10, 2014
06:49 EDTWHRWhirlpool risks from Sears exposure overstated, says BofA/Merrill
BofA/Merrill said Whirlpool (WHR) concerns from Sears (SHLD) exposure are overdone and notes total revenues from Sears are approximately 9% of North American revenues. Shares are Buy rated.

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