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July 23, 2014
09:55 EDTWHRWhirlpool sees FY14 free cash flow $600M-$650M
Sees strong, new innovative product launches in 2H14 in its North America operations. Says sees positive trends in industry growth in its North America operations. Says sees continued slow market recovery in its Europe, Middle East and Africa operations. Says sees improved product price and mix in that segment along with cost and capacity-reduction initiatives in that segment. In regards to the company's Latin America operations, it sees market share gains, ongoing cost productivity and new product launches. In the company's Asia operations, it sees ongoing cost productivity, new product launches and previously announced price increases to offset inflation and currency. Says investment and anticipated integration costs of the Hefei Sanyo acquisition will negatively impact 2014, but the company continues to believe this transaction will be "meaningful and accretive" in the first year post integration. Says "well positioned for improving global demand. Expects to grow beyond its core businesses. Says Indesit and Hefei Sanyo acquisitions are on track. Says confident in delivering FY14 performance. Sees previously announced price increases to offset inflation and currency. Comments taken from slides of the company's Q2 earnings conference call presentation.
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October 22, 2014
10:01 EDTWHRWhirlpool names Michael Todman, Marc Bitzer as vice chairmen
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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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