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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from _______ to _______
Commission file number 1-3932
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware38-1490038
(State of Incorporation)(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor,
Michigan
49022-2692
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code (269923-5000

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $1 per shareWHRChicago Stock ExchangeandNew York Stock Exchange

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: NONE
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.Yes
No
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act.YesNo
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.Yes
No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).Yes
No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer," "smaller reporting company," and "emerging growth company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
(Check one)
Large accelerated filer
Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filerSmaller reporting company
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed a report on and attestation to its management’s assessment of the effectiveness of its internal control over financial reporting under Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (15 U.S.C. 7262(b)) by the registered public accounting firm that prepared or issued its audit report.YesNo
If securities are registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act, indicate by check mark whether the financial statements of the registrant included in the filing reflect the correction of an error to previously issued financial statements.YesNo
Indicate by check mark whether any of those error corrections are restatements that required a recovery analysis of incentive-based compensation received by any of the registrant's executive officers during the relevant recovery period pursuant to §240.10D-1(b).YesNo
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).YesNo
The aggregate market value of voting common stock of the registrant held by stockholders not including voting stock held by directors and executive officers of the registrant and certain employee plans of the registrant (the exclusion of such shares shall not be deemed an admission by the registrant that any such person is an affiliate of the registrant) at the close of business on June 30, 2023 (the last business day of the registrant's most recently completed second fiscal quarter) was $7,941,546,633.

On February 9, 2024, the registrant had 54,643,756 shares of common stock outstanding.

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
Portions of the following documents are incorporated herein by reference into the Part of the Form 10-K indicated:
DocumentPart of Form 10-K into which incorporated
Portions of the registrant's proxy statement for the 2024 annual meeting of stockholders (the "Proxy Statement") to be filed pursuant to Regulation 14A within 120 days after the registrant's fiscal year end of December 31, 2023 are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report on From 10-K.
Part III



WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2023
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. Certain statements contained in this annual report, including those within the forward-looking perspective section within the Management's Discussion and Analysis section, do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may contain forward-looking statements that reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. Such statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as "may," "could," "will," "should," "possible," "plan," "predict," "forecast," "potential," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "believe," "may impact," "on track," "guarantee," "seek," and the negative of these words and words and terms of similar substance. These forward-looking statements should be considered with the understanding that such statements involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, known and unknown including those identified below, under “Item 1A. Risk Factors,” and elsewhere herein. Unless otherwise indicated, the terms "Whirlpool," "the Company," "we," "us," and "our" refer to Whirlpool Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries.

ITEM 1.BUSINESS
Our Company


Improving life at home has been at the heart of our business for 112 years – it is why we exist and why we are passionate about what we do.
Whirlpool Corporation ("Whirlpool"), committed to being the best kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home, was incorporated in 1955 under the laws of Delaware and was founded in 1911. Whirlpool manufactures products in 10 countries and markets products in nearly every country around the world. We have received worldwide recognition for accomplishments in a variety of business and social efforts, including leadership, diversity, innovative product design, business ethics, environmental sustainability, social responsibility and community involvement. Whirlpool had approximately $19 billion in annual net sales and 59,000 employees in 2023.
In 2023, we conducted our business through four operating segments, which we define based on geography. Whirlpool's operating segments in 2023 consisted of North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa ("EMEA"); Latin America and Asia. Beginning January 1, 2024, we are conducting our business through five operating segments, which consist of Major Domestic Appliances (“MDA”) North America; MDA Europe, MDA Latin America; MDA Asia; and Small Domestic Appliances (“SDA”) Global. For additional information, see Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
On January 16, 2023, Whirlpool entered into a contribution agreement with Arçelik A.Ş (“Arcelik”) in alignment with Whirlpool’s portfolio transformation. Under the terms of the agreement, Whirlpool will contribute its European major domestic appliance business, and Arcelik will contribute its European major domestic appliance, consumer electronics, air conditioning, and small domestic appliance businesses into the newly formed entity of which Whirlpool will own 25% and Arcelik 75%, subject to an adjustment mechanism based on certain financial matters. Separately, Whirlpool subsequently reached an agreement for the sale of Whirlpool’s Middle East and Africa business to Arcelik. These transactions impact businesses that are collectively referred to as the European major domestic appliance business which was classified as held for sale in the fourth quarter of 2022. Whirlpool will retain ownership of its EMEA KitchenAid small domestic appliance business.
The transactions are expected to close by April 2024 and include nine Whirlpool production sites located in Italy, Poland, Slovakia, and the UK, as well as two Arcelik production facilities in Romania. The Europe transaction is subject to certain closing conditions, including regulatory approvals from the European Commission, Germany, Austria and China, which have been received, and the UK which remains. On February 8, 2024, the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) provisionally cleared the Transaction. The CMA is expected to issue its final decision by March 26, 2024. For additional information, see Note 15 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
The MDA Europe business will be deconsolidated upon the completion of the European contribution agreement transaction with Arcelik, and it does not qualify for reporting as discontinued operations.
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As used herein, and except where the context otherwise requires, "Whirlpool," "the Company," "we," "us," and "our" refer to Whirlpool Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries.
Our Strategic Architecture
Our strategic architecture is the foundational component that drives our shareholder value creation and strategy. Below are the key components of our strategic architecture.
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Portfolio Transformation
Whirlpool Corporation is committed to delivering significant, long-term value to both our consumers and our shareholders. In 2023 we continued our multi-year portfolio transformation journey, which we expect to transform the company into a higher-growth and higher-margin business. In reflection of this, we have successfully integrated the InSinkErator business into our North America operations and are nearing the expected completion of the contribution agreement transaction with Arcelik for our European major domestic appliance business. Our value creating approach is enabled by three strong pillars: small appliances, major appliances in the Americas and India and commercial appliances, and we are committed to investing in businesses that support higher growth and higher margins. In recognition of our portfolio transformation, including our pending European transaction, we have reorganized our operating segments effective January 1, 2024, including presenting our SDA Global business as a separate operating segment.
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Reconciliations to equivalent GAAP net earnings measures are not provided as EBIT percentages presented above represent our expectations for these business lines and are not provided with respect to results for any specific period.
We are committed to being the best kitchen and laundry company. Our global footprint includes developed countries and emerging markets, including a leading position in many of the key countries in which we expect to operate. Following the contribution of our European major domestic appliance business, we expect to continue to win in the Americas with our leading position in multiple countries and leading U.S. builder share, alongside over 100 new product introductions in 2023 and accelerating growth in India.
Our Sustained Investment in Innovation
Whirlpool Corporation has been responsible for a number of first-to-market innovations. These include the first electric wringer washer in 1911, the first residential stand mixer in 1919, the first countertop microwave in 1967, the first energy and water efficient top-load washer in 1998 and the first top-load clothes washer with a removable agitator in 2021, among others. In 2023, we launched more than 100 new products throughout the world, demonstrating our commitment to innovation, including the KitchenAid Go cordless system, a 70 centimeter built-in bottom mount refrigerator with leading capacity and noise reduction, and our over-the-range flush microwave hood combination. We also unveiled our SlimTech insulation technology, which we expect to deliver benefits ranging from increased capacity and quieter performance to the potential for increased sustainability and design flexibility. Ever mindful of our impact on the planet, our holistic innovation approach uses Design for Sustainability principles in our global platforms and connects product sustainability directly with our business goals. For example, our InSinkErator food disposers can reduce from landfills up to 600 pounds of food waste generated by the average family of four. We are proud of our track record of innovation and our progress on sustainable innovation with eco-efficient products that reduce environmental impacts.
We are committed to continue innovating for a new generation of consumers. Our world-class innovation pipeline has driven consistent innovation over the last few years, driven by a passionate culture of employees focused on bringing new technologies to market.
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As the shift to digital continues, consumers continue to desire connected appliances which fit seamlessly into the larger home ecosystem. As a leading connected appliance manufacturer, we are excited to bring connected products and technologies to market, including voice control with a compatible smart home assistant, food recognition and automatic laundry detergent replenishment and over-the-air updates to qualified connected appliances. These digitally-enabled products and services will increasingly enhance the appliance experience for our consumers, as demonstrated by our highly rated mobile apps.
Whirlpool manufactures and markets a full line of major home appliances and related products. Our principal products are laundry appliances, refrigerators and freezers, cooking appliances, and dishwashers. Additionally, the Company has a strong portfolio of small domestic appliances, including the KitchenAid stand mixer, and a strong line of commercial laundry appliances. We have successfully integrated the InSinkErator business into our North America operations, expanding our portfolio of products to include food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use. InSinkErator net sales are reported under the 'Other' product category which are aggregated under the 'Dishwashing and Other' category on the chart below. KitchenAid Small Domestic Appliance net sales are reported under the 'Cooking Appliances' product category.
The following chart provides the percentage of net sales for each of our product categories which accounted for 10% or more of our consolidated net sales over the last three years:
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Best Brand Portfolio
We have the best brand portfolio in the industry, with multiple brands with more than $1 billion in revenue. The Company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, demonstrating our commitment to being the best kitchen and laundry company improving life at home for our consumers.
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We aim to position these desirable brands across many consumer segments. Our sales are led by our global brands Whirlpool and KitchenAid. Whirlpool is trusted throughout the world as a brand that delivers innovative care daily. Our KitchenAid brand brings a combination of innovation and design that inspires and fuels the passion of chefs, bakers and kitchen enthusiasts worldwide. These two brands offer differentiated products that provide exceptional performance and desirable features while remaining affordable to consumers.
Additionally, we have a number of strong regional and local brands, including Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Hotpoint*, Indesit, and InSinkErator, among others. These brands add to our impressive depth and breadth of kitchen and laundry product offerings and help us provide products that are tailored to local consumer needs and preferences. Our best brand portfolio in the industry, paired with our robust investment in research and development and consumer insights, positions us well to meet trends in consumer preferences and market demand.
Strong Cost Position
We have a culture of cost optimization and productivity, which we call productivity for growth, and it includes continuous focus on cost efficiency. Since 2017, we have delivered substantial gains through reduced complexity in all aspects of our business: research, design, reduced architectures, and reduced footprint. The regional scale enables our local-for-local production model as we continue to focus on producing as efficiently as possible.

As the macro environment continues to change, we believe our demonstrated ability to execute cost takeout allows us to effectively cope with macroeconomic challenges, and we see additional opportunities to further streamline our cost structure. Throughout 2023 we continued to manage our fixed cost base across manufacturing, logistics and selling, general and administrative expenses while at the same time continuing our portfolio transformation journey. We also continue our journey to reduce the complexity of our design and product platforms. We believe this initiative, among many others, will enable us to utilize increased modular production and improved scale in global procurement.

We believe our cost position is clearly differentiated in the appliance industry and we are committed to even further improvement, creating strong levels of value for our shareholders, regardless of the external environment.





*Whirlpool ownership of the Hotpoint brand in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions is not affiliated with the Hotpoint brand sold in the Americas.
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Value Creation Framework
Our long-term value creation framework is built upon the strong foundation we have in place: our industry-leading brand portfolio and robust product innovation pipeline, supported by our global operating platform and executed by our exceptional employees throughout the world.

Our long-term value-creation goals reflect our agile and resilient business model, which enables us to succeed in any operating environment with profitable growth, margin expansion, and cash conversion.
Capital Allocation Strategy
We take a balanced approach to capital allocation by focusing on the following key metrics:
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In 2023, we continued our 68th year of quarterly dividends, with $384 million in dividends paid in 2023. We continue to prioritize debt repayments, with $500 million of debt repayment in the fourth quarter of 2023. In November 2023, we announced our intention to reduce our ownership interest in our Whirlpool of India subsidiary while maintaining a majority interest, and we expect to utilize the proceeds to further reduce debt levels in 2024. We remain committed to funding innovation and growth and are confident in our ability to generate strong free cash flow. Our free cash flow generation, coupled with our balance sheet strength, provides us the flexibility to support our commitment to returning cash to shareholders.








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Regional Business Summary
Overview below includes a summary of our current operating segments relevant for the periods presented in the Consolidated Financial Statements of 2023. Beginning January 1, 2024, we have realigned our operating segments. For additional information, see Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
North America
In the United States and Canada, we market and distribute major home appliances and other consumer products primarily under the Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, InSinkErator, JennAir, affresh, Swash, everydrop and Gladiator brand names primarily to retailers, distributors and builders, as well as directly to consumers. We also market small domestic appliances under the KitchenAid brand name to retailers, distributors and directly to consumers.

We sell some products to other manufacturers, distributors, and retailers for resale in North America under those manufacturers' and retailers' respective brand names.
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Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
In Europe, we market and distribute major domestic appliances to retailers, distributors and directly to consumers under the Whirlpool, Indesit, Hotpoint*, Bauknecht, Ignis, Maytag and Privileg brand names. We also market major domestic appliances and small domestic appliances under the KitchenAid brand name primarily to retailers and distributors, as well as directly to consumers for small domestic appliances.

We market and distribute products under the Whirlpool, Bauknecht, Maytag, Indesit, Amana and Ignis brand names to distributors and dealers in Africa and the Middle East.

In 2023, we entered into the contribution agreement with Arçelik to contribute our European major domestic appliance business into a newly formed European appliance company and into a separate agreement for the sale of the Middle East and North Africa business, and expect to close both transactions by April 2024.
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Latin America
In Latin America, we produce, market and distribute our major home appliances, small domestic appliances and other consumer products primarily under the Consul, Brastemp, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Acros, Maytag and Eslabon de Lujo brand names primarily to retailers, distributors and directly to consumers.

We serve the countries of Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and certain Caribbean and Central America countries, via sales and distribution through accredited distributors.
 
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Asia
In Asia, we market and distribute our major home appliances and small domestic appliances in multiple countries, notably in India.

We market and distribute our products in Asia primarily under the Whirlpool, Elica, Maytag, KitchenAid, and Indesit brand names through a combination of direct sales to appliance retailers and chain stores and through full-service distributors to a large network of retail stores.

In May 2021, we sold our majority interest in Whirlpool China and subsequently retained a non-controlling interest. Whirlpool China continues to sell Whirlpool-branded products through a licensing agreement in China. In September 2021, we acquired a majority interest in Elica PB India.
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*Whirlpool ownership of the Hotpoint brand in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions is not affiliated with the Hotpoint brand sold in the Americas.

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Competition
Competition in the major home appliance industry is intense, including competitors such as BSH (Bosch), Electrolux, Haier, Hisense, LG, Mabe, Midea, Panasonic and Samsung, among others, many of which are increasingly expanding beyond their existing manufacturing footprint. The competitive environment includes the impact of a changing retail environment, including the shifting of consumer purchase practices towards e-commerce and other channels. Moreover, our customer base includes large, sophisticated trade customers who have many choices and demand competitive products, services and prices, and many of whom have their own brands which compete with our products. We believe that we can best compete in the current environment by focusing on introducing new and innovative products, building strong brands, enhancing trade customer and consumer value with our product and service offerings, meeting or exceeding our emissions and product efficiency commitments, optimizing our regional footprint and trade distribution channels, increasing productivity, improving quality, lowering costs, and taking other efficiency-enhancing measures.
Seasonality
The Company's quarterly revenues have historically been affected by a variety of seasonal factors, including holiday-driven promotional periods. Historically, the Company's total revenue and operating margins have been highest in the third and fourth quarter, and this pattern is more pronounced in our Small Domestic Appliance Global business. In 2022 and 2021, we realized a seasonality pattern that differed from historical periods due to the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions, and other macroeconomic factors. In 2023, the Company returned to a seasonal pattern of revenue and operating margins that was more heavily weighted to the second half of the year, and we expect that pattern to continue into 2024.
Raw Materials and Purchased Components
Our supplier performance is essential to our business. Some supply disruptions and unanticipated costs have been and may be incurred in transitioning to a new supplier if a prior single supplier relationship was abruptly interrupted or terminated. In the event of a disruption, we have been able and believe that we would be able to leverage our scale to qualify and use alternate materials, though sometimes at premium costs. In 2022 and 2021, our industry was impacted by supply constraints with our suppliers, factories, and logistics providers, based in significant part on geopolitical developments and macroeconomic factors beyond our control. More specifically, in the fourth quarter of 2022, we experienced a one-off supply chain disruption driving revenue decline in the North America operating segment. In 2023, supply chain constraints and inflation moderated, while geopolitical and macroeconomic factors remained volatile in certain countries.
Working Capital
The Company maintains varying levels of working capital throughout the year to support business needs and customer requirements through various inventory management techniques, including demand forecasting and planning. See the Financial Condition and Liquidity section of the “Management's Discussion and Analysis” section of this Annual Report on Form 10-K for additional information on our working capital requirements and processes.
Trademarks, Licenses and Patents
We consider the trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets we own, and the licenses we hold, in the aggregate, to be a valuable asset. Whirlpool is the owner of a number of trademarks in the United States and foreign countries. The most important trademarks to North America are Whirlpool, Maytag, JennAir, KitchenAid, InSinkErator, and Amana. The most important trademarks to Latin America are Consul, Brastemp, Whirlpool, KitchenAid and Acros. The most important trademark to Asia is Whirlpool.
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The most important trademarks to EMEA are Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Bauknecht, Indesit, Hotpoint* and Ignis. In connection with the European major domestic appliance transaction with Arcelik, ownership of the Bauknecht, Indesit, Hotpoint* and Ignis trademarks will transfer to the newly formed company, which is also granted a license to sell Whirlpool-branded products in Europe as further set forth below.
We receive royalties from licensing our trademarks to third parties who manufacture, sell and service certain products bearing the Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and Amana brand names. As part of the transaction with Arcelik involving the contribution of our European major domestic appliance business, we agreed to a multi-year licensing of the Whirlpool brand to the newly formed company for sales in Europe. We continually apply for and obtain patents globally. The primary purpose in obtaining patents is to protect our designs, technologies, products and services.
Government Regulation and Protection of the Environment
At Whirlpool, we believe our vision to be the world’s best kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home, is an urgent call to action. Our commitment to sustainability is guided by this belief and brought to life through the choices and investments we make: to protect our shared environment, to support our employees’ continuous growth and ensure their safety, and to always do our best to uplift our communities. And we are uniquely placed to achieve that.
We know that an environmentally sustainable Whirlpool is a more competitive Whirlpool - a company better positioned for long-term success. Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy is an integral part of our long-term, globally aligned strategic imperatives and operating priorities. It is deeply embedded in our vision, mission and values as an organization. We continuously seek to identify ways to broaden our commitments to ESG efforts and make progress on our goal of making our homes, our communities and our operations better today and in the future.
We are committed to developing innovative products that drive efficiencies in water and energy use and save our consumers’ time. Because we consider consumer preferences and cultural influences, and differences in infrastructure and availability of resources (such as water and energy) in regions where we operate, our approach and impact vary by region. In developed countries such as the U.S. and in Europe, our journey in providing efficient appliances has been one of continuous success over decades of delivering on innovation while not sacrificing performance. In developing countries we are committed to providing solutions specific to those areas, while minimizing the water and energy use of those products. It is these purposeful innovations that have improved the lives of millions of our consumers in meaningful ways. We are also committed to a 20 percent reduction in emissions linked to the use of our products (scope 3 category 11) across the globe by 2030, compared to 2016 levels. This target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, and builds on the Company's earlier reduction in emissions across all scopes since 2005.
In 2021, the Company announced a global commitment to reach a net zero emissions target in its plants and operations (scopes 1 and 2) by 2030, which is expected to cover more than 20 of Whirlpool Corporation's manufacturing sites and its large distribution centers around the world, exclusive of the European manufacturing sites. We expect to achieve this target by generating and consuming renewable energy, including installation of wind turbines, solar panels and investing in off-site renewables through virtual power purchase agreements, improvements in energy efficiency and leveraging carbon removal to offset emissions that cannot be avoided. As of 2023, we are in process of operationalizing two virtual power purchase agreements, which are expected to cover 100% of the electricity consumed by U.S. sites. We are also taking actions to reduce waste material across all global manufacturing facilities, and in 2023 we achieved the gold level for Zero Waste to Landfill (ZWtL) for two new manufacturing sites and maintained Gold or Platinum Level at 100% of our other large global manufacturing sites.

*Whirlpool ownership of the Hotpoint brand in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions is not affiliated with the Hotpoint brand sold in the Americas.
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We continued a carbon offsetting initiative based on our use of advanced formulation blowing agents with lower global warming potential in refrigerators produced in North America. These conversions allow us to generate tradable environmental assets and operate in the voluntary carbon offsets market by following an approved American Carbon Registry (ACR) methodology. ACR is a leading carbon offset program that has developed environmentally rigorous, science-based offset methodologies for years. Our ACR-registered carbon offsets are sold to external buyers via a broker, and the funds are used to further our initiatives in reducing our carbon footprint through sustainable product development and emissions offsetting. The amount received for ACR credit sales in 2023 was immaterial. Offset activation, verification, and brokerage was also immaterial in 2023 and is not expected to be material in 2024.
We comply with all laws and regulations regarding protection of the environment, and in many cases where laws and regulations are less restrictive, we have established and are following our own standards, consistent with our commitment to environmental responsibility. These compliance requirements tend to pair well with our ESG focus and we believe that we are in compliance, in all material respects, with presently applicable governmental provisions relating to environmental protection in the countries in which we have manufacturing operations. Compliance with these environmental laws and regulations did not have a material effect on capital expenditures, earnings, or our competitive position during 2023 and is not expected to be material in 2024.
The entire major home appliance industry, including Whirlpool, must contend with the adoption of stricter government energy and environmental standards. These standards have been phased in over the past several years and continue to be phased in, and include the general phase-out of ozone-depleting chemicals used in refrigeration, and energy and related standards for selected major appliances, regulatory restrictions on the materials content specified for use in our products by some jurisdictions and mandated recycling of our products and packaging materials at the end of their useful lives. Compliance with these various standards, as they become effective, will increase costs or require some product redesign. However, we believe, based on our understanding of the current state of proposed regulations, that we will be able to develop, manufacture, and market products that comply with these regulations.
Various municipal, state, and federal regulators have discussed, proposed, or enacted new regulations or bans on appliances that utilize natural gas citing climate change and other concerns, which would impose transition costs and impact our product mix and product offerings, among other impacts. We also believe that transition to a lower-carbon economy presents opportunities for our business, given our broad-based product portfolio of resource-efficient appliances, including a full line of electric, natural gas and induction-based appliances.
Our operations are also subject to numerous legal and regulatory requirements concerning product energy usage, data privacy, cybersecurity, employment conditions and worksite health and safety. These requirements often provide broad discretion to government authorities, and they could be interpreted or revised in ways that delay production or make production more costly. The costs to comply, or associated with any noncompliance, are, or can be, significant and vary from period to period.
Human Capital Management
At Whirlpool, our enduring values guide everything we do. We have created an environment where open and honest communication is the expectation, not the exception. We hold our employees to this standard and offer the same in return. Our Integrity Manual helps our employees follow our commitment to win the right way. Additionally, our Supplier Code of Conduct formalizes the key principles under which Whirlpool’s suppliers are required to operate.
Our Human Capital Strategy is built around three pillars:
Effective and Efficient Organization
Our employees are a critical driver of Whirlpool’s global business results. On December 31, 2023, Whirlpool employed approximately 59,000 employees across 48 countries, with 32% located within
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the United States. Outside of the United States, our largest employee populations were located within Brazil and Mexico. We ensure that we are aligning our people strategies with the organization’s strategic priorities, enabling the execution of our priorities by attracting, developing, engaging and retaining our global talent.
Through our organizational effectiveness practices, we ensure that our organizational design, processes and governance are fit for purpose. We provide all employees with access to learning opportunities to improve critical skills, in order to develop the capabilities required to succeed now and into the future.
Best Talent and Leadership
We believe that our talent is a competitive advantage. We invest in attracting the best talent, developing employees’ skills and capabilities, and retaining top talent. We provide robust and challenging career opportunities for employees, which ensures that we build a deep succession bench for our leadership roles.
Development of leadership acumen within Whirlpool Corporation is critical in ensuring People Leaders at all levels are capable and confident in their ability to bring out the best in our people. At Whirlpool, we believe in “Leaders Teaching Leaders'' where our senior leaders are expected to step up and embrace their role in developing our next generation of leaders. As a result, all of our formal leadership development programs are internally designed and facilitated by Whirlpool leaders themselves. The benefits of this strategy are multifold; our senior leaders grow continually by playing the role of teachers, our next-level leaders learn from their role models’ personal experiences and in turn, our organization builds a leadership engine. Leadership development is a crucial component of our overall organizational strategy, and will continue to be an area of focus in the coming years.
Winning Culture
We continually strive to foster a “family feel” culture where we are accountable to each other. This means that we live our enduring values and conduct ourselves in a way that is consistent with the Whirlpool Leadership Model behaviors.
We leverage a multi-faceted employee listening strategy to better understand our employees’ experience and needs, including regular employee engagement pulse surveys that cover broader engagement, belonging and wellbeing topics.
Our employees’ safety and wellbeing is of the utmost importance. Whirlpool has a proud history of providing our employees with comprehensive and competitive benefits packages and we continue to invest in our employees' health and wellbeing. Our global wellbeing strategy focuses on six main pathways– Be healthy; Be you; Be balanced; Be curious; Be prepared; and Be connected, to further empower and support our employees to “Be Well” in all aspects of their lives. In addition, we provide access for all our employees to clinical counselors and guidance on relationships, finances, retirement planning, legal issues and emotional needs. All global employees, regardless of their full-time or part-time status, are eligible for this free well-being benefit.
Whirlpool offers a variety of programs globally to protect the health and safety of our employees. While we maintain targets for year-over-year reduction of the total recordable incident rate and serious injuries, our goal is always zero.
Whirlpool believes in creating a culture of inclusion where all employees feel a sense of belonging. Inclusion and Diversity has been an enduring value at Whirlpool for decades. Our efforts to appreciate all perspectives and backgrounds enables us to understand our diverse consumer base, improve our products so they can be used by everyone, and make our communities stronger. Our value of Inclusion and Diversity includes focused actions to build a diverse workforce, an inclusive workplace and a vibrant ecosystem. Around the world, nineteen Employee Resource Groups support our inclusive culture by providing opportunities for employees to connect with one another, grow personally and professionally, and give back to their communities.
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In 2020, Whirlpool committed to an action-based pledge focused on equality and fairness, with specific workstreams focused on actions we can take within our company and our communities. Since the announcement of this pledge, we have invested in programs that help drive sustainable, positive impact for employees and local communities. In 2023, these investments included supporting our local community through a park restoration on our second annual Juneteenth Day of Impact , and through the grand opening of an 80-unit apartment complex in Benton Harbor. This apartment complex, named Emma Jean Hull Flats, provides high quality housing opportunities for local residents, including discounted leasing for hometown heroes such as emergency personnel and teachers.
Also in 2023 as a part of our pledge for equality and fairness, we continued to enhance our relationship with Florida A&M University. This relationship provides an opportunity for Whirlpool employees to engage with students through mentoring and engineering projects, while also opening opportunities for recruiting top engineering talent from an esteemed Historically Black College & University (HBCU). Hosting a Habitat for Humanity build near Florida A&M University’s campus allowed students, faculty, and local residents to engage with Whirlpool’s employees in new ways.
For additional information, please see Whirlpool’s website (www.whirlpoolcorp.com), and forthcoming 2024 Proxy Statement and 2023 Sustainability Report. The contents of our Sustainability Report, Proxy Statement (except where noted herein), and the Company's website are not incorporated by reference into this Annual Report on Form 10-K or in any other report or document we file with the SEC.
Other Information
For information about the challenges and risks associated with our foreign operations, see "Risk Factors" under Item 1A.
Whirlpool is a major supplier of laundry, refrigeration, cooking and dishwasher home appliances to Lowe's, a North American retailer. Sales to Lowe's represented approximately 13%, 14%, and 13% of our consolidated net sales in 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively. Lowe's represented approximately 38% and 37% of our consolidated accounts receivable as of December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. For additional information, see Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
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Information About Our Executive Officers
The following table sets forth the names and ages of our executive officers on February 14, 2024, the positions and offices they held on that date, and the year they first became executive officers:
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Officer
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Marc R. BitzerChairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer200659
James W. PetersExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and President, Whirlpool Asia201654
Carey MartinExecutive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer202347
Gilles MorelExecutive Vice President and President, Whirlpool Europe, Middle East & Africa201958
Juan Carlos PuenteExecutive Vice President and President, Whirlpool Latin America202349
Ava HarterExecutive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer202354
Ludovic BeaufilsExecutive Vice President and General Manager, KitchenAid Small Appliances202451
Alessandro PerucchettiExecutive Vice President and President, Whirlpool North America202448
The executive officers named above were elected by our Board of Directors to serve in the office indicated until the first meeting of the Board of Directors following the annual meeting of stockholders in 2024 and until a successor is chosen and qualified or until the executive officer's earlier resignation or removal.
Each of our executive officers has held the position set forth in the table above or has served Whirlpool in various executive or administrative capacities for at least the past five years, except for Mr. Morel and Ms. Harter. Prior to joining Whirlpool in April 2019, Mr. Morel served for two years as CEO of Northern and Central Europe for Groupe Savencia. Prior to that, he worked for 27 years at Mars Inc. in various leadership positions, most recently as Regional President, Europe & Eurasia for Mars Chocolate. Prior to joining Whirlpool in December 2020, Ms. Harter served as senior vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Owens Corning since 2015. Prior to her role at Owens Corning, Ms. Harter held roles of increasing responsibility with General Electric, The Dow Chemical Company, Jones Day, and Thompson Hine LLP.
Available Information
Financial results and investor information (including Whirlpool's Form 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K reports) are accessible at Whirlpool's investor website: investors.whirlpoolcorp.com. Copies of our Form 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K reports and amendments, if any, are available free of charge through our website on the same day they are filed with, or furnished to, the Securities and Exchange Commission.
We routinely post important information for investors on our website, whirlpoolcorp.com, in the "Investors" section. We also intend to update the Hot Topics Q&A portion of this website as a means of disclosing material, non-public information and for complying with our disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investors section of our website, in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, presentations and webcasts. The information contained on, or that may be accessed through, our website is not incorporated by reference into, and is not a part of, this document.
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PART I
ITEM 1A.RISK FACTORS
This report contains statements referring to Whirlpool that are not historical facts and are considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements, which are intended to take advantage of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, are based on current projections about operations, industry conditions, financial condition and liquidity. Words that identify forward-looking statements include words such as "may," "could," "will," "should," "possible," "plan," "predict," "forecast," "potential," "anticipate," "determine," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "believe," "may impact," "on track," "may affect," “guarantee”, “seek” and the negative of these words and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance, an acquisition or merger, or our businesses. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. Those statements are not guarantees and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual results could differ materially and adversely from these forward-looking statements.
We have listed below what we believe to be the most significant strategic, operational, financial, legal and compliance, and general risks relating to our business.
STRATEGIC RISKS
We face intense competition in the home appliance industry and failure to successfully compete could adversely affect our business and financial performance.
Each of our operating segments, including our newly reorganized small domestic appliance business effective from January 1, 2024, operates in a highly competitive business environment and faces intense competition from a significant number of competitors, many of which have strong consumer brand equity. Several of these competitors, such as those set forth in the Business section of this Annual Report on Form 10-K, are large, well-established companies, ranking among the Global Fortune 500. We also face competition that may be able to quickly adapt to changing consumer preferences, particularly in the connected appliance space, or may be able to adapt more quickly to changes brought about by supply chain constraints, inflationary pressures, currency fluctuations, geopolitical uncertainty, epidemics or pandemics, increased interest rates or other factors. Moreover, our customer base includes large, sophisticated trade customers who have many choices and demand competitive products, services and prices, and which have and may in the future merge, consolidate, form alliances or further increase their relative purchasing scale. Competition in the global appliance industry is based on a number of factors including selling price, product features and design, consumer taste, performance, innovation, reputation, energy efficiency, service, quality, cost, distribution, and financial incentives, such as promotional funds, sales incentives, volume rebates and terms. Many of our competitors are increasingly expanding beyond their existing manufacturing footprints. Our competitors, especially global competitors with low-cost sources of supply, vertically integrated business models and/or highly protected home countries outside the United States, have aggressively priced their products and/or introduced new products to increase market share and expand into new geographies. Many of our competitors have established and may expand their presence in the rapidly changing retail environment, including the continued shift of consumer purchasing practices towards e-commerce and other channels, and the increasing global prevalence of direct-to-consumer sales models. In addition, technological innovation is a significant competitive factor for our products, as consumers continually look for new product features that save time, effort, water and energy. We may further be exposed to competitive risks related to the adoption and application of new technologies by established participants or new entrants, and competitive risks from uncertainty driven by changes to trade laws, regulations and policies, including tariffs, sanctions, and import/export controls. If we are unable to successfully

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compete in this highly competitive environment, our business and financial performance could be adversely affected.
The loss of, or substantial decline in, volume of sales to any of our key trade customers, major buying groups, and/or builders could adversely affect our financial performance.
We sell to a sophisticated customer base of large trade customers, including large domestic and international trade customers, that have significant leverage as buyers over their suppliers. Most of our products are not sold through long-term contracts, allowing trade customers to change volume among suppliers like us. As the trade customers continue to become larger through merger, consolidation or organic growth, they have sought and may seek to use their position to improve their profitability by various means, including improved efficiency, lower pricing, and increased promotional programs. As has occurred in the past, if we are unable to meet their demand requirements, our volume growth and financial results could be adversely affected. We also continue to pursue direct-to-consumer sales globally, including the launch of direct-to-consumer sales on most of our brand websites in recent years, which may impact our relationships with existing trade customers. The loss or substantial decline in volume of sales to our key trade customers, major buying groups, builders, or any other trade customers to which we sell a significant amount of products, has adversely affected and in the future could adversely affect our financial performance. Additionally, the loss of market share or financial difficulties, including bankruptcy and financial restructuring, by these trade customers could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements.
Failure to maintain our reputation and brand image could adversely impact our business.
Our brands have worldwide recognition, and our success depends on our ability to maintain and enhance our brand image and reputation. Maintaining, promoting and growing our brands depends on our marketing efforts, including advertising and consumer campaigns, as well as product innovation. We could be adversely impacted if we fail to achieve any of these objectives or if, whether or not justified, the reputation or image of our company or any of our brands is tarnished or receives negative publicity. In addition, adverse publicity about regulatory or legal action against us, product safety concerns, data privacy breaches or quality issues, inability to meet our net zero or other sustainability goals, or negative association with any brand could damage our reputation and brand image, undermine our customers' confidence in us and reduce long-term demand for our products, even if the regulatory or legal action is unfounded or not material to our operations.
In addition, our success in maintaining, extending and expanding our brand image depends on our ability to adapt to a rapidly changing media environment, including an ever-increasing reliance on social media and online dissemination of advertising campaigns. Inaccurate or negative posts, comments or reviews have been and may continue to be made about us or our products on social networking and other websites that can spread rapidly through such forums, which could seriously damage our reputation and brand image. If we do not protect, maintain, extend and expand our brand image, then our financial statements could be materially and adversely affected.
An inability to effectively execute and manage our business objectives and global operating platform initiative could adversely affect our financial performance.
The highly competitive nature of our industry requires that we effectively execute and manage our business objectives including our global operating platform initiative. Our global operating platform initiative aims to reduce costs, expand margins, drive productivity and quality improvements, accelerate our rate of innovation, generate free cash flow and drive shareholder value. An inability to effectively control costs and drive productivity improvements could adversely affect our profitability. In addition, an inability to provide high-quality, innovative products could adversely affect our ability to maintain or increase our sales, which could negatively affect our revenues and overall financial performance.


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An inability to understand consumers’ preferences and to timely identify, develop, manufacture, market, and sell products that meet customer demand could adversely affect our business.
Our success is dependent on anticipating and appropriately reacting to changes in consumer preferences, including the shifting of consumer purchasing practices towards e-commerce, direct-to-consumer and other channels, and on successful new product development, including in the eco-efficiency space, the connected appliance space and the digital space, and process development and product relaunches in response to such changes. In addition, the adoption of generative artificial intelligence ("AI") technologies may bring challenges in terms of disruption to both our business model and our existing technology and products. We may further be exposed to competitive risks related to the adoption and application of new technologies by established participants or new entrants, and others. The speed of technological development may prove disruptive if we are unable to maintain the pace of innovation. To compete effectively we must also be responsive to technological change, potential regulatory developments, and public scrutiny. Our future results and our ability to maintain or improve our competitive position will depend on our capacity to gauge the direction of our key product categories and geographic regions and upon our ability to successfully and timely identify, develop, manufacture, market, and sell new or improved products in these changing environments.
Our intellectual property rights are valuable, and any inability to protect them could reduce the value of our products, services and brands.
We consider our intellectual property rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, and the licenses we hold, to be a significant and valuable aspect of our business. We attempt to protect our intellectual property rights through a combination of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, as well as licensing agreements and third-party nondisclosure and assignment agreements, as well as agreements and policies with our employees and other parties (including non-compete agreements which may become subject to future regulatory action impacting many companies). Our failure to secure and maintain protection for or adequately protect our trademarks, products, new features of our products, or our processes may diminish our competitiveness.
We have applied for intellectual property protection in the United States and other key jurisdictions with respect to certain innovations and new products, design patents, product features, and processes. We cannot be assured that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office or any similar authority in other jurisdictions will approve any of our patent applications. Additionally, the patents we own could be challenged or invalidated, others could design around our patents or the patents may not be of sufficient scope or strength to provide us with any meaningful protection or commercial advantage. Further, the laws of certain foreign countries in which we do business, or contemplate doing business in the future, do not recognize intellectual property rights or protect them to the same extent as United States law. These factors could weaken our competitive advantage with respect to our products, services, and brands in foreign jurisdictions, which could adversely affect our financial performance.
Moreover, while we do not believe that any of our products infringe on enforceable intellectual property rights of third parties, others have in the past and may in the future assert intellectual property rights that cover some of our technology, brands, products, or services. Any litigation regarding patents or other intellectual property could be costly and time-consuming and could divert the attention of our management and key personnel from our business operations. Claims of intellectual property infringement might also require us to enter into costly license agreements or modify our products or services. We also may be subject to significant damages, injunctions against the development and sale of certain products or services, or limited in the use of our brands.
In addition, advances in and growing adoption of AI technology may exacerbate intellectual property risks, including the risk that existing intellectual property laws and rights may not provide adequate protection given advances in AI technology. AI may also increase the risk of inadvertent disclosure of Whirlpool's trade secrets and other confidential information as well as the risk that Whirlpool inadvertently infringes upon others' intellectual property rights.

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OPERATIONAL RISKS
We face risks associated with our divestitures, acquisitions, other investments and joint ventures.
From time to time, we make strategic divestitures, acquisitions, investments and participate in joint ventures. For example, in 2022, we divested our operations in Russia and acquired our InSinkErator business from Emerson Electric Co. During the fourth quarter of 2022, we also classified our European major domestic appliance business as held for sale, and signed an agreement in January 2023 to contribute our European major domestic appliance business to a newly formed entity with Arcelik, which transaction we expect to complete by April 2024. These transactions, and other transactions that we have entered into or which we may enter into in the future, can involve significant challenges and risks, including that the transaction does not advance our business strategy or fails to produce a satisfactory return on our investment. We have encountered and may encounter difficulties in integrating acquisitions with our operations, undertaking post-acquisition restructuring activities, applying our internal control processes to these acquisitions, managing strategic investments, and in overseeing the operations, systems, and controls of acquired companies. We have also experienced and may in the future experience entity governance and management difficulties where we hold only a minority or simple majority equity ownership position. Integrating acquisitions and carving out divestitures is often costly, may be dilutive to earnings and may require significant attention from management. There might also be differing or inadequate cybersecurity and data protection controls, which could impact our exposure to data security incidents and potentially increase anticipated costs or time to integrate the business. Furthermore, we may not realize the degree, or timing, of benefits we anticipate when we first enter into a transaction. While our evaluation of any potential transaction includes business, legal, regulatory and financial due diligence with the goal of identifying and evaluating the material risks involved, our due diligence reviews have not always or consistently identified and may not always or consistently in the future identify all of the issues necessary to accurately estimate the cost, time and potential loss contingencies of a particular transaction, including potential exposure to regulatory sanctions resulting from an acquisition target's previous activities, costs associated with any quality issues with an acquisition target's legacy products or difficulties and costs associated with obtaining necessary regulatory approvals. In addition, certain liabilities have in the past and may be in the future retained by Whirlpool when closing a facility, divesting an entity or selling physical assets, and certain of these retained liabilities have been in the past and may be in the future material. For example, we agreed to retain certain liabilities relating to Embraco antitrust, tax, environmental, labor and products in connection with the Embraco sale in 2019. In addition, the current and proposed changes to the U.S. and foreign regulatory approval process and requirements in connection with an acquisition may cause approvals to take longer than anticipated to obtain, not be forthcoming or contain burdensome conditions, which may jeopardize, delay or reduce the anticipated benefits of the transaction to us and could impede the execution of our business strategy.
The ability of our suppliers to deliver parts, components and manufacturing equipment to our manufacturing facilities according to schedule and quality required may impact our ability to manufacture without disruption and could affect product availability and sales.
We use a wide range of materials and components in the global production of our products, which come from numerous suppliers around the world. Because not all of our business arrangements provide for guaranteed supply, and our suppliers also are subject to the economic, social and political conditions in the countries in which they operate and, moreover, some key parts may be available only from single-source unaffiliated third-party suppliers or a limited group of suppliers, we are subject to supply chain risk. In addition, certain proprietary component parts used in some of our products are provided by single-source unaffiliated third-party suppliers. We would be unable to obtain these proprietary components for an indeterminate period of time if these single-source suppliers were to cease or interrupt production or otherwise fail to supply these components to us as agreed, which could adversely affect our product sales and operating results.

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Our operations and those of our suppliers are subject to disruption for a variety of unexpected reasons, including, but not limited to, sudden changes in business conditions, supplier plant shutdowns or slowdowns, transportation delays due to port delays or any disruption on the supply chain, work stoppages, epidemics and pandemics, labor shortages, labor relations, global geopolitical instability, price inflation, governmental regulatory and enforcement actions, intellectual property claims against suppliers, disputes with suppliers, distributors or transportation providers, financial issues such as supplier bankruptcy, information technology failures, hazards such as fire, earthquakes, flooding, or other natural disasters, including due to climate change, and increased homeland security requirements in the U.S. and other countries. For example, we expect to continue to be impacted by supply chain issues, due to factors largely beyond our control: a global shortage of certain components, such as select semiconductors, a strain on raw materials and input cost inflation, all of which began easing towards the end of 2022, but could escalate again in future quarters. These issues have delayed and could in the future delay importation and increase the cost of products and/or components or require us to locate alternative providers to avoid disruption to customers. These alternatives have not always been and in the future may not be available on short notice and have in the past and in the future could result in higher transit costs and stock availability, which could have an adverse impact on our business and financial statements. Additionally, we are subject to our suppliers’ capabilities to accurately forecast and manage their production and supply chains and consistently supply us with parts and other raw materials, which can impact our operations given the combination of potential issues including sourcing thousands of parts globally from numerous suppliers in multiple countries.
The inability to timely convert our backlog due to supply chain disruptions subjects us to pricing and product availability risks and its conversion into revenue. If our suppliers are unable to effectively recover parts and components and we are unable to effectively manage the impacts of price inflation and timely convert our backlog, our financial statements could materially and adversely be affected.
The lack of availability of any parts, components or equipment has resulted and could in the future result in production delays and sales disruptions, as well as our ability to fulfill contractual obligations. Unexpected disruption risks as such cannot be completely eliminated due to our reliance on suppliers’ performance to consistently build and ship products to customers.
Our ability to continue to identify and to eliminate single failure points within the supply chain remains one of our priorities in order to reduce risks related to third party suppliers and macroeconomic, environmental, political or social potential unforecastable disruptions.
Insurance for certain disruptions may not be available, affordable or adequate. The effects of climate change, including extreme weather events, long-term changes in temperature levels and water availability may exacerbate these risks. Such disruption has in the past and could in the future interrupt our ability to manufacture certain products. Any significant supply chain disruption for the reasons stated above or otherwise could have a material adverse impact on our financial statements.
Our financial condition and results of operations have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and may in the future be adversely affected by other public health emergencies, epidemics or pandemics.
Beginning in 2020, the pandemic created significant business disruption and economic uncertainty which has impacted us in subsequent years. A resurgence or development of new strains of COVID-19, or other public health emergencies, epidemics or pandemics, could negatively impact our global operations, trade customers, suppliers, consumers, and each of their financial conditions. The extent to which public health emergencies, epidemics or pandemics, could impact our business, results of operations, financial condition or liquidity is highly uncertain and may materially affect our financial statements in future periods, and may also exacerbate other risks discussed elsewhere in Item 1A. Risk Factors in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements.


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We face risks associated with our presence in emerging markets.
Our growth plans include efforts to increase revenue from emerging markets, including through acquisitions. Local business practices in these countries may not comply with U.S. laws, local laws or other laws applicable to us or our compliance policies, and non-compliant practices may result in increased liability risks. For example, we may incur unanticipated costs, expenses or other liabilities as a result of an acquisition target's violation of applicable laws, such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the U.K. Bribery Act, and/or similar anti-bribery/anti-corruption laws in non-U.S. jurisdictions. We may incur unanticipated costs or expenses, including post-closing asset impairment charges, expenses associated with eliminating duplicate facilities, litigation, and other liabilities. For example, we incurred significant impairment and restructuring expenses in the years following our acquisition of Indesit in 2014. In addition, our recent acquisitions have and future acquisitions may increase our exposure to other risks associated with operating internationally, including foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; political, legal and economic instability; inflation; changes in tax rates and tax laws; and work stoppages and labor relations, in addition to other risks discussed elsewhere in Item 1A. Risk Factors in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Risks associated with our international operations may decrease our revenues and increase our costs.
For the year ended December 31, 2023, sales outside our North America region represented approximately 41% of our net sales. We expect that international sales will continue to account for a significant percentage of our net sales. Accordingly, we have faced and continue to face numerous risks associated with conducting international operations, any of which could negatively affect our financial performance. These risks include the following:
Pandemic-related shutdowns, the timing, availability and effectiveness of treatments and vaccines, and other pandemic-related uncertainties in the countries in which we operate;
Political, legal, and economic instability and uncertainty, including the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Israel and Palestine, the Red Sea conflict and its impact on shipping and logistics and other global conflicts, including tensions between China and the United States;
Foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations;
Changes in foreign tax rules, regulations and other requirements, such as changes in tax rates and statutory and judicial interpretations of tax laws;
Changes in diplomatic and trade relationships, including sanctions and related regulations resulting from the current political situation in countries in which we do business;
Inflation and/or deflation, and changes in interest rates;
Changes in foreign country regulatory requirements, including data privacy laws;
Various import/export restrictions and disruptions and the availability of required import/export licenses;
Imposition of tariffs and other trade barriers;
Managing widespread operations and enforcing internal policies and procedures such as compliance with U.S. and foreign anti-bribery, anti-corruption regulations, and anti-money laundering regulations, such as the FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act, and antitrust laws;
Labor disputes, labor shortages and work stoppages at our operations and suppliers;
Government price controls;
Trade customer insolvency and the inability to collect accounts receivable;

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Limitations on the repatriation or movement of earnings and cash; and
Various U.S. and non-U.S. laws and regulations specific to and/or focused on requirements to ensure the non-use of forced labor and child labor within our supply chain, as well as compliance with various applicable human rights laws and regulations.
We are subject to the FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act, and other similar non-U.S. laws and regulations, which may place us at a competitive disadvantage to foreign companies that are not subject to similar regulations. Additionally, any suspicion or determination that we have violated the FCPA, U.K. Bribery Act, or other anti-bribery and/or anti-corruption laws could have a material adverse effect on us.
On August 31, 2022, we completed the sale of our Russian business to Arcelik and recorded a loss on disposal. We continue to closely monitor the impact of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine on all aspects of our operations, including most importantly, the safety and security of our employees in the region. The impact of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and resulting sanctions and export controls, include, but are not limited to, macro financial impacts resulting from the exclusion of Russian financial institutions from the global banking system; operational risks, including potential logistics, sales, distribution, and energy related challenges; and reductions in consumer and trade customer demand. We cannot guarantee that a violation of sanctions or export controls will not occur in the future, and we may experience potential additional impacts in the future. Sanctions and export control laws may also have an indirect adverse effect on our business. Sanctions against Russia have contributed to adverse changes in the global price and availability of certain raw materials, which has and could reduce our sales and earnings or otherwise have an adverse effect on our operations, and any future additional export controls or sanctions imposed by the United States, United Kingdom, the European Union, or other countries could further exacerbate these effects. We may also experience potential additional impacts in the future.
We have not determined the extent to which any of the United States, European Union or other government actions may mitigate these impacts, if at all. Moreover, our insurance coverage may not respond to many of these impacts.
Risks associated with unanticipated social, political and/or economic events may materially and adversely impact our business.
Terrorist attacks, cyber events, armed conflicts (including the war in Ukraine discussed elsewhere in Risk Factors and other global conflicts), bank failures, civil unrest, espionage, natural disasters, governmental actions, epidemics and pandemics (including the impacts of COVID-19 discussed elsewhere in Risk Factors) have and could affect our domestic and international sales, disrupt our supply chain, and impair our ability to produce and deliver our products. Many of such events have impacted and could directly impact our physical facilities or those of our suppliers or customers.
We have been and may be subject to information technology system failures, network disruptions, cybersecurity attacks and breaches in data security, which may materially adversely affect our operations, financial condition and operating results.
We depend on information technology to improve the effectiveness of our operations, to interface with our customers, consumers and employees, to maintain the continuity of our manufacturing operations, and to maintain financial accuracy and efficiency. In addition, we collect, store, and process confidential or sensitive data, including proprietary business information, personal data or other information that is subject to privacy and security laws, regulations and/or customer-imposed controls. Our business processes and data sharing across suppliers and vendors is dependent on technology system availability. Our systems may depend, directly or indirectly, on software developed by third parties (such as open source libraries or vendor software) and we may have limited visibility into the robustness of the security practices followed during design, development, or remediation of this third party software. The failure of any such systems, whether internal or third-party, could disrupt our operations by causing transaction errors, processing inefficiencies, delays or cancellation of customer orders, the loss of customers, impediments to the manufacture or shipment of products, other financial and business disruptions, employee relations issues, the

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loss of or damage to intellectual property and the unauthorized disclosure or compromise of personal data of consumers and employees or of commercially sensitive information.
In addition, we have outsourced certain technology services and administrative functions to third-party service providers and may outsource additional functions in the future. If these service providers do not perform effectively or experience failures, we may experience similar issues depending on the function involved. In addition, we may not achieve expected cost savings of outsourcing and may incur additional costs to correct errors made by such service providers.
Our information systems, or those of our third-party service providers, have been in the past and could be in the future impacted by malicious activity of threat actors intent on extracting or corrupting information or disrupting business processes, or by unintentional data-compromising activities by our employees or service providers. The use of generative AI technologies could lead to the unauthorized disclosure of sensitive, proprietary, or confidential information, inadvertent infringement of intellectual property owned by third parties, and could lead to new potential cyberattack methods for third parties.
Unauthorized access has in the past and could in the future disrupt our business, result in the loss of assets, expose the company to potential litigation and/or regulatory liability, and adversely affect our reputation. Cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and include ransomware attacks, attempts to gain unauthorized access to data, social engineering and other security breaches that have in the past and could in the future lead to disruptions in availability of critical systems, unauthorized release of confidential or otherwise protected information, and corruption of data. Our growth in the areas of direct-to-consumer sales and connected appliances (the "Internet of Things"), and increasingly advanced data processing capabilities, accompanied by increasing handling of consumer information, and our reliance on remote work arrangements, has increased these risks. These events have in the past and could in the future impact our customers, consumers, employees, third parties and reputation and have in the past and could in the future lead to financial losses from remediation actions, loss of business or potential litigation or regulatory liability or an increase in expenses. While we have not yet experienced any material impacts from a cyber attack, any one or more future cyber attacks could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements. Further, market dynamics are increasingly driving heightened cybersecurity protections and mandating cybersecurity standards in our products, and we may incur additional costs to address these increased risks and to comply with such demands.
Product-related liability or product recall costs could adversely affect our business and financial performance.
We have been and may in the future be exposed to product-related liabilities, which in some instances may result in product redesigns, product recalls, or other corrective action. In addition, any claim, product recall or other corrective action that results in significant adverse publicity, particularly if those claims or recalls cause customers to question the safety or reliability of our products, may adversely affect our financial statements. We maintain product liability insurance, but it may not be adequate to cover losses related to product liability claims brought against us. Product liability insurance could become more expensive and difficult to maintain or may not be available on commercially reasonable terms, if at all. We are now and may in the future be involved in class action litigation and may be involved in product recalls for which we generally have not purchased insurance, and may be involved in other litigation or events for which insurance products may have limitations.

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We regularly engage in investigations of potential quality and safety issues as part of our ongoing effort to deliver quality products to our customers. We are currently investigating certain potential quality and safety issues globally, and as appropriate, we undertake to effect repair or replacement of appliances in the event that an investigation leads to the conclusion that such action is warranted. Actual costs of these and any future issues depend upon several factors, including the number of consumers who respond to a particular recall, repair and administrative costs, whether the cost of any corrective action is borne by us or the supplier, and, if borne by us, whether we will be successful in recovering our costs from the supplier. The actual costs incurred as a result of these issues and any future issues could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements.
Our ability to attract, develop and retain executives and other qualified employees is crucial to our results of operations and future growth.
We depend upon the continued services and performance of our key executives, senior management and skilled personnel, particularly professionals with experience in our business, operations, engineering, technology and the home appliance industry. While we strive to attract, develop and retain these individuals through execution of our human capital strategy, we cannot be sure that any of these individuals will continue to be employed by us. In the case of talent losses, significant time is required to hire, develop and train skilled replacement personnel. For additional information about our human capital strategy, see "Human Capital Management" in Item 1 of this Annual Report on Form 10-K. We must also attract, develop, and retain individuals with the requisite engineering and technical expertise to develop new technologies and introduce new products and services.
Like many other companies, we are subject to fluctuations in the availability of qualified labor in certain key positions. As an example, in today's labor market, it is challenging to attract and retain qualified talent for key roles within the company, which could lead to increased wage inflation or impede our ability to execute certain key strategic initiatives as we respond to this labor shortage.
A shortage of key employees can jeopardize our ability to implement our business objectives, and changes in key executives can result in loss of continuity, loss of accumulated knowledge, departures of other key employees, disruptions to our operations and inefficiencies during transition periods. In addition, if we are unable to enforce certain non-compete covenants and confidentiality provisions when key employees leave for a competitor, we may lose a competitive advantage arising from confidential and proprietary company information known to such former employees. An inability to hire, develop, transfer retained knowledge, engage and retain a sufficient number of qualified employees could materially hinder our business by, for example, delaying our ability to bring new products and services to market or impairing the success of our operations, which could adversely affect our results of operations.

A deterioration in labor relations could adversely impact our global business.
As of December 31, 2023, we had approximately 59,000 employees globally. We are subject to separate collective bargaining agreements with certain labor unions, as well as various other commitments regarding our workforce. We periodically negotiate with certain unions representing our employees and may be subject to work stoppages or may be unable to renew collective bargaining agreements on the same or similar terms, or at all. In addition, our global restructuring activities have in the past and may in the future be received negatively by governments and unions and attract negative media attention, which may delay the implementation of such plans. A deterioration in labor relations may have a material adverse effect on our financial statements.


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FINANCIAL RISKS
Fluctuations and volatility in the cost and availability of raw materials and purchased components could adversely affect our results of operation.
The sources and prices of the primary materials (such as steel, resins, and base metals) used to manufacture our products and components containing those materials are susceptible to significant global and regional price fluctuations or availability due to inflation, supply and demand trends, the COVID-19 pandemic, transportation and fuel costs, port and shipping capacity, labor costs or disputes, government regulations, including increased homeland security requirements, and tariffs, changes in currency exchange rates and interest rates, price controls, the economic climate, severe weather, climate change and other unforeseen circumstances. For example, we experienced significant raw material inflation in 2021 and 2022, respectively, in addition to many other cost increases throughout our business. In addition, we engage in contract negotiations and enter into commodity swap contracts to manage risk associated with certain commodities purchases, and we have in the past and may in the future experience losses based on commodity price changes. Significant increases in materials cost and availability and other costs now and in the future could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements. As an example, in recent years the company has experienced and may in the future experience significant levels of commodity, logistics and wage inflation across our businesses. We have responded to these inflationary factors with strong cost reduction initiatives and cost-based price increases. An inability to respond to inflationary pressures effectively could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements.
Foreign currency fluctuations may affect our financial performance.
We generate a significant portion of our revenue and incur a significant portion of our expenses in foreign currencies. Changes in the exchange rates of functional currencies of those operations affect the U.S. dollar value of our revenue and earnings from our foreign operations. We use currency forwards, net investment hedges, and options to manage our foreign currency transaction exposures. We cannot completely eliminate our exposure to foreign currency fluctuations, which have and may adversely affect our financial performance. In addition, because our consolidated financial results are reported in U.S. dollars, as we generate sales or earnings in other currencies, the translation of those results into U.S. dollars can result in a significant increase or decrease in the amount of those sales or earnings. Finally, the amount of legal contingencies related to foreign operations may fluctuate significantly based upon changes in exchange rates and usually cannot be managed with currency forwards, options or other arrangements. Such fluctuations in exchange rates can significantly increase or decrease the amount of any legal contingency related to our foreign operations and make it difficult to assess and manage the potential exposure.
Goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible asset impairment charges have in the past and may in the future adversely affect our operating results.
We have a substantial amount of goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets, primarily trademarks, on our balance sheet. We test the goodwill and intangible assets for impairment on an annual basis and when events occur or circumstances change that indicate that the fair value of the reporting unit or intangible asset may be below its carrying amount. Fair value determinations require considerable judgment and are sensitive to inherent uncertainties and changes in estimates and assumptions regarding revenue growth rates, EBIT margins, capital expenditures, working capital requirements, tax rates, terminal growth rates, discount rates, royalty rates, benefits associated with a taxable transaction and synergies available to market participants. Declines in market conditions, a trend of weaker than anticipated financial performance for our reporting units or declines in projected revenue for our trademarks, a decline in our share price for a sustained period of time, an increase in the market-based weighted average cost of capital or a decrease in royalty rates, among other factors, are indicators that the carrying value of our goodwill or indefinite-lived intangible assets may not be recoverable. We recorded a goodwill impairment charge for our EMEA reporting unit of $278 million and recorded an impairment charge of $106 million for certain other intangible assets, each during the second quarter of 2022. In the fourth quarter of 2022, and in connection with the planned divestiture of our European major domestic appliance business, the remaining carrying value of $255 million for the EMEA trademarks

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was classified as held for sale. During the fourth quarter of 2022, we completed the acquisition of the InSinkErator business and as a result recorded an increase in goodwill of $1.1 billion and an increase of intangible assets of $1.6 billion. We may in the future be required to record a goodwill or intangible asset impairment charge that, if incurred, could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements.
Impairment of long-lived assets may adversely affect our operating results.
Our long-lived asset groups are subject to an impairment assessment when certain triggering events or circumstances indicate that their carrying value may be impaired. If the carrying value exceeds our estimate of future undiscounted cash flows of the operations related to the asset group, an impairment is recorded for the difference between the carrying amount and the fair value of the asset group. The results of these tests for potential impairment have in the past and may in the future be adversely affected by unfavorable market conditions, our financial performance trends, or an increase in interest rates, among other factors. If as a result of the impairment test we determine that the fair value of any of our long-lived asset groups is less than its carrying amount, we may incur an impairment charge that could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements.
We face inventory valuation risk.
We write down product and component inventories that have become obsolete or do not meet anticipated demand or net realizable value. No assurance can be given that, given the unpredictable pace of product obsolescence and business conditions with trade customers and in general, we will not incur additional inventory related charges. Such charges could adversely affect our financial statements.
Significant differences between actual results and estimates of the amount of future funding for our pension plans and postretirement health care benefit programs, and significant changes in funding assumptions or significant increases in funding obligations due to regulatory changes, could adversely affect our financial results.
We have both funded and unfunded defined benefit pension plans that cover certain employees around the world. We also have unfunded postretirement health care benefit plans for eligible retired employees. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, govern the funding obligations for our U.S. pension plans, which are our principal pension plans. Our U.S. defined benefit plans were frozen on or before December 31, 2006 for substantially all participants. Since 2007, U.S. employees have been eligible for an enhanced employer contribution under our defined contribution (401(k)) plan.
As of December 31, 2023, our projected benefit obligations under our pension plans and postretirement health and welfare benefit programs exceeded the fair value of plan assets by an aggregate of approximately $0.3 billion, including $0.2 billion of which was attributable to pension plans and $0.1 billion of which was attributable to postretirement health care benefits. Estimates for the amount and timing of the future funding obligations of these pension plans and postretirement health and welfare benefit plans are based on various assumptions, including discount rates, expected long-term rate of return on plan assets, life expectancies and health care cost trend rates. These assumptions are subject to change based on changes in interest rates on high quality bonds, stock and bond market returns, health care cost trend rates and regulatory changes, all of which are largely outside our control. Significant differences in results or significant changes in assumptions may materially affect our postretirement obligations and related future contributions and expenses.
LEGAL & COMPLIANCE RISKS
Unfavorable results of legal and regulatory proceedings could materially adversely affect our business and financial condition and performance.
We are or may in the future become subject to a variety of litigation and legal compliance risks relating to, among other things: products; intellectual property rights; income and indirect taxes; environmental matters (including matters related to climate change); corporate matters; commercial

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matters; credit matters; competition laws; distribution, marketing and trade practice matters; customs and duties; occupational health and safety (including matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic), industrial accidents, anti–bribery and anti–corruption regulations; energy regulations; data privacy and cybersecurity regulations; financial and securities regulations; and employment and benefit matters. For example, we are currently disputing certain income and indirect tax related assessments issued by the Brazilian authorities; and we are disputing certain income and indirect tax assessments in various legal proceedings in Italy, India and other jurisdictions globally. For additional information about certain income and indirect tax related assessments issued by the Brazilian authorities, see Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Unfavorable outcomes regarding these assessments could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements in any particular reporting period. Results of legal and regulatory proceedings cannot be predicted with certainty and for some matters, such as class actions, no insurance is cost-effectively available. Regardless of merit, legal and regulatory proceedings may be both time-consuming and disruptive to our operations and could divert the attention of our management and key personnel from our business operations. Such proceedings could also generate significant negative publicity and have a negative impact on our reputation and brand image, regardless of the existence or amount of liability. We estimate loss contingencies and establish accruals as required by GAAP, based on our assessment of contingencies where liability is deemed probable and reasonably estimable, in light of the facts and circumstances known to us at a particular point in time. Subsequent developments in legal proceedings, volatility in foreign currency exchange rates and other factors may affect our assessment and estimates of the loss contingency recorded and could result in an adverse effect on our results of operations in the period in which a liability would be recognized or cash flows for the period in which amounts would be paid. Actual results may significantly vary from our reserves.
We are subject to, and could be further subject to, governmental investigations or actions by other third parties.
We are subject to various federal, foreign and state laws, including antitrust and product-related laws and regulations, violations of which can involve civil or criminal sanctions. Responding to governmental investigations or other actions may be both time-consuming and disruptive to our operations and could divert the attention of our management and key personnel from our business operations. For example, the second part of a French Competition Authority investigation, which is focused primarily on manufacturer interactions with retailers, is currently expected to be completed in the first half of 2024 (see Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements). The impact of these and other investigations and lawsuits could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements and harm our reputation.
Changes in the legal and regulatory environment, including data privacy and protection, corporate governance and securities disclosure, and changes to tax and foreign trade laws, regulations and policy, could limit our business activities, increase our operating costs, reduce demand for our products or result in litigation or regulatory action.
The conduct of our businesses, and the production, distribution, sale, advertising, labeling, safety, transportation and use of many of our products, are subject to various laws and regulations administered by federal, state and local governmental agencies in the United States, as well as to foreign laws and regulations administered by government entities and agencies in countries in which we operate. Compliance with these regulations may require us to, among other things, change our manufacturing processes or product offerings, or undertake other costly activities. In addition, we operate in an environment in which there are different and potentially conflicting data privacy and data protection laws in effect in the various U.S. states and foreign jurisdictions in which we operate and we must understand and comply with each law and standard in each of these jurisdictions. For example, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, the California Consumer Privacy Act and the Brazilian General Data Protection Law, and various other privacy and data protection laws that have been passed or are pending in other states and countries collectively impose or will impose new regulatory data privacy and protection standards with which we must comply. These expanding privacy and data protection laws may affect our collection, processing, and cross-border transfer of consumer information and other personal data, such as in connection with our growth in the areas of direct-to-consumer sales, Internet of Things, and the digital space. Some

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of the laws allow for significant fines, reaching several percentage points of global corporate revenues or more. These laws and regulations may change, sometimes dramatically, as a result of political, economic or social events. Changes in laws, regulations or governmental policy and the related interpretations may alter the environment in which we do business and may impact our results or increase our costs or liabilities. Additionally, we could be subjected to future liabilities, fines or penalties or the suspension of production for failing to comply, or being alleged as failing to comply, with various laws and regulations, including environmental regulations. In addition, some jurisdictions are considering regulatory frameworks for generative artificial intelligence that implicate data protection laws.
Certain reforms and proposed reforms to U.S. federal corporate governance and securities laws may relate to or impact our business and may cause us to incur additional obligations and compliance costs. For example, new SEC rules regarding cybersecurity require disclosure on Form 8-K of the nature, scope and timing of any material cybersecurity incident and the reasonably likely impact of such incident.
Additionally, as a global company headquartered in the United States, we are exposed to the impact of U.S. and global tax changes, especially those that affect our effective corporate income tax rate and various non-income taxes that impact our business operations. It is possible that the U.S. or another jurisdiction could enact tax legislation in the future that could have a material impact on our tax rate, our operations or both.
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (the “OECD”) continues to design its base erosion and profit shifting initiatives (the “BEPS”), which is intended to modernize the international tax system by, among other measures, ensuring that large multinational enterprises pay a minimum level of tax in each of the jurisdictions in which they operate.The minimum tax aspects of BEPS, referred to as “Pillar Two”, is scheduled to become effective in 2024. Pillar Two addresses the risk of profit shifting to entities in low tax jurisdictions by introducing a global minimum tax rate of 15%. While Pillar Two is not expected to have a material impact on our corporate income tax rate, it is expected to increase our costs incurred to track, collect, and report such taxes.
In addition, the current domestic and international political environment, including government shutdowns and changes to trade laws, regulations and policies, including tariffs, sanctions, and import/export controls, has resulted in uncertainty surrounding the future state of the global economy. Many of our most significant competitors are global companies, and in an escalating global trade conflict or the imposition of tariffs, sanctions or other trade restrictions their respective governments may impose regulations or policies that are favorable to our competitors. The U.S. federal government may propose additional changes to international trade agreements, tariffs, taxes, and other government rules and regulations. These regulatory or policy changes could significantly impact our business and financial performance. For additional information about our consolidated tax provision, see Note 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
The impact of climate change and climate change or other environmental regulation may adversely impact our business.
The effects of climate change, whether involving physical risks (such as extreme weather events, long-term changes in temperature levels, water availability and risk sea levels) or transition risks, could have an impact on our business and have in the past and could in the future impact our business and cause us to incur capital and other expenditures to comply with various laws and regulations, especially relating to the protection of the environment, human health and safety, and water and energy efficiency, and may also exacerbate other risks discussed elsewhere in Item 1A. Risk Factors in this Annual Report on Form 10-K, which could have an adverse effect on our business. Climate change regulations at the federal, state or local level, or in international jurisdictions, or customer or consumer preferences or expectations, could require us to limit emissions, change our manufacturing processes or product offerings, or undertake other costly activities. Globally, a lack of harmonization in relation to ESG legal and regulatory reform across the jurisdictions in which we operate may affect our future implementation of, and compliance with,

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rapidly developing ESG standards and requirements, such as the European Union's Corporate Sustainable Reporting Directive.
In addition, various municipal, state, and federal regulators have discussed, proposed, or enacted new regulations or bans on appliances that utilize natural gas citing climate change and other concerns, which would impose transition costs and impact our product mix and product offerings, among other impacts. We recognize that making changes to our supply chain, manufacturing processes and product offerings can and does introduce transition risks. Among these are the risk that our more efficient product offerings are not competitive in terms of price or consumer perception; the risk that our upstream suppliers are unable to deliver lower emissions sources of supply that are cost and quality-competitive; the risk that we fail to continually innovate to develop products and manufacturing processes with a lower carbon footprint; and, specific to our recycled plastics initiative (a pledge in EMEA to use an average 30% recycled plastic content by 2025), the risk that we fail to develop solutions to incorporate reformulated plastics materials that meet our rigorous quality and safety standards.
The entire major home appliance industry, including Whirlpool, must contend with the adoption of stricter government energy and related standards for selected major appliances, including recent issued U.S. Department of Energy appliance efficiency standards. Compliance with these various standards, as they become effective, is expected to increase costs or require some product redesign. We are also subject to global regulations related to chemical substances and materials in our products (such as the U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act), which may require us to modify the materials used in our products or undertake activities which may have a cost impact. There is also increased focus by governmental and non-governmental entities on sustainability matters. In addition, a number of governmental bodies have finalized, proposed or are contemplating additional legislative and regulatory changes in response to the potential effects of climate change. In particular, cleanup obligations that might arise at any of our manufacturing sites or the imposition of more stringent environmental laws in the future could adversely affect our business.
We have set rigorous targets for greenhouse gas reductions and related sustainability goals, including a net zero emissions target in our plants and operations that was announced in 2021. These targets could prove more costly or difficult to achieve than we expect, and we may be unable to achieve these targets or any other sustainability goal or commitment at acceptable cost or at all. Whether as a result of cost, operational or technological limitations, or if such targets or our progress against them are not perceived to be sufficiently robust, any failure to achieve our sustainability goals or reduce our impact on the environment, any changes in the scientific or governmental metrics utilized to objectively measure success, or the perception that we have failed to act responsibly regarding climate change could result in negative publicity and adversely affect our reputation as well as our relationships with customers, investors and other stakeholders, which could in turn adversely affect our business operations, reputation, including a reduction in customer and consumer sentiment and negatively impact our financial condition, including our access to capital and cost of debt. In addition, not all of our competitors may seek to establish climate or other ESG targets and goals, or at a comparable level to ours, which could result in our competitors achieving competitive advantages through lower supply chain or operating costs, which could adversely affect our business, results of operations, financial condition and prospects.
Increasingly, different stakeholder groups have divergent views on sustainability and ESG matters, which increases the risk that any action or lack thereof with respect to sustainability or ESG matters will be perceived negatively by at least some stakeholders and adversely impact our reputation and business. Anti-ESG sentiment has gained some momentum across the United States, with several states having enacted or proposed "anti-ESG" policies or legislation. If we do not successfully manage ESG-related expectations across stakeholders, it could erode stakeholder trust, impact our reputation and adversely affect our business.
Additionally, any failure in our procedures to monitor climate-related regulatory and policy changes in the jurisdictions in which we operate or in our processes and tools to track our greenhouse gas emissions and assess both operational and financial impacts of climate-related regulations, and any failure to comply with any such regulations and policies, could subject us to additional costs and

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penalties and harm to our reputation. Violations of environmental, health and safety laws are subject to civil, and, in some cases, criminal sanctions. As a result of these various uncertainties, we may incur unexpected interruptions to operations, fines, penalties or other reductions in income which could adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations, and harm our reputation.
GENERAL RISKS
We are exposed to risks associated with the uncertain global economy.
The current domestic and international political and economic environment are posing challenges to the industry in which we operate. A number of economic factors, including the impact of gross domestic product, availability of consumer credit, interest rates, consumer sentiment and debt levels, retail trends, housing starts, sales of existing homes, the level of mortgage refinancing and defaults, fiscal and credit market uncertainty, and foreign currency exchange rates, currency controls, inflation and deflation, generally affect demand for our products in the U.S. and other countries which we operate.
Economic uncertainty and related factors, including a potential recession, may exacerbate negative trends in business and consumer spending and has caused in the past and may cause in the future certain customers to push out, cancel, or refrain from placing orders for our products. Uncertain market conditions, inflation, increases in interest rates, difficulties in obtaining capital, or reduced profitability has caused and may cause some customers to scale back operations, exit markets, merge with other retailers, or file for bankruptcy protection and potentially cease operations, which can also result in lower sales and/or additional inventory. These conditions have affected and may similarly affect key suppliers, which could impair their ability to deliver parts and result in delays for our products or added costs.
A decline in economic activity and conditions in certain areas in which we operate have had an adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations in recent years, and future declines and adverse conditions could have a similar adverse effect. Regional, political and economic instability in countries in which we do business may adversely affect business conditions, disrupt our operations, and have an adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations. In addition, we expect to continue to be impacted by the global supply chain issues discussed elsewhere in Item 1A. Risk Factors in this Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Uncertainty about future economic and industry conditions also makes it more challenging for us to forecast our operating results, make business decisions, and identify and prioritize the risks that may adversely affect our businesses, sources and uses of cash, financial condition and results of operations. We may be required to implement additional cost reduction efforts, including restructuring activities, which may adversely affect our ability to capitalize on opportunities in a market recovery. In addition, our operations are subject to general credit, liquidity, foreign exchange, market and interest rate risks. Our ability to access liquidity or borrow to invest in our businesses, fund strategic acquisitions and refinance maturing debt obligations depends in part on access to the capital markets. For example, the United States Federal Reserve began raising its benchmark rate in March 2022, increasing the rate by a total of 5.25% since the start of 2022. Such increases and any future increases may, among other things, reduce the availability and increase the costs of obtaining new variable rate debt and refinancing existing indebtedness, and adversely affect our financial condition and results of operations. If inflation increases costs beyond our ability to control, we may not be able to adjust prices or use our portfolio strategy to sufficiently offset the effect without negatively impacting consumer demand or our gross margin.
If we do not timely and appropriately adapt to changes resulting from the uncertain macroeconomic environment and industry conditions, or to difficulties in the financial markets, or if we are unable to continue to access the capital markets, our financial statements may be materially and adversely affected.


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ITEM 1B.UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS
None.
ITEM 1C.CYBERSECURITY
Information Security Risk Management and Strategy
Our Board of Directors (“Board”) is responsible for overseeing risk management at Whirlpool, which is the responsibility of our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Our risk management process is designed to identify, prioritize, and monitor risks that could affect our ability to execute our corporate strategy and fulfill our business objectives and to appropriately mitigate such risks.
As part of our risk management processes, we perform risk assessments in which we map and prioritize information security risks identified through the processes described above, including risks associated with our use of third-party service providers, based on probability, immediacy and potential magnitude. These assessments inform our risk mitigation strategies, which are reviewed regularly with the Board and management, and we view information security risks as one of the key risk categories we face. For example, our information technology and infrastructure has experienced and may in the future be vulnerable to cyberattacks (including ransomware attacks) or security incidents, and third parties have in the past and may in the future be able to access proprietary business information, and personal data that we collect, store and process. For more information regarding the information security-related risks we face, see the information in “Item 1A: Risk Factors” under the caption “We have been and may be subject to information technology system failures, network disruptions, cybersecurity attacks and breaches in data security, which may materially adversely affect our operations, financial condition and operating results”.
Our risk mitigation process assesses, prioritizes, and monitors information security risks and vulnerabilities and helps ensure risk mitigation efforts are embedded across our business. Among other things, our internal experts regularly conduct audits and tests of our information systems and our cybersecurity program is periodically assisted by established, independent third party consultants, who provide assistance through tabletop and other preparedness exercises. We also review information security threat information published by government entities and other organizations in which we participate and actively engage with suppliers, industry associations, key thought leaders and law enforcement communities as part of our continuous efforts to evaluate and enhance the effectiveness of our cybersecurity program. In 2022, we launched and required all salaried employees to complete a mandatory Global Cybersecurity and Privacy training, covering information security, end-user security policies, remote working, phishing and email security and digital threats. This training was enhanced with additional topics in 2023 around social media, social engineering, and breach response, among others. Additionally, we maintain regular publications on cyber awareness on our Company portal and conduct ongoing simulated phishing exercises. We use the findings from these and other processes to improve our information security practices, procedures and technologies. In 2023, we implemented additional management governance through the creation of a Global Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Steering Committee, which meets periodically to help ensure information security risks and vulnerabilities are being appropriately managed and mitigated. In addition, we maintain insurance to protect against potential losses arising from an information security incident.
While we have not yet experienced any material impacts from a cyber attack, any one or more future cyber attacks could materially adversely impact the Company, including a loss of trust among our customers and consumers, departures of key employees, general diminishment of our global reputation and financial losses from remediation actions, loss of business or potential litigation or regulatory liability. Further, evolving market dynamics are increasingly driving heightened cybersecurity protections and mandating cybersecurity standards for our products, and we may incur additional costs to address these increased risks and to comply with such demands.
In addition to the risk management processes identified above, Whirlpool also maintains active knowledge security and data privacy programs. Leveraging policies and governance, ongoing

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training and awareness as well as strong controls and systems-based approaches, these programs help ensure that Whirlpool confidential information is protected and that the company complies with applicable data privacy and data protection laws in all countries where we do business.
Information Security Governance and Oversight
Our risk management process and information security risk mitigation framework enables our Board and management to establish a mutual understanding of the effectiveness of our information security risk management practices and capabilities, including the division of responsibilities for reviewing our information security risk exposure and risk tolerance, tracking emerging information risks and ensuring proper escalation of certain key risks for periodic review by the Board and its committees.
As part of its broader risk oversight activities, the Board oversees risks from information security threats, both directly and through the Audit Committee of the Board (the “Audit Committee”). As reflected in its charter, the Audit Committee assists the Board in its oversight of risk by periodically reviewing policies and guidelines with respect to risk assessment and risk management, including management reports on our processes to manage and report risks. As another element of its risk oversight activities, the Audit Committee receives reports quarterly from our Global Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) and Global Chief Information Security Officer (“CISO”) on the execution and effectiveness of our cybersecurity and privacy program, cybersecurity incidents, cyber resilience metrics and the global threat landscape. The Audit Committee also oversees our internal control over financial reporting, including with respect to financial reporting-related information systems.
Our CISO, who manages our cybersecurity program, reports to our CIO regularly on how certain information security risks are being managed and progress towards agreed mitigation goals, as well as any potential material risks from cybersecurity threats. The CIO and CISO discuss these matters with our Audit Committee who reports to the Board on the substance of its reviews and discussions. In addition to these discussions, each year our CIO and CISO present to our Board on cybersecurity related trends and program updates. Our CIO and CISO are also responsible for prioritizing risk mitigation activities and developing a culture of risk-aware practices with strong support from management. Both our CIO and CISO have extensive background and expertise in information security, having served in senior leadership positions in the information and information security spaces, respectively, for many years prior to joining Whirlpool.
The day-to-day monitoring, identification, and assessment of information security risks and incident response functions are managed centrally by our core cyber incident response team (the “CIRT”), which operationalizes our Cyber Incident Response Plan (the “Plan”). The Plan includes processes to triage, assess severity of, escalate, contain, investigate and remediate information security incidents, including those associated with our third-party service providers, as well as to comply with potentially applicable legal obligations and mitigate brand and reputational damage. Under the Plan, the CIRT may escalate matters as necessary to our CISO and CIO, Chief Legal Officer, and other senior leadership, depending on the severity classification of the incident.
In addition to the ordinary-course Board and Audit Committee reporting and oversight described above, we also maintain disclosure controls and procedures designed for prompt reporting to the Board and timely public disclosure, as appropriate, of material events covered by our risk management framework, including information security risks.

ITEM 2.PROPERTIES
Our principal executive offices are located in Benton Harbor, Michigan. On December 31, 2023, our principal manufacturing operations were carried on at 34 locations in 10 countries worldwide. We occupied a total of approximately 66 million square feet devoted to manufacturing, service, sales and administrative offices, warehouse and distribution space. Over 44 million square feet of such space was occupied under lease. Whirlpool properties include facilities which are suitable and adequate for the manufacture and distribution of Whirlpool's products.

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The Company's principal manufacturing locations by operating segment were as follows:
Operating SegmentNorth AmericaEurope, Middle East and AfricaLatin AmericaAsia
Manufacturing Locations11986
ITEM 3.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
Information regarding legal proceedings can be found in Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements and is incorporated herein by reference. Pursuant to the SEC regulation, the Company will use a threshold of $1 million for purposes of determining whether disclosure of certain environmental proceedings covered by the regulation is required.
ITEM 4.MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
Not applicable.

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PART II
ITEM 5.MARKET FOR REGISTRANT'S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES
Whirlpool's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the NYSE Chicago under the ticker symbol WHR. As of February 9, 2024, the number of holders of record of Whirlpool common stock was approximately 7,426.
On April 19, 2021, our Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program of up to $2 billion, which has no expiration date. On February 14, 2022, the Board of Directors authorized an additional $2 billion in share repurchases under the Company's ongoing share repurchase program. We did not repurchase any shares during the twelve months ended December 31, 2023. At December 31, 2023, there were approximately $2.6 billion in remaining funds authorized under these programs.
Share repurchases are made from time to time on the open market as conditions warrant. These programs do not obligate us to repurchase any of our shares and they have no expiration date.
The following table summarizes repurchases of Whirlpool's common stock in the three months ended December 31, 2023:
Period (Millions of dollars, except number and price per share)Total Number of Shares PurchasedAverage Price Paid per ShareTotal Number of Shares Purchased as Part of Publicly Announced Plans or ProgramsApproximate Dollar Value of Shares that May Yet Be Purchased Under the Plans
October 1, 2023 through October 31, 2023— — $2,587 
November 1, 2023 through November 30, 2023— — 2,587 
December 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023— — 2,587 
       Total— — 
ITEM 6.[RESERVED]
None.

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ITEM 7.MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following Management Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (MD&A) is intended to promote understanding of the results of operations and financial condition of the Company and generally discusses the results of operations for the current year compared to prior two years. MD&A is provided as a supplement to, and should be read in connection with, the Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in this Form 10-K.
Certain references to particular information in the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements are made to assist readers.
OVERVIEW
Whirlpool's full-year net sales declined 1%, as North America share gains, increased volumes and the addition of InSinkErator business, were more than offset by an increased promotional environment, which returned to pre-pandemic levels in the second half of 2023.
Whirlpool saw GAAP net earnings available to Whirlpool of $481 million (net earnings margin of 2.5%), or $8.72 per share, compared to GAAP net loss available to Whirlpool of $(1,519) (net loss margin of (7.7)%), or $(27.18) per share in the same prior-year period, primarily due to noncash loss related to the planned contribution of our European major domestic appliance business recorded in 2022. Whirlpool delivered ongoing (non-GAAP) earnings per share of $16.16 and full-year ongoing EBIT margin of 6.1%, compared to $19.64 and 6.9% in the same prior-year period.
On a GAAP basis, net earnings margins were impacted by strong cost take out actions and improved supply chain performance, more than offset by negative price/mix, currency and continued marketing and technology investments, and the conclusion of the strategic review of EMEA in 2022. On an ongoing basis, Whirlpool's results were impacted primarily by the same drivers of strong cost take out actions and improved supply chain performance, more than offset by negative price/mix, currency and continued marketing and technology investments.
Cash provided by operating activities of $915 million, compared to $1.4 billion in 2022, alongside free cash flow (non-GAAP) of $366 million in 2023, compared to $820 million in 2022, was primarily driven by lower earnings and reduced working capital conversion.
Please see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" elsewhere in this Management's Discussion and Analysis for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their equivalent GAAP measures.




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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The following table summarizes the consolidated results of operations:
December 31,
Consolidated - In Millions (except per share data)2023Better/(Worse) %2022Better/(Worse) %2021
Net sales$19,455 (1.4)%$19,724 (10.3)%$21,985 
Gross margin3,170 3.23,073 (30.3)4,409 
Selling, general and administrative1,993 (9.5)1,820 12.52,081 
Restructuring costs16 23.821 44.738 
Impairment of goodwill and other intangibles nm384 nm— 
(Gain) loss on sale and disposal of businesses106 nm1,869 nm(105)
Interest and sundry (income) expense71 nm(19)(88.1)(159)
Interest expense351 (84.7)190 (8.6)175 
Income tax expense77 70.9265 48.8518 
Net earnings available to Whirlpool481 nm(1,519)nm1,783 
Diluted net earnings available to Whirlpool per share$8.72 nm$(27.18)nm$28.36 
nm: not meaningful
Consolidated net sales for 2023 decreased by 1.4% compared to 2022, primarily driven by the unfavorable impact of product price/mix, partially offset by increased volume and the acquisition of the InSinkErator business. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales for 2023 decreased 1.7% compared to 2022. Consolidated net sales for 2022 decreased 10.3% compared to 2021, primarily driven by lower volumes, divestiture of our Russia business and the impact of foreign currency, partially offset by the favorable impact of product/price mix. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales for 2022 decreased 8.1% compared to 2021.
The chart below summarizes the balance of net sales by operating segment for 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
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The consolidated gross margin percentage for 2023 increased to 16.3% compared to 15.6% in 2022, primarily driven by decreased raw material costs and cost productivity, partially offset by unfavorable product/price mix. The consolidated gross margin percentage for 2022 decreased to 15.6% compared to 20.1% in 2021, primarily driven by lower volume, cost inflation and inventory reduction actions, partially offset by favorable product/price mix.

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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
Results of Operating Segments
In 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively, our operating segments were based on geographical region and were defined as North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia. These regions also represented our reportable segments. Beginning January 1, 2024, we are conducting our business through five operating segments, which consist of Major Domestic Appliances (“MDA”) North America; MDA Europe, MDA Latin America; MDA Asia; and Small Domestic Appliances (“SDA”) Global. The chief operating decision maker, who is the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, evaluates performance based on each segment's earnings (loss) before interest and taxes (EBIT), which we define as operating profit less interest and sundry (income) expense and excluding restructuring costs, asset impairment charges and certain other items that management believes are not indicative of the region's ongoing performance, if any. See Note 14 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.
On January 16, 2023, Whirlpool entered into a contribution agreement with Arçelik A.Ş (“Arcelik”) related to our European major domestic appliance business which is reported within our EMEA reportable segment. The European disposal group met the criteria for held for sale accounting during the fourth quarter of 2022. The operations of the disposal group did not meet the criteria to be presented as discontinued operations. The transaction is expected to close by April 2024 and the results of European major domestic appliance business will be included in our financials until closing of the transaction. For additional information, see Note 15 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Whirlpool will retain ownership of its EMEA KitchenAid Small Domestic Appliance business, which will be included in the SDA Global operating segment from January 1, 2024, onwards.
The following is a discussion of results for each of our operating segments. Each of our operating segments has been impacted by disruptions in supply chains and distribution channels, which largely stabilized in the first quarter of 2023, among other macroeconomic impacts which continued throughout 2023.


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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
NORTH AMERICA
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Net Sales Summary
Net sales for 2023 decreased 0.4% compared to 2022 primarily driven by the unfavorable impact of product price/mix, partially offset by increased volume and the acquisition of the InSinkErator business. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales decreased 0.1% in 2023. Net sales for 2022 decreased 8.1% compared to 2021 primarily driven by lower volume, partially offset by the favorable impact of product/price mix. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales decreased 7.9% in 2022.
EBIT Summary
EBIT margin for 2023 was 9.7% compared to 11.5% for 2022. EBIT decreased primarily due to the unfavorable impact of product price/mix, partially offset by decreased raw material inflation and favorable impact of cost productivity. EBIT margin for 2022 was 11.5% compared to 17.8% for 2021. EBIT decreased primarily due to cost inflation and lower volume, partially offset by the favorable impact of product/price mix.
EMEA
816817
Net Sales Summary
Net sales for 2023 decreased 10.5% compared to 2022 primarily driven by lower volume, partially offset by the favorable impact of product price/mix. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales decreased 12.2% in 2023. Net sales for 2022 decreased 20.9% compared to 2021 primarily due to lower volume, unfavorable impact of foreign currency and divestiture of our Russia business, partially offset by product/price mix. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales decreased 11.8% in 2022.
EBIT Summary
EBIT margin for 2023 was 1.6% compared to (1.4)% for 2022. EBIT margin increased primarily due to the favorable impacts of held-for-sale treatment and reduced raw material inflation, partially offset by lower volume. EBIT margin for 2022 was (1.4)% compared to 2.0% for 2021. In 2022, EBIT decreased primarily due to cost inflation and lower volume, partially offset by the favorable impacts of product price/mix.


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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
LATIN AMERICA
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Net Sales Summary
Net sales for 2023 increased 9.0% compared to 2022 primarily driven by higher volume and the impact of foreign currency. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales increased 6.8% in 2023. Net sales for 2022 decreased 1.3% compared to 2021 primarily driven by lower volume, partially offset by the favorable impact of product price/mix and the impact of foreign currency. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales decreased 3.5% in 2022.
EBIT Summary
EBIT margin for 2023 was 6.0% compared to 6.4% for 2022. EBIT margin decreased primarily due to cost inflation, partially offset by higher volume. EBIT margin for 2022 was 6.4% compared to 8.4% for 2021. EBIT margin decreased primarily due to cost inflation and lower volume, partially offset by the favorable impacts of product price/mix.
ASIA
26812682
Net Sales Summary
Net sales for 2023 decreased 7.5% compared to 2022 primarily due to the unfavorable impacts of product price/mix and foreign currency, partially offset by higher volume. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales decreased 3.3% in 2023. Net sales for 2022 decreased 11.2% compared to 2021 primarily due to the divestiture of Whirlpool China and unfavorable impact of foreign currency. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, net sales decreased 6.8% in 2022.
EBIT Summary
EBIT margin for 2023 was 2.7% compared to 4.9% for 2022. EBIT margin decreased primarily due to the unfavorable impact of product price/mix, partially offset by the favorable impact of raw material inflation and cost productivity. EBIT margin for 2022 was 4.9% compared to 5.4% for 2021. EBIT decreased primarily due to lower volume and cost inflation, partially offset by the favorable impact of product price/mix.

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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
Selling, General and Administrative
The following table summarizes selling, general and administrative expenses as a percentage of sales by operating segment:
December 31,
Millions of dollars2023As a %
of Net Sales
2022As a %
of Net Sales
2021As a %
of Net Sales
North America$936 8.2 %$837 7.3 %$860 6.9 %
EMEA381 10.6 366 9.1 502 9.9 
Latin America323 9.5 272 8.7 261 8.3 
Asia114 11.2 124 11.3 151 12.2 
Corporate/other239  221 — 307 — 
Consolidated$1,993 10.2 %$1,820 9.2 %$2,081 9.5 %
Consolidated selling, general and administrative expenses as a percent of consolidated net sales in 2023 increased compared to 2022. The increase is primarily driven by impacts of portfolio transformation, increased employee compensation and marketing investments, in addition to a gain from a sale-leaseback transaction in the first quarter of 2022. Consolidated selling, general and administrative expenses as a percent of consolidated net sales in 2022 decreased compared to 2021. The decrease was primarily driven by a reduction in employee compensation related costs, reductions in marketing spend, a gain from the 2022 sale-leaseback transaction, divestiture of businesses and benefits of prior restructuring actions.
Restructuring
We incurred restructuring charges of $16 million, $21 million and $38 million for the years ended December 31, 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
Impairment of Goodwill and Other Intangibles
No material impairment charges of goodwill or other intangibles were recorded for the years ended December 31, 2023 or 2021, respectively.
In the second quarter of 2022, we recorded an impairment loss of $384 million related to goodwill ($278 million) and other intangibles ($106 million) related to the EMEA reporting unit, and Indesit and Hotpoint* trademarks, respectively. The primary indicators of impairment were the adverse impacts from the continuation of the Russia and Ukraine conflict resulting in economic uncertainty in the EMEA region, the divestiture of our Russia operations and other macroeconomic factors.
See Note 5 and Note 10 to the Consolidated Financial Statements and the Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates section of this Management's Discussion and Analysis for additional information.
(Gain) Loss on Sale and Disposal of Businesses
We recorded a loss of $106 million related to the planned divestiture of our European major domestic appliance business for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, inclusive of a gain of $180 million in the fourth quarter of 2023. These adjustments are primarily due to fair value fluctuations driven by seasonality of net working capital, partially offset by transaction costs. In the fourth quarter of 2022, we incurred a loss of $1.5 billion resulting in an aggregate loss on disposal of $1.6 billion for the transaction. This adjustment is recorded in the loss on sale and disposal of businesses and reflects transaction costs and ongoing reassessment of the fair value less costs to sell of the disposal group which will continue to be evaluated each reporting period until completion of the transaction.

*Whirlpool ownership of the Hotpoint brand in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions is not affiliated with the Hotpoint brand sold in the Americas.

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On June 27, 2022, our subsidiary Whirlpool EMEA SpA entered into a share purchase agreement with Arcelik to sell our Russian business to Arcelik for contingent consideration. On August 31, 2022, we completed the sale to Arcelik. We incurred a loss of $348 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022 related to the sale of the Russia business.
On May 6, 2021, the partial tender offer for Whirlpool China was completed and, subsequent to the deconsolidation of the entity, we recorded a gain of $284 million in the third quarter of 2021.
On June 30 2021, we completed the sale of our Turkish subsidiary and incurred a loss of $164 million in the second quarter of 2021. During the third quarter of 2021, an additional loss of $13 million related to the final purchase price adjustments was recorded, increasing the total loss to $177 million.
See Note 15 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.
Interest and Sundry (Income) Expense
Interest and sundry (income) expenses were $71 million, $(19) million and $(159) million for the years ended December 31, 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
Net interest and sundry income decreased $90 million in 2023 compared to 2022, primarily due to reserves related to legacy EMEA legal matters.
Net interest and sundry income decreased $140 million in 2022 compared to 2021, primarily due to a substantial liquidation of an offshore subsidiary, resulting in a total charge of $84 million for a release of other comprehensive income on hedging and cumulative translation adjustments. The remaining decrease is primarily due to a gain of $42 million on previously held equity interest of 49% in Elica PB India recorded in 2021.
Interest Expense
Interest expense was $351 million, $190 million and $175 million for the years ended December 31, 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively. Interest expense increased in 2023 compared to 2022 primarily due to increase in long-term debt driven by the InSinkErator acquisition and higher average interest rates. Interest expense increased in 2022 compared to 2021 primarily due to increase in long-term debt driven by the InSinkErator acquisition.
For additional information, see Note 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Income Taxes
Income tax expense was $77 million, $265 million and $518 million for the years ended December 31, 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively. The change in tax expense in 2023 compared to 2022 includes legal entity restructuring tax benefits, related to simplifying its legal entity structure to reduce administrative costs associated with the prior structure. The completion of the restructuring created a tax-deductible loss which was recognized in the fourth quarter of 2023, and resulted in a $172 million net tax benefit, partially offset by increases in valuation allowances.
The decrease in tax expense in 2022 compared to 2021 is primarily due to overall lower level of earnings, partially offset by the impact of recorded impairments on the sale and disposal of businesses and goodwill which are not deductible, and increases in valuation allowances.
See Note 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.

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FORWARD-LOOKING PERSPECTIVE
Based on internal projections for the industry and broader economy, we currently estimate earnings per diluted share and industry demand for 2024 to be within the following ranges:
2024
Current Outlook
Estimated GAAP earnings per diluted share, for the year ending December 31$8.50$10.50
Industry demand
MDA North America
0%—%2%
MDA Latin America
0%—%3%
MDA Asia4%—%6%
SDA Global2%—%4%
MDA Europe (Q1)(8)%—%(6)%
For the full-year 2024, we have incorporated our latest expectations of the following key trends in our guidance: subdued demand with gradual improvement throughout the year, strong net cost takeout actions delivering $300 million to $400 million of benefit, and margin expansion from our refocused portfolio following our contribution of the European major domestic appliance business. Our anticipated GAAP tax rate is approximately 24%. Additionally, we expect to generate cash from operating activities of approximately $1,150 - $1,250 and free cash flow of between $550 million and $650 million, including restructuring cash outlays of approximately $50 million and, with respect to free cash flow, capital expenditures of approximately $600 million.
The table below reconciles projected 2024 cash provided by operating activities determined in accordance with GAAP to free cash flow, a non-GAAP measure. Management believes that free cash flow provides stockholders with a relevant measure of liquidity and a useful basis for assessing Whirlpool's ability to fund its activities and obligations. There are limitations to using non-GAAP financial measures, including the difficulty associated with comparing companies that use similarly named non-GAAP measures whose calculations may differ from our calculations. We define free cash flow as cash provided by operating activities less capital expenditures. For additional information regarding non-GAAP financial measures, see the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section of Management's Discussion and Analysis.
2024
Millions of dollarsCurrent Outlook
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities(1)
$1,150 - $1,250
Capital expenditures
~(600)
Free cash flow~$550 - $650
(1)Financial guidance on a GAAP basis for cash provided by (used in) financing activities and cash provided by (used in) investing activities has not been provided because in order to prepare any such estimate or projection, the Company would need to rely on market factors and certain other conditions and assumptions that are outside of its control.
The projections above are based on many estimates and are inherently subject to change based on future decisions made by management and the Board of Directors of Whirlpool, and significant economic, competitive and other uncertainties and contingencies.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
We supplement the reporting of our financial information determined under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) with certain non-GAAP financial measures, some of which we refer to as "ongoing" measures, including:
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EBIT margin
Ongoing EBIT
Ongoing earnings per diluted share
Ongoing EBIT margin
Sales excluding foreign currency
Free cash flow
Gross debt leverage
Ongoing measures, including ongoing earnings per diluted share and ongoing EBIT, exclude items that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to, results from our ongoing operations and provide a better baseline for analyzing trends in our underlying businesses. Ongoing EBIT margin and EBIT margin are calculated by dividing ongoing EBIT and EBIT, respectively, by net sales. Sales excluding foreign currency is calculated by translating the current period net sales, in functional currency, to U.S. dollars using the prior-year period's exchange rate compared to the prior-year period net sales. Management believes that sales excluding foreign currency provides stockholders with a clearer basis to assess our results over time, excluding the impact of exchange rate fluctuations. Management believes that Gross Debt Leverage (Gross Debt/Ongoing EBITDA) provides stockholders with a clearer basis to assess the Company's ability to pay off its incurred debt. We also disclose segment EBIT, which we define as operating profit less interest and sundry (income) expense and excluding restructuring costs, asset impairment charges and certain other items, if any, that management believes are not indicative of the region's ongoing performance, as the financial metric used by the Company's Chief Operating Decision Maker to evaluate performance and allocate resources in accordance with ASC 280, Segment Reporting.
Management believes that free cash flow provides stockholders with a relevant measure of liquidity and a useful basis for assessing Whirlpool's ability to fund its activities and obligations. The Company provides free cash flow related metrics, such as free cash flow as a percentage of net sales, as long-term management goals, not an element of its annual financial guidance, and as such does not provide a reconciliation of free cash flow and adjusted free cash flow to cash provided by (used in) operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, for these long-term goal metrics. Any such reconciliation would rely on market factors and certain other conditions and assumptions that are outside of the Company's control. Whirlpool does not provide a non-GAAP reconciliation for its other forward looking long-term value creation and other goals, such as organic net sales, EBIT, and gross debt/Ongoing EBITDA, as such reconciliations related to longer-term metrics would rely on market factors and certain other conditions and assumptions that are outside of the company’s control.
We believe that these non-GAAP measures provide meaningful information to assist investors and stockholders in understanding our financial results and assessing our prospects for future performance, and reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of our business. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for reported net earnings (loss) available to Whirlpool, net sales, net earnings (loss) as a percentage of net sales (net earnings margin), net earnings (loss) per diluted share and cash provided by (used in) operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. We strongly encourage investors and stockholders to review our financial statements and publicly filed reports in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.


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Please refer to a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures below.
Ongoing Earnings Before Interest & Taxes (EBIT) Reconciliation:
in millions

Twelve Months Ended December 31,
20232022
Net earnings (loss) available to Whirlpool (1)
$481 $(1,519)
Net earnings (loss) available to noncontrolling interests7 
Income tax expense77 265 
Interest expense351 190 
Earnings before interest & taxes$916 $(1,056)
Impairment of goodwill, intangibles and other assets (a)
 396 
Impact of M&A transactions (b)
181 1,936 
Legacy EMEA legal matters (c)
94 — 
Substantial liquidation of subsidiary (d)
 84 
Ongoing EBIT(2)
$1,191 $1,360 
(1)Net earnings margin is approximately 2.5% and (7.7)% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively, and is calculated by dividing net earnings (loss) available to Whirlpool by consolidated net sales for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.
(2)Ongoing EBIT margin is approximately 6.1% and 6.9% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. Ongoing EBIT margin is calculated by dividing Ongoing EBIT by consolidated net sales for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.

Ongoing Earnings Per Diluted Share Reconciliation:Twelve Months Ended December 31,
20232022
Earnings per diluted share$8.72 $(27.18)
Impairment of goodwill and other intangibles (a)
 7.08 
Impact of M&A transactions (b)
3.27 34.63 
Legacy EMEA legal matters (c)
1.71 — 
Substantial liquidation of subsidiary (d)
 1.51 
Income tax impact0.35 (1.89)
Normalized tax rate adjustment (e)
2.11 5.69 
Share count adjustment (f)
 (0.20)
Ongoing earnings per diluted share$16.16 $19.64 

Free Cash Flow (FCF) Reconciliation:
in millions
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
20232022
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities$915 $1,390 
Capital expenditures(549)(570)
Free cash flow$366 $820 
Cash provided by (used in) investing activities$(553)$(3,568)
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities$(792)$1,206 




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Footnotes
(a) IMPAIRMENT OF GOODWILL, INTANGIBLES AND OTHER ASSETS - During the second quarter of 2022, the carrying value of the EMEA reporting unit and Indesit and Hotpoint* trademarks exceeded their fair values resulting in an impairment charge of $384 million which is recorded within Impairment of goodwill and other intangibles.
Additionally, during the fourth quarter of 2022, we recognized an impairment charge of $12 million related to the equity method investment in Brazil, which is recorded within Equity method investment income (loss), net of tax.
(b) IMPACT OF M&A TRANSACTIONS - On January 16, 2023, we signed a contribution agreement to contribute our European major domestic appliance business into a newly formed entity with Arçelik. In connection with the transaction, the Company recorded a non-cash loss on disposal of $1.5 billion in the fourth-quarter of 2022. The loss includes a write-down of the net assets of $1.2 billion of the disposal group to a fair value of $139 million and also includes $393 million of cumulative currency translation adjustments, $98 million release of other comprehensive loss on pension and $18 million of other transaction related costs. Whirlpool’s European major domestic appliance business met the criteria for held-for-sale accounting during the fourth-quarter of 2022 and will be included in the Company’s results until closing of the transaction. We recorded a loss of $106 million related to the planned divestiture of our European major domestic appliance business for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023, inclusive of a gain of $180 million in the fourth quarter of 2023, resulting in a total loss of $1.6 billion for the transaction.
Additionally, we incurred other identifiable costs related to portfolio transformation, totaling $75 million in 2023, of which $57 million was recorded in the fourth quarter. This amount consisted of the following costs: an impairment charge of $27 million related to the equity method investment in Brazil, which is recorded within Equity method investment income (loss), net of tax, and an impairment charge along with other business closing-related costs of $20 million in North America, which is primarily recorded in Selling, General and Administrative expenses. Furthermore, during the fourth-quarter 2023, we incurred other unique transaction related costs of $10 million related to portfolio transformation for a total of $28 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023. These other transaction costs are recorded in Selling, General and Administrative expenses on our Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss).
During the second quarter of 2022, we entered into an agreement to sell our Russia business. We classified this disposal group as held for sale and recorded an impairment loss of $346 million for the write-down of the assets to their fair value. During the third quarter of 2022, the loss from disposal was adjusted by an immaterial amount resulting in a final loss amount of $348 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022.
Additionally, during the fourth-quarter 2022, we incurred unique transaction related costs of $25 million related to portfolio transformation for a total of $67 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022. These transaction costs are recorded in Selling, General and Administrative expenses on our Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss).
(c) LEGACY EMEA LEGAL MATTERS - During the first quarter of 2023, the Company accrued $62 million related to the Competition Investigation and Trade Customer Insolvency matters of our European major domestic appliance business. During the second quarter of 2023, the accrual was increased by $36 million resulting in an aggregate amount of $98 million for the six months ended June 30, 2023. An immaterial adjustment was made in the fourth quarter of 2023 related to these matters. For additional information, see Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.


* Whirlpool ownership of the Hotpoint brand in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions is not affiliated with the Hotpoint brand sold in the Americas.

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(d) SUBSTANTIAL LIQUIDATION OF SUBSIDIARY - During the fourth quarter of 2022, the Company liquidated an offshore subsidiary and recorded a one-time charge of $84 million for a release of the other comprehensive income on hedging and cumulative translation adjustments.
(e) NORMALIZED TAX RATE ADJUSTMENT - For the full-year 2023, the Company calculated ongoing earnings per share using an adjusted tax rate of (6.7)%, which excludes certain tax related impacts of M&A transactions and certain tax related impacts to legal entity restructuring transactions. For the full-year 2022, the Company calculated ongoing earnings per share using an adjusted tax rate of 4.4%, which excludes the impacts of the non-tax deductible loss on sale of the Russia business of $348 million and impairment of goodwill of $278 million recorded in the second quarter of 2022, along with the impact of M&A transactions of approximately $1.5 billion recorded in the fourth quarter of 2022.
(f) NORMALIZED SHARE COUNT ADJUSTMENT - As a result of our 2022 GAAP earnings loss, the impact of antidilutive shares was excluded from the loss per share calculation on a GAAP basis. The share count adjustment used in the calculation of the full-year ongoing earnings per diluted share includes basic shares outstanding of 55.9 million plus the impact of antidilutive shares of 0.6 million which were excluded on a GAAP basis.
FINANCIAL CONDITION AND LIQUIDITY
Our objective is to finance our business through operating cash flow and the appropriate mix of long-term and short-term debt. By diversifying the maturity structure, we avoid concentrations of debt, reducing liquidity risk. We have varying needs for short-term working capital financing as a result of the nature of our business. We regularly review our capital structure through the lens of maintaining our strong investment grade credit rating. We also regularly review our capital allocation priorities, which include funding innovation and growth through capital and research and development expenditures; opportunistic mergers and acquisitions; returns to shareholders through dividends and/or share repurchases; and debt repayment.
The Company believes that free cash flow provides stockholders with a relevant measure of liquidity and a useful basis for assessing Whirlpool's ability to fund its activities and obligations. Whirlpool has historically been able to leverage its strong free cash flow generation to fund our operations, pay for any debt servicing costs and allocate capital for reinvestment in our business, funding share repurchases and dividend payments.
Our short term potential uses of liquidity include funding our ongoing capital and research and development spending, debt repayment, and returns to shareholders. We have $800 million of debt maturing in the next twelve months, which we expect to repay through a combination of refinancing, cash flow generation and cash on hand. Furthermore, in 2024 we expect to incur capital expenditures of approximately $600 million.
On November 30, 2023, the Company announced its intention to enter into one or more transactions to sell up to 24% of its ownership interest in Whirlpool of India Limited ("Whirlpool India") in 2024. The Company currently maintains a 75% ownership interest in Whirlpool India through a wholly-owned subsidiary, and intends to retain a controlling interest in Whirlpool India following completion of such transaction or transactions. The Company expects to use transaction proceeds to reduce debt levels, which will enhance balance sheet flexibility. This proposed transaction had no financial impact for the twelve months ended December 31, 2023.
The Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $1.6 billion at December 31, 2023, of which 72% was held by subsidiaries in foreign countries. For each of its foreign subsidiaries, the Company makes an assertion regarding the amount of earnings intended for permanent reinvestment, with the balance available to be repatriated to the United States. The cash held by foreign subsidiaries for permanent reinvestment is generally used to finance the subsidiaries' operational activities and expected future foreign investments. Our intent is to permanently reinvest these funds outside of the United States and our current plans do not demonstrate a need to repatriate the cash to fund our U.S. operations. However, if these funds were repatriated, we would be required to accrue and pay applicable United States taxes (if any) and withholding taxes payable

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to various countries. It is not practical to estimate the amount of the deferred tax liability associated with the repatriation of cash due to the complexity of its hypothetical calculation.
At December 31, 2023, we had cash or cash equivalents greater than 1% of our consolidated assets in the United States, Brazil and India which represented 2.5%, 2.5% and 1.5%, respectively. In addition, we had third-party accounts receivable outside of the United States greater than 1% of our consolidated assets in Brazil and Mexico, which represented 1.7% and 1.2%, respectively. We continue to monitor general financial instability and uncertainty globally.
Notes payable primarily consists of short-term borrowings payable to banks, which are generally used to fund working capital requirements. At December 31, 2023, we had $17 million of notes payable outstanding. See Note 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.
We monitor the credit ratings and market indicators of credit risk of our lending, depository, derivative counterparty banks and customers regularly, and take certain actions to manage credit risk. We diversify our deposits and investments in short-term cash equivalents to limit the concentration of exposure by counterparty. We also continue to review customer conditions globally.
In the past, when faced with a potential volume reduction from any one particular segment of our trade distribution network, we generally have been able to offset such declines through increased sales throughout our broad distribution network.
For additional information on transfers and servicing of financial assets, accounts payable outsourcing and guarantees, see Note 1 and Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Share Repurchase Program
For additional information about our share repurchase program, see Note 11 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Sources and Uses of Cash
We met our cash needs during 2023 through cash flows from operations, cash and cash equivalents, and financing arrangements. Our cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at December 31, 2023 decreased $388 million compared to the same period in 2022.
The following table summarizes the net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash for the periods presented. Significant drivers of changes in our cash and cash equivalents balance during 2023 are discussed below:
Cash Flow Summary
Millions of dollars202320222021
Cash provided by (used in):
Operating activities$915 $1,390 $2,176 
Investing activities(553)(3,568)(660)
Financing activities(792)1,206 (1,339)
Effect of exchange rate changes45 (20)(67)
Less: change in cash classified as held for sale(3)(94)— 
Net increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash$(388)$(1,086)$110 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities
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Cash provided by operating activities in 2022 decreased compared to 2021. The decrease was primarily driven by reduced cash earnings partially offset by the favorable cash impact of improved working capital and hedge settlements in the prior period.
The timing of cash flows from operations varies significantly throughout the year primarily due to changes in production levels, sales patterns, promotional programs, funding requirements, credit management, as well as receivable and payment terms. Depending on the timing of cash flows, the location of cash balances, as well as the liquidity requirements of each country, external sources of funding are used to support working capital requirements.
Cash Flows from Investing Activities
Cash used in investing activities in 2023 decreased compared to 2022. The decrease was primarily driven by the $3 billion cash outflow for the purchase of the InSinkErator business that occurred in 2022.
The increase in cash used in investing activities during 2022 primarily reflects the $3 billion cash outflow for the purchase of the InSinkErator business.
Cash Flows from Financing Activities
Cash used in financing activities increased during 2023 compared to 2022. The increase was primarily driven by current year net debt repayments of approximately $450 million and the $2.5 billion proceeds from borrowings of long-term debt related to the InSinkErator acquisition in the prior year. The increase in cash provided by financing activities during 2022 primarily reflects the proceeds of $2.5 billion from borrowings of long-term debt related to the InSinkErator acquisition.
Dividends paid in financing activities were $384 million, $390 million, and $338 million during 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
Financing Arrangements
The Company had total committed credit facilities of approximately $5.7 billion and $6.2 billion at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively. The facilities are geographically diverse and reflect the Company's global operations. The Company believes these facilities are sufficient to support its global operations. We had $2.0 billion and $2.5 billion drawn on the term loan at December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively. These funds were used to fund the InSinkErator acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2022 and were partially repaid in 2023.
See Note 6 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.
Other material obligations include off-balance sheet arrangements arising in the normal course of business. They primarily consist of agreements we enter into with financial institutions to issue bank guarantees, letters of credit and surety bonds. These agreements are primarily associated with unresolved tax matters in Brazil, as is customary under local regulations, and other governmental obligations and debt agreements. At December 31, 2023 and 2022, we had approximately $464 million and $401 million outstanding under these agreements, respectively.
Additionally, we have material contractual obligations. They primarily consist of long-term debt obligations, operating lease obligations, purchase obligations, taxes, United States and foreign pension plans and other postretirement benefits. See Notes 1, 3, 6-9 and 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements for additional information.
Dividends
On October 16, 2023, our Board of Directors approved a quarterly dividend on our common stock of $1.75 per share.

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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
The preparation of financial statements, in conformity with GAAP, requires management to make certain estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, expenses, and related disclosures. We periodically evaluate these estimates and assumptions, which are based on historical experience, forecasted events, changes in the business environment and other factors that management believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. Management believes the accounting policies below are critical in the portrayal of our financial condition and results of operations and require management's most difficult, subjective, or complex judgments.
Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits
Accounting for pensions and other postretirement benefits involves estimating the costs of future benefits and attributing the cost over the employee's expected period of employment. The determination of our obligation and expense for these costs requires the use of certain assumptions. Those key assumptions include the discount rate, expected long-term rate of return on plan assets, life expectancy, and health care cost trend rates. These assumptions are subject to change based on interest rates on high quality bonds and stock, and medical cost inflation. Actual results that differ from our assumptions are accumulated and amortized over future periods and therefore, generally affect our recognized expense and accrued liability in such future periods. While we believe that our assumptions are appropriate given current economic conditions and actual experience, significant differences in results or significant changes in our assumptions may materially affect our pension and other postretirement benefit obligations and related future expense.
Our pension and other postretirement benefit obligations at December 31, 2023 and preliminary retirement benefit costs for 2024 were prepared using the assumptions that were determined as of December 31, 2023. The following table summarizes the sensitivity of our December 31, 2023 retirement obligations and 2024 retirement benefit costs of our United States plans to changes in the key assumptions used to determine those results:
  Estimated increase (decrease) in
Millions of dollarsPercentage
Change
2024 Expense
PBO/APBO(1)
for 2023
United States Pension Plans
Discount rate+/-50bps1/(1)(84)/91
Expected long-term rate of return on plan assets+/-50bps(11)/11
United States Other Postretirement Benefit Plan
Discount rate+/-50bps0/0(4)/4
(1)Projected benefit obligation (PBO) for pension plans and accumulated postretirement benefit obligation (APBO) for other postretirement benefit plans.
These sensitivities may not be appropriate to use for other years' financial results. Furthermore, the impact of assumption changes outside of the ranges shown above may not be approximated by using the above results. For additional information about our pension and other postretirement benefit obligations, see Note 8 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Income Taxes
We estimate our income taxes in each of the taxing jurisdictions in which we operate. This involves estimating actual current tax expense together with assessing any temporary differences resulting from the different treatment of certain items, such as the timing for recognizing expenses, for tax and accounting purposes. These differences may result in deferred tax assets or liabilities, which are included in our Consolidated Balance Sheets. We are required to assess the likelihood that deferred tax assets, which include net operating loss carryforwards, general business credits and deductible temporary differences, will be realizable in future years. Realization of our net operating loss and

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general business credit deferred tax assets is supported by specific tax planning strategies and, where possible, considers projections of future profitability. If recovery is not more likely than not, we provide a valuation allowance based on estimates of future taxable income in the various taxing jurisdictions, for the amount of deferred taxes that are ultimately realizable. If future taxable income is lower than expected or if tax planning strategies are not available as anticipated, we may record additional valuation allowances through income tax expense in the period such determination is made. Likewise, if we determine that we are able to realize our deferred tax assets in the future in excess of net recorded amounts, an adjustment to the deferred tax asset will benefit income tax expense in the period such determination is made.
At December 31, 2023 and 2022, we had total deferred tax assets of $2.9 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively, net of valuation allowances of $490 million and $412 million, respectively. The Company has established tax planning strategies and transfer pricing policies to provide sufficient future taxable income to realize these deferred tax assets. Our income tax expense has fluctuated considerably over the last five years. The tax expense has been influenced primarily by foreign tax credits, audit settlements and adjustments, tax planning strategies, enacted legislation, and dispersion of global income. Future changes in the effective tax rate will be subject to several factors, including business profitability, tax planning strategies, and enacted tax laws.
We have various tax filings with applicable jurisdictions to defend our positions with regards to the timing and amount of deductions and credits as well as the allocation of income across various jurisdictions. We regularly inventory, evaluate and measure all uncertain tax positions taken or expected to be taken to ensure the timely recording of liabilities for tax positions that may not be sustained or may only be partially sustained upon examination by the relevant taxing authorities. We believe that our estimates and judgements with respect to uncertain tax positions are reasonable and accurate at the time they are developed. However, actual results may differ due to unforeseen future events and circumstances. If one or more of the applicable taxing authorities were to successfully challenge our right to realize some or all of the tax benefits we have recorded, it could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements.
In addition, we operate within multiple taxing jurisdictions and are subject to audit in these jurisdictions. These audits can involve complex issues, which may require an extended period of time to resolve and could result in outcomes that are unfavorable to the Company. For additional information about income taxes, see Note 1, Note 7 and Note 13 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Warranty Obligations
The estimation of warranty obligations is determined in the same period that revenue from the sale of the related products is recognized. The warranty obligation is based on historical experience and represents our best estimate of expected costs at the time products are sold. Warranty accruals are adjusted for known or anticipated warranty claims as new information becomes available. New product launches require a greater use of judgment in developing estimates until historical experience becomes available. Future events and circumstances could materially change our estimates and require adjustments to the warranty obligations. For the year ended December 31, 2023 and 2022, warranty expense as a percentage of consolidated net sales approximated 1.2% and 1.4%, respectively. For additional information about warranty obligations, see Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
Goodwill and Indefinite-Lived Intangibles
Certain business acquisitions have resulted in the recording of goodwill and trademark assets which are not amortized. At December 31, 2023 and 2022, we had goodwill of approximately $3.3 billion and $3.3 billion, respectively. We have trademark assets with a carrying value of approximately $2.8 billion and $2.8 billion at December 31, 2023 and 2022, respectively.
For additional information, see Notes 10 and 15 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
We perform our annual impairment assessment for goodwill and other indefinite-lived intangible assets as of October 1 or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate that the asset might be impaired. We consider qualitative factors to assess if it is more likely than not that the fair value for goodwill or indefinite-lived intangible assets is below the carrying amount. We may also elect to bypass the qualitative assessment and perform a quantitative assessment.
In conducting a qualitative assessment, the Company analyzes a variety of events or factors that may influence the fair value of the reporting unit or indefinite-lived intangible, including, but not limited to: the results of prior quantitative assessments performed; changes in the carrying amount of the reporting unit or indefinite-lived intangible; actual and projected revenue and EBIT margin; relevant market data for both the Company and its peer companies; industry outlooks; macroeconomic conditions; liquidity; changes in key personnel; and the Company's competitive position. Significant judgment is used to evaluate the totality of these events and factors to make the determination of whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of the reporting unit or indefinite-lived intangible is less than its carrying value.
For our annual impairment assessment as of October 1, 2023, the Company performed a qualitative impairment assessment for goodwill and elected to bypass the qualitative assessment and perform a quantitative assessment to evaluate certain brand trademarks. The Company elected to perform a qualitative assessment on the other indefinite-lived intangible assets noting no events that indicated that the fair value was less than the carrying value that would require a quantitative impairment assessment.
Goodwill Valuations
In 2023, we evaluated goodwill using a qualitative assessment to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of any reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. If we determine that the fair value of the reporting unit may be less than its carrying amount, a goodwill impairment test is performed to identify potential impairment. The goodwill impairment test compares a reporting unit’s fair value to its carrying amount. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds the reporting unit’s fair value, then a goodwill impairment loss is measured at the amount by which a reporting unit’s carrying amount exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the carrying amount of goodwill. Otherwise, we conclude that no impairment is indicated and no further testing is required. If the fair value of the reporting unit exceeds its carrying amount, no impairment loss is measured.
Based on the quantitative assessment performed as of May 31, 2022, the carrying value of the EMEA reporting unit exceeded its fair value resulting in a goodwill impairment loss for the full carrying amount of $278 million during the second quarter of 2022 and for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022.
Indefinite-Lived Intangible Valuations
In performing a quantitative assessment of indefinite-lived intangible assets other than goodwill, primarily trademarks, we estimate the fair value of these intangible assets using the relief-from-royalty method which requires assumptions related to projected revenues from our annual long-range plan; assumed royalty rates that could be payable if we did not own the trademark; and a market participant discount rate based on a weighted-average cost of capital. If the estimated fair value of the indefinite-lived intangible asset is less than its carrying value, we would recognize an impairment loss.
The estimates of future cash flows used in determining the fair value of intangible assets involve significant management judgment and are based upon assumptions about expected future operating performance, economic conditions, market conditions and cost of capital. Inherent in estimating the future cash flows are uncertainties beyond our control, such as changes in capital markets. The actual cash flows could differ materially from management's estimates due to changes in business conditions, operating performance and economic conditions. In performing the quantitative assessment on these assets, significant assumptions used in our relief-from-royalty model included revenue growth rates, assumed royalty rates and the discount rate, which are discussed further below.

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
Revenue growth rates relate to projected revenues from our financial planning and analysis process and vary from brand to brand. Adverse changes in the operating environment or our inability to grow revenues at the forecasted rates may result in a material impairment charge.
In determining royalty rates for the valuation of our trademarks, we considered factors that affect the assumed royalty rates that would hypothetically be paid by a market participant for the use of trademarks. The most significant factors in determining the assumed royalty rates include the overall role and importance of the trademarks in the particular industry, the profitability of the products utilizing the trademarks, and the position of the trademarked products in the given product category.
In developing discount rates for the valuation of our trademarks, we used a market participant discount rate based on a weighted-average cost of capital, adjusted for higher relative level of risks associated with doing business in other countries, as applicable, as well as the higher relative levels of risks associated with intangible assets.
If actual results are not consistent with management's estimate and assumptions, a material impairment charge of our trademarks could occur, which could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial statements.
Maytag trademark
Our Maytag trademark is at risk at December 31, 2023. Lower-than-expected industry demand has affected Maytag similarly to the rest of the North America region; however, we expect future year revenues to improve as we recover from temporary volume loss and continue to execute our brand leadership strategy and benefit from new product investments. The fair value of the Maytag trademark exceeded its carrying value of $1,021 million by approximately 9%.
A 10% reduction of forecasted Maytag revenues would result in an impairment charge of approximately $24 million.
We determined a royalty rate of 4% for the Maytag trademark, noting that a 50 basis point reduction of the royalty rate would result in an impairment charge of approximately $60 million.
We determined a discount rate of 9.50% for Maytag, noting that a 50 basis point increase in the discount rate would result in a breakeven scenario.
InSinkErator trademark
Our InSinkErator trademark is at risk at December 31, 2023. The InSinkErator business was acquired in the fourth quarter of 2022 and is included in our North America operating segment. Lower-than-expected industry demand has affected the InSinkErator business similarly to the rest of the North America region. The long-term expectations for this newly acquired business have not changed, and the full value potential of the InSinkErator business is expected to be realized in the forthcoming years.
The fair value of the InSinkErator trademark exceeded its carrying value of $1,300 million by approximately 3%. We expect future fiscal year revenues for this brand to improve as we recover from temporary volume loss and continue to execute our brand leadership strategy and benefit from our new product investments.
A 10% reduction of forecasted InSinkErator revenues would result in an impairment charge of approximately $114 million.
We determined a royalty rate of 12% for the InSinkErator trademark, noting that a 50 basis point reduction of the royalty rate would result in an impairment charge of approximately $21 million.
We determined a discount rate of 8.25% for InSinkErator, noting that a 50 basis point increase in the discount rate would result in an impairment charge of approximately $98 million.


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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
Other indefinite-lived intangible assets
Based on our quantitative impairment assessment as of May 31, 2022, the carrying values of the Hotpoint* and Indesit trademarks exceeded their fair values by $36 million and $70 million, respectively, and we recorded intangible impairment charges for these amounts during the second quarter of 2022. The remaining carrying values of the Hotpoint* and Indesit trademarks were included in the European major domestic appliance disposal group which was classified as held for sale in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The fair values of all other trademarks exceeded their carrying values by an amount sufficient to not be deemed at risk. There were no other impairments of indefinite-lived intangible assets in 2023 or 2022.
For additional information about goodwill and indefinite-life intangible valuations, see Note 5 and Note 10 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
ISSUED BUT NOT YET EFFECTIVE ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
For additional information regarding recently issued accounting pronouncements, see Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.
OTHER MATTERS
For additional information regarding certain of our loss contingencies/litigation, see Note 7 to the Consolidated Financial Statements. Unfavorable outcomes in these proceedings could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements in any particular reporting period.
Antidumping
As previously reported, Whirlpool filed petitions in 2011 and 2015 alleging that Samsung, LG and Electrolux violated U.S. and international trade laws by dumping large residential washers into the U.S. Those petitions resulted in orders imposing antidumping duties on certain large residential washers imported from South Korea, Mexico, and China, and countervailing duties on certain large residential washers from South Korea. In March 2019, the order covering certain large residential washers from Mexico was extended for an additional five years, while the order covering certain large residential washers from South Korea was revoked. In August 2022, the order covering certain large residential washers from China was extended for an additional five years.
Raw Materials and Global Economy
The current domestic and international political environment have contributed to uncertainty surrounding the future state of the global economy. We have experienced raw material inflation in certain prior years based on the impact of U.S. tariffs and other global macroeconomic factors. Due to many factors beyond our control, including the conflict in Ukraine and related sanctions, the Israel-Palestinian conflict, the Red Sea conflict and its impact on shipping and logistics and government actions in China, among other factors, we expect to continue to be impacted by the following factors: a global shortage of certain components, such as semiconductors, a strain on raw material and input cost inflation, and fluctuations in logistics availability, timing and costs, all of which began easing in 2023 but remain volatile. This could require us to modify our current business practices, and could have a material adverse effect on our financial statements in any particular reporting period.





* Whirlpool ownership of the Hotpoint brand in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions is not affiliated with the Hotpoint brand sold in the Americas.

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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf. Certain statements contained in this quarterly report, including those within the forward-looking perspective section within the Management's Discussion and Analysis section, and other written and oral statements made from time to time by us or on our behalf do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may contain forward-looking statements that reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance. As such, they are considered "forward-looking statements" which provide current expectations or forecasts of future events. Such statements can be identified by the use of terminology such as "may," "could," "will," "should," "possible," "plan," "predict," "forecast," "potential," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "believe," "may impact," "on track," "guarantee," "seek," and the negative of these words and words and terms of similar substance. Our forward-looking statements generally relate to our growth strategies, financial results, product development, and sales efforts. These forward-looking statements should be considered with the understanding that such statements involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, and may be affected by inaccurate assumptions. Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may vary materially.
This document contains forward-looking statements about Whirlpool Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries ("Whirlpool") that speak only as of this date. Whirlpool disclaims any obligation to update these statements. Forward-looking statements in this document may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future financial results, long-term value creation goals, restructuring and resegmentation expectations, productivity, raw material prices and related costs, supply chain, transaction-related closing and synergies expectations, asset impairment, litigation, ESG efforts, debt repayment expectations, and the impact of COVID-19 and the Russia/Ukraine, Israel and Red Sea conflicts on our operations. Many risks, contingencies and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from Whirlpool's forward-looking statements. Among these factors are: (1) intense competition in the home appliance industry, and the impact of the changing retail environment, including direct-to-consumer sales; (2) Whirlpool's ability to maintain or increase sales to significant trade customers; (3) Whirlpool's ability to maintain its reputation and brand image; (4) the ability of Whirlpool to achieve its business objectives and leverage its global operating platform, and accelerate the rate of innovation; (5) Whirlpool’s ability to understand consumer preferences and successfully develop new products; (6) Whirlpool's ability to obtain and protect intellectual property rights; (7) acquisition, divestiture, and investment-related risks, including risks associated with our past acquisitions; (8) the ability of suppliers of critical parts, components and manufacturing equipment to deliver sufficient quantities to Whirlpool in a timely and cost-effective manner; (9) COVID-19 pandemic, other public health emergency-related business disruptions and economic uncertainty; (10) Whirlpool's ability to navigate risks associated with our presence in emerging markets; (11) risks related to our international operations; (12) Whirlpool's ability to respond to unanticipated social, political and/or economic events; (13) information technology system failures, data security breaches, data privacy compliance, network disruptions, and cybersecurity attacks; (14) product liability and product recall costs; (15) Whirlpool's ability to attract, develop and retain executives and other qualified employees; (16) the impact of labor relations; (17) fluctuations in the cost of key materials (including steel, resins, base metals) and components and the ability of Whirlpool to offset cost increases; (18) Whirlpool's ability to manage foreign currency fluctuations; (19) impacts from goodwill impairment and related charges; (20) triggering events or circumstances impacting the carrying value of our long-lived assets; (21) inventory and other asset risk; (22) health care cost trends, regulatory changes and variations between results and estimates that could increase future funding obligations for pension and postretirement benefit plans; (23) litigation, tax, and legal compliance risk and costs; (24) the effects and costs of governmental investigations or related actions by third parties; (25) changes in the legal and regulatory environment including environmental, health and safety regulations, data privacy, and taxes and tariffs; (26) Whirlpool's ability to respond to the impact of climate change and climate change regulation; and (27) the uncertain global economy and changes in economic conditions.
Additional information concerning these and other factors can be found in "Risk Factors" in Item 1A of this report.

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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS - (CONTINUED)
We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, and investors are advised to review disclosures in our filings with the SEC. It is not possible to foresee or identify all factors that could cause actual results to differ from expected or historic results. Therefore, investors should not consider the foregoing factors to be an exhaustive statement of all risks, uncertainties, or factors that could potentially cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements.
Unless otherwise indicated, the terms "Whirlpool," "the Company," "we," "us," and "our" refer to Whirlpool Corporation and its consolidated subsidiaries.

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ITEM 7A.QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
MARKET RISK
We have in place an enterprise risk management process that involves systematic risk identification and mitigation covering the categories of enterprise, strategic, financial, operational and compliance and reporting risks. The enterprise risk management process receives Board of Directors and management oversight, drives risk mitigation decision-making and is fully integrated into our internal audit planning and execution cycle.
We are exposed to market risk from changes in foreign currency exchange rates, domestic and foreign interest rates, and commodity prices, which can affect our operating results and overall financial condition. We manage exposure to these risks through our operating and financing activities and, when deemed appropriate, through the use of derivatives. Derivatives are viewed as risk management tools and are not used for speculation or for trading purposes. Derivatives are generally contracted with a diversified group of investment grade counterparties to reduce exposure to nonperformance on such instruments.
We use foreign currency forward contracts, currency options, currency swaps and cross-currency swaps to hedge the price risk associated with firmly committed and forecasted cross-border payments and receipts related to ongoing business and operational financing activities. At December 31, 2023 and 2022, our most significant foreign currency exposures related to the Brazilian Real, Canadian Dollar and British Pound. We may also use forward or option contracts to hedge our investment in the net assets of certain international subsidiaries to offset foreign currency translation adjustments related to our net investment in those subsidiaries. These foreign currency contracts are sensitive to changes in foreign currency exchange rates. At December 31, 2023, a 10% favorable or unfavorable exchange rate movement in each currency in our portfolio of foreign currency contracts would have resulted in an incremental unrealized gain of approximately $195 million or loss of approximately $215 million, respectively. Consistent with the use of these contracts to mitigate the effect of exchange rate fluctuations, such unrealized losses or gains would be offset by corresponding gains or losses, respectively, in the re-measurement of the underlying exposures.
We enter into interest rate swap and cross-currency swap agreements to manage our exposure to interest rate risk from long-term debt issuances or cross-currency debt. At December 31, 2023, a 100 basis point increase or decrease in interest rates would have resulted in an incremental unrealized gain of approximately $3 million or unrealized loss of approximately $4 million, respectively, related to these contracts.
We enter into commodity swap contracts to hedge the price risk associated with firmly committed and forecasted commodities purchases, the prices of which are not fixed directly through supply contracts. At December 31, 2023, a 10% favorable or unfavorable shift in commodity prices would have resulted in an incremental gain or loss of approximately $18 million, respectively, related to these contracts.
There is no material change to market risk exposure other than foreign exchange, which is attributable to a change in the size of the derivative portfolio year over year. For additional information, see Note 9 to the Consolidated Financial Statements.

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ITEM 8.FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA

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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
Year Ended December 31,
(Millions of dollars, except per share data)
202320222021
Net sales$19,455 $19,724 $21,985 
Expenses
Cost of products sold16,285 16,651 17,576 
Gross margin3,170 3,073 4,409 
Selling, general and administrative1,993 1,820 2,081 
Intangible amortization40 35 47 
Restructuring costs16 21 38 
Impairment of goodwill and other intangibles 384  
Loss (gain) on sale and disposal of businesses106 1,869 (105)
Operating profit (loss)1,015 (1,056)2,348 
Other (income) expense
Interest and sundry (income) expense71 (19)(159)
Interest expense351 190 175 
Earnings (loss) before income taxes593 (1,227)2,332 
Income tax expense (benefit)77 265 518 
Equity method investment income (loss), net of tax(28)(19)(8)
Net earnings (loss)488 (1,511)1,806 
Less: Net earnings (loss) available to noncontrolling interests7 8 23 
Net earnings (loss) available to Whirlpool$481 $(1,519)$1,783 
Per share of common stock