SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) July 30, 2012
(Exact name of registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|2000 M-63 North, Benton Harbor, Michigan||49022-2692|
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On July 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) issued an affirmative preliminary determination in the anti-dumping investigation of large residential washers from South Korea and Mexico, which was initiated by a petition filed by Whirlpool Corporation. Final decisions on these matters by the DOC and the U.S. International Trade Commission, following completion of their investigations, are currently expected in the first half of 2013.
This Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that speak only as of this date. We disclaim any obligation to update these statements. Many risks, contingencies and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. Information concerning various risks, contingencies and uncertainties can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recent annual report on Form 10-K (including in the section captioned Risk Factors), quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and current reports on Form 8-K.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: July 30, 2012||By:||/s/ KIRSTEN J. HEWITT|
|Name: Kirsten J. Hewitt|
|Title: Senior Vice President Corporate Affairs, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary|