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Whirlpool sees positive industry demand for FY13

Says expects to realize cost based pricing actions in 2013. Says global industry demand outlook remains unchanged, sees moderately higher growth going forward due to improving demand trends internationally, strength of U.S. housing. Sees increasing demand trends in emerging markets, says Latin America industry expected to ramp throughout the year; sees China strengthening, India expected to improve throughout the year. Says evaluating M&A opportunities, share repurchases. Comments made on the Q1 earnings conference call.