KB Home’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Continues With More ‘Acts of Kindness’

National builder teams up with Whirlpool® Corporation to furnish 17 Ronald McDonald™ Houses with new appliances

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 5:00 am PST



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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KB Home (NYSE:KBH) today announced it recently teamed up with long-time business partner Whirlpool Corporation to provide Ronald McDonald Houses in 17 KB Home markets with new washers and dryers as one of the national builder’s “60 Acts of Kindness,” which KB Home is performing in celebration of its 60th Anniversary. These service projects provide support to the communities in which the KB Home team lives, works, and builds new homes as part of its ongoing KB Cares initiative.

“KB Home is proud to have helped families realize their dream of owning a new home for 60 years,” said Jeffrey Mezger, KB Home’s chairman, president and CEO. “We launched our ‘60 Acts of Kindness’ to find new ways to further support our communities.”

KB Home and Whirlpool joined together last month to provide a new Whirlpool brand washer and dryer at no cost to 17 different Ronald McDonald Houses located in a KB Home market. These appliances will be used by the families of critically ill children who are receiving medical treatment away from home.

“We’ve been working with Whirlpool Corporation for more than 20 years, so it was a natural fit for a ‘60 Acts of Kindness’ project,” said Mezger. “Today, we use Whirlpool brand, KitchenAid® and Jenn-Air® appliances in every KB Home we build. We are confident that these new appliances will help the 17 Ronald McDonald Houses to support the needs of the families they serve.”

“Whirlpool Corporation is proud to celebrate this milestone with KB Home, while also helping deliver high-performance appliances to families in their time of need,” said Bob Bergeth, general manager, contract builder sales at Whirlpool Corporation. “We deeply value our decades-long relationship with the one of the largest homebuilders, and we are honored to contribute to such a worthy cause as Ronald McDonald House Charities.”

To learn more about KB Home, Whirlpool Corporation, or Ronald McDonald House Charities, please visit their websites at https://kbhome.com/, https://www.whirlpool.com/, and https://www.rmhc.org/.

About KB Home

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, with nearly 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in 1957. We operate in 36 markets in 7 states, primarily serving first-time and first move-up homebuyers, as well as active adults. We are differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios. In addition, we are an industry leader in sustainability, building innovative and highly energy- and water-efficient homes. We invite you to learn more about KB Home by visiting www.kbhome.com, calling 888-KB-HOMES, or connecting with us on Facebook.com/KBHome or Twitter.com/KBHome.

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 93,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2016. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.

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