ITW Board Of Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend

              ITW Board Of Directors Declare Quarterly Dividend

PR Newswire

GLENVIEW, Ill., Oct. 26, 2012

GLENVIEW, Ill., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The board of directors of
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) today declared a regular quarterly cash
dividend of $0.38 cents per share or $1.52 per share on an annual basis. The
dividend will be paid on January 8, 2013 to stockholders of record as of
December 31, 2012.

Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2012, ITW (NYSE: ITW) is a Fortune 150
global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and
specialty equipment with related service businesses. The company focuses on
profitable growth and strong returns across worldwide platforms and
businesses. These businesses serve local customers and markets around the
globe, with a significant presence in developed as well as emerging markets.
ITW's revenues totaled $17.8 billion in 2011, with more than half of these
revenues generated outside of the United States.



SOURCE Illinois Tool Works Inc.

Website: http://www.itw.com
Contact: John Brooklier, +1-847-657-4104, jbrooklier@itw.com