Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

                     Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2012

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W.
Grainger, Inc. today declared a cash dividend of80 cents per share payable on
December 1, 2012, to shareholders of record on November 12, 2012.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2011 sales of $8.1 billion is North America's leading
broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with
expanding global operations. For more information about the company, visit

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