Grainger Reports October 2012 Sales Results PR Newswire CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2012 CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of October 2012. Daily sales increased 6 percent versus October 2011, and included 4 percentage points from price, 1 percentage point from volume and 1percentage point from sales of hurricane-related products. The month of October 2012 had 23selling days versus 21 selling days in October 2011. While the2012fourth quarter will have one extra selling day versus the 2011 fourth quarter (64versus 63 days), the company is forecasting minimal sales contribution due to timing of the holidays. October Daily Sales by Segment 2012 v. 2011 United States +4% Canada +16% +12% in local currency Other Businesses +12% (Asia, Europe, and Latin America) Please visit www.grainger.com/investor to access a recorded message with additional details about October 2012 sales. Grainger is scheduled to report November 2012 sales on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. EST. 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 www.grainger.com/investor. Forward-Looking Statements This document contains forward-looking statements under the federal securities law. Forward-looking statements relate to the company's expected future financial results and business plans, strategies and objectives and are not historical facts. They are generally identified by qualifiers such as "forecasting" or similar expressions. There are risks and uncertainties, the outcome of which could cause the company's results to differ materially from what is projected. The forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the company's most recent annual report, as well as the company's Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, containing a discussion of the company's business and various factors that may affect it. SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Website: http://www.grainger.com Contact: Media, Grainger Media Relations Hotline, +1-847-535-5678 or Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: +1-847-535-0879, M: +1-847-830-5328, or Investors, Laura Brown, Senior Vice President, Communications & Investor Relations, O: +1-847-535-0409, M: +1-847-804-1383 or William Chapman, Senior Director, Investor Relations, O: +1-847-535-0881, M: +1-847-456-8647
Grainger Reports October 2012 Sales Results
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