Grainger To Host Annual Analyst Meeting

                   Grainger To Host Annual Analyst Meeting

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad
line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses
and institutions, will host its Annual Analyst Meeting on Wednesday, November
14th, 2012, in Lake Forest, Illinois. Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Jim Ryan will host the event. The meeting will also include
presentations from the following leaders:

  oDG Macpherson, Senior Vice President and President, Global Supply Chain
    and Corporate Strategy
  oCourt Carruthers, Senior Vice President and President, Grainger United
    States
  oMike Pulick, Senior Vice President and President, Grainger International
  oPaul Miller, Vice President, eCommerce and Customer Information
  oRon Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

The event will be webcast live beginning at 12:00 p.m. CST / 1:00 p.m. EST and
may be accessed on Grainger's Investor Relations web site at
www.grainger.com/investor.

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.

SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Website: http://www.grainger.com
Contact: Media, Jan Tratnik, Senior Director, Corp. Communications & Public
Affairs, +1-847-535-4339 or Joe Micucci Director, Media Relations,
+1-847-535-0879, or Investors, Laura Brown, Senior Vice President,
Communications & Investor Relations, +1-847-535-0409 or William Chapman,
Senior Director, Investor Relations, +1-847-535-0881
 
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