ITW Board Of Directors Accelerates Dividend Payment

             ITW Board Of Directors Accelerates Dividend Payment

PR Newswire

GLENVIEW, Ill., Dec. 7, 2012

GLENVIEW, Ill., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of
Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW) today approved a change in the payment
and record dates of its regular cash dividend previously approved on October
26, 2012. The payment date of the dividend of $0.38 cents per share has been
changed to December 31, 2012 from January 8, 2013. The record date has been
changed to December 18, 2012 from December 31, 2012.

The company accelerated the payment of the dividend to allow its shareholders
to benefit from the current dividend tax rate that is scheduled to expire on
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, 847-657-4104 or jbrooklier@itw.com