Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

                     Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The board of directors of W.W.
Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of 80 cents per share payable on March
1, 2013, to shareholders of record on February 11, 2013.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2012 sales of $9.0 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

SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Contact: Media, Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M:
847-830-5328, or Grainger Media Relations Hotline, 847-535-5678, or Investors:
Laura Brown, SVP, Communications & Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0409, M:
847-804-1383, or William Chapman, Sr. Director, Investor Relations, O:
847-535-0881, M: 847-456-8647
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