Grainger's Shareholders Elect 11 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights

   Grainger's Shareholders Elect 11 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, April 24, 2013

CHICAGO, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual
shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan provided an update on the state
of the business and offered a recap of 2012 full year and 2013 first quarter
performance. A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor.

Shareholders re-elected the following 11 directors:

Brian P. Anderson
                      Michael J. Roberts
V. Ann Hailey
                      Gary L. Rogers
William K. Hall
                      James T. Ryan
Stuart L. Levenick
                      E. Scott Santi
John W. McCarter, Jr.
                      James D. Slavik
Neil S. Novich

In addition, the shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as
independent auditor for the year 2013. Relative to Say on Pay, shareholders
voted in favor of the advisory resolution on executive compensation.

About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2012 sales of $9 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.

SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.

Website: http://www.grainger.com
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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