MSC Named In Internet Retailer 2013 Top 500 Guide

              MSC Named In Internet Retailer 2013 Top 500 Guide

MSC Recognized as a Leader in the Online Retailing Market, Ranking #31 in
"Retail Sites with Biggest Dollar Growth" Category and #35 Overall

PR Newswire

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2013

MELVILLE, N.Y., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MSC INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY CO. (NYSE:
MSM), a leading distributor of Metalworking and Maintenance, Repair and
Operations ("MRO") supplies to industrial customers throughout North America,
is pleased to announce that it has been named to the Internet Retailer's 2013
Top 500 Guide®. In its inaugural year on the list, MSC debuted as #31 in
"Retail sites with the biggest growth in dollars" category and ranked #35
overall. The Top 500 Guide®, published by Vertical Web Media, is an
authoritative ranking and an analysis of North America's 500 largest
e-retailers.

"It's very exciting for us to be recognized by Internet Retailer for our
contributions to the e-commerce market. We invest heavily in our e-commerce
capabilities as part of our multi-channel sales strategy to help our customers
reduce costs, accelerate time to market and increase profitability. The fact
that we have been named in the top 10% of the Top 500 is a testament to our
commitment to delivering a great customer experience," said Steve Baruch, MSC
vice president of e-commerce.

The Top 500 rankings are based on annual 2012 e-commerce sales, researched by
Internet Retailer. This report includes company financial, operational and
performance data, as well as vendor rankings in key categories. The Internet
Retailer 2013 Top 500 Guide® is available in a print and digital version.

As part of MSC's continued investment in e-commerce, the company recently
rolled out a number of enhancements to its website, including improvements to
the company's product information, a new transactional platform and a mobile
site for customers. MSC continues to see e-commerce increase as a percentage
of sales. In Q1 2013, e-commerce represented over 42% of total MSC sales, up
50 basis points from last quarter, and remains a key growth driver for the
company going forward.

About MSC Industrial Supply Co.

MSC Industrial Supply Co. is one of the largest distributors of Metalworking
and Maintenance, Repair and Operations ("MRO") supplies to industrial
customers throughout the United States. MSC employs one of the industry's
largest sales forces and distributes approximately 600,000 industrial products
from approximately 3,000 suppliers. In-stock availability is approximately
99%, with next day standard delivery to the contiguous United States on
qualifying orders up until 8 p.m. Eastern Time. For more information, visit
MSC's website at http://www.mscdirect.com.

SOURCE MSC Industrial Supply Co.

Website: http://www.mscdirect.com
Contact: Rachel Rosenblatt, FTI Consulting, +1-212-850-5697