Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

                     Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, July 31, 2013

CHICAGO, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W.
Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW)today declared a cash dividend of93 cents per
share payable on September 1, 2013, to shareholders of record on August 12,

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

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847-830-5328, 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, or Grainger Media
Relations Hotline, 847-535-5678
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