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06/29/15Grainger Names Chief Operating Officer
Announces Executive Team Change CHICAGO, June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today announced a change in its leadership structure to drive greater growth and ensure tighter coordination between operating functions, business units and business models.  DG Macpherson assumes the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Grainger, effective August 1, 2015, reporting to Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jim Ryan. As COO, Macpherson will have oversight and accountability for all of the operating units of the company globally, including the company's multi-channel and single channel business models as well as Enterprise Systems. Most recently, Macp... 
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06/12/15Grainger Reports May 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, June 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of May 2015.  Daily sales were flat versus May 2014.  Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 3 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 2 percent driven by 3 percentage points from volume, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price.  May 2015 had 20 selling days, one fewer than May 2014.  The 2015 second quarter will have 64 selling days, the same number as the 2014 second quarter.    May Sales by Segment 2015 v. 2014 ... 
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05/13/15Grainger Reports April 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of April 2015.  Sales increased 1 percent versus April 2014.  Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 3 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 3 percent driven by 4 percentage points from volume, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price.  April 2015 had 22 selling days, the same as April 2014.  The 2015 second quarter will have 64 selling days, the same number as the 2014 second quarter.    April Sales by Segment 2015 v. 2014 ... 
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05/11/15Grainger Continues To Add Safety Expertise And Resources To Help Customers Stay Safe On The Job
New QSSP-Trained Professionals Ready to Assist with Workplace Safety CHICAGO, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that nearly 40 additional Grainger team members earned the designation of Qualified Safety Sales Professional (QSSP), as the company continues to expand its safety expertise in an effort to best serve its customers.  The QSSP program is sponsored by the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), the association for personal protective equipment and technologies.  The week-long QSSP course focuses on the technical an... 
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05/04/15Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced that it plans to participate at the following investor conferences during the 2015 second quarter. May 6, 2015 at 10:45 a.m. EDT, Court Carruthers, Senior Vice President and Group President, Americas will present at the Baird Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, IL. May 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Jim Ryan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present at the Electrical Products Group Conference in Longboat Key, FL... 
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04/29/15Grainger's Shareholders Elect 11 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights
CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /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 2014 full year and 2015 first quarter performance.  A copy of his speech is available at www.grainger.com/investor. Shareholders re-elected the following 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 Neil S. Novich ... 
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04/29/15Grainger Increases Quarterly Dividend By 8 Percent
CHICAGO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) announced today that its board of directors voted to raise the quarterly cash dividend by 8 percent to $1.17 per share payable on June 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on May 11, 2015.  Grainger has delivered 44 consecutive years of increased dividends. "We are committed to providing value to shareholders through consistent increases in the dividend and through share repurchases," said Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan.  "Earlier this month, we announced plans to buy back $3 billion of stock with cash generated by the business and through debt issuance.  This important change in our c... 
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04/16/15Grainger Reports Results For The 2015 First Quarter
Revises 2015 Guidance Quarterly Summary - Sales of $2.4 billion, up 2 percent - Operating earnings of $351 million, down 1 percent - EPS of $3.07, flat to prior year - Adjusted EPS of $3.10, up 1 percent excluding $0.03 per share restructuring costs - Repurchased 634,000 shares CHICAGO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the 2015 first quarter ended March 31, 2015.  Sales of $2.4 billion increased 2 percent versus $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2014.  There were 63 selling days in the 2015 first quarter, the same number as the 2014 first quarter.  Net earnings for the quarter declined 3 percent to $211 million versus $217... 
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04/16/15Grainger Announces Permanent Change To Capital Structure And Intent To Buy Back $3 Billion In Common Stock
CHICAGO, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE:GWW) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the purchase of $3 billion of its common stock over the next three years.  The share repurchase will be financed with a combination of cash and the issuance of new, permanent debt.  In addition, the Board increased the repurchase authorization to 15 million shares.  This replaces a prior program of 10 million shares approved in April 2014.  "This program reflects our confidence in the business and future prospects of the company and better optimizes our balance sheet," said Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan.  "We are committed to creating shareholder... 
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03/12/15Grainger Reports February 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of February 2015.  Sales increased 2 percent versus February 2014.  Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 3 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 4 percent driven by 4 percentage points from volume and a 2 percentage point benefit from favorable comparability to the business disruptions in February 2014 due to extreme weather.  This increase was partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline in price and a 1 percentage point decline from winter storms in Februar... 
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03/04/15Grainger Earns Top Spot in Category of Wholesalers: Diversified on the FORTUNE List of World's Most Admired Companies
CHICAGO, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions, today announced it earned the number one ranking on FORTUNE magazine's 2015 List of World's Most Admired Companies in the category of Wholesalers: Diversified.  This ranking is consistent with 2014, when the company also earned the top spot in this category. "At Grainger, we are committed to building a workplace where dedicated, talented people can thrive and serve customers, colleagues and business partners with excellence," said Grainger's Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Joseph High.  "This r... 
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02/12/15Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW), the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving businesses and institutions, today announced its participation at investor conferences during the months of February and March 2015. February 19, 2015 at 9:45 a.m. EST, D.G. Macpherson, Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Supply Chain and International, will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami, FL. March 3, 2015 at 1:05 p.m. EST, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Raymond James 36th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, FL. Inter... 
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02/12/15Grainger Reports January 2015 Sales Results
CHICAGO, Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of January 2015.  Daily sales increased 3 percent versus January 2014. Results for the month included 1 percentage point from acquisitions and a 2 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, organic sales increased 4 percent on a daily basis driven by 4 percentage points from volume and a 2 percentage point benefit from favorable comparability to the business disruptions in January 2014 due to the extreme weather.  This increase was partially offset by a 2 percentage point decline from lower sales of seasonal products. January 20... 
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01/28/15Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. declared a cash dividend of $1.08 per share payable on March 1, 2015, to shareholders of record on February 9, 2015. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2014 sales of $10.0 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Asia, Europe and Latin America.   To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/grainger-declares-quarterly-dividend-300027007.html SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328 or Gra... 
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01/26/15Grainger Reports Results For Year Ended December 31, 2014
Company Adjusts 2015 Guidance for FX and Canadian Macroeconomic Headwinds; Now Expects Earnings per Share of $12.60 to $13.60 2014 Highlights - Sales of $10.0 billion, up 6 percent - Reported EPS of $11.45, up 3 percent - Adjusted EPS of $12.26, up 6 percent CHICAGO, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the year ended December 31, 2014.  Sales of $10.0 billion increased 6 percent versus $9.4 billion in 2013.  Reported net earnings of $802 million increased 1 percent versus $797 million in 2013.  Reported earnings per share of $11.45 increased 3 percent versus $11.13 in 2013.  Unfavorable foreign exchange represented a $0.07 reduction to... 
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