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02/21/17Ten Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 26, 2017
CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) has selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2017-2018 period.  The ten candidates, all current board members, to be voted on at the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders are: Rodney C. Adkins Brian P. Anderson V. Ann Hailey Stuart L. Levenick D.G. Macpherson Neil S. Novich Michael J. Roberts James T. Ryan E. Scott Santi James D. Slavik Gary L. Rogers will not stand for re-election in accordance with the Company's Criteria for Membership on the Board of Directors, which provide that an outside director generally will not be nominated after the age of 72.  Mr. Rogers has bee... 
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02/20/17Grainger To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences
CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2017 /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 in the following investor conferences during the 2017 first quarter. February 23, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. EST, DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Barclays Industrial Select Conference in Miami Beach, FL. March 7, 2017, at 8:05 a.m. EST, Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, FL. Interested parties can access the live audio webc... 
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02/08/17Grainger Announces The Initiation Of Quarterly Conference Calls
CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today announced plans to begin hosting live quarterly conference calls beginning with the release of first quarter 2017 results scheduled for April 18, 2017. The calls will be hosted by DG Macpherson, Chief Executive Officer and Ron Jadin, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As part of this change, and consistent with its focus on managing the business for the long term, Grainger will discontinue its practice of reporting monthly sales results. Quarterly conference calls for 2017 are scheduled to take place at 10:00 a.m. Central time on the following dates: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Tu... 
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01/25/17Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend
CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) declared a cash dividend of $1.22 per share payable on March 1, 2017, to shareholders of record on February 13, 2017. W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2016 sales of $10.1 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products (MRO), with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit: SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc. Media: Joseph Micucci, Director, Media Relations, O: 847-535-0879, M: 847-830-5328, Graing... 
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01/25/17Grainger Reports Results For Year Ended December 31, 2016
Reports Fourth Quarter EPS of $1.01; $2.45 Adjusted EPS Will Host Live Conference Call Today at 11:00 am EST 2016 Highlights - Sales of $10.1 billion, up 2 percent - Reported EPS of $9.87, down 15 percent - Adjusted EPS of $11.58, down 3 percent - Cash flow from operations of $1.0 billion - Free cash flow of $774 million, up 23 percent - Cash returned to shareholders of $1.1 billion CHICAGO, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported results for the year ended December 31, 2016.  Sales of $10.1 billion were up 2 percent versus $10 billion in 2015.  Reported net earnings of $606 million declined 21 percent versus $769 million in 2015.  Reporte... 
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