Grainger Reports May 2013 Sales Results

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CHICAGO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of May 2013.  Daily sales increased 5 percent versus May 2012, and included 3 percentage points from volume, 2 percentage points from price and 1 percentage point from acquisitions, partially offset by a 1 percentage point decline from unfavorable foreign exchange.  The month of May 2013 had 22 selling days, the same as May 2012.  The 2013 second quarter will have 64 selling days, the same as the 2012 second quarter.   

May Daily Sales by Segment

2013 v. 2012

United States

+6%



Canada

+2% in local currency

+1%



Other Businesses

(Primarily Asia, Europe and Latin America)

+10% in local currencies

+4%

 

Please visit www.grainger.com/investor to access a recorded message with additional details about May 2013 sales.  Grainger is scheduled to report second quarter earnings on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. EDT.

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.

Forward-Looking Statements
This document contains forward-looking statements under the federal securities law.  Forward-looking statements relate to the company's expected future financial results and business plans, strategies and objectives and are not historical facts.  They are generally identified by qualifiers such as "forecasting" or similar expressions. There are risks and uncertainties, the outcome of which could cause the company's results to differ materially from what is projected.  The forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the company's most recent annual report, as well as the company's Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other reports filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, containing a discussion of the company's business and various factors that may affect it.

SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.

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, Senior Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0409, M: 847-804-1383 or William Chapman, Senior Director, Investor Relations, O: 847-535-0881, M: 847-456-8647


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