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Grainger Declares Quarterly Dividend

CHICAGO, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. today declared a cash dividend of 80 cents per share payable on December 1, 2012, to shareholders of record on November 12, 2012.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2011 sales of $8.1 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.

SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.

CONTACTS: Media - Grainger Media Relations Hotline, +1-847-535-5678, or Jan Tratnik, Sr. Director, Corp. Communications and Public Affairs, O: +1-847-535-4339, M: +1-847-456-8807; Investors - Laura Brown, SVP, Communications & Investor Relations, O: +1-847-535-0409, M: +1-847-804-1383, or William Chapman, Sr. Director, Investor Relations, O: +1-847-535-0881, M: +1-847-456-8647