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Grainger's Shareholders Elect 10 Directors And Other Meeting Highlights

CHICAGO, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Grainger (NYSE: GWW) annual shareholder meeting held in Lake Forest, Illinois, today, Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan and Chief Operating Officer DG Macpherson provided an update on the state of the business and offered a recap of 2015 full year and 2016 first quarter performance.  A copy of the speech is available at

Shareholders re-elected the following directors:


Rodney C. Adkins

Michael J. Roberts

Brian P. Anderson

Gary L. Rogers

V. Ann Hailey

James T. Ryan

Stuart L. Levenick

E. Scott Santi

Neil S. Novich

James D. Slavik


In addition, the shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditor for the year 2016 and voted in favor of the advisory resolution on executive compensation.

About Grainger
W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2015 sales of $10 billion, is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.


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