Eleven Directors Slated For Grainger's Board To Be Voted On At The Company's Annual Meeting On April 24, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of W.W. Grainger, Inc. (NYSE: GWW) today selected a slate of nominees to serve for the 2013 – 2014 period.  The eleven candidates, all current board members, to be voted on at the annual meeting are:

  • Brian P. Anderson
  • V. Ann Hailey
  • William K. Hall
  • Stuart L. Levenick
  • John W. McCarter, Jr.
  • Neil S. Novich
  • Michael J. Roberts
  • Gary L. Rogers
  • James T. Ryan
  • E. Scott Santi
  • James D. Slavik

Wilbur H. Gantz will not stand for re-election.  Mr. Gantz has been a board member of Grainger since 1985 and served as a member of the Audit Committee and the Board Affairs and Nominating Committee.  

Grainger Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan said, "On behalf of The Board of Directors, I would like to thank Bill Gantz for his dedication, insight and valuable contributions to Grainger over the past 28 years." 

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.

SOURCE W.W. Grainger, Inc.


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