Grainger Reports May 2010 Sales Results

Jun 10, 2010, 08:00 ET from W.W. Grainger, Inc.

CHICAGO, June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Grainger (NYSE: GWW) today reported sales results for the month of May 2010.  Daily sales increased 16 percent versus May 2009.  Results for the month included a 5 percentage point positive contribution from acquisitions and a 2 percentage point contribution from foreign exchange.  Excluding acquisitions and foreign exchange, daily sales for the company increased 9 percent.  May had 20 selling days in both 2009 and 2010. The 2010 second quarter will have the same number of selling days (64) as the 2009 second quarter.

May Daily Sales by Segment

2010 v. 2009

United States

+10%

Canada

+12% in local currency

+23%

Other Businesses

Includes sales from the acquired businesses in Japan and India

+253%

Please visit www.grainger.com/investor to access a recorded message with additional details about May 2010 sales.

W.W. Grainger, Inc. with 2009 sales of $6.2 billion is North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products with an expanding presence in Asia and Latin America.

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